: Side view mirror glass STOLEN. Help with replacement install [pic]



Avenger9
01-06-07, 09:23 PM
Didn't realize there was such a market for these. Wife comes out of Costco and realizes her passenger side view mirror glass has been removed. Awesome.

So I grabbed a replacement at the dealer, which was around $55. However, I'm having trouble with the install. Here's what I have:

http://images20.fotki.com/v373/photos/4/48510/325829/IMG_2605-vi.jpg

It's as if there's a missing bracket. Does anyone have a parts schematic or familiar with the mirror? Thanks much in advance.

Andy

CaddyinKC
01-06-07, 09:59 PM
Can't help you with the install, but where do you live?

Avenger9
01-06-07, 10:24 PM
Miami. I think I can handle the physical installation -- I'm just trying to fill in the missing piece(s). Thanks.

chico
01-10-07, 10:37 PM
i was asking around but nobody seems to know, i need to replace mine too

FarEast
01-12-07, 12:30 PM
See if this info of any help. You probably need a collision information to identify missing parts. Such a thing could be found on e-bay by searching for "SRX parts list".

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Image 1.

l . Connect the electrical connectors (1).

Image 2

2. Align the mirror face and backing plate assembly to the retaining tabs (1) on the motor pack.

Image 3
3. Using a 9 cm (3 in) rubber sanding block placed on the center of the mirror face, apply pressure until an audible click is heard.
4. Inspect the power mirror for proper operation.
5. Remove the masking tape.

Don73
01-12-07, 01:48 PM
FarEast,

Where did you get the illustrations?

FarEast
01-12-07, 04:56 PM
My friend has ALLDATA software subscription.

chico
01-13-07, 07:16 PM
but how do you go about removing one???
im afraid if i`ll try to pull from either side i will brake it in half, cuz its already craked!!

FarEast
01-14-07, 01:12 AM
Well... there goes... according to ALLDATA...

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

TOOLS REQUIRED
J 38778 Door Trim Pad Clip Remover

Image 1

l . Apply several layers of masking tape (1) to the top of the outside rearview mirror housing in order to protect the painted finish.
2. Push the mirror face (2) inward at the bottom of the face until full travel is reached.

Image 2

3. Remove the mirror face.
3.1. Retain pressure on the bottom of the mirror face.
3.2. Insert a J 38778 or the equivalent behind the glass and the first
support rib.
3.3. Pry outward until the mirror face is released.

Image 3

4. Disconnect the electrical connectors (1).

chico
01-14-07, 03:08 PM
to FarEast:
Thanks! i wish i could give you some more rep points

Avenger9
01-18-07, 03:47 PM
Thanks very much, FarEast. Looks like I'm missing the "backing plate."

alexp023
02-10-07, 02:38 PM
The tips and images were great. Thanks.

Avenger9
02-10-07, 03:02 PM
UPDATE: The backing plate is not sold as a separate part. You either buy the entire housing (motor included) OR just the mirror glass as I've pictured.

$180 for the housing and $50 for the mirror. Awesome.

Avenger9
02-16-07, 10:37 AM
FINAL UPDATE:

This is the missing piece (the disc) that clips into the back of the mirror glass and then onto the motor.

http://images20.fotki.com/v384/photos/4/48510/325829/DSC00109-vi.jpg

If anyone needs a black mirror housing and/or motor -- let me know! Only thing it's missing is the mirror glass :)

Thanks again.

thezeuz
02-20-07, 11:44 AM
Someone stole my mirror too. Lovely! The dealer wants $266 for the whole thing and won't sell just the mirror and backing plate. How ridiculous. Anyone can point me to where I can get a replacement mirror/backing plate for 1995 STS passenger side? I would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me on this one. Thanks.