Someone sideswiped my mirror need help sourcing parts

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Shiur, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Shiur

    Shiur New Member

    Someone decided to sideswipe my driver car mirror and knocked it off the swivel/spindel. It appears to be the hinge where the motor can swivel into itself
    (Yes it was a hit and run and I have no idea whom it is)

    The Mirror glass was not damaged and all the electronics are working properly. (Right now it is attached by the wire that controls the position of the mirror)

    So far no junkyard has it ( I guess it's to New of a car)


    I looked at Honda parts and it appears they sell the assembly as one unit..

    I'm curious to know if I the can obtain the plastic component alone,

    Also is there clarity side mirror to any of the other Honda products??P PerhapsI can obtain the components that way??


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. stacey burke

    stacey burke Member

    I don't know if this will work but there is a group of facebook that has had 2 or 3 clarity totaled and you might be able to find out from them where their car went. (to what junk yard) And be able to contact the junk yard to see if they have parts.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/408505746238938/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
     
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  3. Shiur

    Shiur New Member

    Thanks..


    I'm curious to know if the mirror assembly it's shared with another vehicle on the Honda platform
     
  4. Robert_Alabama

    Robert_Alabama Active Member

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  5. Texas22Step

    Texas22Step Active Member

    This place seems to offer the side mirror parts in a more granular fashion than some other sites I noticed. You might be able to order the exact part(s) you need here. Good luck.

    https://www.hondapartsnow.com/genuine/honda~0~76258-trv-a02.html
     
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  6. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

    Beware if you buy just pieces it is a substantial project to assemble and will require cutting and splicing the wire harness inside the mirror. Also no matter how you go about this you will need to remove interior door trim panel and water shields to get access to mirror fastener and electrical plug to remove it from the car. Not sure how mechanically inclined you are?

    The mirror is a exclusive to Clarity, shared with no other vehicles.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

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  8. Texas22Step

    Texas22Step Active Member

    Oh, and here's a Honda technical instruction on how to remove the interior door trim, etc. that might help make the work easier. I got this a few months ago from another kind post on this forum. There might be more technical instructions that would be helpful somewhere on the forum, so you should do a search before you get started (if you decide to DIY).
     

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  9. victor_2019

    victor_2019 Active Member

    is it the kind of damage some good quality epoxy might fix?

    I hit a truck with my mirror a long time ago and ripped the mirror off my old nissan sentra and I attached it back with some epoxy from the outside, it lasted a few years before falling again. then I bolted it on from the inside with new bolts and more epoxy and lasted the remainder of the car life.

    it will probably make it impossible to fold the mirror in but if it's possible and saved me several hundred dollars, I'd do that myself.
     
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  10. Shiur

    Shiur New Member

    FYI after poking around I happened to see a honda fit on the street it has a really similar design with the clarity. perhaps the honda fit will fit the whole with only the electronics being different (which I dont mind splicing)
    the pictures are similar on the honda parts website...

    is their anyway to tell if the honda fit part would physically fit on the clarity?


    FYI follow up I looked online the screw holes on the fit are in the wrong spot...
    so the HONDA FIT will now work..
     
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  11. Shiur

    Shiur New Member

    I have included 2 images of the break of the mirror..

    Question is can I get away with just replacing the spindle using part "76255-trv-a01"

    Or do I need to replace the entire mirror using part 76258-trv-a01 IMG_20190815_065940595.jpg IMG_20190815_065950304.jpg
     
  12. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

    Again I have to ask how mechanically inclined are you, and is this project worth 8+ hours of floundering around cutting and splicing wires and figuring out how to restrain tension springs and whatever, just to save a few hundred bucks? Did you read the other thread thru of the other member who reconstructed his mirror and the challenges he ran into?

    Me? I’m actually an auto mechanic. And if this were my mirror I would simply buy a new one and bolt it on and plug it in within an hour. They don’t cost all that much and I have no interest in that kind of mirror reconstruction project.

    Body shops don’t rebuild mirrors either, they just replace them. There is a reason...rebuilding them is a time consuming and tedious hassle that doesn’t pay.

    But every individual is different. Only you can decide for yourself if the hassle will be worth the cash savings. If you decide to rebuild it you will want to remove it from the car and disassemble on a bench first. That’s the only way to confidently ID exactly what parts you need to order. We can’t tell from photos and only one other human here has had his mirror apart before. You’re not using the mirror anyway if it’s just dangling there, so remove and assess...
     
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  13. M. Shah

    M. Shah Member

    Try car-part.com
     

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