The self darkening mirror in my '00 TL suddenly developed a large bubble
right in the center of the viewing area the other day. It looks just like
the bubbles that grow in bad window tint film. Over a period of two days,
it has slowly migrated to the top of the mirror, but has not disappeared.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any fix other than replacement?
On 8/26/05 6:24 PM, in article ExNPe.2614$7f5.2386@okepread01, "sluggo"
The mirror is ruptured internally. The only repair is replacement.
Apparently this is a common failure. I found a thread in one of the Acura
groups that said the (mirror) manufacturer was replacing the mirrors for
free around the end of last year, but they apparently stopped doing it
A new mirror is around $80 from the online dealers. It snaps onto a lug
that is glued to the windshield glass. It is touchy to get it off and
install the new one without cracking the windshield. I was successful, but
I found numerous postings from others who were not. If you don't trust
yourself, pay a dealer to change it so they have to make good the windshield
if they screw it up.
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