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Learn how to Repair a Unfastened Wing (Facet) Mirror Glass on an Aston Martin DB9 – Aston 1936


Once I bought my ‘new to me’ mannequin yr 2009 DB9 lately, the seller PPI reported that the driving force’s aspect mirror glass was unfastened and wanted a repair.  Within the Fb boards I’ve examine mirror glass falling out on different homeowners automobiles.   I believe this isn’t a singular occasion happening with simply my automobile.  Let me present you ways I tackled this easy restore on a ‘Saturday Morning’.


Darren’s DB9

[Editors Note – this article was graciously submitted by Darren Crompton.  Darren (who lives in Australia) is the proud owner of a beautiful 2009 DB9 Coupe (Aston10734).  He’s been kind enough to prepare this article.  Thank you Darren!]


Mine is a proper hand drive automobile and the driving force’s wing (aspect) mirror glass was “disconnected” on the best edge from no matter supported it from behind.  Time for the journey to see the way it’s held into place!


This one was fairly easy.  Aside from my arms and a little bit of braveness, I simply wanted a small pair of pliers and a few silicone grease.  Each of those are in all probability non-obligatory, however have been useful.


Let’s begin by reminding you to Be Cautious!  You may be tugging and prying on a glass mirror.  It may break and injure you, so train some warning right here.

I prised the glass again to take a peek on the internal workings and will see that it was mounted onto a strong plastic backing and that the backing had turn out to be disconnected from the primary mount.

Notice:  In case your automobile isn’t experiencing the very same situation as mine, you received’t be capable of pull it again this far this simply.  The method to launch the glass is identical, however you’ll want skinny fingers to do the identical steps.

The mirror glass simply snaps onto the plastic backing plate so a mild but forceful pull to the best (outboard path) after which inwards (away from the housing) disconnected the glass (see the photograph beneath).

Notice:  Watch out, there are some wires connected – don’t rip it free with wild abandon.

I used small pliers to fastidiously disconnect the heating factor wires from the terminals on the again of the glass (protecting monitor of which matches the place).  Do you know the glass had a defroster?  I consider it activates with the rear window defrost circuit.  Now the glass was utterly eliminated for higher entry to the issue space.


It was instantly evident that the backing plate had “unsnapped” from the primary mount (see photographs beneath).  I do not know how this occurred however count on that the mirror glass had been manually pulled on fairly strongly prior to now.

All it took was a agency push into place and it securely clicked again into place.

View of disconnected mounting level
View after snapped again into place

All I needed to do now was put the mirror glass again on.  I utilized a lightweight smear of silicone grease to the slots on the black housing in readiness for the white hinged guiding tabs.

With the white tabs inserted I lined up the left aspect of the glass…..

…then pinched the backing plate and glass collectively.

…and gently pushed the glass into the mirror housing till I heard resounding “click on”

A last clear of the glass to take away the mountain of finger prints and the job was accomplished.

Realizing what I do know now, I may have simply accomplished this final transfer and stuck the unfastened glass with out pulling the mirror aside however the place is the enjoyable and studying in that?


I did study that the folding mirror meeting and the glass is straight off a Volvo S60, V70, S80 of the identical period. Low-cost as chips on eBay or an auto wrecker.  Ford owned each Aston Martin and Volvo on the time the DB9 was designed, so the engineers have been in a position to choose and select from everybody’s elements bins.

Take into account that my automobile is situated in Australia, and is a Proper Hand Drive.  Drivers aspect and passenger aspect mirrors have completely different shapes, and a few have options to boost the viewing (Objects within the Mirror Look Nearer…).   Some international locations have completely different mirror necessities.  Remember to analysis the best half on your specific mannequin the place you reside.

Right here’s what I noticed on my automobile:

  • Folding mirror meeting Volvo p/n: E11015846
  • Mirror Glass Volvo p/n:  3001-878
Folding Mirror Meeting Volvo p/n E11015846
Volvo p/n 3001-878 (heated RH glass for RHD Australia fashions)

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