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    Default Rearview Mirror glass

    Well when it rains it pours. Finally wired my Escort 8500 into the power to the rearview mirror. While I had it out I accedentially knocked it off of the table I was sodering on . Soooo I need to have the glass replace in the unit.

    Anyone ever do this before? Can a local glass shop cut me a new piece of glass or must I shop for a mirror? I looked through a few post and didn't find anything specific.

    Thanks!

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    The silver coating on the back of the glass had deteriorated on mine. I ended up replacing the mirror, as the day/night glass is not at your local glass shop.

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    I may have one (glass) for you I can sell. Let me look for it and see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPBET
    I may have one (glass) for you I can sell. Let me look for it and see...
    Everyone including the dealer is telling me that I need to replace the entire unit. Oh and they tell me at the end of the conversation that GM does not stock the item any longer. Unreal! I would have thought that you could just replace the glass but what profit is there in doing that. I have one lead on a used on in the city.



    Man, donít break these things.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MCNE
    Everyone including the dealer is telling me that I need to replace the entire unit. Oh and they tell me at the end of the conversation that GM does not stock the item any longer. Unreal! I would have thought that you could just replace the glass but what profit is there in doing that. I have one lead on a used on in the city.



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    They're wrong of course.

    eBay sometimes has them if you want the entire unit. I have replaced mine in the past because of a detached swivel ball. The glass cannot be had be conventional means, but it is easy to remove and replace if you have another mirror. I wired my escort to the mirror also last year. When I did I had to take the mirror apart so I could figure out which wires to use. The glass definitely comes out.

    I still have my original mirror assembly around somewhere.

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    I'm going to see if I can find some glass from an autoparts shop that will fit or come close. I thought the same thing about the replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCNE
    I'm going to see if I can find some glass from an autoparts shop that will fit or come close. I thought the same thing about the replacement.
    Ok. Good luck.

    If you decide you need mine let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPBET
    Ok. Good luck.

    If you decide you need mine let me know.
    Oh I'm interested if you find it. Just can stand having this mirror broken in my vette.

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    Hard to scan a mirror and get a good picture, but here it is (the glass).

    http://members.cox.net/kopbet/mirror.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPBET
    Hard to scan a mirror and get a good picture, but here it is (the glass).

    http://members.cox.net/kopbet/mirror.jpg
    Kopbet... you have an email.

    MCNE

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