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Windshield defrosters have been around for almost as long insides of automobiles have been heated. Rear window defrosters have been around for decades. Eventually, someone thought it would be nice to attach heated mirrors to cars.

Eventually, someone thought it would be nice to attach heated mirrors to cars

Eventually, someone thought it would be nice to attach heated mirrors to cars.

Most heated mirrors attach to the electric elements that control a car’s rear defroster. When the rear defroster is turned on, the heating elements in the mirrors should be active. Keeping ice and fog off side view mirrors allows a driver to more easily see vehicles and other dangers behind him when weather conditions are inclement, simply by applying a small amount of heat to the glass surface of the side mirrors. Electrical elements in the mirrors heat the surface of the glass. The heat evaporates moisture on the surface and melts any ice that has built up. Unfortunately heated mirrors occasionally will heat unevenly or worse yet… Not at all.

Replacing the entire mirror head assembly will definitely fix this problem, however that can be quite costly. Why replace the entire mirror, if the mirror is not the problem? It is most likely that the heating element behind the glass surface has gone bad, so why not simply replace that?

Burco Redi Heat Universal Heat Grids are available in three sizes to accomodate any need.

Burco Redi Heat Universal Heat Grids are available in three sizes to accomodate any need.

Well, thanks to our Burco Redi Heat Universal Heat Grids… You can!

And best of all it’s going to cost a fraction of what the dealer would charge to replace the entire mirror head assembly! Burco Redi Heat Universal Heat Grids are available in three sizes to accomodate any need:

The Small Burco Redi Heat Universal Sideview Mirror Glass Heat Grid measures 5 7/8″ by 3 3/16″.

The Medium Burco Redi Heat Universal Sideview Mirror Glass Heat Grid measures 6 7/16″ by 4 3/4″.

The Large Burco Redi Heat Universal Sideview Mirror Glass Heat Grid measures 12 7/8″ by 5 1/16″.

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (48) Posted by Bill H. on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials

Today I want to share with you the fastest, easiest and most economical way to replace your broken driver side mirror glass or broken passenger side mirror glass, and best of all, you can replace it yourself, rather than having the dealership replace the entire mirror head assembly…  Im’ talking about Burco Fit Over Replacement Automotive Mirror Glass of course!

Below I have listed the steps along with a simple diagram for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our Burco Fit Over Replacement Automotive Mirror Glasses

Burco® Fit Over Replacement Automotive Mirror Glass

Burco® Fit Over Replacement Automotive Mirror Glass

The mirror glass is encased or bonded to the inner backing plate which is mounted inside the mirror head.  The broken mirror is to remain in the backing plate, but loose pieces should be removed.

  1. Dry fit (test fit) Burco Fit Over replacement mirror glass in opening to check proper fit. 
  2. Carefully clean broken mirror surface with Burco Window Glo or other urethane-safe glass cleaner. 
  3. Apply Burco Redi Stick adhesive patches to the back of the replacement mirror and place over the existing broken mirror.  If using a silicone or urethane apply directly to broken mirror surface and clamp assembly until cured. 
  4. Clean the installed Burco Fit Over replacement mirror glass with Burco Window Glo or other urethane-safe glass cleaner. 
  5. NOTE: For electrochromic mirror fit-over replacements, the self-dimming feature of the original mirror is eliminated, but its heat feature remains functional. 

And that’s that! Couldn’t be easier right???

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (0) Posted by Bill H. on Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials

In the last several posts we’ve been talking about just how fast, easy and economical it is to replace your broken driver side mirror glass or broken passenger side mirror glass yourself, rather than having the dealership replace the entire mirror head assembly.

We went through the steps and realized that replacing your broken side mirror is a truly worthwhile project, and anything but intimidating, difficult or time consuming…  But once again, I know what you’re thinking…  You’re thinking, “Sure it’s easy to replace a non-heated, non-signal glass, but my mirrors are heated with a turn signal. There’s electrical components and a heat grid involved! That’s got to be harder… Right?”

Well guess what???

Replacing a broken heated signal mirror with one of our Burco Redi Heat mirrors is actually easier than you think!

You still don’t believe me???

 Below I have listed the steps along with a simple diagram for replacing a broken heated side mirror with a one of our Burco Redi Heat mirrors.

Step by Step instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our Burco® Redi Heat mirrors.

Step by Step instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our Burco® Redi Heat mirrors.

Burco Redi Set Go mirror glass comes complete with a motor mount affixed directly to the mirror for easy installation. 

  1. Remove all existing glass from the mirror head’s plastic inner platform (backing plate). Disconnect old terminal leads from old heating element.
  2. Clean backing plate with rubbing alcohol. Clean back of replacement mirror with Burco Window Glo or other glass cleaner.
  3. Apply the Burco Redi Stick adhesive patches to the replacement auto mirror glass back or to the backing plate itself.
  4. Reconnect mirror head’s terminal leads to the Burco Redi Heat mirrors leads.
  5. Align and press replacement auto mirror glass to the backing plate.
  6. Clean the installed Burco Redi Cuts mirror with Burco Window Glo or other urethane-safe glass cleaner. 

And that’s that! Couldn’t be easier right?

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (5) Posted by Bill H. on Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials

Has this ever happened to you?  You walk out of the grocery store, or the theatre, or the mall only to find someone has broken the side view mirror on your Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC truck or SUV and driven away without so much as a note?  Leaving you to pick up the pieces…  Literally!

You could have the dealership replace the entire mirror head assembly…  But you know what that means?  You could be looking at a price tag upwards of $500.00, $600.00, maybe even $1000.00 or more!

The good news is you don’t have to replace the entire side view mirror assembly just because the glass is broken!  Replacing the truck mirror glass is a do-it-yourself project that can be done for a fraction of what the dealership will charge. 

Heated Signal Redi Set Go Replacement Mirror Glass for a 2000 - 2006 Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC Truck or SUV

Heated Signal Redi Set Go Replacement Mirror Glass for a 2000 - 2006 Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC Truck or SUV

In fact!  We have an exact-fitting, vehicle-specific replacement auto mirror glass for virtually every make, model and mirror type:  Heated, non-heated, signal, heated-signal, blue glass and high-bend convex.

So if you are looking for a driver side mirror glass or passenger side mirror glass for any of the following trucks:  2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade, 2003-2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT, 2002-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, 1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado, 2000-2006 Chevrolet Suburban, 2000-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, 1999-2006 GMC Sierra, 2000-2006 GMC Yukon Denali or a 2001-2006 GMC Yukon Denali XLWe can help!  To find the right replacement auto mirror glass for your vehicle, head over to our “Buy Now” page by clicking the link below: 

Replacement auto mirror glass

Then simply follow the prompts.  First…  Select whether you need a Driver Side Mirror, Passenger Side Mirror or Interior MirrorNext…  Select your vehicles Make.  Then…  Select your vehicles Model.  Then…  Select the Year of your vehicle to be presented all of the options available.  Click the details button next to the mirror you need to see the specifications.  Finally… Click “add to cart” to purchase!

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (15) Posted by Bill H. on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Filed under Mirror Glass, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tutorials

In a previous post we talked about just how fast, easy and economical it is to replace your broken driver side mirror glass or broken passenger side mirror glass yourself, rather than having the dealership replace the entire mirror head assembly.

We went through the steps and realized that replacing your broken side mirror is a truly worthwhile project, and anything but intimidating, difficult or time consuming…  But I know what you’re thinking…  You’re thinking, “Sure it’s easy to replace a non-heated, non-signal glass, but my mirrors are heated with a turn signal.  There’s electrical components involved!  That’s got to be harder… Right?”

Well guess what???

Replacing a broken heated signal mirror with one of our RSG (Redi-Set-Go) mirrors from Burco is actually easier than replacing a broken side mirror with a Burco Redi Cut!

You don’t believe me???

Below I have listed the steps along with a simple diagram for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our RSG (Redi-Set-Go) mirrors from Burco.

Step by Step instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our RSG (Redi-Set-Go) mirrors from Burco®.

Step by Step instructions for replacing a broken side mirror with a one of our RSG (Redi-Set-Go) mirrors from Burco®.

Burco Redi Set Go mirror glass comes complete with a motor mount affixed directly to the mirror for easy installation.

  1. Remove broken mirror along with the backing plate.
  2.  If mirror is heated or signal type, disconnect terminal leads. (Tip: Use a small piece of cardboard or other solid item on edge of mirror head when prying off backing plate to prevent causing damage.)
  3. Throw away backing plate and broken mirror glass.
  4. If heated or signal type auto mirror glass, reconnect terminal wires to new Burco Redi Set Go mirror glass
  5. Align and snap in the new Burco Redi Set Go mirror glass.

 And that’s that! Couldn’t be easier right?

If you have any questions, as always I value your feedback, you can contact me via the “Contact Us” link to the right, or if you prefer to call me directly I am here to answer your questions Monday through Friday 9 AM/CST – 5 PM/CST toll free at 1-888-482-2279!

Comments (15) Posted by Bill H. on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011