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Old 10-24-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default 993 Side Mirror Glass Replacement with Pics - DIY

While replacing the driver's side mirror glass, I decided to take some pics and write up a how-to...

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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I got frustrated trying to get the broken mirror out and ruined the carrier that is supposed to hold the new mirror piece. So the end result is that the new mirror piece is held in only by the glue material.
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I got frustrated trying to get the broken mirror out and ruined the carrier that is supposed to hold the new mirror piece.
I take it you came across this how-to after you broke the carrier.

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So the end result is that the new mirror piece is held in only by the glue material.
That won't be enough. It'll fall out sooner or later. Either get a used mirror and take whatever parts you need out of it or glue the other mirror in.
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Default it lasted 30 mins...

but at least I had a long rubber band on the mirror which caught the falling new mirror. I'll order a new 4 small Phillips screw carrier piece and do it right.

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thanks for the very helpful pics and directions - worked great and my rear mirror is now working..
... sort off ie one servo works but not the other.

Is there a way to remove the servos from the housing and how would one test them with a multi-meter?
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one servo works but not the other.

Is there a way to remove the servos from the housing and how would one test them with a multi-meter?
Before tearing things apart, check that the servo is getting power via the rocker switch.

You can also compare one motor with the other by ohming them out.
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thanks XLR8r - yes I checked that and they are both working when free of the little white toothed strips which actually move the mechanism. Problem is the finicky nature of the mechanism ie the spring, the servo and the housing (lots of fragile plastic). I can get it back together but only one axis works when its put together. Wonder which pieces can be bought seperately - might be easier just to replace the whole inside. My glass is discolored on that mirror also so definately need that too. Any ideas?
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Wonder which pieces can be bought seperately - might be easier just to replace the whole inside. My glass is discolored on that mirror also so definately need that too. Any ideas?
Have a look at the parts diagram on the Auto Atlanta site...

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Thanks! Part 7 seems to be servos and housing etc ... Will try fix it again tomorrow but
It reminds me of those model airplanes that you just can't have small enough fingers for
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Default Clarificaton

All, apologies for resurrecting such an old post, but this is one that is often referred to when people have a side mirror issue.

One thing I did not realize until seeing another post on the 964 forum was that there is a hole in the bottom of the housing through which you access the grooves which OP references on the last picture on the smugmug website. You can see a picture of this hole under the black ring in the first picture on that website.

My dumb a$$ was trying to stick a screw driver in between the mirror and the housing to move the ring. This made for a really bad angle and I was only accomplishing frustration. Once I stuck my small screwdriver in through the hole (that's what she said) it was easy to rotate the ring.

Hopefully this will provide additional to other low DIY IQ users such as myself.
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