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I already took it Honda where they ordered the part, but the replacement is on backorder. I'm about to go on a trip soon. Since the dealership said adhesive was lacking behind the mirror, maybe it's an easier fix that can be done at home. Does anyone have any guide on how to take apart the driver side mirror?
 

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Here's the video: glass with its plastic backing
The glass is stuck on to a circular piece of plastic with adhesive, which snaps on to a motor housing.
Wait for the part to arrive.
Try this instead: Get a flashlight and tilt or position the mirror (don't pop it off of the motor) so that you can rub a dab of silicone or automatic transmission gasket maker between the glass and the plastic, with the end of a "Q" tip. This never completely hardens and will absorb vibrations, after 30 minutes.
When you dab...don't get it between the plastic and the motor.
 
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I wouldn't recommend taking apart the mirror if you don't know what you're doing. It's quite easy to break something. I take them apart often and they are a pain in the ass even with all the right tools. And yes unfortunately almost everything is on backorder right now. I know a guy who works at Ford and they were told 65% of parts are on backorder right now. Which means if you break something the odds of getting replacement parts are low.
 

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Here's the video: glass with its plastic backing
The glass is stuck on to a circular piece of plastic with adhesive, which snaps on to a motor housing.
Wait for the part to arrive.
Try this instead: Get a flashlight and tilt or position the mirror (don't pop it off of the motor) so that you can rub a dab of silicone or automatic transmission gasket maker between the glass and the plastic, with the end of a "Q" tip. This never completely hardens and will absorb vibrations, after 30 minutes.
When you dab...don't get it between the plastic and the motor.
Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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tombox...the purpose of the video was to show what the back of the glass looks like and to give you an idea of where you can dab something to get you on you way. As you look in, with your flashlight, you might see that the glass is not separated from the plastic and that something else is lose.
I've popped them off, but I had a new spare in my hand at the time, so I agree with Dragon...don't pop it off yourself.
 
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tombox...the purpose of the video was to show what the back of the glass looks like and to give you an idea of where you can dab something to get you on you way. As you look in, with your flashlight, you might see that the glass is not separated from the plastic and that something else is lose.
I've popped them off, but I had a new spare in my hand at the time, so I agree with Dragon...don't pop it off yourself.
I heard slapping 3m Double sided tape would fix it. The video looks like it definitely helps out. I'll keep it as a reference, but I think we'll go on our trip and just live with the wobbly mirror for now; we're supposed to leave tomorrow. Thanks again for the vid link.
 
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