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#1 Old 03-17-2013, 09:16 PM
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Broken mirror

Damn it! I skinned off my mirror on the side if my tiny garage.http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps9eea9325.jpg

If I could get this piece and the glass Part # 509201 (at least that is the # on the part I don't know the part # of the glass.) http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps2669efe9.jpg I could probably fix it cheap.

I am really really low on cash so I can't afford to just get a new one. I don't want to leave the servo dangling from the car but I can't seem to get it off the car. this screw won't budge.http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps1ed3123d.jpg I actually broke the tip of a Snap-On screwdriver without striping the screw!

How do I get this off the car? The servo still works.

The outside of the mirror isn't bad. http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...psb85c924f.jpg I think I can buff it out.

It just seems a shame to have to get a whole new mirror just to replace one broken part. Even so I can't get the broken part off any way. What should I do? I suppose I could just claim it on my insurance but I have a 250$ deductible and I think there is some way I can get it fixed for cheaper than that. What should I do? Where can I get a new one?

How do I get this off the car? The servo still works.
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All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.
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Have you looked in the salvage yards?

No idea on how to get it off.

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I got a used mirror from NASIOC for 50$. It has a rattle can paint job but it is in good shape. I think I'll just buff out the scratches on the shell of my old mirror and swap it out. I'm gonna' barrow an impact screwdriver from a guy at work to get out the stubborn screw. That should make it like it never happened.

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Duplicolor makes a trim spray that matches quite nicely to black plastic if you find it doesn't match. I think it's in a greenish can.

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Search on Nasioc.com for a mirror, lotsss of parts there. But I tired to get mine off one day to paint them...Didnt happen. I could not get them off.

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Search on Nasioc.com for a mirror, lotsss of parts there. But I tired to get mine off one day to paint them...Didnt happen. I could not get them off.
Late,did that thanks anyway. Try an impact screwdriver. I'm gonna try that tomorrow.I'll tell you how it goes.

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Replacing the whole unit takes about five minutes, I'd go that route

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Yea,provided the screws cooperate. Screws that haven't moved in ten years I might add. And I'm a little worried about removing the door card in sub freezing temps. Plastic tends to break instead of "pop" right out. Any way you look at it this isn't gonna' be a fun day.

Shall I post a picture of the Snap-on screw driver I've already broken last week trying?

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Late,did that thanks anyway.
And you didnt find any?! I found like 3 when I looked yesterday.

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And you didnt find any?! I found like 3 when I looked yesterday.
Please read post #3.

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Gotcha, I thought you need the whole assembly, from what it looked like to me.

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I DID get the whole assembly. Its just I think I can make my shell look better than the shell that came with the assembly I got from Nasioc. It really isn't that bad. I'm still pondering if I just want to put on the assembly on as is.

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Ahh. Well like Vew said, That trim paint is great. Thats what I used on my mirror housings and they looked great.

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UNBELIEVABLE! I broke the bit on the impact screwdriver and STILL did NOT strip the head of the screw. I even started to deform the metal on the door! I tried penetrating fluid but I can't get it past the rubber. This screw will not budge!

Now I know how it must have been like in the movie Independence day when they tried to kill the aliens with a nuclear bomb. "Target remains,repeat,target remains!"



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Ok, I just tried an electric hammer drill. NOW the screw head is striped. The only thing left to do now is drill out the screw. As of now, target remains.

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