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I have a 2005 Buick Lesabre, and I managed to break my side mirror off from its enclosure. In the images, you can see there are 3 sockets on the mirror - 1 large and 2 small. I broke the large one one and you can see the break on the mirror seat.

I brought it in to the auto shop and each one said they would only consider replacing the entire enclosure and quoted a price about 1/10 the worth of the vehicle. Any ideas?

My idea was to use a dremel to grind the whole thing flat and just glue it on. But I'm not sure whether that would make it unadjustable. Any help would be appreciated.

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If you glue it you most certainly will make it unadjustable.Other options to consider are asking the bodyshop the cost of a nonpower mirror installed but not painted to match.You might also inquire about a junkyard/recycled mirror.I have found that often local auto parts stores can sell or order aftermarket parts as cheap as used parts.You could also try installing it yourself.Generally it only requires removing the inside door panel and the mirror mounting screws.

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If you decide to save some money and replace the mirror yourself, there is a good how-to video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZSXVx9uyGQ

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