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1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (1/10)
 11/26/18 8:47pm
Superc63
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Franklinville, NJ - USA

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1988 35th Anniversary 1993 Z07 40th Anniversary


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Hello, Anyone ever replace the driver side mirror on a C4? Any tips/tricks? Thanks, Chris
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Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (2/10)
 11/27/18 1:26pm
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

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glass only?...motor?... complete assembly?
Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (3/10)
 11/27/18 5:12pm
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Don't be tempted to pull the mirror out of its trunion bracket!   That little part is quite delicate, and even if you get it apart, the mirror will wiggle when (if) you get it back together.   Move the mirror by hand to the extreme up-down and left-right position, so you have access to the mounting screws behind the mirror.   You'll need a long skinny phillips screw driver.   The cable connector is inside the door panel.

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Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (4/10)
 11/28/18 2:25pm
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Ive replaced just the mirror on multiple occasions, with no issues or a wobble after reassembling.
Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (5/10)
 12/13/18 5:43pm
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Doncha love it when someone asks a question... people jump in to try to help and the original poster seems to never come back to check or acknowledge the help!  Unhappy



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Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (6/10)
 12/23/18 10:11pm
A320Jim
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No I have not, but if you go for it and install a replacement please document the install and get back to us. I would really like to update my C4 mirrors.
Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (7/10)
 12/26/18 10:29pm
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Franklinville, NJ - USA

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Sweet, i thought maybe that was the way (to push mirror to expose 3 mounting screws and use a tweaker). Ill find one in a junkyard and give it a shot. Thanks much...I appreciate it! Chris
Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (8/10)
 12/27/18 3:16pm
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Hooray! Superc63 is back. Thumbs Up

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Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (9/10)
 1/3/19 7:16pm
Superc63
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1988 35th Anniversary 1993 Z07 40th Anniversary


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Ordered a junkyard mirror assembly off ebay, $60 and free shipping. When it arrives, maybd ill video then install and post on youtube.
Re: 1988 Driver Side Mirror Replacement (10/10)
 1/27/19 5:37pm
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So I changed it out today.  

The mirror assembly consists of the glass, a motor assembly, a bracket that bolts to the mirror bucket and the mirror bucket.  

I tried to pushing the mirror to an extreme position to expose three mounting screws, but it didn't work.  I ended up gently prying the mirror off the motor assembly.  Once off, it exposed three screws holding the motor assembly in place.  I removed those screws and unplugged the harness so now the motor assembly and mirror were not longer connected.  

Once that was done, there is mounting bracket held into the mirror bucket by three screws.  I undid those three, installed bracket into the mirror bucket that is on the car, plugged in the motor assembly, screwed motor assembly to bracket and gently pushed glass back onto the motor assembly.  It clicked into place.  

Tested electric controls, all good, went for test drive, zero vibration.  Im a happy camper.  

Also fixed my heater blower motor.  The thing stayed on all the time unless I unplugged it or the controller just behind the passenger wheel well.  Popped in a new controller for like $120 from Rockauto (compare to like 220 at Advance Auto), fixed.  

Next step, heater temperature control motor.  

Cheers,
Chris