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i am trying now

got the mirrors off the car, if I get the glass out I will let you know.

What do you need yours out for?
 

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Looking at the Helm manual for the sedan (don't know if it is the same for the coupe), there is a retaining screw on the underside of the mirror housing accessible through a service hole. Remove that screw and pull the mirror out.
 

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Re: i am trying now

tyty said:
got the mirrors off the car, if I get the glass out I will let you know.

What do you need yours out for?
I wanted to make the molds for the carbon fiber mirrors

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Looking at the Helm manual for the sedan (don't know if it is the same for the coupe), there is a retaining screw on the underside of the mirror housing accessible through a service hole. Remove that screw and pull the mirror out.
I did check the manuel and it said some you just pull the glass out then take out the screws and some have the screw you are talking about. It wasn't to clear so that is why I wanted to see if anyone has done it yet.
 

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I just did this. I replaced the glass from my driver side coupe.

You need a flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to protect the actual mirror housing cover.

What you do is manually adjust your mirror to the point where it is angled forward from the top and rearward from the bottom.

Bare in mind that the actual glass and black trim (was shipped to me new) is in one piece.

You will see a point where the black molding on the back of the glass actually attaches to the housing - there are two clips on the bottom that insert into the mirror housing. Use the flat head to pry them out (not much force is required). Once both sides are popped out - support the mirror and pull the bottom towards the rear and then upwards. The mirror hangs (on the top) from two plastic hooks that slide in and upwards on the mirror housing.

Hope this helps. I had my glass out in less than 5 minutes.

KNLNGUS
 

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KNLNGUS said:
I just did this. I replaced the glass from my driver side coupe.

You need a flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to protect the actual mirror housing cover.

What you do is manually adjust your mirror to the point where it is angled forward from the top and rearward from the bottom.

Bare in mind that the actual glass and black trim (was shipped to me new) is in one piece.

You will see a point where the black molding on the back of the glass actually attaches to the housing - there are two clips on the bottom that insert into the mirror housing. Use the flat head to pry them out (not much force is required). Once both sides are popped out - support the mirror and pull the bottom towards the rear and then upwards. The mirror hangs (on the top) from two plastic hooks that slide in and upwards on the mirror housing.

Hope this helps. I had my glass out in less than 5 minutes.

KNLNGUS
Thanks, I'll give it a shot. How hard is it to put the clips back on???
 

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Putting them back on is easy.

I do want to warn you that there will be residue from the double sided sticky tape that exists between the back of the two piece mirror (actual mirror and black trim are one unit) and the mirror housing.

I did use goo be gone (but gas or alcohol works just as well) to remove the residue so the new double sided sticky tape would have a fresh surface to adhere to.

Anyways, when it comes time to instal (that is the easiest part). The upper hooks on the back of the mirror insert into the slots at the top of the mirror housing. The hooks insert into the housing at a 45 degree angle so you must angle the mirror and then once the hooks are into the slots just bring the mirror to a vertical position.

Then (remember that the entire mirror will be put to a forward lean prior to removal) you put both your thumbs on the mirror glass and both your middle and pointer fingers on the back of the mirror housing unit - as in on back of the same piece of plastic that you slid the upper hooks into.

Good luck

KNLNGUS
 
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