2002 Jaguar XJ8



March, 12, 2010 AT 4:38 AM

2002 Jaguar XJ8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 45000 miles

How do I replace the nearside wing mirror, please?


3 Answers


Dave H

March, 12, 2010 AT 1:37 PM

Exterior Mirror
Fully open door glass and ease top of door casing away from door. Refer to FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL .
Remove door frame cheater trim and memory foam for access.
Remove mirror assembly from door.
Disconnect mirror harness multiplug. (1)
Supporting mirror, slacken and remove securing screw and remove mirror assembly from door. (2)
Fig. 5: Removing Mirror Assembly From Door
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Fit exterior mirror assembly to door.
Pass harness and multiplug through cheater aperture and position mirror foot on cheater, locating the two dowels correctly and ensuring correct seating on seal. (1)
Fit and tighten the mirror assembly securing screw.
Connect mirror assembly harness multiplug, position in door and reposition door foam.
Fit memory foam and door frame cheater trim.
Close door glass.
Fit top of door casing.



March, 12, 2010 AT 6:11 PM

Sorry, It was not the wing mirror assembly I was asking about, simply the mirror itself which I plan to replace.
Thanks in anticipation.


Dave H

March, 13, 2010 AT 3:39 AM

CAUTION:If as a result of accidental impact, a powered fold-back mirror is moved 'out of position', it must only be re-positioned by initiating the fold-back sequence as described in this article. No attempt must be made to manually return the mirror to the normal position. Failure to adopt this procedure will result in vibration of the unlocked mirror head and consequent loss or distortion of rear vision.

Remove exterior mirror glass.
Motor glass to fully inward position. (1)
Pressing inner edge of glass outwards, ease outer extremity rearwards away from mirror housing. (2)
Fig. 9: Removing Exterior Mirror Glass

Disconnect and remove mirror glass.
Ease glass clear of base, disconnect the two spade connectors and remove glass from mirror housing. (1)
Fig. 10: Disconnecting And Removing Mirror Glass

Fit glass to mirror housing.
Holding glass in position, connect the two spade connectors.
Engage the mirror inner retainer on the motor lug and press the mirror outer edge forward to engage the outer retainer.

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