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I have a 2015 Volt. Just got it and some jerk broke my passenger side rear view mirror in a parking lot. The glass is cracked as is the trim. The electronics work (wires and connectors all intact) and the housing is is completely undamaged.

The dealer says he has to replace the whole mirror housing because of the trim. $220 with labor, and of course my collision deductible is $250. That seems ridiculous, since I only need the glass and that little piece of plastic that goes around the edge. It must have been a front impact, like someone pulling into the spot next to me and the back side of their driver mirror hitting the front of my passenger mirror.

Can I just replace the glass? What could I do about the plastic trim rather than replacing the entire mirror?
 

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I have a 2015 Volt. Just got it and some jerk broke my passenger side rear view mirror in a parking lot. The glass is cracked as is the trim. The electronics work (wires and connectors all intact) and the housing is is completely undamaged.

The dealer says he has to replace the whole mirror housing because of the trim. $220 with labor, and of course my collision deductible is $250. That seems ridiculous, since I only need the glass and that little piece of plastic that goes around the edge. It must have been a front impact, like someone pulling into the spot next to me and the back side of their driver mirror hitting the front of my passenger mirror.

Can I just replace the glass? What could I do about the plastic trim rather than replacing the entire mirror?
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-p...at/outside-mirrors-scat/?part_number=20889221
 

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A friend of mine had the same issue. I suggested to her that she ask her dealer for the free sideview mirror upgrade, which is designed to cure the wind hammering when the windows are down. At first the dealer balked, but once she spoke to the service manager, they did the upgrade for free. Not only did she get a new mirror and shell, but the wind hammering was gone too.
I'm sure someone on this forum can tell you the exact thing to ask for...
 

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A friend of mine had the same issue. I suggested to her that she ask her dealer for the free sideview mirror upgrade, which is designed to cure the wind hammering when the windows are down. At first the dealer balked, but once she spoke to the service manager, they did the upgrade for free. Not only did she get a new mirror and shell, but the wind hammering was gone too.
I'm sure someone on this forum can tell you the exact thing to ask for...
Any idea if they will do this for a certified pre-owned 2013? I love driving with the windows down but that noise drives me nuts.
 

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not sure exactly where you can buy a new mirror (the glass part) but its super easy to remove it. just push the mirror to one corner (make enough room to fit your hand behind it) then pull it out from behind. it just snaps on and off. if you still cant get it, shoot me an email at garzipan at gmail . com and I can email you a video of how to pop it out
 

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The air thumping is annoying, but I find if you lower a rear window about an inch it goes away. I find that if I want some fresh air without using A/C, I just lower the passenger front window and driver rear window about an inch. The opposite corner configuration allows for a nice cross flow of air. If I want more direct air I lower the driver front window and passenger rear about an inch. Btw the express windows are annoying when you just want simple control for adjusting.


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