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Hi all,

First-time poster here. I cracked the housing on my passenger side view mirror backing out of the garage. The skull cap and the lower part of the housing are chipped; mirror motor still works fine. I've found the appropriate parts from HondaPartsNow.com (entered my VIN, so I know they're right).


I've seen how to do the skull cap (youtube and previous posts on this site) but I can't find any instructions on the rest of the housing (part number 76205-TLC-A01, Housing Set, R). Is it just not doable? Too much of a PITA? The shop wants to replace the whole mirror unit for $700, but I can get these parts for about $35.

I haven't ordered the parts yet. Any help or guides on doing the rest of the housing?

Thanks!
 

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Thanks, Deadstock!

I'm really hoping I can just get in there and replace the lower housing without it being a huge to-do. I'll order the parts soon and report back with anything interesting I learn.

Thanks again!
 

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Thanks, Deadstock!

I'm really hoping I can just get in there and replace the lower housing without it being a huge to-do. I'll order the parts soon and report back with anything interesting I learn.

Thanks again!

No problem.
Better to have thr parts in hand and have one to disect. Door removal has a vid online also.
Very very easy
 

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I have replaced the right hand side mirror on my 03 Mojave Gold and it is very easy I believe there is a video on U tube that shows how to do it, simple tools, took about 30 minutes
 

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Hey all, just a quick follow-up for anyone looking in the future:
I ended up replacing the entire mirror assembly. It was only about $25 more than the housing parts (about $80 with shipping). It went in super easy, less than a half hour, and I'm a novice at this stuff. I played around with the old, broken mirror assembly, and I just do not see how the housing comes apart cleanly. The skull cap pops off with a little finessing, but the lower chunk of the housing was a bear. For the slight extra cost, replacing the whole assembly is well worth it.

Thank for the help!
 

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It's definitely a job for someone with a fair amount of mechanical aptitude, skill, and experience, but it's not all that difficult. I have to replace the housing on my driver side mirror, and have the part, just haven't gotten to it yet. But when I do I will post a how to on here with pictures.
 

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Where did you go for the replacement parts here? Wife just broke her side-mirror and definitely don’t want to spend $700. I’m going to start with some simple work and replacing the mirror itself so it’s operational- skull cap wasn’t badly damaged, but there’s a crack in the upper housing- I’ll check the lower housing but have to run to her work to see how badly it was damaged. I’d love to know how much you ended up spending on the repair doing it yourself! Thanks!!

CRV EX-L (mid range model) 2013, AWD
 

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Hi..I broke my driver side mirror while backing out in garage. 2017 CRV EX-L. Where will I get the entire part? Even broke skull as well. can we get the same color diamond white pearl?
 

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Hi..I broke my driver side mirror while backing out in garage. 2017 CRV EX-L. Where will I get the entire part? Even broke skull as well. can we get the same color diamond white pearl?
Yes, absolutely. Just be sure you are sitting down when you see the price.
 

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Hey! I just did the same thing to my 2019 CRV. I'm wondering if parts will be about the same price for mine. What year is your vehicle? Thanks!
 

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Luckily for me, my Gen3 '07 has the individual parts of the assembly still available separately. On the Gen5, I don't believe the parts are available separately - you must buy the whole assembly, and they are very, very proud of it. You'd be better off if you can find one at a wrecking yard. Actually, since the new part cost is so high, I wonder if maybe your insurance might cover it.
 
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