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Changing side mirror glass, need help!

Hi, I've got a new heated mirror to replace cracked one, got as far as getting the 3 screws out from underneath, and now have what seems to be a sealed unit in my hand. I tried to pry it open gently from underneath and something snapped so I bailed til getting advice. Anyone know how to get it open? Thanks
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!



does that help at all?
there is some joint pins back of it which you should pry out with flat tip screwdriver

I have this 97- prelude PDF manual which have better pics and stuff
Honda Prelude 1997 - 2001 Service Manual

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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

Yeah, I think so. Looks like there's a screw holding them together, maybe have to get at under the glass. I'll check it out... Thanks
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

the glass just pops off on a regular mirror, so I'm assuming it'd be the same for heated mirrors
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

wear did u get the glass for the mirror?
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

Is there a way to get the side mirror glass tinted so when cars headlights are beaming right into it you don't go blind looking into your mirrors? haha
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

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Is there a way to get the side mirror glass tinted so when cars headlights are beaming right into it you don't go blind looking into your mirrors? haha
yea, it's just glass just like your windows.
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Re: Changing side mirror glass, need help!

The glass sits in a small black plastic frame with sockets in it. The little motors that angle your mirrors have balls that snap into and out of those sockets. It takes a lot of force to get them off and more to put them back on, but it's really just a matter of getting your fingers behind them and pulling till it comes loose. Try and get a good mental picture of where the sockets are and where the balls fit into them.

I would suggest putting the assembly back on the car before you try to put the new glass in. Then stand behind the mirror, brace it with your body and press the mirror into the housing. Make sure to get all the balls in all the sockets, and be prepared to have to Hulk-out on it.

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