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Old 03-13-2017, 06:50 AM
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Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

Good morning Forum! I hope this is in the correct place. I am new here. I hit my mirror on the garage this morning. I have a 2015 jeep Cherokee latitude. I am in the Detroit metro area. The mirror isn't off but the housing around the bottom is gone. I assume the entire thing has to be replaced. is this true? I would like to replace it with a genuine part. I can not even find where to buy one. My husband replaced his mirror in his Ranger about 15 years ago...it didn't seem that difficult so I think he should be able to do this. Any advice or tips would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-13-2017, 06:57 AM
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

Hi, and welcome!
Pictures speak a thousand words.

Is it the mirror housing, and or the mirror glass itself that broke today?


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I will run outside and take some pics. Give me a second....Thanks!
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Well...I answered one of my questions. the whole thing needs to be replaced. I can't figure out how to post pics. Trying to figure it out.
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I don't have permission to create an album?!?!
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

Couple different ways depending if you're on a computer or mobile device.

As far as the mirror is concerned, I would first check eBay, depending what mirror options(blind spot, side signal, etc) you have it might be a quick find for you. Check the listings and hopefully you can find a second hand OEM mirror for 75-100 bucks. After that, removing the interior door panel, removing a few screws, and clipping/unclipping a few wires is about it. Maybe someone can link us a how to, and or diagram?


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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

I am on a desktop. I sent the pics to computer from phone. I read directions and I don't have access. Anyway, I just got off the phone with a parts dealer. They have a aftermarket not OEM mirror (heated no turn signal) for 93.00 + tax. Is aftermarket ok? Thoughts?
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

Would a regular body shop put aftermarket on? Or do they use dealer parts?
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

Most shops will put your stuff on at no additional cost, they just won't cover you if something goes array, doesn't fit right, or breaks after install.

I would just confirm the aftermarket part does two things;
1. It gives you the options you need.
2. It is a color match to the rest of the vehicle.


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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

If your mirror is painted the same color as the body color it will need to be painted if you get a new one. They come raw black plastic and will have to be painted to match. Call a body shop, they can get new, used, or aftermarket then paint it match. Ask for cheapest option if price is the biggest factor.
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

93.00 for a black aftermarket mirror w/power and heat
204.14 for OEM black mirror w/power and heat.
Not installed. Just mirror.
Now, what should I do?? The dealer says they aren't that difficult to put in and an aftermarket one is ok. He gave me a list of parts that aftermarket is not ok however. I am just afraid it will look funky, Not fit right, color looks weird etc...
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Re: Hit and cracked the bottom of passenger mirror

If it's me, and if cost is not a huge factor, go OEM. Always a safe bet and you know what you're getting.


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