We are a team of ASE certified mechanics that have created this guide to help you change out a side view mirror. Each configuration is a little different but the following instructions should be sufficient, but if not and you need help, please ask one of our experts for free.
Depending on design and accessibility the price of the labor and parts will vary, but in general a shop will charge between .7 and 1.5 hours of labor plus the replacement mirror which can run from $60.00 and $150.00 with some high end units as much as $450.00
The idea is to access the rear of the mirror by
removing door panel or the rear cover.
Here we have removed the rear cover by grasping it firmly and pulling to pop the
clips loose which attaches the cover to the door.
Please watch the video of the job being done, then continue down the guide to glean additional helpful information.
While holding the mirror from the outside, install the mounting bolts or screws
to hold the mirror from falling, wait until all screws or bolts are threaded before
tightening them. A torque spec is not provided for this repair, so remember the
mirror is plastic so be careful not to strip out the threads.
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