How do i install athe passenger side side view mirror on a 1997 Toyota Camry.After i remove the 3 nuts holdind the mirror do i have to remove the door panel to connect the electrical cable.
How do i remove the door panel?
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Re: INSTALL SIDE VIEW MIRROR ON A 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
Yes, you have to remove the door panel.
Remove the 2 plastic protectors on the front edge, and remove the 2 brass colored screws. Next, remove the push pins from the latch side. Push in, and pull out the whole thing. Next, under the armrest, remove the screw. Lift up the power windoe control, being careful to not break the plastic retainer tab. Remove the screw under the window control. Starting at the bottom, pull out the panel, and, when all of the clips are loose, pull the panel straight up. It is best to do this with the door panel as warm as possible, like in a heated garage. Doing this outside in the cold will break all of the plastic retainer clips; they are quite brittle whn cold.
I hope this helps
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You will probably need to take it to a Toyota dealership or reputable mechanic. Without a photo it is difficult to see if you have any other structural damage to the mirror well. Many mirrors today are designed to be forgiving with low impact blows and they collapse. it sounds like yours was pulled out of the mounting and possible have bent that mounting.
To remove mirror pry off inside triangle panel(black) which exposes 3 nuts which are removed with socket wrench. Detach wire harness and pull out mirror assembly. To replace insert new mirror screws thru assigned holes and reconnect wire harness and tighten nuts to snug. Push inside triangle panel back into place and you're done! It's that easy.
make sure the mirror switch is set ti rt or lt. if so and niether mirror works you probably need a new switch.
not sure exactly what a smoke charger is but i'll asume you mean the cig lighter. you may have some debris in the lighter reciever or a blown fuse or both.
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then the cover for the mirror housing should pop off and you just need to remove the bolts holding the mirror on
If you pull off the triangular black plastic trim behind the mirror, you will see the mirror wiring. If there is no plug, you will have to pull off the door panle. .....SOME Japanese cars have the plugs, but not all of them...Americian built cars do not. They are different.
ft door panel has 2 round covers for 2 screws, arm rest has 2 0r 3 screws(ft mid and rear of rest) 2 push in clips on right side of panel, 1 cover for screw middle about 6 inches from bottom. tricky part is door handle bezel. where the inner handle pivots, insert small screwdriver and pry up,it should pop out and do the same for the bottom. p.s. be very cautious with regulator when installing it to motor.if cables come unspooled,your screwed.
You do need to pull the door panel off, as the wire from the mirror is plugged into the door harness under the middle of the door panel. The tringular plastic panel just pulls off, start at the top. There is no difference Japan vs USA production. The mirror is held on by 3 10 mm bolts behind the triangular plastic panel.
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