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Old 08-10-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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EXT: Side Mirrors

this job is fairly simple, but i Dont have any pictures. You will only need a phillips skrew driver, either needle nose NON GRIP plyers (i used jewelry angle plyers) and maybe some black tape.

First thing is under the side mirror about in the middle is a hidden phillips skrew. (I think it's a #2, cause #3 didn't fit) Both the mirrors i did had lock tight on the skrews (or maybe rust) so be careful NOT to stip that thing. This will make it so that the mirror can come out. it will dangle by the wire which is no big deal. Next I would move the mirror as far down and to the right as possible with the controls. Then flip the mirror over and in the middle of the mirror you will see a tab with a pin in it, take that little pit out. I dont know if this hurts it or not but i just pulled and it came out. Now on the motor 2 boots will stay on their you'll want to take those off, but they are like welded to a piece of plastic so DONT RIP the BOOT just pop off the plastic part it's attached too. I did it with my hands and it's not that hard. Put those 2 boots on the new mirror and thread the new mirror on by firmly pressing the mirror and using the up and left controls (one at a time) to get it started. Once you get it started clip in the 2 boots. Now the hardest part of the WHOLE project..

I had to have 2 plyers to do this i pulled the tab up as far as i could (since i had angled plyers I used it like a pry bar) then with the other plyers i put the pin in and let go.

Now put the phillps skrew back in a few threads so that the mirror holder thing doesn't go no were and is still movable so you can slide the mirror into place. Do that then tighten up the skrew.

now move the mirror in all 4 extremes then set it were you want it.

The next order of the 2 steps are debatable but mine were drive the car a small distance to make sure it was right hten grab me a cold one. That's it. Just be patient and careful and it will look good.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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very helpful despite not having pictures. perhaps i will take some and post this evening
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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what's this DIY on about? taking off the mirrors and replacing it?
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #5
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what's this DIY on about? taking off the mirrors and replacing it?
x2 what is the purpose. what is the job/task you are fulfilling
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I'm confused on why the hell a 4 year old thread was bumped for no reason.
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Removal instructions, in case the motor which angles the mirror goes bad. The OP mentioned it, indirectly. It also answers possible questions one may encounter while disassembling a mirror.

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I'm confused on why the hell a 4 year old thread was bumped for no reason.
because it was helpful. as i said. i've just been too lazy to go fix the mirror and take pictures to post. its a DIY for changing the glass in the side mirrors rather than replacing the entire mirror.
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I originally stole this DIY from immeraufdemhund and rewrote it.

Tools:
Phillips Screwdriver
Needle nose pliers
one of those extendable magnets


Red is the clips holding in the motor assembly
is the hidden screw holding the bottom clip
yellow is the plastic part that attaches to the motors

First thing is under the side mirror about in the middle is a hidden phillips skrew.
(I think it's a #2, cause #3 didn't fit) 2 of the 3 mirrors i messed with came out easy. one screw was a bitch and i nearly stripped it completely. be careful NOT to strip that thing. you may want to use penetrating oil. The screw may fall into the mirror assembly but don't worry. This will make it so that the mirror can come out. Next I would move the mirror as far up and to the left as possible with the controls or your hand. you should be able to see the clip now. Grab the mirror and pop it out of the bottom clip.

Then flip the mirror over and in the middle of the mirror you will see a tab with a pin in it, take that little pit out.

i used a pair of pliers to pull up the tab and a magnet to pull out the pin. probably alot easier if you have someone to hold the mirror while pulling the pin.

now there's two white plastic "screws" attached to the mirror and to the motor assembly. grab some needle nose and and pop the ball out of the mirrorside hole. pay attention to the notch.
here's the two pieces separated

notice the notch on the balls? ^^^


Grab the new mirror and use the pliers to pop the plastic balls back into place. the tab will be sticking out of the back of the assembly. This part was a pain in the ass. i used a small set of pliers to pull up the tab with one hand and used the other hand to both hold down the assembly and slide the pin back into place. your mirror should be back together and hanging by the wire.

make sure the bottom clip is in place and screw in the "hidden" screw a few threads, enough to keep the clip in place but still let it move a bit. slide the top of the mirror into the non-movable clips at the top first. then pop in the bottom. i was afraid of breaking the glass but it popped in pretty easy. if you're unsure, look between the mirror's edge and the housing and you should see the clip. if it's not in place pull the mirror out and readjust.


The next order of the 2 steps are debatable but mine were adjust the mirror in every extreme and way. then grab a cold one and call it a day.
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