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Acura MDX Touring: My wife snagged the Drivers Mirror on the

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My wife snagged the Driver's Mirror on the garage door backing out of garage. The two "shells" that enclose the mirror and actuator separated and it looks like some of the internal latch points are broken. The plastic shells are intact but they won't latch back together. I have them together with duct tape for now. Dealer says probably need to replace entire mirror assembly...$400+ parts.....no individual parts available? 2008 MDX, 5DR Tech (No Entertainment or Lift Gate)
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Hello I will help you with your question,

 

No the only part that is available is the glass but you should be able to find a used mirror assembly through car-part.com. I see them from $135 and up so you will save a couple of hundred dollars there

 

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
George,
I'll check out the used parts route. Are there any "exploded" views available for the mirror assembly.

I'm tempted to just glue the shells back together. I realize that would make it impossible to change out the mirror itself or the actuator.
Pat

The procedure to replace the mirror is below, there are no exploded views of the mirror assembly itself though. With the procedure you should be able to replace the mirror saving the labor and if you order one through car-part.com you should be able to replace it for $200 or so.

 

Go ahead and glue it if you think it will hold and the look will be acceptable to you, it is worth a shot. The glass is pried out from the bottom of its opening so gluing is no problem

 

Click here for procedure

 

And here as well

 

 

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