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RedRkt01
04-11-2009, 04:04 PM
Does anyone know how to dismantle these? They attach to the Celica just like any other, but once removed I've had a hard time figuring out how to fully take it apart. Amongst other things I want to separate the glass from the mirror motor. If someone knows.......please gimme a hand here.

Rick89GTS
04-12-2009, 12:51 AM
I've dismantled the regular Gen4 non-folding power mirrors.
The glass pops out with a bit of gentle force. It's held in by a ball & socket, sorta like a hip joint. I used an upholstery tool, similar to a small prybar to get under it and carefully pop it out. It's clear once you see the pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Rick89GTS/upholsterytool_1.jpg

Dave (aka ST165-2765), over at www.st162.net, helped me out and these are his pics below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/mirrorpowerheat0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/mirrorpowerheat1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/mirrorpowerheat2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/mirrorpowerheat3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/mirrorpowerheat4.jpg

CriScO
04-12-2009, 01:17 AM
Cleaned thread, please only post if you have an answer guys. :)

Great info Rick!

RedRkt01
04-12-2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks Rick.....that's just the kind of answer I'm looking for.

Rick89GTS
04-13-2009, 04:45 AM
You're welcome. Just post some pics of those babies once you're done :)

RedRkt01
04-13-2009, 02:16 PM
Will do.....