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Ok. So, I just bought this 2002 zx3. great little car. One strange thing I just noticed, two screws holding on the drivers side rear view mirror. I mean, visible from the outside, screwed in right thru the plastic into the metal of the door. I took the two screws off to find that the thick plastic peice that holds the whole thing together has been snapped right down the middle. Now, I have two choices. I can just start thowing bondo in there and hope it glues (permanently gluing the mirror to the car - something I DONT want to do, because I want to get better mirrors soon) or take the mirror off and try to glue it once its all taken apart.

FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, however, it seems I would have no not only take off the door panel, but somehow get underneath a peice of metal that seems to be covering it. Or, do I only have to take off the door panel? is there a tut somewhere on how to do that? anyone have any advice?

The electronics and everything still work, its just the plastic peice on the inside thats broken

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sounds like you need a trip to the junkyard for a good replacement.
ok theres two things that should be holding the mirror on. one is the random little screw by the inner door panel. (torx head on the painted part.) the other is a bolt (i think 7-16 if memory serves right) under the little panel that has the adjuster knob on it. pop the little panel off. and pull the foam aside and you'll see it is brass. however its in a hole and a pain to get if you drop it in the door so be careful!!

oh and a haynes/chiltons book is a good thing to get.
 

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woooowwwwww, u just saved me like..... hours of taking my door apart this weekend. Thanks sooooooo much.

gonna try to get that book, too.
 

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*whispers* give him rep dude
 

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another problem....

sounds like you need a trip to the junkyard for a good replacement.
ok theres two things that should be holding the mirror on. one is the random little screw by the inner door panel. (torx head on the painted part.) the other is a bolt (i think 7-16 if memory serves right) under the little panel that has the adjuster knob on it. pop the little panel off. and pull the foam aside and you'll see it is brass. however its in a hole and a pain to get if you drop it in the door so be careful!!

oh and a haynes/chiltons book is a good thing to get.

7/16 is too big, and 3/8 is too small. im going into my garage to look for a metric set, but idk if i have one... grrrrrrrr


and ur rite, it is a pain in the ass, lol
 

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OK! ALL DONE

10mm... idk why a 10mm bolt was in my american made car..... but w.e

used some steal resin and harder crap i found in my garage from like 15 years ago, and coverd the sucker. now, when i get new side view mirrors, i know how to take them off, and dont have to worry about thoes ugly screws...

just the screw holes >_<
 

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Yes Yes many a 10mm bolt on the foci. I've gone through 2 drivers side mirrors in the 2 years I've owned my car. Ford didnt build a folding mechanism into the mirrors so if they hit anything they just break off. Both times I've been able to find a replacement on Ebay for $20-30.
 

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Yeah and don't forget, it's a European car. They didn't bother changing out all the fasteners. So really there's a mix of everything. Torx and metric with a little bit of slotted and phillips sprinkled on top.
 

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yes you can,lol.
 
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