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How To Remove Side Mirror Glass From Housing

Glass is one of the most popular materials used in automotive manufacturing. It’s sleek, it’s stylish, and it’s functional. But what happens when you need to remove glass from a housing? It can be a pain, that’s for sure. In this blog post, we will teach you how to remove side mirror glass from a housing without any trouble at all. Just follow our simple steps and you’ll be done in no time at all!

Materials Needed

Materials Needed:
-Mirror glass removal tool
-Phillips screwdriver
-Small flathead screwdriver
-Ruler or a straight edge
-Paint or a sealant to seal the mirror after removing the glass

1. First, you need to get a mirror glass removal tool. This can be found at most automotive and home improvement stores. It looks like a small metal rod with multiple grooves on one end. The grooves fit into the recesses on the side of the mirror housing.
2. Next, use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the four screws that hold the mirror housing together (two on either side). Once these are removed, lift the housing off of the mirror and set it aside.
3. Next, use your small flathead screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that hold the mirror trim in place (one on each side). Once these are unscrewed, gently pull off the trim piece and set it aside.
4. Next, using your ruler or a straight edge, measure along one edge of the mirror and mark where the frame meets the glass. This is where you will be cutting to remove the glass.
5. Now use your mirror Glass Removal Tool to slide it along the marked line and slowly start pulling up on it until it comes free from the frame of the mirror. Be careful not to rip or scratch any of the paintwork on the outside of the frame!


If you have a broken side mirror, or if it’s just time to replace the glass, follow these simple steps:

1. Remove the mirror housing by prying off the four screws that hold it in place.

2. Pry off the old mirror glass and discard it.

3. Install the new mirror glass by pressing it into place against the housing and securing it with the four screws that were removed in step 1.

4. reinstall the mirror housing by pushing it back onto the car and screwing it in place.

Tips and Tricks

If you are having trouble removing the side mirror glass from the car’s housing, there are a few tips and tricks that can help.

1. Apply heat to the mirror adhesive. If the adhesive is hot to the touch, it means that it is still active and can be peeled off with minimal damage.
2. Use a prying tool such as a flat head screwdriver or plastic scraper to remove the mirror from its housing. Make sure to use caution not to scratch or damage the underlying mirror surface.
3. Clean up any adhesive residue using acetone or rubbing alcohol swabs. Wipe away any excess liquid using a clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Reattach the mirror to its housing using new adhesive and screws if needed.