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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 05:40 PM
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somebody broke off my side view mirror!

It seems the mirror is simply held on the door by glue???! No molding or anything was broken, but the mirror was hangin by the wire. It seems there are 3 bolts that are attached to the door and the mirror gets glued on to them? What type of glue am I supposed to use for that?
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It seems the mirror is simply held on the door by glue???! No molding or anything was broken, but the mirror was hangin by the wire. It seems there are 3 bolts that are attached to the door and the mirror gets glued on to them? What type of glue am I supposed to use for that?
super glue
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No glue, three bolts. Take off the sail panel (you might need to remove the inner door panel too, I can't remember) undo the three bolts. Disconnet the power mirrior harness. Go to www.car-part.com. Get one for $70, already in the right color. Reverse steps.

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Wait ur sayin i need a whole new assembly? That can't be. I've got a 2001 Sentra SE. The bolts are bolted into the door so that the heads are facing out of the car....the head bolts are 12 point i believe so that when they mate up to the mirror they have a good mating surface. Like I said, there is NO broken plastic, so the only way I can see that the mirror was attached before was with glue, or some other type of adhesive.
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Oh snap, I assumed b14. My bad.

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When mine got knocked off in a parkinglot I glued the pieces back together with 20minute two-part epoxy. It held for almost 2yrs until another jerk knocked it off. (I know it didn't fall off because there was white paint all over it.)

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Epoxy sounds good, any specific type other than "20 minute"?
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thank god for power folding mirrors
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Epoxy sounds good, any specific type other than "20 minute"?
I think I used Devcon brand stuff because that's what we sell at my work. I've always had good luck with it and it comes in a syringe which makes life easy.

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Marine epoxy will hold it stonger then any factory bolts will ever but dont ever expect to get the mirror off again. I do construction trust me strongest most durible stuff on the market.
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would you have any pics? Cause I also have had 2 mirrors knocked off, so I am pretty experienced with this problem.

http://www.b15sentra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120738

Here is a good detailed description of how to remove the door panel and install the mirror. Hope this helps.

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That link said nothing about reinstalling the mirror back once it was knocked off. Does anybody know what the factory uses to affix the mirror to the door?
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Please read my post in that thread carefully, and hopefully you can figure it out. Otherwise, good luck.

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Yes I did read it very carefully. Unfortunately, my mirror was already knocked off the studs so I'll still remove them but only because I have to reglue them into the mirror assembly.

So, what I still need to know is what type of adhesive is used by the OEM to affix the mirror to those studs. Looks like everyone is leaning towards using a two part epoxy, which will probably be what I end up doing.

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Get this....I went to Nissan today to see how they recommend fixing the mirror, and they said I need to buy the entire assembly for like $118!!!! They don't sell the bolts or that bracket thats screwed onto the back of the mirror assembly. What a crock!! I never expected to buy anything from them I was just curious as to how they go about fixing it. I'll just epoxy it back on.
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and that cost doesnt' include paint either. They will charge another $70 is what they told me. HAHAHA. No thanks. I bought the mirror offline (ebay) cause mine was cracked for $50, Paint for $60 and no labor cause i installed myself.
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dude, youse mechanics super glue, we fix countless nissan mirros like that. I know what your talkin about the 3 bolts but the way they go in them mirror they jsut are in there, soak themn in glue and push them in and done bolt it up. We did my friends car like that and no problems.
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