How to Fix a Car Mirror That Popped Out?

If your car mirror has popped out, you may be wondering how to fix it. Don’t worry—it’s not as hard as it sounds. Check that no other parts of the car have been damaged in the process. If they have been. Gently place the mirror back into its socket and see if it stays there on its own.

3) Take a look at the mirror’s hinges; they should be made of plastic or metal, and they should be connected firmly to the frame of your vehicle (or directly to the door). If any part of the hinge is cracked or damaged in any way, you will need to replace this part before continuing with step 4 below.

With a little bit of pressure applied from your thumb or fingertip, gently push down on one side of the hinge until it clicks back into place and holds firmly against another part of itself. Repeat this process for all four sides of each hinge until all four clips snap back into place.

Use pliers to remove the old glue from the frame of the car

If you have a lot of time and patience, you can try to remove the glue with your fingers. But if you don’t, using pliers will work better. The best tool for removing old glue from plastic is a wire brush or a sanding wheel.

If you don’t have either of these tools, use a toothbrush or even just some sandpaper on the back of a kitchen knife. Make sure that all of the old glue has been removed before applying new glue! Now it’s time to apply new glue around the mirror’s frame and press it firmly into place.

Reattach new mirror car with new glue

Remove the old glue from the glass and frame of the mirror. You can usually just use your fingertips to rub it off. Clean the area where you’ll be applying new glue. Use a damp cloth or a wet paper towel to wipe away any dirt or dust. Apply a thin layer of new glue to both sides of the mirror and set it in place. Let it dry overnight before driving with it.

Check your mirror for damage

Check your mirror for damage. If the mirror glass is cracked or broken, you’ll need to replace it before you can put the mirror back into place. If your mirror is fine, but just popped out of place.

Remove any dirt or debris from around the base of the mirror using a soft cloth or paper towel. This will help your new glue bond well and prevent any further damage from occurring.

Use an adhesive remover like Goo Gone or WD-40 to clean off any residue from around where the mirror attaches to your car’s bodywork. Then wipe down with alcohol or acetone.

Now we’re going to apply some super glue! Apply a small amount right where the two pieces meet. Wait 30 seconds for it to get tacky before pressing them together firmly so they stick together securely.

Open the door and remove the mirror cover

Open the door and remove the mirror cover. Lift up on the lug nut with a wrench or socket set until it comes off. Remove the screw from around the base of the mirror’s stem with an Allen wrench or Phillips screwdriver. Pull off the rubber grommet from around the stem and remove it from inside your door panel.

Place a new grommet into place on top of your door panel, then slide it down over your steering column until it snaps into place around your steering column bracket slot. Replace any screws removed in step 3 on top of each other in order to secure them in place again before replacing everything back where they came from originally.

Make sure that you put the mirror back in the right way

Once you’ve opened the door and popped off the mirror, make sure that you put it back in the right way. You should be able to see a small arrow printed on one side of the mirror. This arrow will tell you which way to place the mirror in order for it to fit correctly.


There are a lot of different ways to fix a car mirror that popped out. You can try one of the above methods, or you could try something else. You could also read some other articles about fixing mirrors on cars, or call up your mechanic and see what they recommend.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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