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    Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    Not sure how but I cracked my drivers side mirror on my 2003 SLS. Can an auto glass repair shop install new glass or...?

    It is starting to get tough to see in it as water/snow/ice is getting in it and fogging it up.

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    It is not just plain glass. It is liquid filled for dimming and has a heating element on the back. The glass can be replaced. Ebay is your friend.

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    So, can I buy any drivers side mirror and take out the glass and install it in mine or do I need to find one that is the same color and replace the whole unit?

    Which is an easier task?

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    Well it would have to be the correct mirror. You can't take one out of a Escalade, but probably any 00-05 Seville. If the shell is OK, then you can buy any color and pop out the glass and swap them.

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    Right, so I can get any 98-04 seville/deville drivers side mirror and pop the glass out.

    Any links to the procedure?

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    Not sure about a pre 2000 or the Deville. You'll have to check on that.

    Turn the mirror all the way out and get you fingers in behind the glass and pull. There are 4 ball and sockets that hold it in place. One for each direction of movement. The sockets are on the mirror back and the balls are on the actuators. The new one will snap back in. Just don't put pressure on the glass. Press on the frame or cut a piece of wood to fit the frame and use that to apply even pressure. Start by pulling the broken one for practice (nothing to loose there).

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    Not sure about a pre 2000 or the Deville. You'll have to check on that.

    Turn the mirror all the way out and get you fingers in behind the glass and pull. There are 4 ball and sockets that hold it in place. One for each direction of movement. The sockets are on the mirror back and the balls are on the actuators. The new one will snap back in. Just don't put pressure on the glass. Press on the frame or cut a piece of wood to fit the frame and use that to apply even pressure. Start by pulling the broken one for practice (nothing to loose there).

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    Re: Cracked Drivers Side Mirror

    I've done some research and I'm pretty sure anything from a 1998-2004 Seville (SLS, STS) or Deville will work.

    Anyone know for sure?

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