My girlfriend drove my Mag recently, and apparently must have lightly hit the side mirror on one of those parking garage yellow posts. I say "lightly", because it doesn't appear that damaged... on the outside anyway. There's just some yellow paint that I think will come off..
My problem is that the innards of the mirror assembly looks like it's "popped out" somehow. It's still sitting in there, and the motor still works, but it looks loose or something. It moves sometimes when I go over a bump.
Is there a way to just pop it back in? Or do I have to get a new mirror?
'05 Magnum SXT
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push it in towards the car and see if it snaps back into place. If no, she may have broken the actual metal hinge, or the plastic that holds it in the two parts of the mirror (I'm assuming the part that mounts to the door is still good and stuck). I don't believe you can buy that hinge by itself...
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Hmmm.. I looked for such a hinge, but I don't have such a thing.. I guess I forgot to mention, mine don't fold or anything like that. They're the solid black type. Everything is still intact and looks fine so far (at least until I wash it later today). It's the actual innards of the thing (mirror + motor I believe) that have somehow popped out without the outside being broken. It sounds strange, but I have no idea how it happened..
Oh, funky, I'm not sure how the non-folders work... the mirror could have come loose from the face of the motor, or the guide pins could have popped out of the motor... the metal hinge I referred to is in the folding jobbers.
Maybe this link will help to get some replacments (need to be painted):
Parting out complete 06 maggie sxt
2005 Mineral Gray SXT
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Sorry to bump, but I'm still scared to try to push the mirror assembly back in. I don't want to break it or anything... I'm just wondering if everything just snaps into the housing somehow.
hope this helps:
WARNING: Always wear eye and hand protection when servicing the mirror glass. Failure to observe these warnings may result in personal injury from broken glass.
- Position the mirror glass (1) so that it is facing in toward the vehicle as far as possible.
- Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
- Using a trim stick C-4755 or equivalent flat bladed tool (2), release the two outer mirror glass holder retaining clips from the mirror motor by inserting the trim stick between the mirror glass holder and the mirror motor.
- Carefully pull/pry the outside edges of the mirror glass holder (1) away from the mirror motor (2) to disengage the remaining six mirror glass retaining clips (3) from the mirror motor.
- Separate the mirror glass holder from the mirror motor and disconnect the mirror wire harness from the heated glass electrical connector, if equipped.
- Connect the mirror wire harness to the heated glass electrical connector, if equipped.
- Position the mirror glass holder (1) to the mirror assembly and align the eight mirror glass retaining clips (3) to the mirror motor (2).
NOTE: Pressure must be applied equally over the center portion of the mirror glass to fully engage the mirror glass retaining clips to the mirror motor.
- Using one hand, carefully push the mirror glass holder (1) onto the mirror motor, while at the same time supporting the mirror housing (2) from the backside with the other hand. Firmly push on the mirror glass holder until all eight mirror glass retaining clips are fully engaged.
- Verify retention of the mirror glass holder by gently pulling outward on the glass.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Awesome! Thanks, I will give that a try
I'm happy to report that it worked. I was able to push it back in as the diagram showed. It's seated nicely again... Now if I can just get the yellow paint off the housing...