I do not have a manual that shows how to remove the inside door panel.
This needs to come off because the plug for the mirror is quite low in the door and can not be reached without taking off the inside panel.
How do I do this without breaking any of the "Christmas Tree" pegs or anything else?
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Should be a plastic panel inside of the mirror mounting...this is usually a pop off panel, but be careful not to damage the clips...There are three 10mm bolts inside of the mirror...(access panel must be removed to see...also you may need to pull out insulation to see these three bolts...electric mirror will have a disconnect plug in...unplug to remove...manual will not have any other connections...plug in new mirror...reconnect 3 10mm mounting bolts...replace insulation...reassemble plastic cover on inside door trim...:)
There are about 10 fasteners holding it in place. Check with your library to see if they offer online car repair manuals. If not, invest in a 1-year subscription to alldatadiy.com and print out the diagrams.
it not too hard to do,you may be able to replace by removing the cover on the inside of door, then remove the nuts holding the mirror on, then disconnect electrical connector, you may need to pry panel back a little to get to the electrical plug, the panel pops out on that side, no need to completely remove, to remove all the way then you would need to remove the screws, but not needed, just pop loose in the area near mirror to get to plug then install new one.
Your going to have to remove the inside door panel to get to the three bolts that hold the out side mirror assembly. Once you have the door panel off you'll see the three bolts that hold the mirror assembly, just un-bolt and un-clip the wire harness to the electric/heated mirror. To install the new mirror assembly, just do everything in reveres. Go to Auto Zone and by extra door panel clips, there is a good chance of breaking some of the retainer clips and Auto Zone will have the step by step instructions to replacing the mirror assembly and the removal to the door panel. Good luck and keep me posted. Be glad to help.
yes the door panel has to be removed all of the small clips and small nuts and bolts you may find some hidden behind little flap things that need to be removed with a screwdriver especially if you have pull handles to use to help shut the door with
need to replace the exterior mirror on the passenger side. How do I remove the mirror from the out side. all the wiring is out Just need advice on how to take of the existing mirrow and replace it with a new one. Does the inside panel need to come off, how many bolts are needed for removal.
If you need to replace the entire mirror - it's a little involved. First you need to take the upper extension panel off from behind the mirror (black triangle) - just pull it of starting at the top. It will snap back on later. Next - remove the different screws holding the door panel in place (not the ones behind the mirror yet!) One is under the handle (pull it out and pull out the filler panel - small plastic thing that has a hole to pry it out). Then take off the rear red light - also pops off - and remove that screw. Finally - pick up the rubber filler where your fingers pull the door shut and remove these torx bolts.
Now is the tricky part. Snapp off the entire interior panel. It will pop off - but very difficult. It will sound like it is breaking! Start at the outer bottom corner - and use a door panel remover tool - check Amazon or E-bay - to keep from breaking things. Pull it out from all around the bottom and sides and then lift it up over the door lock. It good to have a friend help here. The panel will still be held on by a cable - that is your door release - leave it alone and let the panel hang by it (or better, put a box under it to rest on).
Now...remove the three bolts holding the mirror on - have a friend help hold the mirror while you do this or it will scratch your new car! Since the inner panel is off - you can also disonnect the mirror plus and remove it. It sounds silly - but the only reason to remove the door panel is to unplug it!
Get you new mirror and reverse the steps.
If you are just replacing the glass (non-heated) - get a replacement from the dealer. Adjust the mirror all the way to the inside and reach behind and pop it off. CAREFUL - put tape over the entire glass as it will likely break even more! Remove your connectors if heated - and replace (and reconnect) with your new glass. It just pops back on!
Replacing glass is easy - just be careful of cheap imitations on e-abay). And never use cheap flat glass on the passenger side! The DOT has special requirements for mirror glass - buy it from gmpartsdirect.com or your local dealer.