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Old 08-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How? -> Side Mirror Glass Removal and Replacement

Have been searching high and low for a set of DIY instructions on how to remove and replace the glass in the side mirror assembly for a Gen10 Corolla. Anyone have any clues on this?

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Old 08-28-2009, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have been searching high and low for a set of DIY instructions on how to remove and replace the glass in the side mirror assembly for a Gen10 Corolla. Anyone have any clues on this?

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Why do you need to know? If the old one's broken, removing it should be pretty obvious.

These mirrors are very complicatd, especially if they have the heated mirrors. Again, if it's broken (and not the heated type), pry the old chunks of mirror out, trace the shape with pencil and paper and have a hardware store cut you a new piece of mirror.

If it's the heated kind, talk to the Toyota dealer.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why do you need to know? If the old one's broken, removing it should be pretty obvious.

These mirrors are very complicatd, especially if they have the heated mirrors. Again, if it's broken (and not the heated type), pry the old chunks of mirror out, trace the shape with pencil and paper and have a hardware store cut you a new piece of mirror.

If it's the heated kind, talk to the Toyota dealer.
The glass in the mirrors are neither broken or damaged in anyway. I am researching into the possibility of incorporating the Shark Racing's LED "arrow" turn signals behind the glass. To do so, requires the removal and remounting of the modified glass panels in the side mirrors.
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The glass in the mirrors are neither broken or damaged in anyway. I am researching into the possibility of incorporating the Shark Racing's LED "arrow" turn signals behind the glass. To do so, requires the removal and remounting of the modified glass panels in the side mirrors.
Those look cool and all, but it doesn't seem like something you should be installing on heated mirrors. If you watch the instructional video, look how bubbled up his defroster is after he puts those under it. It will never work the same. And kiss your warranty on your side mirrors goodbye should something ever happen to them.
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Those look cool and all, but it doesn't seem like something you should be installing on heated mirrors. If you watch the instructional video, look how bubbled up his defroster is after he puts those under it. It will never work the same. And kiss your warranty on your side mirrors goodbye should something ever happen to them.

I live in Singapore and we get the tropicalized Corollas which do not come with heated side mirrors. So the question of voiding warranty on heated mirrors is not a valid one for me.
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I live in Singapore and we get the tropicalized Corollas which do not come with heated side mirrors. So the question of voiding warranty on heated mirrors is not a valid one for me.

No, but if you break anything taking it apart...... uh it will still affect your non-heated mirror warranty.
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No, but if you break anything taking it apart...... uh it will still affect your non-heated mirror warranty.
The coldest temp in Singapore is 27 degrees C. Only ice they see is in a glass. A custom cut piece of mirror may cost .75 cents USD after market. If he were to drive 30 minutes to Malaysia, may cost him .10cents USD to replace. Doubt he'll worry about mirror warranty.
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The coldest temp in Singapore is 27 degrees C. Only ice they see is in a glass. A custom cut piece of mirror may cost .75 cents USD after market. If he were to drive 30 minutes to Malaysia, may cost him .10cents USD to replace. Doubt he'll worry about mirror warranty.
LOL. So back to the original question, anyone knows how to remove and replace the glass on the side mirrors?
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The coldest temp in Singapore is 27 degrees C. Only ice they see is in a glass. A custom cut piece of mirror may cost .75 cents USD after market. If he were to drive 30 minutes to Malaysia, may cost him .10cents USD to replace. Doubt he'll worry about mirror warranty.
No, but he has to worry about more than the glass. He has to take the mounting off without breaking the gymbal, and probably cut out an opening in the mount behind the mirror itself.

Hey it's his car. He can _uck it up any way he chooses. I know i wouldn't screw with it. Not for that.
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did anyone ever find out how to remove the glass?
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got NOWHERE!

Why couldn't someone just answer the question? If you have an opinion about a mod, so be it, BUT, if you have an answer....Great.
This forum is all about trial and error. We learn from each other and eventually we decide what we like and we want to do to our rides.
I wish the original question was answered so that I can make my decision whether to tackle this mod or not.
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Looks like me and you are still left wondering how the hell to do this lol
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I have no clue. Why not drive by a glass shop or dealer to see if they may know? If nobody is answering the question then nobody has done it. Can't tell you what I don't know.
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