"PROUD TO SAY" Made in USA 1st Surface Chromium Automotive Mirror Glass (Buy American)

Saab mirror glass falling out of frame on the 2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011 Model year. In my opinion the glass that was glued to the black pad which behind it was the heating element, used self adheavisve spray glue. After many years of Weathering, Car Washes, closing doors, cause the glass to debond from the black pad. Something Saab and the manufacture did not consider when enginering the construction of the mirror. If you are ordering this mirror, as the picture is the drivers side, take a pen cap to the other side, or have the wife who has wonderful nails, pull from the corner, and see if that mirror is loose as well. Please click on the link. How to replace your car mirror, and read about the special way we recommend on how to glue this mirror using our silicone. Its not stupidity, it was just a BIG MISTAKE to protect inferior glass from turning brown by protecting it with a black nylon pad and using rubber spray adhesive.

What went wrong here, why my Saab Mirror fell out of its frame

 Side view Automotive Car Replacement Glass Order Form Saab 9-3

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Year Make Model Drivers Side Mirror Passenger Side Mirror (Mirror is black to show shape of Mirror)
2003-2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan, Station Wagon Car Mirror Replacement Glass

2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Coup, Convertible

This mirror has been know to fall out of the frame due to adhesive failure and inferior mirror glass. Be careful and review Saab mirrors that are not first surface chromium or made in USA. There have been reports on distortion in glass. The example as photo is at the top of this page. There is a special way to glue your Saab Mirror. Go to the bottom of this page For  Installation Directions.  

Year Make Model Drivers Side Mirror Passenger Side Mirror (Mirror is black to show shape of Mirror)
1998 -2003 Saab 9-3 Mirror

Sedan to 2002 1/2, Coup/Conv Please click on the mirror, and print the page bring it out to the car. It is very possible you need the 255 and the 1922)

Please click on the photo of the Car Mirror Replacement Glass for Larger View. Print the photo, take it out to the vehicle to make sure it is the correct mirror. DO This for all combinations of this vehicle from 2002-2003.



The following are suggest Items to order along with your car mirror purchase.

Automotive Silicone Adhesive Passenger car Heating element Automotive Scraper 3" Convex Circle Mirror Insurance

For further information on reinstalling the Car Mirror Replacement Glass to the Frame please read this

In the last 15 years, we have been selling a lot of mirrors that the glass has fallen out of the frame for no reason. One of the biggest problems cars has been the Saab 9-3 9-5. There are another 20 or 30 makes and models that has had this problem in recent years. Right now you are seeing a black pad.  The manufacture of this product used a Mylar black pad, to separate the glass from the heating element on your vehicle. Most side view mirrors are glued to the frame that is attached motor using automotive silicone, acrylic glue or urethane. Behind this black pad is a heating element. In the past, many European car manufactures did not use first surface chromium mirror, and those mirrors. which we think is aluminum oxide would turn brown due to absorption of the heating element which burns the mirror glass. So they tried to fix the problem, however your mirror was glued to the black Mylar pad using a rubber based spray adhesive.  So a good idea, that now has gone bad.

How to properly Glue this mirror back into the frame.

1. You have to first clean the surface of the black pad. Being contaminated by the previous adhesive, it needs to be removed. We suggest the use of a WET RAG and the use of NAIL POLISH REMOVER to clean any debris, black flakes, and residue. This will insure the automotive silicone that we suggest you use to adhere the mirror to the glass. Nail Polish remover contains 10% acetone which will clean it most efficiently. DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF SCRAPING DEVICE as you will damage the heating element behind the black pad.

2. You now need to glue the mirror to the frame. We sell the silicone for this mirror. You can find it in the additional items to order list. If however you have a non latex silicone (known as construction silicone) then yes,  you can use your product. To help the heating element to function properly, we suggest dotting the black pad with the silicone starting at the center, every 1/4 x 1/4 inch 1/2 inch from the frame edge. When placing the mirror into the frame these small beads of silicone will meet creating a silicone pad for the heat to absorb into the new mirror evenly. Like it did from the factory. The drying time at 70 deg. is 4 hours. Expect longer drying time as temperatures get lower. Do not think of using Crazy Glue, Gorilla glue. However if you are a glass shop or repair facility and have a primer less urethane, this is fine to use.

3. After install, get painters or masking tape, and tape the mirror to the plastic frame you placed the mirror in or to the housing shell.  This will insure that the mirror will not fall out or shift during drying times. We do not recommend driving the car while the glue dries.

We are here to help you. This is a very easy project.

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