Parking in Manhattan is hazardous for your car. Unfortunately, the parking garages aren't much safer. We came to get our Santa Fe and mysteriously the mirror was broken, but the valet didn't know anything about it. Parking was free that night, but I didn't have much luck getting money for a replacement mirror.

I found a lot of forum posts where people were asking how to replace the glass, but there were no good answers for any Hyundai model. I even found a few online service manuals, but they didn't show how to get the glass backing bracket out. As it turned out, it was very easy to replace, but I could only get a good look at the bracket once it was off the car. Since there was no information on either replacement option, I wrote up instructions for both.

Step 1: Order Parts

I went to the Hyundai dealer and was told that the cost of the glass alone is $94.54 and the entire mirror is $234.49. I knew I could do better on the internet, but I still couldn't find how to replace just the glass. I also had trouble finding a part that clearly described whether it included the glass backing/mounting bracket. A lot of sites I found sell glass for many different makes, but they don't update their images or installation videos for each model.

One place where I did find OEM glass for a good price was www.newhyundaiparts.com. Their price is $70.03 for the bare glass or with the mounting bracket.

I also found a whole side mirror replacement on Ebay for $58.40. Since I couldn't find good instructions to get the bracket out and it was by far the cheapest option, I went ahead and bought this one. This part is clearly not OEM, but there is no obvious difference between them but the mold numbers.

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