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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

Well, my wife was over visiting family in Georgia this past weekend and hit someone's mailbox on the narrow road her brother lives on (they left the mailbox door open). It slammed the mirror closed and broke the mirror glass as well as cracking the outer housing of the mirror. Oh well, time to replace the mirror. I found a great price from Schram Auto Parts on ebay for an exact replacement (I guess these are off wrecked Enclaves) and it is an exact match and is a power folding mirror which is what I need. Interesting that it actually has just shipped from Lansing, MI.........hmmmmm, I wonder if they have access to some old stock at the plant? I thought it was weird that it shipped out of Lansing. The part number doesn't match what gmpartsdirect.com lists, but I assume it has been superceded. I know many people on these forums have had good luck with Schram before and they have a 30 day return policy, so I gave it a shot.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...OC%3AUS%3A1123

My question is, has anyone here actually replaced either of their power folding mirrors before? I assume it is fairly simple, but was wondering the easiest way to remove it without damaging anything. I replaced a RH mirror on my old car, so I think I can tackle this one. Any pointers from someone who has tackled this on the Enclave would be appreciated.

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

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I noticed your Enclave is Red Jewel but the mirror you purchased is Crimson Metallic. Are you going to have the mirror painted or do they have a Red Jewel in stock?

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ccaats,

I noticed your Enclave is Red Jewel but the mirror you purchased is Crimson Metallic. Are you going to have the mirror painted or do they have a Red Jewel in stock?

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I am hoping their "description" was incorrect, because the pictures they have posted are clearly red jewel. There is no way those pictures are of crimson metallic (which is actually much darker and purple).

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I am hoping their "description" was incorrect, because the pictures they have posted are clearly red jewel. There is no way those pictures are of crimson metallic (which is actually much darker and purple).
Also, the date on the part number is 7/25/2007 and "dark crimson metallic" wasn't available until later into the 2008 model year (winter 2007-08 I believe). With a build date of 7/25/2007 for this part, it wouldn't have been available in crimson yet.

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

If you go to their store link on that page and do a search for "Enclave side mirror" quite a few show up. Some photos don't match up with the color description of the mirror. Hopefully it will be Red Jewel.

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If you go to their store link on that page and do a search for "Enclave side mirror" quite a few show up. Some photos don't match up with the color description of the mirror. Hopefully it will be Red Jewel.

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I hope so too, was so mad when she showed it to me....I just went and found it quick, saw the color in the pictures and assumed they used a wrong description (because red looks crimson to most people). I just sent em an email, hopefully if their pictures were wrong, they will swap it for me. If they took a picture of a red jewel one, hopefully they have one. Thanks for the catch and pointing it out to me!

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

ccaats that is too bad. I am always very leery about getting too close to something with the mirrors. Your wife has to be feeling bad about this.
When I pull through the bank drive through I always turn my mirrors in as well.

My husband laughs at me because I am always turning the mirrors in when I park in a parking lot, even though I park WAY WAY out for some reason someone always decides...hey let's park way out here as well and...right next to...MY CAR!

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

I had a couple of back-and-forth emails with the guy at Schram and I think I will be getting a red jewel mirror. He seems to think the guys inventoried it as "crimson metallic" but he stated that the mirror in the pictures is what was actually sent out. Those pictures confirm it is actually red jewel (and the part number build date well before dark crimson was made available). He and I think the guy who inventoried it incorrectly listed it as crimson. I will know by tomorrow as it is scheduled to come in on UPS. Here's hoping it's the right color!

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

Just as a helper, here in Brooklyn, with street parking and all, the mirrors always seem to get slight "rub" marks on them (even though I have power folding mirrors). The local auto stores sell a "scratch remover" polish...it's kind of like the old Dupont 7 cleaner-polish. It really does a great job on removing surface blemishes, as long as the "scratch" doesn't go down to the primer. Anyway, it works for me.
Sorry about the Mrs. hitting the mirror. My wife likes to go for potholes!

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Re: Wife clipped the Enclave's right wing

Sorry to read about your mirror. I had a "Mrs." mirror incident once, too, with a 3 week old car. I was livid. To this day, my wife reminds me how I was more concerned about the car than her feelings. I think that she has a valid point.

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