Questions tagged [mirrors]

A piece of glass with a reflective substance placed on the back of it which is used to reflect light.

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Side View Mirror Repair on 2014 Ford Edge

So i hit my side view mirror coming out of my garage the other day. The housing is completely in tact and not damaged at all. All the mechanics are working properly, i can still adjust the mirror ...
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Re-attach rear view mirror on 2007 BMW 650i

I knocked the rear-view mirror of my 2007 BMW 650i (E63) and it came detached. I can't figure out how to get it back on. Any ideas? See pics below:
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cracked passenger side mirror

Has anyone ever changed the passenger side mirror glass on a 2009 Mercury Mariner/Ford Escape? I cracked mine a few months ago and w/ the winter cold this crack is only getting bigger. I ordered a new ...
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How can I repair a rearview mirror that fell off the windshield and took the glass with it?

Normally, if a rearview mirror falls off the windshield, it's simply a matter of buying a $5 adhesive at the auto parts store and calling it a day. Yesterday I hopped into my 2001 A4 (a secondary car ...
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Why are side mirrors glass?

Why are side mirrors glass instead of plastic? As far as I can tell they are just glass with a layer of reflective material adhered to the surface, would plastic not be a better alternative as it ...
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Volvo S40 2008 damaged driver side mirror

I noticed today that the driver side mirror was damaged. It's still functional: the mirror adjustment controls work and the blinkers on it work. I am worried about increased wear and water damage ...
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Reattaching windshield mount mirror - '05 VW Jetta

The glue attaching the rearview mirror failed on my Jetta and I'd like to reattach it. I purchased a package of Permatex Rearview Mirror Adhesive (81844) on the recommendation of my local NAPA store. ...
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Replacing rear view mirror

The rear view mirror in my Volvo 850 is extremely annoying because it is magnified. I would like to replace it, maybe with one of those wide rectangular police-style mirrors. My concern is how to ...
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How can I remove a scratch from a mirror?

The question says it all: is there a way to go about removing a scratch from a mirror on a car? We're not talking about an enormous scratch; just big enough to be annoying. Is there a way to sand ...
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How to make the side mirrors open or close with the locks of the car?

I have a corolla 2012 and I want to make some modifications on it. I want the side mirrors to close and open when I press the the lock and unlock button of the remote control. Anyone has any idea of ...
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VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

I have a VW Golf 1.9 TDi 55 plate MK VI. When the door is CLOSED (with the ignition on) : The mirrors do not adjust, the windows do not open, the fuel flap does not open and the child door lock does ...
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Purpose of highlighted mirrors in trucks

Whenever I see pictures of trucks made by Volvo, Scania or Daimler. I wonder what are the highlighted mirrors in the picture used for? I don't see those mirrors in most trucks made by Indian ...
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Can I retrofit heated side mirrors if it wasn't an option with the car?

Is it possible for me to add heated mirrors to my car, if it wasn't an option at all as standard? I would like to keep the mirrors standard. My mirrors on my 2003 Opel Agila are a really awkward ...
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2012 Chrysler T&C - Exterior mirror questions

Back-story: I bought a used 2012 Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L. The driver side mirror was obviously damaged, so I returned the vehicle for warranty work to address that damage. However, the ...
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How can I turn my rear window into a one-way mirror?

I still want to be abl to see out the back of my car, but at the same time I want to give all those obnoxious pricks who drive around with their high-beams on at night even when they're behind another ...
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Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?

I bought a CRG hindsight bar end mirror but the CRG adapters and all the adapters I find online seem to be for hollow bars. But the bars on my 12 Yamaha R6 just have a threaded hole for a bolt.
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OEM cables don't match new LED mirrors, need specialized adapters?

I replaced the mirrors on my Honda with LED mirrors after one of them broke off and I don't think the cables match, so I'm unable to control the mirror electronically. A few other sets of cables came ...