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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Re: Heated side view mirror repalcement
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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remove the broken glass with putty knife. go to a auto glass shop they can sell you a replacement heated mirror glass. the new glass is just glued to plastic housing in mirror and just plug in 2 little wires to back of glass were heat element is.hope this helps good luck.
Position the inner edge or the exterior rear view mirror glass to its maximum travel.
WARNING: Place a shop towel between the exterior rear view mirror glass and the hand to avoid personal injury in the instance of glass breakage. Grasp the outboard edge of the exterior rear view mirror glass and pull outward.
Remove the exterior rear view mirror glass.
If equipped, disconnect the heated rear view mirror glass electrical connectors.
If equipped, connect the heated rear view mirror glass electrical connectors.
NOTE: An audible click will be heard during installation. Press firmly in the center of the exterior rear view mirror glass until it snaps onto the exterior rear view mirror motor.