Suma Performance Anti Glare Mirror *Install*

  1. CivicPlease

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    I know there has been threads already made for this, but I wanted to write a tutorial on how to install this quick project. It's a fairly easy process but I know there are people out there that might need help so here you go!

    Product link: https://www.sumaperformance.com/collections/civic/products/15-civic-10th-generation

    When I bought the item it was on sale for 15 percent off.

    Installation:
    First step is to use painters tape to cover the bottom side of the mirror. This is obviously to protect the trim when you have to pry the mirror out later.
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    Next I used a pry tool to pry out the mirror using a pulling force. The point to pry it out is shown in the picture. I recommend using one of these tools as it will minimalize the chances of ruining the mirror trims. Excuse my feet LOL.
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    After prying it out you will be greeted with this simple contraction of the inside of the mirrors.
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    Pry out the two white knobs in the direction the small knob is facing and simply put it back in it's proper position into the mirror cap. MAKE SURE WHEN YOU put in back into the mirror cap the first knob should be facing down and the knob farther away from the door is facing to the opposite side.

    Close ups of the knobs.
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    Once that's done go back to the OEM mirror you removed and pry out the white plastic part used to mount the mirrors. Again using my trim tool to pry it out.
    The pieces with the knobs are still in this picture but they should already be in the mirror cap.
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    The next step is to place that piece into the aftermarket mirror exactly the same way as it was in the OEM mirror. You should hear some satisfying clicks as the white part clicks into position.

    When popping in the after market mirror in, start by pushing in the middle to lock the main ball joint in and push down on the two little knobs to lock them secure. Make sure the knobs are pointed in the direction down and another facing away from either door.
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    Once you're all done just adjust the mirror and the opposite side will be the exact same process.

    OEM vs Suma:
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    You can def see much more using these mirrors. OEM can barely see one house vs the Suma which sees the side of my car plus reaching to the second house.

    I will be testing out the night glare tonight and posting pictures.

    @Suma Performance is very quick to respond to messages and emails and he will make sure to get your order in. It's a good product for sure and provides safety and makes the car look cooler IMO.
     
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    Thanks .. a GREAT comparison Pics ,, that really shows exactly how much wider the Image is ..
     
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    Yeah it really imrpoved the view. I'll wait till night to show you guys the glare
     
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    IMO it is easier to just pull the mirrors out by hand than to use the pry tool.
     
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    Just curious if the mirror shakes a bit around 75-80mph?
     
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    Why would it shake? It mounts same exact as stock and the mirror is in its own housing?
     
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    It shakes cuz of the vibration of my bass. Haha. But no shaking at any mph. As long as it's mounted corrected you will be good.
     
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    Do they look that blue in person?
     
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    Yeah it's pretty blue in person. At night it's not a big problem though. Cars are still easily seen and glare is greatly reduced. I'll take a pic tmrw I keep forgetting. If you are on a Dark road it'll be harder to see but I don't think it's much of a difference compared to OEM on a dark road.

    Having a tint will obviously affect it as well. I'm running 25 percent on the front.
     
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    #10 midnightcivic, Jul 11, 2019
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    I found the issue and fixed it, the white cross piece that is removed from the old mirror and attaches to the back of the new mirror does not have firm grip to it. What i did was shim a folded piece of paper on the clips to create a tighter grip, problem solved. Not the ideal solution but it does the job....
     
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    Sorry for the not ideal solution. We can send you a tape filler that you can place between the back of the mirror and the white cross piece to permanently address this issue. Let me know?

    In Japan, the OEM cross piece comes with the tape filler to ensure tight grip between the cross piece and the back of the Mirror. Since we make our mirrors based on JDM standard, we assumed that the USDM cross piece has the filler. Now we know the difference, and we'll include this improvement on new mirrors.

    Sorry for the inconvenience. We're ordering the tape filler from Japan and will be available in a few weeks. Please let me know whether you'd like me to mail them to you? thanks.
     
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    #12 fc two, Jul 15, 2019
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    Just got mine today so decided to put him on big difference and I’ll add I can see my blind spot when I drive on the freeway no mo turning all the way

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    Got to love the customer's service from suma!
     
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    Ran into a slight issue when installing my new Mirrors,

    Unfortunately, I did not take a picture, but here is what happened.
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    The two Threaded white plastic shafts, locate onto the mirror housing, into 5-6 circular located plastic parts, that forma circle with a hole in the middle, and these parts are held together, and kept pinched up tight to form a small, hole that the white plastic screw rods slide into and get gripped.
    To keep these pinched up and tension GRIP on the rod, there is a circular metal spring.

    On both my mirrors, this circular spring had slipped off the left/right adjusting screw rod receiver hole, and therefore, the rod did not grip, and the mirror would not move correctly, it just kept slipping as the screw turned when the mirror was trying to be adjusted.

    The metal tension ring had slipped off and was loose on the actual screw pin.

    So, make sure that this spring ring is correctly attached to the Mirror Housing part, before you re-assemble.

    Maybe someone who is doing this update, can take a picture of this correctly located spring ring, and post it on the forum.

    That picture would make it very clear, and be far better than my lame garbled description !!!
     
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    Thank you for this tutorial thread!, Just a quick comment. When you pry out the OEM mirror, ideally you only want to pry out the mirror and leave the white contraction part (cross piece) intact.

    This should make the process easier. In this video, we used a flat screw driver to pry the OEM Mirror off against the white cross piece.
     
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