Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Outside Mirror

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 1991-93 Legend
MANUAL

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual mirror replacement-except 1991-93 Legend

  1. Remove the cap on the adjustment knob and remove the underlying screw. Pull the adjusting knob off.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cover panel from over the mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Hold the mirror and remove the 3 mounting bolts. Remove the mirror.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the mirror and mounting bolts. Replace the cover, knob and screw. Install the cap.
  2.  

POWER
  1. Remove the door panel. Disconnect the electrical lead to the mirror.
  2.  
  3. Gently pry out the cover panel from over the mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Hold the mirror and remove the mounting bolts. Remove the mirror.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the mirror and the mounting bolts. Replace the cover panel and connect the electrical lead. Install the door panel.
  2.  

1991-93 Legend

See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Power mirror replacement-1991-93 Legend

  1. Gently pry the front edge of the cover panel out. Remove the cover panel.
  2.  
  3. Pull back the weatherstripping from the front edge of the mirror mounting and remove the screw. Remove the 2 other mounting screws while holding the mirror.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the mirror.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the mirror and mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the cover panel.
  6.  

GLASS REPLACEMENT



There are 3 style of mirror glass retention. Style 1 has the glass retained by sealant and a close fit around its perimeter. Style 2 is held by a screw and a ball swivel. Style 3 is retained by a screw going into the power adjustment motor housing.

The styles can be determined if the inspection of the underside of the mirror has a screw accessible. If there is no screw then it is a Style 1. If there is a screw, it is either a Style 2 or 3. Style 2 is used with manual mirrors and Style 3 is used on power mirrors.

Style 1
  1. Use a low powered heatgun and heat the edges of the glass from a distance of 2 in. (50mm). Do not overheat.
  2.  
  3. Gently pry the glass out of the seal.
  4.  
  5. Apply sealant to the back of the new glass and press into place narrow end first.
  6.  

Style 2 and 3

See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: The actuator is mounted on the back of the style 3 mirror glass

  1. Unscrew the screw from under the mirror head.
  2.  
  3. If it is a power mirror, pull the mirror out of the housing and disconnect the plugs.
  4.  
  5. If it is a manual mirror, gently pry the mirror out of the housing to disengage the ball swivel.
  6.  
  7. Install the mirror glass after lubricating the ball swivel on the style 2 and connecting the electrical plugs on style 3.
  8.  
  9. Install the mounting screw.
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