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pauljs75
01-11-2013, 08:58 AM
I've got a center rear view mirror with dual map lights and the dimming flipper broke. Dealership wants $137 for a replacement (too damn much), junkyard had one or two in their cars - but broken or near-broken in the same way, and local parts stores don't have any aftermarket ones with the (very useful) lights.

So, any recommendations on where to get a replacement online? (Some place with good service/reputation and prices.)

Alternately, if there's any way to hack the mirror apart and fix the dimming flipper mechanism and put it back together neatly - I might try that.

Last gen Grand Ams are getting past 10 years in age now, so I'm willing to bet I'm not alone in this.

MAC the KNIFE
01-11-2013, 09:36 AM
rockauto.com or gmpartsdirect.com
maybe fleebay

trying to fix it would probably make it worse. but since it's already broken... try it

DrFabulous
01-11-2013, 09:51 AM
I've got a center rear view mirror with dual map lights and the dimming flipper broke. Dealership wants $137 for a replacement (too damn much)

Sorry, made me lol.


http://i.imgur.com/ctme8.jpg

pauljs75
01-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Damn right it's too damn high. If it were $40, I would have ordered it. (And even that is a bit pricey imo.)

By chance, does anyone have the part number for the interior mirror with dual map lights?
(The plain one, no OnStar.)

sleepyalero
01-23-2013, 04:44 PM
Just buy a new one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Donnelly-Dual-Map-Light-Inside-Rear-View-Mirror-10-1-2-w-wiring-pigtail-/221119307702?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AGrand+Am&hash=item337bbcdfb6&vxp=mtr

TruGreenGAGT
01-23-2013, 05:22 PM
you gotta look and get the right mirror.
theres two kinds and I believe they have different plugs

sleepyalero posted a link to one with rocker switches.
the other kind has push buttons
also i believe the light bulbs are also different per the two

heres the one with push buttons
http://www.ebay.com/itm/donnelly-015315-rear-view-mirror-map-lights-002-/230917092595?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AGrand+Am&hash=item35c3bb34f3&vxp=mtr

kzulfic
01-23-2013, 06:34 PM
No junkyards near by? That would probably be your cheapest option, unless your up for stealing one, then that would be the cheapest.

bricooper78
01-23-2013, 06:36 PM
No junkyards near by? That would probably be your cheapest option, unless your up for stealing one, then that would be the cheapest.

:applause:


You sir, are the Butt Hut!!!!!!!!!! for sure!!!!! lol


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kzulfic
01-23-2013, 06:39 PM
:applause:


You sir, are the Butt Hut!!!!!!!!!! for sure!!!!! lol


+1 interwebz for you, even tho I can't give you any 'cause I need to spread the wealth!!!

Indeed i am. lol