Instructions for How to Replace the Rear View Mirror on a Silverado

by Russell Wood

The rear view mirror mounted on your windshield is an important part of the driving experience. It helps you see who is directly behind you, and provides a centralized view when used with a left and right mirror on the doors. Sometimes, the mirror breaks though, and it needs to be replaced. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, but the process is similar for other years of Silverado as well.

Locate the Torx-head screw at the base of the windshield mounted rear view mirror, directly where it contacts the windshield. Remove this screw using the Torx-head screwdriver.

Lift the old mirror off of the windshield by pulling it up along the windshield towards the headliner.

Slide the replacement mirror onto the windshield mount in the reverse method you used in Step 2. If necessary, transfer the screw from the old mirror onto the replacement model. Then tighten the screw in place against the mount using the Torx-head driver.

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About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.