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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Removing outside mirrors

Anyone know if you can remove the outside mirror glass for Forester or does it require the Dealer to do this with mirror removal tools.

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There is a small rubber lip that surrounds the mirror glass and all you should have to do is use a screw driver (be careful not to crack the glass, might be easier if you cover the end of the screw driver with something) or similar tool to push the rubber behind the mirror a little at a time. Use the reverse process to get it back in. It is tedious to get the new glass in, takes me forever to do it.

Edit: Truthfully, if you need to replace it because it's scratched or something like that, you might actually save some time if you just break it and pull out the pieces LOL. As I said before, it's kind of a pain.
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Peaty!

I dropped a kayak on the driver's side mirror of my '99 and drove home with it dangling by the wires. Now it's ducked taped on. I saw this thread and the ScoobyMods how-t and it convinced me that I could handle it. I found a recycled one at Automotix LKQ Parts for $63.90. ( Hasn't gotten here yet so I can't comment on the company. )

So thanks for the How-to!

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I too dropped something heavy (a fencepost fell off the car roof - just don't even ask!) hitting the top of the passenger outside mirror housing on my 2001 Forester.

Everything still functions, controls, heater, whatever, and the mirror looks perfectly normal sitting still, but there is a jiggle in the mirror when driving which wasn't there before.

I hate to spend the bucks for a new assembly. Has anyone had any experience patching something like this back together? I'm a whiz with JB Weld!

Hints or just sympathy appreciated.
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