I've just bought used 2003 Kia Sedona.

The left side mirror accidentally hit a pole at my house, flipping the left side mirror backwards.

I pushed it back, and it looks normal but I can no longer adjust it electronically, the internal motor runs but cannot move the mirror.

Can I repair it myself?

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    You need to open the assembly up. What do you see in there? Is the gear broken? Or is it just not connecting with the teeth on the mirror mounting? – Rory Alsop Nov 3 '12 at 12:03
  • I will do it. I need time to open it. – apasajja Nov 3 '12 at 13:32

If you discover that the internal gearing is broken, you will most likely need to purchase a new one and replace the damaged mirror.


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    Thanks. I've opened it. Nothing broken, except the plastic cover has been bent that prevent the flipping. I've repaired it myself and everything is fine now. – apasajja Nov 4 '12 at 7:29

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