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Hyundai launched a redesign of the Santa Fe on February 14, 2012, and went on sale in June 2012 as a 2013 model.

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Side view mirror glass came out. How to replace it?

The passenger side view mirror came out and needs replacing. The motor that controlled it seems to be working fine, just the mirror itself needs replacing. Can that be purchased, and how does it attach?

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Mirror glass alone is available and typically will come with an adhesive, or you will need to acquire a super strong adhesive. But I do not know if it is available for your particular make and model of vehicle.

Make sure the replacement mirror glass is available before proceeding. There should be instructions with the replacement glass. If the mirror is heated for de-icing, then there will be a wire attached to the glass. Carefully remove the original glass so as to not damage the wire, if present. Very carefully remove any of the remaining original glass and adhesive being careful not to gouge or damage the plastic behind the glass. Follow the install procedure included with the new glass. This will typically involve cleaning the mounting surface and possibly again with a prep wipe, then apply the adhesive or remove the backing to the pre-installed adhesive strips and install. Hold in place for the recommended time for the adhesive to cure. Allow to fully cure before driving the vehicle.

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