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Mont

join:2006-05-02
Saint-Leonard, QC

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Side mirror glass question.

The glass of the side view mirror was broken , i want to replace it but i wanted to know what is the difference between the glass from the dealer and the glaziery store one ?

Thanks



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Why not get one from a wrecker? A quarter of the price, if that.


Mont

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Thanks , i called they sell the whole mirror .

If there isn't any difference between the glasses from the dealer one then il get the one from the glaziery which would cost 5$.

Thanks



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You may find the present mirror has a bit of a tint to it. Take in a sample from the old one, and check the replacement.

If there isn't, go for it.
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Mont

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Thanks , i thought about the tint would it be because it would have less reflection that it's tainted ?

Thanks



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Not at all, it would be the same, but wouldn't look OEM.



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Replacement glass for rear view mirrors is available through Dorman Products at most Parts Stores.

Look it up here:

»www.dormanproducts.com/
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Bob4
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Do you have heated mirrors?


Mont

join:2006-05-02
Saint-Leonard, QC

Thanks , the difference then is that the original has the message object are closer than they appear.

I leave in Canada so i don't know if the shipping would make it worth.

They aren't heated.



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The Dorman Product should be in Canadian Parts Stores (or be able to be ordered by a local Canadian Parts Store if not stocked).

»www.dormanproducts.com/Pages/Hom···buy.aspx

quote:
Due to the wide range of Dorman Products, some products may not be available at all locations. Please contact the location to verify product availability.

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The Dorman glass will have the factory "objects are closer than they appear" message.
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And in French below?



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said by No_Strings:

And in French below?


Oui. If the OEM was that way...

Mont

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Thanks , the glass that broke didn't have the message so i suppose it was replace for one that is not OEM , i saw they sell the whole mirror and then it has to painted so it is around 200$.

I would get the one from the glaziery if it's same.

Thanks



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What Year, Make and Model vehicle?

Which side mirror? The drivers side (aka left side) or the passenger side (aka the right side)?

Is the only thing broken the actual mirror glass, or is there damage to the painted exterior housing or the mounting pad the glass is glued to?
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These are exact opposite statements, which one is true? Not all OEM mirror have a message on the glass.

A:

said by Mont:

the difference then is that the original has the message object are closer than they appear.

B:
said by Mont:

the glass that broke didn't have the message so i suppose it was replace for one that is not OEM


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Mont

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Thanks , Nissan Altima 2005 , driver side.

Only the glass is broken.

Thanks



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»www.dormanproducts.com/p-48739-5···2520Door

Dorman # 56524 Mirror Plastic Backed

Make : NISSAN
OE# : Left
Features : Non-Heated
Side :
Brand : Dorman - HELP! - Boxed

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Dorman 56524 Driver Side Non-Heated Plastic Backed Mirror Glass
»www.amazon.com/Dorman-56524-Driv···06LJANWE
Price: $21.49 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

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said by Mont:

driver side.

Then the glass is flat (not convex) and does not have a printed message.


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said by Bob4:

said by Mont:

driver side.

Then the glass is flat (not convex) and does not have a printed message.

That is 100% accurate!
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Mont

join:2006-05-02
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Thank You , so the driver side is flat ?

How do i install that part ?

Thanks


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"Package includes step by step installation instructions"


Mont

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Saint-Leonard, QC

Thanks , is that mirror convex or flat ?



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said by Mont:

Thanks , is that mirror convex or flat ?

As of at least 2011 in the US, all DRIVER'S side mirrors were flat. Only passenger side mirrors were permitted to be convex. There was some talk about letting both be convex as it has been in Europe for years but I don't know if that change was ever made.

Mont

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Thanks , so i guess in Canada it should be the same.



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said by Mont:

Thanks , so i guess in Canada it should be the same.

Oops. Didn't see you're Canadian. But yes, the same applies. No driver's side convex mirrors on passenger vehicles.

Mont

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Saint-Leonard, QC

It's ok , Thanks.


sparks

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well I got a busted side mirror on my van.
Order a complete replacement motor adjustable online and put it on I think it was $42.
And the mirror shakes in the housing when you hit a bump or go fast...Worst thing I have done in a while, not sure what to do now.



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said by sparks:

well I got a busted side mirror on my van.
Order a complete replacement motor adjustable online and put it on I think it was $42.
And the mirror shakes in the housing when you hit a bump or go fast...Worst thing I have done in a while, not sure what to do now.

Sounds like the unit is not mounted properly internally. If the mirror unit was one piece with the external housing you should report it as a possible defect to the seller or manufacturer.

However, if you installed the insides (mirror glass and backing with or without motor) into your old outer housing, then recheck your work as it sounds like you didn't properly connect the guts to the housing.
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