How can I fix a car mirror that popped out?

I was backing out of my garage yesterday and clipped the edge of my side mirror. There’s barely a scratch on the mirror’s housing, but the mirror itself popped out. How can I fix a car mirror that popped out?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s fairly common for rearview mirrors to pop out of their housing when hit, but I’d say you were pretty lucky that the mirror wasn’t cracked and the housing wasn’t scratched! The process of fixing your car mirror is as simple as lining it up in its housing and pressing it back into place with even pressure.
If the mirror does not pop back into place, you could have a broken component within the housing. If this is the case, you may want to bring your car to an auto body repair shop to have the issue addressed.
Call around to your local body shops for price quotes to get a better idea of how much the repair will cost. And while you wait for your mirror to be replaced, take that time to check out the
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