OK guys, I fixed the problem. After I broke the glass out (sigh) I took it apart, and found the culprit. There was a little rubber boot that went over the screw that made the mirror actuate. It had dry rotted hard, and the screw wouldn't go back and forth through it anymore. After I cut the end of it off, it worked fine. lol So, now I have a set of good mirrors with the glass missing.
Does anybody know a good place to get a replacement glass?
First, take a can of Mtn. Dew and place it in the freezer.
Next, Assemble your tools on your tailgate. Don't bother even trying to save the glass unless you have more patience than I do. I cracked the first one trying to save the glass.
1. Hammer 2. Safety glasses!
After you've smacked it thoroughly, remove all the shards and clean off your tailgate.
Now, you'll need a large phillip's head screwdriver, and a ratchet, extension, and a 1/4 inch socket.
Remove the three small bolts holding the assembly the head - the ones in the holes around the center.
Once you get it out, you may then remove the screw in the middle - this holds the motor housing on the front.
Flip it back over.
Undo the 4 "latches" on the side of it, and you can then remove the top.
Set the 2 motors to the side, and remove the gears. (Left hand thread - turn clockwise to remove)
Now, remove the other half of the housing, and turn it over. You will see these two plastic boots that have dry-rotted. This causes the motor to hang-up and not move all the way. Take a knife and cut them off.
Finally, go and drink your Mtn. Dew that is now slushy cold in celebration of your newly fixed mirrors. :sofa1:
And there you have it! Put some new glass in those suckers, and you're ready to roll.
I can make one if you like. It's fairly simple to do. Although, with the power mirrors, you have to loosen up some more things.
Here's what I can remember:
1. Loosen the star head screw on the bottom of the plastic cover at the bottom.
2. Pull the cover up, and loosen the two bolts attaching it to the door mount.
3. Pull of the door panel, and undo the end of the cord - it will be attached with some plastic... things.
4. Loosen the mirror mount from the door. There is a clip that holds the cord in place, which is attached with a bolt behind the mount. Thus, you need to loosen the mount far enough to access it.
5. Then you should be able to remove the rest of the mirror.
I really didn't want to tell you after you broke the mirrors and got 7+7 years bad luck, but you can remove the glass using a length of piano wire or fishing line with handles fashioned like a Garrote and draw it carefully behind the glass slicing through the pads of silicone.
You might also stop by a glass shop and have them removed.
This also works for removing the badges from your vehicle,
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