Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How A Novice Repaired a Passenger Mirror

Early this spring, I was driving to bring my boy to a friends house. I missed the turn on a rural road, so I did a U-y...and WHAM, the passenger mirror shattered. I didn't even see the mail box so near the road!

I was soon stunned at the cost to repair/replace it. 

After estimates of nearly $200 (installed) and $100 for just the mirror assembly, and a crazy $50 for a custom cut mirror to slap on the old probably-broken assembly, a nice NAPA guy said, "Just get the part on eBay for $50 and install it yourself. It's Easy!"

It's easy. Psshht. Didn't he know who he was talking to? I'm the "ice" in novice, the "skilled" in non-skilled, the "i" in naive, the "me" in bring-it-to-a-mechanic.

But I'm also constantly on the lookout for a good deal...so I gave it a go.

Take a look at this video to see how it went...

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