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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing passenger side mirror

The other week, I was driving down a narrow road and I hit a parked cars mirror with the Traverse passenger side mirror.

Luckily, both mirrors were fine Except for the actual MIRROR part on my traverse. In other words, the signal works, the tilt/swival works, and as a bonus there are ZERO scratches dents.

The only thing that happened was the mirror cracked in a few places. When I got out of the car, the mirror portion was just hanging out of the "Casing" so I popped it back in...no problem.

So I bought a replacement mirror piece and now i need pop off the cracked mirro without breaking any clips and so forth. Anyone have any idea how to pop the mirror out without breaking anything, so i can put the new one in?

thanks for your help!

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So I bought a replacement mirror piece and now i need pop off the cracked mirro without breaking any clips and so forth. Anyone have any idea how to pop the mirror out without breaking anything, so i can put the new one in?

thanks for your help!
I guess you could go back down that street, and try to hit the same car again.

Okay, in all seriousness, I'm not sure how or if they are designed to come out. You may have just jarred or flexed the mirror just right when you hit the other mirror, and it popped the clips loose. Without seeing the inside of the actual mirror, I would have no clue how you could get just the glass portion out.

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I guess you could go back down that street, and try to hit the same car again.

Okay, in all seriousness, I'm not sure how or if they are designed to come out. You may have just jarred or flexed the mirror just right when you hit the other mirror, and it popped the clips loose. Without seeing the inside of the actual mirror, I would have no clue how you could get just the glass portion out.

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believe me, i had the same thoughts!

I JUST read in another thread on this site that another guy had a similar issue. He has pics up of the interior of the casing. I'll see if I can post in here. I'm just looking for tips how to not make my situation worse by breaking clips and so forth. Man, that would be terrible.

Here is a link to the image

http://www.traverseforum.com/index.p...tach=248;image

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Re: Replacing passenger side mirror

there is a post on the Acadia forum- of a member replacing his mirror.
You can see the clips on his pics.

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Sounds like you broke a couple of the plastic pillars that are welded to the housing that hold the glass in the mirror housing together.
I know i had the same issue with a mirror that i damaged , it broke the two or three anchor pillars and stripped the
gear in the electric motor. Had to order a new passenger mirror , took 14 days before GM dealer recieved the mirror..



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there is a post on the Acadia forum- of a member replacing his mirror.
You can see the clips on his pics.
THANK YOU!!!!

just did a search over there and I will post the link here for members that did what I did.

http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=7468.0

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yup thats the thread.

heres one of the pics he posted- so others can see the tabs were talking about.


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That's exactly how the Traverse mirror is installed and removed. The most difficult part is when you remove the small panel behind the door handle that houses one of the screws it's easy to damage the plastic cover that covers the screw.. The rest of the door panel removal is fairly easy

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Thats amazing how easy the whole mirror just hook into the housing , I guess you have to wiggle it out of the housing to replace it.
How much was the mirror element to replace ?

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Re: Replacing passenger side mirror

Okay, by looking at these two pictures in this thread ( I didn't click on the links' as I'm pressed for time) it appears the tabs are just a friction based push/pull pin. In this case, I think I would try something like threading a string on both the left and right sides of the glass, just behind the glass portion of the mirror. This way you could pull from the back of the glass, evenly along the back. It's worth a shot anyways, and this is the only way that I can see to evenly pull on the mirror, without damaging the housing.

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