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How To: Remove and disassemble side view mirrors

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by InTheRough, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    InTheRough

    InTheRough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know not everyone likes the look of painted side mirrors but for those of you that do here is a good step-by-step for how to do just that. It took me about 10 to take this apart and put back together. Good luck.

    Tools needed:
    10mm extended socket or short with an extension
    Small flat head screw driver
    Ratchet
    T-25 bit
    PH3 bit
    Driver

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    Remove interior side view mirror cover by pulling away from the door:

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    Use flat head to reveal two Philips head screws in the door panel:

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    Remove electronic panel by pulling up on the front then forward and up:

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    Remove plastic clip by pushing in on the center then pulling it out:

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    Unplug wiring harness and adapter from side view mirror:

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    Use flat head at the bottom of the mirror class to release two clips then pull mirror down and out:

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    Use 10mm socket and rachet to remove the 3 bolts holding mirror to the door:
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    Use Philips head to remove one screw holding plastic protector in place:

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    Use flat head to remove plastic cover at the bottom of the mirror then remove 3 T-25 bolts:

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    Separate base from cover carefully and remove one T-25 bolt holding the metal piece in place:

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    Use Philips head to remove 1 screw at the bottom of the cover:

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    Use Philips head to remove 3 screws inside the cover and remove mechanism:

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    DONE!
    Repeat steps on driver side for the same results.
    Follow steps in reverse to assemble everything.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  2. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    MTopp

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    Great info! I know its old, but I wanted to bump it so others can use this useful information
     
  3. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    InTheRough

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    Hey, out of 569 view, if I can help one person, that's good enough for me lol

    Glad the information could help. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Apr 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    Might not really be related to your post but I just wondering can the actual glass mirror part be purchased separately? Is there a part number for that part? Thanks
     
  5. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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    tacowhisperer

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    this thread helped me a lot! thank you! i needed to know how you disconnect the mirror part from the shell on my 1st gen and boom.. thanks again!!
     
  6. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    ernesto4 i had your same problem and no one will sell it separate so i found an oem complete one at the junk yard for 30 bucks!! woo hoo!!!
     
  7. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    mexitacoma94

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    How did you remove the glass ?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    ^ nevermind just reread your post and saw my answer thanks for the great write-up by the way gonna help me a lot when I install leds under the mirrors (like BMW's ) :D
     
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