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Old 04-17-2007, 09:56 PM
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i have a 1999 blazer with the power heated mirrors and the drivers side mirror has a brown tint/coating on it and it has started to fade off from the top down, i dont know how to get it off because the coating is not on top of the mirror, when i move my fingernail back and forth over it i can not feel i bump. can anybody help me? does anybody have this tint on their blazer?
 
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:31 PM
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I think its the heater material inside the mirror that has broken or is breaking that you see and connot feel. It is on the glass right? On an a Lincoln that I had this happened to me where the heater material or whatever it is started showing on the glass.
 
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:57 PM
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the thing that is bothering me is that the whole mirror used to be covered in this heater material and now the top part of the mirror looks life a normal mirror and the bottom is brown
the part that is colored also seems to attract condensation and there is a small crack in the bottom right courner of the plastic lining around the mirror.
 
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I think its the heater material inside the mirror that has broken or is breaking that you see and connot feel.
Sorry, I seem to have missed this post, but I believe JST4SHO is correct. Your heating element may need replacing, and could possibly be burning the silver coating off the back of the glass. It oculd even be that long time use or frequent use tends to take its toll. I don't see any way to fix this, except either replacing parts of the assembly or the entire assembly which I imagine neither can be cheap.
 
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:35 PM
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any idea how much this would cost?
 
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They are actually not expensive at all! Check it out:

Power, Heated, OEM mirror
 
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:13 PM
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wow I may have to order one of those... GM quoted me $100 for only one.
 
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i got the same quote from GM but i found a junk yard near my house that deals only with GM parts and it had some mirrors for even less
 
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The site that Rabbit posted doesn't have dimming mirrors though. I like my auto dimmer on the driver side, but if you aren't partial to it I guess its okay.
 
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:59 PM
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i like the junk yard i went to because they had all of the cars already stripped and the parts catorgarized so it was really easy to find my mirror, thatnks for all of the help that you guys gave me i never would have guessed that the heater element broke
 
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