VELVAC MIRROR GLASS REPLACEMENT – 2020 & 2015 MODELS
First thing, be sure you get the right glass replacement kit and compare the new glass to existing.
For ease of accomplishing the glass replacement remove mirror head from mirror arm.
Loosen hex set screw located at outer edge of mirror arm and lift mirror head from arm assembly.
The mirror glass is held in place on the glass mount by the bezel ring.
The bezel ring is attached to the glass mounting plate by (6) pairs of hard plastic tabs that release from the tab slots on the mount when pinched together (carefully so as not to break).
The issue is that you cannot get to the tabs while the glass mount is attached to the mirror head enclosure. Now there probably is some exotic removal tool somewhere in the world, but useless you are planning to keep or save the existing mirror glass for some reason, just proceed with the following.
To access the 4 screws to remove the mount you need to (if not already cracked or broken) break and carefully remove the current mirror glass. This will expose the 4 screws that secure the glass mount to the mirror head body.
The particular glass replacement kit I ordered - $17.71 + shipping - comes with new bezel, but if yours does not then carefully squeeze the bezel tabs and remove bezel from glass mount. Do not force the tabs together too forcefully as you may snap the tab(s) off.
Clean the head assembly, glass mount and old bezel as needed.
Remount the mirror glass mount to the mirror head with the 4 screws removed earlier.
With the mirror head laying on a flat surface the new glass should settle nicely into the mount slot.
Remember, once you snap the bezel in place you are committed as the only recourse to again access or expose the glass mount is to again break the glass.
Carefully “snap” the bezel into place working your way around the 6 sets of tabs.
Finally position, align and attach the smaller convex mirror using the adhesive backing provided – usually in the outside lower corner of the mirror head.
You are now ready to put to mirror head back on the mirror arm and tighten the hex screw.
Done – good luck with your project…….
Here is URL for kit……..
Mirror Glass Replacement Kit Velvac 2020 and 2015, 709407, Velvac
For whole mirror head…….
Replacement Standard Mirror Head For Model 2020 Black 1" Post, 714575, Velvac