How to Replace a Power Mirror in Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017
<p>The Vehicles is a great mid-sized family sedan, and with the newer hybrid models, it has become one of the leaders in low cost travel options. The power mirror construction in the entire line of Vehicles is the same Vehicles all model years. It's a simple replacement project that most Vehicles owners can manage. </p>

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<ul> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-mitsubishi-galant">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Mitsubishi Galant</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-subaru-outback">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Subaru Outback</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-honda-cr-v">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Honda CR-V</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-vw-beetle">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a VW Beetle</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-toyota-corolla">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Toyota Corolla</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-a-power-mirror-in-a-nissan-maxima">How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Nissan Maxima</a></li> </ul>

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Mitsubishi Galant

<p>Lower the window. Remove the screw covers on the arm rest, the cup on the arm rest and the reflector at the back of the rest with the small flat-head screwdriver. Carefully remove the trim around the door handle. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from under the covers. Use the trim tool to remove the mirror and window switch board. Gently pry from the front of the switch to release it from the door panel. Use the small flat-head screwdriver to disconnect the wiring harness.</p> <p>Using the trim tool, slide it under the bottom of the door panel and gently pry the panel outward. You will feel the clips release and hear a popping sound. Once the door panel is loose at the bottom, take your hands and pull the panel toward you. When the panel is loose, lift it up and over the edge of the door, then set the panel aside.</p> <p>Unplug the mirror harness connector with the small flat-head screwdriver. Remove the cover for the mirror with the trim tool, and remove the three nuts holding the mirror to the door.</p> <p>Install the new mirror and torque the nuts to 9 inch-pounds. Plug in the mirror harness connector in until you hear it click. Hook the door panel over the door, then press around the edges until it’s tight and you hear the clips snap.</p> <p>Install the wiring harness onto the window switch and install the switch into the door panel. Install the screws into the door trim and put the covers back on. Snap the handle trim back into place.</p>

Items you will need

  • 1/4 inch-drive metric socket set

  • 1/4 inch-drive ratchet

  • Plastic trim tool

  • Small flat-head screwdriver

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Inch-pound torque wrench

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Subaru Outback

Remove the Old Mirror

<p>Disconnect the negative battery cable before you take off the Outback's front door trim panel. Remove all screws and clips using a door trim tool you buy at an auto repair shop.</p>

<p>Detach the mirror's electrical wire connector located under the door panel near the interior mirror casing.</p>

<p>Take off the interior mirror cover by prying it off by hand or with a blunt tool covered in cloth to protect your interior case. Remove three nuts and bolts from the power mirror.</p>

<p>Pull off the outside rear view mirror. Guide the power wire through the hole in the door.</p>

Install the New Mirror

<p>Replace the old mirror. Put the new power mirror in place. Push the new wiring through the hole in the door.</p>

<p>Install and tighten the three retaining nuts in reverse order.</p>

<p>Connect the power mirror wiring to the connection located on the door panel, and replace the mirror cover.</p>

<p>Put the front door trim panel back in place by securing all clips and tightening all screws.</p>

<p>Connect the Subaru Outback's battery cable to restore the power.</p>

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver

  • Wrench

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Honda CR-V

Remove Old Mirror

<p>Lower the side window of your CR-V all the way down, then disconnect the negative battery cable.</p>

<p>Unsnap the triangle mirror panel inside the door by prying it off with your hands.</p>

<p>Remove the bolts that hold the mirror in place using a screwdriver and wrench.</p>

<p>Unplug the electric connector to the mirror. Take the mirror completely out of the assembly.</p>

Install New Mirror

<p>Place the new Honda CR-V mirror into place. Attach the mounting bolts that holds it to the door.</p>

<p>Re-connect the power wire by snapping the new connector into the power source.</p>

<p>Put the interior mirror cover (the triangle piece) into place by pushing it back in until it snaps.</p>

<p>Connect the negative battery cable as your last step. Test the mirror to make sure it works.</p>

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver

  • Wrench

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a VW Beetle

Remove the Old Mirror

<p>Disconnect the negative battery cable before you take the front door trim panel off the Beetle door. Remove all screws and clips and carefully pry the panel from the door. Use a door trim tool purchased from an auto repair store.</p>

<p>Detach the power mirror electrical wire connector located under the door panel.</p>

<p>Take off the triangle interior cover and the insulation inside the interior cover. Remove three nuts from the power mirror.</p>

<p>Pull off the outside rear view mirror, and guide the power wire through the hole in the door.</p>

Install the New Mirror

<p>Replace the old mirror with the new one by first pushing the new wiring through the hole in the door.</p>

<p>Install and tighten the three retaining nuts you took off when removing the old mirror.</p>

<p>Connect the power mirror wiring to the connection located on the door panel. Return the insulation piece and then install the triangle interior cover.</p>

<p>Put the front door trim panel back in place by securing all clips and tightening all screws.</p>

<p>Connect the Volkswagen Beetle's battery cable so you have power again.</p>

Items you will need

  • Trim tool

  • Screwdriver

  • Wrench

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Toyota Corolla

Remove the Old Mirror

<p>Disconnect the Corolla's negative cable to the battery.</p>

<p>Remove the triangle-shaped interior mirror cover from the top of the door panel. Pry the cover off with your hands, a blunt plastic or wooden tool to prevent damage to your door trim.</p>

<p>Take out the mirror wiring connection.</p>

<p>Remove the door trim bracket around the mirror. Take out the mounting nuts.</p>

<p>Pull the power mirror off the Toyota Corolla.</p>

Install the New Mirror

<p>Put the new mirror in place on the Camry.</p>

<p>Re-install the mounting nuts making sure they are securley holding the mirror in place. Replace the mirror insulation.</p>

<p>Reconnect the wiring to the new mirror.</p>

<p>Install the triangle interior cover by snapping it back in place.</p>

<p>Connect the negative battery cable.</p>

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver

  • Wrench

  • Blunt tool

 How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Nissan Maxima

Remove Old Mirror

<p>Disconnect the negative battery cable before starting the mirror repair.</p>

<p>Take the inside door trim panel off your Nissan Maxima. Remove all screws and clips that hold it in place around the outside and near the arm rest.</p>

<p>Pry the plastic triangle-shaped mirror cover from the door panel using a cloth covered screw driver. Detach the sail trim panel.</p>

<p>Remove the bolts and nuts that attach the door frame and mirror.</p>

<p>Separate the entire mirror assembly from the door, and completely remove it.</p>

Install New Mirror

<p>Put the new mirror in place. Attach the nuts and bolts in the same order you removed them. Secure them tightly before moving to the next step.</p>

<p>Connect the mirror wire to the Maxima's electrical supply wire coming out of the door panel. Replace the mirror sail trim panel and interior cover.</p>

<p>Put the door trim panel back in place, snap all clips into place and replace all screws.</p>

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver

  • Wrench

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