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Mirror Glass - Side View at 1A Auto

What is Side View Mirror Glass and where is it Located?

The mirror glass is the reflective piece that lets you see beside your car or truck in your driver and passenger side view mirrors. The mirror glass is mounted to a backing plate which can move inside the mirror housing to adjust the view. Your mirror glass is specific to your model and to which side view mirror options you have. Different models use differently shaped side mirror glass. Vehicles with heated mirrors have a heating element incorporated into the backing plate. Some side view mirrors have an LED turn signal light integrated into the mirror glass. Mirror glasses may also have a different tint. A mirror glass with different options than your original may not function correctly in your vehicle. 

How do I Know if my Side View Mirror Glass Needs to be Replaced?

Automotive side view mirror glass can get broken, cracked, or shattered by flying road debris, car accidents, or local hoodlums. Sometimes the wiring for electrical mirror options can burn out over time. You may find that you can’t defrost your mirrors or that your mirror turn signal light won’t come on.  In cases where the glass is the issue, it is possible to replace the mirror glass without having to replace the entire side mirror assembly. That will definitely save you some time and money. 

Can I Replace Side Mirror Glass Myself?

Replacing side view mirror glass is not a highly technical job, and is within the grasp of even a novice do-it-yourselfer. It is important, though, that you exercise caution when working with broken glass. You’ll want to wear work gloves while you remove the old, broken mirror glass. You may also want to work over a trash receptacle, so all the broken glass is contained. 

Depending on the exact mirror glass you are replacing, it may come with or without the backing plate. The job will be slightly different depending on whether or not you have the backing plate. For a mirror glass with the backing plate, you can simply pry the old glass and backing plate out of the side view mirror housing and snap the new replacement glass in. 

Replacing side mirror glass without the backing plate is more involved. You’ll have to scrape the glass off of the backing plate with a putty knife or a similar tool. A blow drier or a heat gun can help loosen the adhesive. You will have to clean the old adhesive from the backing plate. Then apply new adhesive to the backing plate, and carefully place the mirror glass on the backing plate. Use masking tape to hold the glass in place while the adhesive sets. 

Need Replacement Side View Mirror Glass for your Car or Truck?

Driving around town with broken side view mirror glass is very unsafe, so it is imperative that you get it replaced immediately to ensure that you maintain maximum driving visibility while in your car or truck. At 1A Auto, we carry a large selection of aftermarket, replacement side view mirror glass, for both the passenger and driver side, for many makes and models, and at great prices. Save some money and only replace the broken side mirror glass and not the whole assembly!

At 1A Auto, we make shopping for replacement side mirror glass for your car, truck, van or SVU easy - we're here to help you select the right part for your vehicle! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our automotive side view mirror glass, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online. Replacement side mirror glass from 1A Auto is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!

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