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how to remove/install side view mirror?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rvcahawaii808, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    rvcahawaii808

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    did a search couldnt find anything.

    so a couple weeks ago i hit my passenger side mirror. i finally got the OEM replacement in but i have no idea how to go about putting it on. there is the big black triangle and three screws coming out, but i dont know how to take it off the truck, and how i secure it when im putting it on.

    any help?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    to take off the triangle just pull on it. there are three clips that old it in place.

    should be able to access the mirror bolts after you get the triangle off.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    where are you pulling from? just keep tugging at the black triangle till it comes off? i dont wanna snap anything
     
  4. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    it's been a while since i pulled mine so i don't remember where i started. i wouldn't worry to much about breaking them. just pull gently until it pops.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    You can use a small flat head screwdriver. Wrap the tip in a bit of masking tape so if it slips it wont scratch anything.

    Gently pry the black triangle using the screwdriver...and I mean GENTLY!!!.

    Once the triangle is off you'll see the wire harness for the power mirror (if you have power mirrors), unplug it.

    Using a magnetic tip, you'll have to unbolt three bolts (10mm I think). If you drop the bolt in the space you'll have to take off the door upholstery any fish it out so be careful to not drop the bolt.

    The mirror will slide out after that.

    Installation is the reverse process.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    I know this is an old thread but I just swapped my mirrors and thought I'd share for future use.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    Replacement passenger side mirror assembly for 2013 Tacoma is arriving in a few days. Just now, I popped off the plastic triangle molding cover. The 10 mm nut at top of triangle is openly accessible. The bottom left nut of the triangle looks like it may be accessible with a little pulling away of the door molding. What about the nut at the bottom right of the triangle? Is that going to be accessible if the door paneling is pulled away enough? Or, will that entire door panel need to be removed to practically allow enough accessibility to remove/replace the nuts with a socket driver? Any tips on accomplishing this without additionally having to remove the entire door panel would be appreciated... Thanks in advance!
     
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    I'll be replacing my driver's side mirror this weekend and wanted to save this thread for reference. To be clear, the mirror can be replaced without removing the door panel, correct? That'd be a great time saver if so.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    No, side panel had to come off. Pretty easy (matches instructional videos). When replacing the black triangle cover, be sure to remove the white clips from the door, put those clips onto the standoffs on the triangle cover, and then insert into the openings. I learned the hard way... lost one clip because I tried with the clips initially in the door (one got pushed through and fell inside door panel as I tried lining up standoffs and holes)!!!
     
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