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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-27E722D    955-068  New

15037957 , 15048182 , 1334-6012L , 25876714 , 2170312 , 27372 , 62030G

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Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual wo/Wide Load Sail Mount w/Remote Control
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position
2001 - GMC Sierra 1500 Left
Dorman
2001 GMC Jimmy Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-2C9A7F9    955-072  New

1000342 , 62038G , 27345 , 15757186 , GM49EL

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Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Power Textured w/Heat wo/Light Sensor
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 5
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position
2001 - GMC Jimmy Left
Dorman
1998 GMC Sonoma Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-102BACD    955-090  New

15151119 , MI-058 , 19209657 , 24095 , 62022G , 1000242 , GM58EL , 1332-4694L

Qty:
$34.74
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Power w/Heat
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 5
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position
1998 - GMC Sonoma Left
Dorman
1995 GMC C1500 Suburban Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-04DF767    955-105  New

1334-4124S , 56100 , 15764760 , 15036362 , GM24R , 1010211 , 62013G

Qty:
$31.53
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Manual Swing Out Type
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
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Vehicle Position
1995 - GMC C1500 Suburban Right
Dorman
2000 GMC C2500 Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-4EB6F16    955-106  New

62014G , 1010212 , GM24L , 56000 , 15027929 , 1334-4124S , 15764759 , 15036361

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$31.53
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual Swing Out Type
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2000 - GMC C2500 Left
Dorman
1995 GMC C1500 Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-3A459E1    955-187  New

1334-4123L , 3691 , GM13L , 46300 , 2170112 , 15697331 , H3690

Qty:
$35.91
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual Sail Mount J Arm Style Black and Chrome
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color:
      • Black
      • Chrome
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position
1995 - GMC C1500 Left
Dorman
1989 GMC C1500 Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-2079526    955-188  New

GM13R , 15697332 , 46310 , 3692 , 1334-4123R

Qty:
$34.59
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Manual Sail Mount J Arm Style Black and Chrome
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color:
      • Black
      • Chrome
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1989 - GMC C1500 Right
Dorman
1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-468E09A    955-191  New

62012G , 1010132 , 1336-4125S , 15764757 , 55000 , GM24EL

Qty:
$40.72
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Power Smooth Finish wo/Heat
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - GMC C1500 Suburban Left
Dorman
1995 GMC C2500 Suburban Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-0DD5306    955-192  New

GM24ER , 1336-4125S , 55100 , 15036360 , 62011G , 1010131

Qty:
$40.72
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Power Smooth Finish wo/Heat
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1995 - GMC C2500 Suburban Right
Dorman
1996 GMC Sonoma Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-5248129    955-193  New

42040 , 1334-4169L , 2160012 , 62006G , GM25L , MI-046 , 15977933

Qty:
$14.53
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual Black Mirror Head 4 In. x 6.5 In.
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - GMC Sonoma Left
Dorman
1997 GMC Sonoma Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-10AECB4    955-301  New

62010G , 1331-4289L , GM30EL , 2100132 , MI-044 , 15150851 , 22095 , 8151508510

Qty:
$27.28
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Power
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position
1997 - GMC Sonoma Left
Dorman
1997 GMC Jimmy Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-4722F75    955-302  New

2100131 , 8151508520 , MI-045 , 1336-6286R , GM30ER , 15150852 , 62009G , 22195

Qty:
$27.28
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Power
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - GMC Jimmy Right
Dorman
1998 GMC Sonoma Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-0945FA0    955-305  New

GM30L , 23095 , 15150849 , 62008G , 2100112 , 1334-4237L , 8151508490

Qty:
$17.36
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Black Manual Retractable Head 6 In. x 7 In.
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - GMC Sonoma Left
Dorman
1995 GMC Sonoma Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-1FF8E4E    955-306  New

15150850 , GM30R , 23195 , 62007G , 2100111 , 1334-4237R , 8151508500

Qty:
$17.36
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Black Manual Retractable Head 6 In. x 7 In.
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1995 - GMC Sonoma Right
Dorman
1988 GMC Safari Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-204F5B4    955-340  New

1334-4270R , 25195 , 15757378 , 2310011 , 15711938 , GM44R , 15001800 , 62017G

Qty:
$31.87
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Manual Low Mount Complete Mirror
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1988 - GMC Safari Right
Dorman
2003 GMC Safari Door Mirror - Right Dorman

P311-204F5B4    955-340  New

1334-4270R , 25195 , 15757378 , 2310011 , 15711938 , GM44R , 15001800 , 62017G

Qty:
$31.87
Dorman Door Mirror  Right
  • ; Manual Low Mount
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Right
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Vehicle Position
2003 - GMC Safari Right
Dorman
1988 GMC Safari Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-5D771D8    955-341  New

1334-4270L , GM44L , 15532457 , 2310012 , 15757377 , 25095 , 62018G

Qty:
$31.87
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual Low Mount Complete Mirror
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1988 - GMC Safari Left
Dorman
1999 GMC Safari Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-5D771D8    955-341  New

1334-4270L , GM44L , 15532457 , 2310012 , 15757377 , 25095 , 62018G

Qty:
$31.87
Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Manual Low Mount
  • Product Attributes:
    • Adjustment Type: Manual
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Non-powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - GMC Safari Left
Dorman
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Door Mirror - Left Dorman

P311-2203663    955-530  New

55000 , 88986366 , 1337-5061L , 88986367 , 2170252 , CV23EL , CV90194100L00 , 62026G

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Dorman Door Mirror  Left
  • ; Power Paint to Match Fold Away w/Heat w/Puddle Lamps
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Type: Screws
    • Connector Terminal Quantity: 6
    • Glass Color: Clear
    • Glass Shape: Rectangular
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Housing Color: Black
    • Mirror Type: Powered Mirror
    • Mounting Hole Quantity: 3
    • Package Contents: 1 Mirror Assembly
Brand: Dorman
Position: Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - GMC Sierra 2500 HD Left
TYC Products
2005 GMC Savana 1500 Door Mirror - Right TYC Products

P311-1D529E1    2320011  New

15937996 , 955-1304 , GM1321284 , CV53R , 335-5428R3MF

Qty:
$39.11
TYC Products Door Mirror  Right
  • TYC Door Mirror
  • ; California Proposition 65: WARNING - This product can expose you to chemicals including chromium (hexavalent compounds), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov Heated: W/O HEAT Other Side: 2320012 Product Color: Textured Black RPO-DE2
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning - This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer And Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Go To Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Heated: W/o Heat
    • Other Side: 2320012
    • Power: W/o Power
    • Product Color: Textured Black
Brand: TYC Products
Position: Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - GMC Savana 1500 Right

Latest Gmc Repair and Mirror Installation Advice

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Drivers side mirror replacement

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Question From Guest on Drivers side mirror replacement

I have a 1996 GMC Jimmy SLT 4 dr. 4x4 with a broken drivers side mirror. The mirror is broken off at the base. Do I need to remove the entire inside door panel to replace mirror with a new one or is there an easier way?

Many thanks for your help.

Response From way2old Top Rated Answer

Yes you need to remove the entire door panel. If you want to risk it, you may be able to just pull part of it back, but I would not recommend it. It doesn't take very long. Click right here and it will take you to a page that tells how to repair.

GMC CANYON

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Question From Guest on GMC CANYON

Hi, some drink idiot just took out my passenger side mirror tonight. I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to replace it? I used to work on cars, basically I want to know how easy it is to replace one. Also, do I have to take the door panel off to get to the mirror assembly? Thanks

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Not sure for this model but if there's a trianglular type wedge top of the panel inside of the mirror those should just come off and reveal three fasteners for the mirror assy. Check for aftermarket ones - some look exact to me and tons less $$,

T

changing driver door mirror

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Question From Guest on changing driver door mirror

2004
GMC Yukon SLT
5.3L V8 flexfuel

The mirror on my yukon was shattered. I just got a new one (glass only) and need to install it into the existing housing. How do i remove the cap, without damaging anythig? Then is there any special way to put the new mirror on? or does it just clip? This is a motorized unit with turn signal. Thanks for any help.

Response From flgmtech1

  1. Adjust the mirror face as shown in the picture to obtain access to the mirror face retention clips.
  2. Position a flat-bladed tool between the back side of the mirror face and the adjuster mechanism as shown in the picture
  3. Place the blade of the tool between the gasket (1) and the adjuster mechanism (2).
  4. Slightly twist the blade of the tool while gently pulling the mirror face towards you in order to release the retainers (3).
  5. With the mirror face in hand, disconnect the electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the mirror face from the mirror housing.
  7. Inspect the adjuster mechanism for damage.

installation
  1. Inspect the components for any damage. Ensure that the mirror face has all the retention clips in place.
  2. Plug in the electrical connectors to the back of the mirror.
  3. Align the mirror face retention clips with the adjuster mechanism
  4. Gently press the mirror back into the adjuster mechanism with the palm of the hand on the center of the glass until it locks into place.
  5. Inspect the operation of the mirror.

Response From Guest

Would the same instructions work if I were to replace a 2000 F150 Lariat power mirror?

Response From flgmtech1

Sorry, I am not sure, I have never replaced one on a Ford. I ma sure there are others here who may have that would be better able to answer that question.

Response From way2old Top Rated Answer

And the answer is Yep. Same as above. Just look closely to be sure you see the little clips.

Response From flgmtech1

sorry pictures did not come uP?




  1. Adjust the mirror face as shown in the picture to obtain access to the mirror face retention clips.
  2. Position a flat-bladed tool between the back side of the mirror face and the adjuster mechanism as shown in the picture.


  3. Place the blade of the tool between the gasket (1) and the adjuster mechanism (2).
  4. Slightly twist the blade of the tool while gently pulling the mirror face towards you in order to release the retainers (3).
  5. With the mirror face in hand, disconnect the electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the mirror face from the mirror housing.
  7. Inspect the adjuster mechanism for damage.
Installation Procedure

  1. Inspect the components for any damage. Ensure that the mirror face has all the retention clips in place.
  2. Plug in the electrical connectors to the back of the mirror.
  3. Align the mirror face retention clips with the adjuster mechanism.


  4. Gently press the mirror back into the adjuster mechanism with the palm of the hand on the center of the glass until it locks into place.
  5. Inspect the operation of the mirror.

97 GMC Sonoma won't start at times.....

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Question From TGMcCallie on 97 GMC Sonoma won't start at times.....

GMC Sonoma 1997 6 cylinder 4.3 engine.
Sometimes I can attempt to start my truck and it will not turn over. With the key turned on the dash voltage gague will show very low voltage. Sometimes it will just click. All the time the buzzer that tells you to use seat belts will be sounding faintly.

I have had the battery checked by Auto Zone and they said the battery was good since it was showing 736 cold cranking amps. They suggested that i check cables for corrosion. NO Corrosion is on the cables........ They also suggested that my starter may have a burned spot on it.

I can always jump it off by cables connected to my other vehicle.

If the starter had a burned spot, would it still jump off?

What is your opinion as to my problem.

I have 80,000 miles on the truck.

Thanks,
Tom

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If jumping it corrects the problem the problem is the battery or the cable connections at the battery.

Interesting (perhaps a typo) that AutoZone or anyone actually put your battery at 32 degrees F. to check COLD cranking amps

T

Response From TGMcCallie

That's what I thought but the Autozone fellow told me that when you jump it off it could bump the starter to where it was not on the burned spot.

I jumped it off yesterday and did not drive it at all. It started immediately after than BUT this morning when I went out to crank it would not start.

The AZ man might not have used the phrase cold cranking amps but he did say it was showing that many amps.

I took the battery cables off and looked at them and there was a very small spot of corrososion on the positive cable. I cleaned it off. That was before I tried to start the truck this morning.

I have a 8 year warrantied battery and it si just past it's 4th year. Complete replacement in 3 years. I just think they did not want to adjust it, but that should not cost AZ anything since the battery company would stand that loss.

My past esperience is that if it was the starter, it would not jump off and that is what you said also.

Thanks,
Tom

Response From Tom Greenleaf

In essence when you are jumping a vehicle and the jumpers are strong (some stink) then your own battery is not really part of the problem for that moment and a known good one (never mind the testing mistakes) is making it work than simple deduction tells you the problem is the battery or the connections right there - not further down the line or the starter as you said.

A four year old battery no matter what warranty it had is too old to trust now. Just take the prorated price and get a replacement. They absolutley can show intermittent troubles. Most automotive batteries are not "deep cycle" and if they don't stay in the top % of their available original cranking amps will lose the reserve capacity fast.

Never mind all the bull. A battery should be able to start a car 20 times without even the alternator getting a moment to put some juice back. When super cold out I'm sure you've witnessed a battery that only had a few tries before the cable came out. At zero F. the dang battery only has a small percentage of what it would have at 70 for example.

It's a double whack when cold as the engine is harder to turn anyway. Try pull starting your lawn mower as an test!

Even average Summer temps is fairly cold to an engine. Notice a second start five minutes later how much easier they are?

More trivia: Batteries hate heat too. That can cause early failures too. Of all the technological advances of the last 100 years battery technology is behind and currently IMO is a major reason electric mobility won't overtake other sources for power till that's solved.

Happy Independece Day!

T

Response From TGMcCallie

Tom, you were dead on it, just like the battery. I took my truck to the shop that I usually use. He put his SnapOn battery analizer that he told me cost him 2,000.00 (hard to believe it cost that) and ran some tests. The screen came back with a read out "Battery Bad". He told me that his battery analizer checked things that the one at AutoZone did not. He told me to go back to AutoZone and tell them that HE said the battery was bad and checked bad by his SnapOn battery analizer.
I went back to AutoZone and the man had to check it again with his little old battery checker and he said it read out 735 Amps and the battery checked good.
I told him that I had just left Automotove Diagnostics and David checked it with his SnapOn battery analyzer and it read out Battery Bad. He said come on inside and we will see what we can work out. He gave me 32.00 toward another 89.00 battery. I guess you just rent batteries at around 10.00 per year. That would make the 8 year battery close to the 79.00 I paid for it in 2004.

Thanks for all your help.

Tom McCallie

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Tom M. The equipment to really test out cars is wicked expensive!

You do get a "sixth" sense about how powerful (amps) a battery really is or what's left if you know you own vehicle.

IMO, batteries should be considered an expense and maintenance item. A lousy one will ruin alternators, starters and raise hell with all kinds of ever increasingly higher tech stuff throughout a vehicle. They will show all charged up and "ready to go" by some tests but the real test is in the car.

What really stinks is there are a fair amount of them new on the shelf that aren't up to par and can be older than you know right away unless you look and or ask. Some use codes or plain info indicating the month and year it was made. That date is the real age of a battery - not when first put in service as they are aging from day one,

T

Response From TGMcCallie

Tom, my face is red.

I told you about the situation with the battery and Autozone warrantied it out. They said it checked good. Well, I guess itwas good because the new one they gave me is doing the same thing. It would not start again today.

This might sound strange but could this be the problem. I know it sounds weird but here goes: The following happened the same day that the truck failed to start the first time:

The rear view mirror came off the windshield. I figured it was due to the high heat we were having. I unplugged the electrical plug that went to the mirror that supplies the voltage to the mirror lights and left the wire hanging down from the window a bit. The next day I tried to start the truck to go get some adhesive to reinstall the mirror and that is when the truck first frailed to start.

Well after it would not start today, I said it was strange but maybe it had something to do with the starting problem. I reinstalled the mirror and jumped the truck off and drove it for a few miles.

I am waiting to see if it fails to start in the morning.

Could this also be a bad ignition switch or would it not start when jumping it off if the ignition switch was bad.

I am now back to square one. If it does not start tomorrow I am going back to the shop and let him try his 2000.00 tester again.........The one that read out Bad Battery.

Tom M

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Good battery or not if a drain was on it, it could take it down and not start. When charged and known charged it shoud test well and start/crank the engine with expected power as you have noticed when jumping it.

Charging system may not be maintaining battery at full charge or drain (mirror thing unknown as to whether that could do that) it still points to battery new or not.

I don't care if the car has a charging system, if a known charged up battery can't start it and a jump makes it start normally the problem is the battery or the connections right at it - same as first said.

GM battery cable ends at the battery are iffy when they get older. Take a hard look at those. When jumping the side post type you are connecting to the battery and still relying on the connection of the bolt. The "U" bolt type jumping is direct to the cable first, in fact with good jumper cables you don't even need a battery in the car. The GM side posts are hard to jump unless bolt thru cable end has strong connection there which is using the battery as the "nut" if you will. If a battery is a shorted mess for example jumping those is a trick vs U bolt type,

T

Response From TGMcCallie

As I stated in earlier post, I reinstalled the rear view mirror and plugged the wire back into the mirror that feeds electricity to the map lights. I jumped off the truck after doing this and have started the truck many times after this and it has not failed to start......

lI don't know how this would have caused the battery to drain with the circuit to the mirror inoperative BUT it appears that this is what happened.

Would anyone know why this was possible?

I will repost, if it fails to start in the future.

Tom M

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If that Rear view mirror also has map lights/courtesy lights in it there's constant power to it and certainly could be the source of a drain,

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Response From TGMcCallie Top Rated Answer

Tom, as stated the rear view mirror DOES have 2 map/courtesy lights built into it. There is a switch on the mirror that turns them on. The switch was not pushed in as you would have to do in order to turn them on.

Explain to me for my satisfaction, exactly how a power drain could happen if the connection to the rear view mirror lights is not connected to the rear view mirror.

I removed the mirror because it was dangling from the windshield due to the mount coming unglued from the windshield and UNPLUGGED the connection that supplied the current to the mirror. With the connection unplugged there is not a completed circuit so looks like there would be no voltage drain on the battery.

Explain to me.

Thanks
Tom M

Response From Tom Greenleaf

YOU ARE RIGHT. With it unplugged it shouldn't be drawing current. While it was dangling it probably did stress the wires one of which is hot of course causing a problem. You know when that first fell off it no doubt was a pretty good yank on the thing and it happens all the time to mirrors on glass mounts.

Tell me because I don't know the exact function of those lights. Can the "Map" light go on with door closed and keys out of ignition? Do they also come on when door is open with other interior lights? I think they can and would stay on like if you forgot to manually shut them off. I've put a couple of those mirrors w/o compas (just lights) in cars that never had them and I wired them just to be on with the door open I think - been a while.

I took them out of S-10 Blazers from wrecks and I can't recall which way the OE wiring went - along windshield and down pillar or back to another light in headliner. Junk stuff of course I just cut off as much wire as I could pull.

For a silly little handy feature this is and can be causing quite a headache now! The question is..... why didn't it blow a fuse if wires shorted? Does it work now as intended? Hate to even ask you to touch it now that things are working but I think you need to know if this is still a lurking or intermittent drain and YES that's enough to take out a battery little as it is. With a new battery it probably would be able to sustain the power of being ON for one night but that's enough.

Another question: If you have a key fob to unlock doors - DO INTERIOR LIGHTS COME ON - INCLUDING ANY LIGHTS IN THIS MIRROR? Are the interior lights also on delay when you shut a door? This complicates the diagnosing of this now if so.

Been thru hell with a 96 Suburban with the PDL on remote, delay courtesy lighting (non adjustable delay time) - map lights everywhere (six at least) that will stay on even with interior lighting on override to be off! Found that car dead THREE times now with known good battery and last time BOTH rearmost map lights were manually left on for four days - that explains one of the issues but I still have a problem wondering about two other times?? This too is nasty to a now one year old battery!

The next thing is WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT THIS? It isn't apparently causing a problem now so testing much isn't going to show anything You would think if you just left it unplugged it would just take it out of the picture but that's proven not true and I was about to suggest taking the bulbs out of it but if unplugged can cause drain then that's not it either.

CLASSIC ROCK AND HARD PLACE!

I guess now I have to suggest just "wait and see" approach as I don't think testing will be fruitfull with no problem right now.....

T

Response From TGMcCallie

Tom, the truck is working just fine now. I have not had the starting problem since I replugged the wire to the mirror.

I will answer your questions:

Can the Map light go on with door closed and keys out of ignition?
Answer: No, unless you cut it on by advancing the switch on the dash that controlls the brightness of the dash lights. This will turn on all courtesy lights.

Do they come on when door is opened?
Answer: Yes, all courtesy lights including the map lights come on and stay on for 20 seconds then they go off as usual.

Does it work now as intended?
Answer: Yes.

Do Interior lights come on - including any lights in this mirror if you use a key fob to unlock doors?

Answer: My door locks are after market and I no longer use the key fob to unlock/lock the doors as the aftermarket system did not work too good anyway.

Are the interior lights also on delay when you shut a door?
Answer: Yes they are on a delay system and work correctly.

I choose not to pull on any wires etc. as long as it is working properly. I say let a sleeping dog lie.

Thanks for your information

Tom M

Side view mirror glass broken

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Question From oshawa on Side view mirror glass broken

I have a 2008 GMC Acadia SLT with heated side view mirrors. Passenger side glass only has been broken and needs to be replaced. Is this a difficult job best left to a dealer or can a handy "do-it-your-selfer" manage it. If anyone can provide info. on how to do it would be greatly appreciated.

Response From dmac0923

i believe the mirror is sold as a housing only meaning the whole plastic piece as well not just the glass.

its going to be pricey. but the install is fairly straight forward.

remove door panel.
disconnect the electrical connectors for the heated/power mirror functions
unbolt mirror from door frame,


assembly opposite of removal

Response From oshawa

Thanks for your response. Checked with GMpartsdirect.com and I can buy the glass mirror only for $39.74 but don't know how to replace/install. If you have any knowledge of how to do it I would appreciate it...............Thanks again

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Is that litterally just the glass or the glass without heater and the housing? You may be able to get just the glass stick on replacement or have an auto glass place cut and install just the glass for you if you don't want the heater, or the convex type as that may not be so easy to duplicate,

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Response From way2old Top Rated Answer

Most of the newer mirrors have plastic locks attached to the back of them and they pop into slots on the housing. If there is any left of the old one, see if there are any tabs on the back of the broken one. You are not out anything if it breaks.