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Re: Custom Rear view mirror
Hiya...ALL factory-installed rearview mirrors are installed with different wires due to options.
About 6 different rearview mirrors are installed with those options such as On-Star, light, compass, and those features which use different wires....THIS CANNOT be modified with different rearview mirror....**for example, the Equinox owner attempt to pull out a factory-installed base rearview mirror and put in different one that has compass/temperature built into the rearview mirror**
However, the wires are located inside the front headliner which requires removing the sunvisor (and possible removal of interior plastic trim part at the left/right ends of the windshield) prior to pull the headliner down, and a small metal philips or torx screw is used to secure the rearview mirror onto the bracket glued to the windshield.
The best solution is to leave the original factory-installed rearview mirror in place.
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Mirror, Power — Outside Rear View
NOTE: This procedure applies to both RH and LH power outside rear view mirrors.
Remove the front door trim panel (23942). Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
Remove the two outside rear view mirror inside mounting hole cover screws and the outside rear view mirror mounting hole cover (17K709) from the front door (20124).
Remove the wire clip.
Disconnect the power outside rear view mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three power outside rear view mirror bolts and the power outside rear view mirror.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Tighten the three power outside rear view mirror bolts to 3-4 Nm (27-35 lb-in).
Glass, Outside Mirror Removal and Installation
Refer to the glass replacement procedures in Manual Mirror for power outside rear view mirror glass (17K707)
Trim Cover Removal
Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
Remove the two outside rear view mirror inside mounting hole cover screws.
Remove the outside rear view mirror mounting hole cover.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Mirror Control Removal
Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to pry the power outside rear view mirror control switch from the instrument panel (04320).
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.
Feed the power mirror wiring through the opening in the front door (20124).
NOTE: When the battery (10655) is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
SECTION 501-09: Rear View Mirrors
2001 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Exterior Mirror Glass, 2001 model
Removal NOTE: Exterior mirror glass is serviceable only on vehicles built after July of 2001. NOTE: Passenger side exterior mirror shown, driver side exterior mirror similar. All mirrors
Position the glass in the full up position.
Locate the notch at the bottom of the exterior mirror glass.
Release the exterior mirror glass.
Insert a long flat-bladed screwdriver in the notch.
Push the screwdriver into the notch until the glass is released.
Position aside the exterior mirror glass.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the exterior mirror glass (17K707) passenger side or (17T675) driver side.
Installation Heated mirrors
Connect the electrical connectors.
Position the exterior mirror glass on the exterior mirror motor.
Place a hand against the back of the exterior mirror housing and a hand flat against the exterior mirror glass. Press the glass in place until fully seated.