Re: Couple of weird problems :D
Firstly it is definitely not cheaper to replace the whole mirror assembly because if you buy from Ford for example you still have to have it painted, which costs extra. You can buy just the mirror glass, much cheaper, and easier. If you turn the mirror glass as far as it will go towards the car, you should be able to get access the the big circlip that holds the mirror on. It's a little fiddly, but you'll get it. Putting it back on is much more fiddly though not too difficult, you'll get it after a few goes.