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I scratched side mirror reflective surface (it is actually plastic covered with metal dust) when cleaning it. On all my previous cars the mirrors were made from glass, this mirror is plastic and easily damaged.

Lesson learned. Now need to replace it. I don't want to replace the whole unit, just a mirror part.

I cannot find any instructions online. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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If the gen2 is anything like the gen 1, you can pop off the mirror portion and pop a new one in its place. There are plastic clips holding it in place, so you might have to use the power mirror control to move it all the way in and down or some other direction to be able to see behind and maybe pry it loose with a screwdriver.

I popped mine off in my gen1 by hitting the trim around the garage door.
 

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If the gen2 is anything like the gen 1, you can pop off the mirror portion and pop a new one in its place. There are plastic clips holding it in place, so you might have to use the power mirror control to move it all the way in and down or some other direction to be able to see behind and maybe pry it loose with a screwdriver.

I popped mine off in my gen1 by hitting the trim around the carnage door.
Thank you, llninja!
I guess there is a wiring connections for blind spot light...
BTW, where do you order a replacement part?
 

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Thank you, llninja!
I guess there is a wiring connections for blind spot light...
BTW, where do you order a replacement part?
There's a wonderful new invention called the internet. GMParts.com probably has it, so does the dealership, and if they designed it correctly, there should be disconnect plug that allows you to replace the mirror part. If they designed it poorly, then you might have to buy the whole mirror assembly. You could also try to get one from a junk yard assuming you can find one that was in an accident with the blind spot feature that is undamaged.
 

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That probably requires better precision driving than most of us are capable of. But helpful tip, nonetheless..
no precision at all, completely misjudged it and put a small scratch on the mirror cap. No matter, the mirror cap was completely replaced when the volt had a separate adventure with a stop sign that materialized out of nowhere. That was the straw that sent my insurance premiums through the roof, only to have it finally return to normal levels today. Lesson learned, only make insurance claims for the big things. It would have been cheaper for me overall to pay for the car repair and the stop sign replacement than it was to go through the insurance company and have a few years of outlandish premiums. The good news, it caused me to run away from a lifetime of overpriced State Farm insurance, and now I'm saving over 15% at GEICO. It was then first time in my life that I actually comparison shopped for insurance as previously I just followed in my father's footsteps. Homeowners and life insurance followed shortly and it's amazing how a huge term policy today is cheaper per $100k coverage than my previous one with Northwestern Mutual.

So note to all: shop around for insurance and if you are young and others depends on your, go get some term life insurance, lots of it.
 
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