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I have a 2001 B5 GLX v6.
A couple weeks ago I noticed a small bubble at the top of my rear veiw mirror. It's grown alot and now it's to the point i have to do something about it.
Has this happened to any of y'all? :crazy:

How much would a new mirror cost me?
 

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You mean on the painted part of the mirror housing right? I its the paint bubbling, just take it to a body shop to have it re-painted, mine only cost me $30. The top part of the housing justs pops off at the right spots, to be careful, puul out the mirror first and then you will see how it pull up.
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Bubble in the mirror too!

Yep, this just happened to me. I was searching the forums for advice, or at least a replacement part #. Anyone else had this problem? Please chime in.

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The bubble has spread across the whole mirror. It's hard to see out of.

Anyone have any idea how much a new mirror would cost?

(I'll call the dealer tommorow, but I figure i'll give this a bump for now.)
 

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The rear view mirror that you had is Auto Dimming and believe the holder
also contain the Auto-Rain sensor. The Buble effect is a frequent and
normal phenonmenon among those that have it and the life span is about
2-5 years and cost about $180-250 depending where you buy and who
you buy from.

Cheap Remedy :

Either bear with it or trace out the mould and get a glass cutter to cut a
piece of "thin & tinted" mirror and glued the darned thing over.
 

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MattinPismo wrote :

You could get a snap on wider mirror they sell at some tuner shops.
They just click on, they're tinted and give you a wider range of vision too.
Theyre like 20 bucks or something.
Tried....no good, the holder can't handle the weight.
It tilts /drops downward with every bump.
 

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The film that is separating from the mirror contains the LCD that actually dims the mirror of cut down on the light being reflected. I think the separation is cause by the heat inside the car. If you ever figure out how to separate the mirror from the frame then maybe you can press the air bubble out. It is sorta like when the headliner start falling there aint much you can do then.
 
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