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Hey Everyone - I have an 08 Tundra with towing mirrors and managed to clip a telephone pole while backing up. The mirror swung right back into place, but the small mirror at the bottom of towing mirror cracked and no longer stays in position. I checked with my local dealer and they tell me that the only option is to replace the whole mirror, assemply and all. Part is $282.00 so I am looking for a cheaper option. Would be nice if I could just replace that one small mirror. Any ideas or suggestions?
 

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Thanks for the replies. I had hoped there was something I was not finding in all my searches. Lesson learned I guess...watch for telephone poles! How easy is it to replace? I am not a mechanic, but I am mechanically inclined. Is it something I can do myself?
 

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Call your local auto glass shop. I had a similar problem with my old Tacoma. The dealer wanted a lot of money, but I had just the actual mirror replaced for about
$10.
 

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Call your local auto glass shop. I had a similar problem with my old Tacoma. The dealer wanted a lot of money, but I had just the actual mirror replaced for about
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yeah try that but i think the little convex mirror on the tundra will be a problem. sometimes u can find some on ebay with the main glass or housing broken or something and u can get fairly cheap...
 

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Received the replacement mirror via USPS. Inside were the replacement mirror and the adhesive pads (4) but no 'breakage guarantee' that was mentioned on the box (2 pics). I removed the existing mirror using a hammer to break of the mirror and flat blade screwdriver to scrap the pieces from the fairly large black foam/adhesive strip holding the mirror to the backing which leaves a lot of residue (pic). I scraped the adhesive best I could, then rubbed with Goof Off adhesive remover several times. I then scuffed up the plastic a bit with fine sandpaper (pic). I cleaned the plastic with rubbing alcohol and attached 2 of the adhesive pads (pic). Then cleaned the back of the mirror with Windex and carefully centered it and applied it to the adhesive pads (pic). The pads are very sticky, I don't think you could pull the mirror off and reposition once started. The whole process took about 10 minutes. It looks like a high quality part and worth the money compared to a whole mirror assembly replacement.
 

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Received the replacement mirror via USPS. Inside were the replacement mirror and the adhesive pads (4) but no 'breakage guarantee' that was mentioned on the box (2 pics). I removed the existing mirror using a hammer to break of the mirror and flat blade screwdriver to scrap the pieces from the fairly large black foam/adhesive strip holding the mirror to the backing which leaves a lot of residue (pic). I scraped the adhesive best I could, then rubbed with Goof Off adhesive remover several times. I then scuffed up the plastic a bit with fine sandpaper (pic). I cleaned the plastic with rubbing alcohol and attached 2 of the adhesive pads (pic). Then cleaned the back of the mirror with Windex and carefully centered it and applied it to the adhesive pads (pic). The pads are very sticky, I don't think you could pull the mirror off and reposition once started. The whole process took about 10 minutes. It looks like a high quality part and worth the money compared to a whole mirror assembly replacement.

By any chance if you or someone else here know where I can get the back plastic part that holds the small convex mirror? I'm looking for a LH (driver side) TIA
 
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