Side Mirror Glass Instructions
Tools you will need:
Note that the mirror housing does not need to be removed from the car to install a new mirror.
1. Remove any pieces of the mirror that might still be on the mirror housing.
2. Clean the old glue off the housing by gently scraping it off. Be careful not to scrape too hard. The heating element is under the black paint and could be damaged. It should look like the picture below.
3. Take some sandpaper and rough up the mirror housing where the mirror will be placed. This will create a better surface for the glue or sticky foam to adhere to. Again, don’t sand very much, the heating element is under the black paint.
4. Clean the mirror housing with a cleaner like windex or water to clean off the dust, and make sure it’s completely dry.
5. Supplied with the new Burco mirror is 4 round thin double sided sticky foam. Remove one side of the white paper and place them on the mirror housing. As you can see from the picture, I used all 4 circles by cutting one in half.
6. NOTE: Make sure the little printed numbers on the mirror are at the bottom of the housing and readable before sticking the mirror onto the housing. That’s how you will know it’s on the right way.
Clean the back side of the mirror and make sure it’s dry before sticking it on the housing. Remove the white paper and place mirror on housing. Press firmly and you are finished.
The white paper might be hard to remove from the circles. Take a razor blade and make a small cut from the outside of the circle to the inside, about 3mm long on the edge of the circle. This will make removing the paper much easier.