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How to Properly Install Side View Mirror Glass

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  1. step : Installing the Mirror Glass (1:17)
    • Line up the mirror glass clips with the mirror cover rim
    • Use a rag to push in the center of the glass and make sure the glass clicks into place

Hi. I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. If you recently replaced your mirror glass and you're getting a distorted or a funhouse look in the glass, I'm going to show you what causes that and how to property install the mirror glass.

So on the back of the mirror glass there's all these clips, right here. And those are going to clip all around this ring here, and then there's also these little spacers right here that go in between here. So if you're installing this mirror glass, all those clips have to be pressed all the way on to this retainer, and if you're installing it you're holding the glass like this. When installing it, you push it on from the outside. You're not going to get all those clips installed.

So, when those clips are not completely installed and the mirror is bowed like that. That's what gives you that funhouse look.

All right, with the new mirror you're going to make sure that this gasket is in there if your mirror comes with one. Make sure none of the old gasket is on this mounting bracket here. We want to line this up right with that to make sure that goes on securely and make sure those clips get lined up in there. Make sure the wires are out of the way if your mirror has wires. You're going to take a rag and push in the center of the glass, and you're going to make sure it clips in. And you can push it pretty hard just be careful.

And your mirror should be installed properly and you should not have that funhouse look or that distorted look. You should be good to go.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1aauto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping and the best customer service in the industry.

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