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Vintalage
04-07-2004, 04:22 PM
Can someone please tell me how to remove the mirror joystick from the window trim. It's impossible to remove. It won't budge. I don't know which tabs I should move. And when I do try to, it won't do anything. I need help. Explain to me how to do this.

Vintalage
04-07-2004, 10:28 PM
You've got to be kidding me. Anyone?

Dr_Kyle
04-07-2004, 11:00 PM
I have two scars from taking that damn thing out. I only know the one hour method. lol Just keep on trying.

MSJHWT
04-07-2004, 11:36 PM
I think I just shoved mine till that sucker popped out.....I can't recall though, been a year since I took apart my interior...but I think it just popped out after much pushing.

Vintalage
04-08-2004, 12:07 AM
Didn't break anything did you?

MSJHWT
04-08-2004, 10:58 AM
I broke a lot of stuff, the window trim wasn't one of them, though ;) Heh, actually no only piece I broke was the shifter trim broke off one of the pieces holding it in and on one of the HVAC rings I broke one of the clips.

2002AmSE
04-09-2004, 10:24 AM
I dont have to worry about that ever, mine keeps "sinking" into the window, seems to detach itself, and I pull it back up every once a week or so, and it seems to snap back up in place

Vintalage
04-09-2004, 11:28 AM
Man, this thing still won't budge. :mad:

Vintalage
04-09-2004, 11:33 AM
I'm screwed.

RamAirGT22
04-09-2004, 04:36 PM
I dont have to worry about that ever, mine keeps "sinking" into the window, seems to detach itself, and I pull it back up every once a week or so, and it seems to snap back up in place

Yeah mine too. About once everyfew days i check it and it's out of place and tilted. It doesn't go all the way down but maybe a inch to 1/2 inch down and to the side. Thought I was the onlyone with this....

tenspeed
04-09-2004, 04:39 PM
I dont have to worry about that ever, mine keeps "sinking" into the window, seems to detach itself, and I pull it back up every once a week or so, and it seems to snap back up in place

My 02 SE do that too. Any time I touch it the stick falls into the hole. I roll the window down to adjust the mirror.

2002AmSE
04-09-2004, 08:57 PM
Wow, I guess we arent the only people with sticks that just randomly seem to drop, but vintalages seems to be stuck. That makes me want to bring it in for warrenty just because I know its common-issue

Did you break something, is that why you say you are screwed?? Why do you need it off in the first place?

Vintalage
04-09-2004, 11:36 PM
Based on what you guys are telling me, I suppose I should be glad mine isn't popping off cause i'd hate for it to just drop in when it's time to use it.

I need it off because i'm getting my trim accented in Brushed aluminum. I'm sending it to a company (ultra graphics) to get done.

Vintalage
04-15-2004, 11:35 AM
Finally got that mofo off. How did I do it? To be brief, I broke it. I was not intending to. I was prying one of the legs that hold the circular trim piece on then I heard a crack. So I said, F it and just cracked it some more until it was out. So let me tell you, this isn't easy at all. And it doesn't pop right out. I've attached pics below.

Now I need a new circular trim piece. Anyone know the part # for it?

Vintalage
04-15-2004, 11:44 AM
Back of window trim piece

iceman
04-15-2004, 11:45 AM
hehe I gotta take mine out today, I did it before I'll see if I can do it without breakin it because I don't remember how I did the first time :/

Rich
04-15-2004, 01:39 PM
man this seems like a real pain to get out. i think if send my stuff in ill just leave the knob in there and let him CF over it. he could probably do that right?

iceman
04-17-2004, 11:18 AM
ok here's how not to break it


(be careful during all of this as the plastic breaks easy)


Pic 1:

The circled area, youll see a flat spot - get a small flathead screwdriver in there, and pry the mirror switch enclosure towards the other side of the panel - push on the stick and it'll pop right out.

That leaves you with:

Pic 2:

use a flathead to (carefully) pry in the 3 circled tabs, and push that trim ring out the front of the panel.

Then you'll be left with pic #3 - just reverse to reinstall. You might have to bend the 3 plastic tabs on the ring back in a little bit so they catch when reinstalled.

gross
04-17-2004, 02:10 PM
Anyone know the part number for that trim ring? when I bought my Grand AM it was missing.

iceman
04-17-2004, 02:27 PM
how does your power mirror stick stay in w/out that trim /

AaronGTR
12-07-2005, 11:37 AM
Anybody ever find a part number for that trim ring? I got mine out once successfully to paint the plate, but I took it out again to paint it a different color and the sucker broke this time. I guess if I can't find a part number I can get one from a junk yard, but that would cost more since I'd probably have to buy the whole panel switches and all and those are expensive. :( It's that or glue the sucker in there permanent.

Vintalage
12-07-2005, 03:00 PM
I'll have to see if I can find one. When I had to get my window regulator fixed (driver window stopped working), the dealer replaced the ring free of charge.

freakydeaky
12-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Anybody ever find a part number for that trim ring?


the switch bezel is included with the switch panel.... in the listing it shows no p/n for the ring bezel... see attachments

AaronGTR
12-07-2005, 10:04 PM
Cool, got a part number for the switch panel? Thanks man. :)

GrahamKracka
12-07-2005, 10:12 PM
mine just kind of fell out

freakydeaky
12-08-2005, 11:21 AM
Cool, got a part number for the switch panel? Thanks man. :)

no prob....
see attachment

DefaZe
03-18-2009, 06:56 PM
umm bumping a completely dead thread... but does anyone know to put the inside of this back together?? I took it apart just to look at it because I was interested how the twisting thing worked, etc, and when I popped it apart like 15 little pieces shot out of nowhere and I now have no clue how to reassemble it.. Anyone??

tenspeed
03-18-2009, 07:19 PM
You probably can't put it back together. It started out as one piece.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors004.jpg

This has bits of paper to show where it broke

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors007.jpg

I put a wire tie on it.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors009.jpg

PhantomLover007
03-18-2009, 07:21 PM
Sounds like you might as well get a new one from somewhere.

Kids.... lol

Dont' feel bad. When I was putting the WFG on my HVAC, I toom apart the heater controls for some reason and parts flew out of that. It took me a bit to figure out how sh1t went back in..

DefaZe
03-18-2009, 11:49 PM
Sorry there was apparently a misunderstanding. I meant the electrical components inside of the switch assembly, not the mounting hardware. I popped those tabs off on both sides that you can see in your 3rd picture, and it all came apart. There was 3-4 springs, 3 copper "arms," a black piece of plastic, a white piece of plastic, and then the circuit board...

And yea I did the same thing with the HVAC too PL :) Took me a while to figure that bastard out..

DefaZe
03-21-2009, 12:08 AM
???? Or does anyone at least have a part number for the whole knob

tenspeed
03-21-2009, 08:20 AM
???? Or does anyone at least have a part number for the whole knob

Try a couple of ebay searches. Try using "Grand Am switch" and "Grand Am mirror". Sometimes you can get the door panel that has the window switches for less than the switch alone. Should be around $20.

PhantomLover007
03-21-2009, 09:29 AM
You probably can't put it back together. It started out as one piece.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors004.jpg

This has bits of paper to show where it broke

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors007.jpg

I put a wire tie on it.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/tenspeed/Mirrors/mirrors009.jpg


I'm going to have to try that Jim. I had a piece break completely off that's basically the size of where the paper is on your pics

The switch has a gangsta lean to it now... lol ;crap

DefaZe
03-21-2009, 10:53 PM
haha is your switch ridin dirty

DefaZe
03-21-2009, 11:06 PM
$10 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-22624805-Mirror-Switch-Pontiac-Grand-Am-2001-2005_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116 QQitemZ260262123057QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPar tsQ5fAccessories

chris_gt_74
03-30-2009, 09:07 PM
Mine was broke when I got my car and I took it apart and rigged it backed together with some intuitive thinking. If I had it off I'd post a pic of what I did to keep mine from falling through. Basically, I made myself a clip out of a piece of metal coat hanger and bent it all into the shape I wanted and drilled 2 small holes for each side of the clip to fit in. It fits very nicely and is still removable if I need to take it apart again. The whole little project took me about 10 minutes.

If anyone's interested in the pic, let me know and I'll go pop it out and snap a pic of the fixed "clip" attached to the panel.

ItsMeScottG
07-11-2013, 11:40 PM
I'm going to have to try that Jim. I had a piece break completely off that's basically the size of where the paper is on your pics

The switch has a gangsta lean to it now... lol ;crap

Does anyone have a part number on this? Mine just broke today.

I know I'm bumping an old thread and all but this is what I could find.

rjs_boy
07-12-2013, 02:51 AM
Does anyone have a part number on this? Mine just broke today.

I know I'm bumping an old thread and all but this is what I could find.

I would definitely check with the vendor to verify the part numbers as the listing I have is quite old at this point...however the P/N I have are:

2003 Mirror Switch = 22624805

For the retaining ring part, it's only sold together with the 'switch panel'

2003 4 door = 22663005 (Power Windows)
2003 4 door = 22663003 (Manual Windows)

2003 2 door = 22663006 (Power Windows)
2003 2 door = 22663003 (Manual Windows)

blckgagt
07-12-2013, 07:09 AM
Does anyone have a part number on this? Mine just broke today.

I know I'm bumping an old thread and all but this is what I could find.

Mine broke a while back and i just ended up zip tieing the **** out of it....lol. Ever since then, no problems.

ItsMeScottG
07-12-2013, 03:26 PM
I would definitely check with the vendor to verify the part numbers as the listing I have is quite old at this point...however the P/N I have are:

2003 Mirror Switch = 22624805

For the retaining ring part, it's only sold together with the 'switch panel'

2003 4 door = 22663005 (Power Windows)
2003 4 door = 22663003 (Manual Windows)

2003 2 door = 22663006 (Power Windows)
2003 2 door = 22663003 (Manual Windows)

Actually I went to the Chevy dealership today and they ordered just the retainer clip for me. They pulled up a diagram and showed me the part. It cost me $4.99, not too bad:)

rjs_boy
07-12-2013, 10:18 PM
Actually I went to the Chevy dealership today and they ordered just the retainer clip for me. They pulled up a diagram and showed me the part. It cost me $4.99, not too bad:)

Awesome!