To fix a broken car mirror, remove the broken part taking care with the molding and electrical connections if applicable. Select a mirror that matches the vehicle model and attach to the vehicle.Continue Reading
Repairing a side mirror
A four-in-one screwdriver, panel removal lever, trim pad remover and hooked pick are usually required to take off door paneling and dismantle the mirror assembly.
If the mirror is electric, disconnect the electrical connector to fully remove the mirror.
Replace the glass or install a new mirror if needed.
Repairing a rearview mirror
Removing a rearview mirror involves taking the mirror assembly off of the button that secures it to the window. Take care to remove the molding and disconnect the electrical system of the mirror assembly.
Replace the glass or install a new mirror and replace according to package directions.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
Although there are many quick fixes for broken car wires, soldering is simple and by far the most lasting solution. Soldering a wire requires a few supplies and tools: a soldering iron, wire strippers, PVC heat-shrink tubes and rosin-core solder designed for electrical wiring, typically sold as "60/40." Creating a good solder joint takes practice, so consider practicing on scrap wires before making the repair.Full Answer >
There are many causes that can lead to a broken car horn including a problem in the button or switch, a problem elsewhere in the electrical system or wiring connections, a problem with the horn relay or a burned-out fuse. When diagnosing the problem, first check the fuse box for a burned-out fuse or faulty wiring, and if the problem remains, check the horn button, the horn relay and finally the horn wiring.Full Answer >
To replace the broken side view mirror of a vehicle, detach the trim panel of the mirror, remove the broken mirror, and replace it with a new one. If you have an electric mirror, disconnect the negative cable of the car's battery before detaching the trim panel of the mirror, and detach the electrical connector from the mirror as well.Full Answer >
Heat the molding, pull it off, remove any remaining adhesive and scuff marks, wash the area, and polish and wax the uncovered places is how to remove body side molding from a car. This process is for a vehicle with side molding that is attached by an adhesive. If your vehicle's molding is attached by another method, this process may not work.Full Answer >