I am trying to remove the interior door trim on my MX5 to disconnect the electric mirror for repair. I have released all the clips,cup holder,locking button & open handle cables. The only thing preventing the trim coming off is a fixing that holds the top of the door handle. Does it pull or slide I have tried both. I can just see the fixing it looks like it pulls out but I am reluctant to pull too hard. Can someone offer some advice please?
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Re: MX5 (2006) replacing wing mirror
At the top of the door pull handle there is a cover over a set screw. do not pull on the door to hard or you will break it and then your door panel is no good. you must remove the little cover at the top, just gently pry it of with a screw driver and remove the screw underneath.
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Disconnect your negative battery cable, if your Ford Focus has power side mirrors. If it has manual side mirrors, disconnecting the battery is unnecessary.
Pry off the wing mirror's inside sail panel (shaped like a triangle). Insert a trim panel tool between the door skin and the plastic panel to pry it off.
Carefully pull the sail panel away, minding the wiring if the mirror is power-operated. Unplug the electrical harness and set the panel aside.
Open the door and hold the outside part of the wing mirror steady. Remove the mounting bolt with a socket wrench, and then remove the mirror screw with a Phillips screwdriver (the mirror bolt and screw is visible with the panel removed).
Pull the wing mirror assembly from its mount (from the outside). Insert the replacement mirror assembly in place; tighten the bolt and the screw.
Attach the wiring connection to the replacement mirror. Position the sail panel in place and push it against the door to snap it back on.
Remove front door handle bezel screw cover
Remove inside handle bezel screw
Remove inside handle bezel
Lift upward on the rear of the front door inside handle bezel
Disconnect electrical connector
Remove handle screw cover Remove handle screw
Remove door trim panel upper screw
Remove door trim panel lower screw
Remove door trim panel (pull the door trim panel outward to release the pin-type retainers)Remove front door sail panel Disconnect mirror electrical connector
Remove 3 exterior mirror nuts and exterior mirror
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.The mirror inside cover trimThe door panelThe electrical connector to mirror motorThe nut attaching mirror assembly to door frameThe outside rear view mirror
Fig. Removing cover trim and nut Removing cover trim and nut
Fig. Removing mirrored glass from assembly Removing mirrored glass from assembly
Remove the mirror glass:
Fold the mirror glass forwards and inwards as illustrated.
Grasp and pull the mirror glass lengthways until it releases.
Work the glass out.
Remove electric motor:
Remove the 3 screws from behind the mirrored glass.
Separate the connectors
Remember the positions of the connectors.
Remove the mirror motor.
Fig. Removing connectors and screws holding mirror motor Removing connectors and screws holding mirror motor
Install or connect the following:
The electric motorThe electrical connectionsThe 3 screws that go behind the mirrorInstall the terminal pinsFold out the mirror mounting on the motorHook the mirror glass into the inner mountingPress the mirror glass into place.Place mirror in position in door
Fig. Reattaching mirror and electric motor connectors Reattaching mirror and electric motor connectors
Install or connect the following:
The nut attaching mirror assembly to door frameThe connectorThe door panelThe mirror inside cover trimThe negative battery cable
Check this guide as reference for solve ypur problem; this is one DIY about replace Wing Mirror... 1.- Disconnect your negative battery cable, if your Ford Focus has power side mirrors. If it has manual side mirrors, disconnecting the battery is unnecessary. 2.- Pry off the wing mirror's inside sail panel (shaped like a triangle). Insert a trim panel tool between the door skin and the plastic panel to pry it off. 3.- Carefully pull the sail panel away, minding the wiring if the mirror is power-operated. Unplug the electrical harness and set the panel aside. 4.- Open the door and hold the outside part of the wing mirror steady. Remove the mounting bolt with a socket wrench, and then remove the mirror screw with a Phillips screwdriver (the mirror bolt and screw is visible with the panel removed). 5.- Pull the wing mirror assembly from its mount (from the outside). Insert the replacement mirror assembly in place; tighten the bolt and the screw. 6.- Attach the wiring connection to the replacement mirror. Position the sail panel in place and push it against the door to snap it back on.
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1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. (2) Remove the trim panel from the front door. (3) Disconnect the power mirror wire harness connector from the door wire harness connector. (4) Remove the mirror flag seal from the inner door panel. (5) Remove the three nuts that secure the power mirror mounting studs to the door flag. (6) Remove the power mirror from the outside of the door.
Removal and Installation Remove the trim panel. Release the clip. Release the locating tabs. Remove the trim panel. Disconnect the exterior mirror control switch electrical connector. Disconnect the exterior mirror electrical connector. Release the clip. Release the electrical connector. Disconnect the electrical connector. Remove the exterior mirror. Remove the bolt. If equipped, remove the screw. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
you may be able to remove the mirror inner trim panel (small triangular shaped trim piece above door trim panel)
to access the mirror mount.
If not then you will have to remove the trim panel for access to the back side of the mirror
Both above answers are not right... I just replaced the Pass side power mirror assembly on my 97 Expedition. No heat, no directional. The inside door panel must come off. 1. pry off interior triangular plastic trim piece inside of door at mirror area. Remove door panel screw at this area. 2. Pry off power window switch panel and remove door panel screw at this area. 3.Remove interior door light cover and remove screw at this area. 4. Remove plastic cover at door handle. 5. The interior door panel can now be lifted up to release it from it's fasteners. 6. Disconnect light and push power window switch assembly through the door panel and it can be set aside. 7. Disconnect mirror power at coupler. 8 Loosen three mirror mounting screws with 7/16 socket. DO NOT unscrew completely.. the will fall down the door cavity. Use a round magnet on holder to remove the screws completely. 9.Thread electrical connection into door panel and install mirror. 10. Smile when mirror works and drink a beer! rayman