How to Replace a Car Side Mirror Guide


The most probable incident that happens in a mishap or an accident is breaking of car’s side mirror. It is obviously teasing and annoying condition for you and you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Rather than paying a professional for this, you can do it on your own as well. In this case, you must have to know about how to replace a car side mirror.

What you’ll need:

To do this task you will require the following things:

  • Replacement side mirror or mirrors
  • Owner’s manual
  • Pry tool
  • Socket wrench or nut driver
  • Screwdriver and/or torx driver
  • Small shallow container (cup otherwise bowl)

Car Side Mirror

Procedure:

  • To begin you first have to buy a side mirror for your vehicle that should be of same size and model as you have now. Usually side mirrors are easily available on each repair shop, however you may buy them online or from junkyard as well.
  • Now roll the window down and after then run off the vehicle.
  • Now come across the negative terminal of the battery and disconnect it. Don’t avoid it in any case; if you forget it you may cause severe harm to yourself.
  • By using pry tool, take away the interior door panel. It will remove the trim pieces. Now, remove the screws that grasp the panel through screwdriver.
  • If your car has power-controlled window, then cautiously unplug the wiring bind. But if these windows are manually rolled down then leave out this step.

Car Side Mirror

  • To take away the complete mirror assembly from your car, remove the mirror bolts with the help of nut driver or a socket wrench.
  • Now take apart mirror from the mirror assembly. To remove the screws, make use of torx driver. After this pry the plastic tabs on the backing until both pieces are separate.
  • Now snap the new side mirror to the backing by means of tabs and it will simply attach it to the mirror assembly.
  • Put the new mirror in the mirror assembly which is up till now attached to the backing.
  • At the moment, reinstall the entire mirror by turning around the steps.

If you feel any difficulty in this procedure you should ask an expert about it. In case if you did it with any complications in your mind it will definitely lead you to receive poor results. But if you are sure about it then these steps would absolutely end up doing well.

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