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Old 11-02-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Whats the Rubber around side mirror called?

Hey just a quick question the rubber around my side view mirrors are all torn up and i need to replace them before they get wet. But i cant find them anywhere online. Do they have a special name that i am not using?

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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they are mirror seals, available at dealer for $13 a piece, but you have to dissasemble door to install them
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Are you sure i have to take the door apart? I am going to update my mirror lights and from what it looks like i can do that at the same time. I maybe wrong i was just hoping that it can be done with the mirror shell off.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thanks man that pic and part number are perfect. Now i know i can do this without taking the door apart.
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It is not possible. There is a harness that connects the mirror motor to the DCM, and it must be disconnected via the back of the DCM and then taken out, seal put on, and then ran back into the door and reconnected.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:19 AM   #9
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Door does not have to come apart

I just replaced mine.

I'm working from memory here, so hopefully I'll get it right.

1) Remove mirror cover. You need a small thin blade screwdriver with about a 6" shank. Tip the mirror all the way up and look at the back corner of the cover behind the glass - use a flashlight to illuminate. You'll see a U-shaped clip. Get the screwdriver down under the clip and rotate to elevate the clip and it should "click". Pull the cover off - you'll need to fiddle with the position of the mirror glass - needs to be more-or-less vertical, and tipped inwards.

2) Remove mirror glass from mirror motor. There's a small wire catch at the top. Unclip it from the outside and pivot it up. The mirror will still be attached to the motor, but now should just snap off. Work SLOWLY and gently with a small screwdriver. There are two clips at the sides and once those are free, you should be able to tip the glass forward and lift it off the motor. Detach the heater wires from the glass. On my car, the driver's glass was attached to the motor with some double-stick tape, so there was some resistance to removal. No such tape was found on the passenger mirror.

3) Remove the mirror motor from the housing - I think it uses 3 torx-15 screws. Unplug the mirror motor and set aside.

4) Detach blinker socket from mirror housing and route wires back into inside of mirror housing.

5) Fold mirror into door with button on driver's door.

6) Remove knuckle cover. Plastic shield attaches top over a pin, also with a tab near the middle and another pin at the bottom. It has to come off in order to get to the mounting screws for the mirror. Be careful to not break any of the mounting points.

You might want to tape a towel or rag to the door below the mirror at this point to prevent scratching.

7) Remove 3 mounting screws that hold mirror to car. It may be stuck a bit but should come off with some gentle persuasion. There is enough slack in the door to pull the mirror out a few inches for work. You might want to

8) Unplug folding mirror connector from mirror housing.

9) Slide mirror off of wiring bundle, paying close attention to path wires take.

10) Remove old nasty gasket from wiring bundle. Do not discard the foam blocks on the wires - you'll need them to keep air noise out.

11) Install new gasket on wiring bundle.

12) Thread wiring harness back into mirror frame and plug tilt connector back onto motor.

Reattach all of the items you disconnected. MAKE SURE wires follow the same path as before.

The mirror glass must be set into place at the bottom first, then press gently at the sides to get the latches to catch, then reposition the retainer wire at the top - make sure it goes over the mirror frame pins at the top. When properly installed, you can wiggle, press and pull on the mirror and it won't come loose.

The mirror motor only goes on in one direction.

It took me about an hour to do the driver's door. Hardest part was getting the mirror reinstalled, but I think the double-stick tape was causing issues there (the foam kind, which I did not replace).

I did the passenger door in about 20 minutes.

NOTE - there are things that can be broken here. Things that are expensive to replace. Take your time, take some pictures as you go so you can remember where things went before.
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I did mine as well and the reason some feel that you have to take the door apart is because the cable feeding the mirror in runs through a hole in this gasket and can only be disconnected at the door control module. I got aroung this by slicing the new gasket straignt up from the bottom to the hole where the cable needs to go through. After fitting the new gasket around the cable you can carefully glue the gasket back together (or not) Once you reinstall the mirror you will not notice the small slit at the bottom where the gasket was split. Took me 20 minutes per side using this method.
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I cant thank you guys enough for that info. The last thing i want to do is take that door panel off.
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I did mine as well and the reason some feel that you have to take the door apart is because the cable feeding the mirror in runs through a hole in this gasket and can only be disconnected at the door control module. I got aroung this by slicing the new gasket straignt up from the bottom to the hole where the cable needs to go through. After fitting the new gasket around the cable you can carefully glue the gasket back together (or not) Once you reinstall the mirror you will not notice the small slit at the bottom where the gasket was split. Took me 20 minutes per side using this method.
Wbrian63, are you sure you can remove the glass and all that without wearing the double stick tape to the point it wont hold anymore, its 10 year old stuff were talking about. The reason I removed the door panel was quite frankly to not have to risk breaking ANY of the delicate interworkings of the mirror assembly, and taking it all apart seems like you could break old brittle plastic or other things.

That being said...

Ebolick- you do understand if you do not remove the door you will have to slice the seal? The reason its there is to keep water from entering the door cavity close to the DCM. Are you sure you want to risk messing something up by cutting the gasket? It will be more prone to wear in the future.
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Thanks for your concern Cameraman, but if i slice it on the lower part and use a gasket gel to repare the slice it will seal it back up. I have never been able to take a door panel off and put it back on perfect again. so id rather take my chance this way.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:13 PM   #14
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Alright best of luck, the door really is just a matter of 5 or 6 screws and it pops off.
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how do you pop the doors off?
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