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Heated side view mirror repalcement

Bought a replacement side view mirror most of the instructions for replacing just said plug in the connector. Well this isn't as easy as they say it is impossible to get to as far as I can tell. I took off the bottom cover under the steering wheel but just can't get to the plug is there something simple I am missing. I could just cut the cable and splice it but I am not sure what wires are for the motor and what wires are for the heater. I can meter them comming from the car to figure that out but I can't see where they are connected on the replacement and the wire colors are different.

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  • nickk206 Nov 18, 2008

    What do you mean by the inner door can you explain. I can feel the cable going up under the dash board and this seems to be where the plug is. Yes, you are correct it is a motorized heated after market replacement.


  • nickk206 Nov 18, 2008

    The cable is probably more like 18 inches and it goes straight through into the interior and under the dash I can feel it but it is way up on top. I do not see it going into the door panel at all.

    Thanks again

  • nickk206 Nov 18, 2008

    To the car body



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The harness is behind the inner door panel. You should beable to access the plug by removing the interior trim on the door . I am assuming you are replacing a heated mirror with a heated mirror.(and the replacement is aftermarket).

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    ZappaNut Nov 18, 2008

    How long is the replacement harness? Does it reach all the way to where you are feeling the wire under the dash?
    In my experience , I have found the connection in the door cavity behind the interior door trim panel. The wire coming from the mirror is usually only 6 - 9 inches long ( just long enough to reach the connection in the door.).
    If your wires are long enough to reach the interior of the car (under the dash) I am confused. The connection for the mirror is from the mirror to the harness which runs thru the rubber boot between your door and the body of the van. I am going to assume that I am correct in this and continue.

    The inner door trim is held on by the door pull handle and the latch release (screws) as well as some clips around the outer perimeter of the trim panel (about 2" in). To remove the panel you would need to remove these screws and use a flat/wide spatula type instrument to pop the clips out of the door body. when all of the clips have been released you can lift the panel straight up and access the mirror harness.

    Let me know if this helps!

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    ZappaNut Nov 18, 2008

    is the miroor attatched to the car body then? or the door?

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    ZappaNut Nov 18, 2008

    Got ya,
    I would cut the junk mirrors wires (leaving them long enough to splice up , should you want to) attach them to the new harness and pull the old set thru as the new set followed. When detaching the old wires you can unfasten the harness clip and reach up and plug it back in easily.

    I should have started with questions , but I assumed it was a door mount. Sorry it took so long. It's my first day ò¿ò



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