2005 Toyota Tacoma REPLACEMENT OF DRIVER SIDE MIRROR

Tiny
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  • 2005 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 36,000 MILES
I need some help with replacing the driver side mirror- does the entire door panel have to be removed? Is it possible just to remove the upper portion of the door panel?
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 1:16 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you please tell me if your model is just a Tacoma, or Prerunner, orX-Runner. Also your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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The truck is a Tacoma
the engine size, in liters, is 4.0
the eighth digit is "N"
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for getting back with me.

I have attached the directions we have with pics..........hope this helps.

OUTER REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSY LH
COMPONENTS

Fig. 51: Identifying Outer Rear View Mirror Assy LH Components
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.
REPLACEMENT


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1. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
2. REMOVE FRONT DOOR LOWER FRAME BRACKET GARNISH LH
3. REMOVE FRONT DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR HANDLE ASSY
4. REMOVE DOOR ASSIST GRIP COVER LH
5. REMOVE FRONT ARMREST BASE PANEL SUB-ASSY UPPER LH
6. REMOVE FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL ASSY LH
7. REMOVE OUTER REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSY LH
a. Disconnect the outer rear view mirror connector (w/Power mirror).
b. Remove the 3 nuts.
c. Disengage the claw and remove the outer rear view mirror.

Fig. 52: Removing Outer Rear View Mirror Assy LH Nuts
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.


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8. REMOVE OUTER REAR VIEW MIRROR LH
. Apply protective tape to the outer circumference of the outer rear view mirror, as shown . See Fig. 53.


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a. Using a screwdriver with its tip taped in protective tape, disengage the 2 claws.
b. Disengage the 2 claws and remove the outer rear view mirror.

Fig. 53: Removing Outer Rear View Mirror LH Claws
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

9. INSTALL OUTER REAR VIEW MIRROR LH
. Engage the 2 claws into the outer rear view mirror.
a. Engage the 2 claws and install the outer rear view mirror.

Fig. 54: Engaging Claws Into Outer Rear View Mirror
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.


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10. INSTALL OUTER REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSY LH
. Engage the claw and install the outer rear view mirror.
a. Tighten the 3 nuts.
Torque: 8.0 N.m (80 kgf.cm, 71 in.lbf)
b. Connect the outer rear view mirror connector (w/Power Mirror).

Fig. 55: Tightening Outer Rear View Mirror Assy LH Nuts
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.


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11. INSTALL FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL ASSY LH
12. INSTALL FRONT ARMREST BASE PANEL SUB-ASSY UPPER LH
13. INSTALL DOOR ASSIST GRIP COVER LH
14. INSTALL FRONT DOOR WINDOW REGULATOR HANDLE ASSY
15. INSTALL FRONT DOOR LOWER FRAME BRACKET GARNISH LH
16. CONNECT CABLE TO NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL

Torque: 3.9 N.m (40 kgf.cm, 35 in.lbf)
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help thus far. My real difficulty is getting the door panels off--could you provide a clearer graphic of that process? The subsequent graphics of the actual R&R are terrific, but the door graphic, even when enlarged, is extremely difficullt to visualize. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 8:24 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Is this the pic you are talking about?

I had to break it down into 3 parts.........so overlap and piece together.

If this does not work go into the PM and send me your email address and I will try that way. If that doesn't work we can try a fax if you have a number.


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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 4:24 PM

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