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How to Replace a Power Mirror in a Toyota Corolla

by Contributor

The Toyota Corolla 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 Corolla's is the same for all model years. It's a simple replacement project that most vehicle owners can manage.

Remove the Old Mirror

Step 1

Disconnect the Corolla's negative cable to the battery.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Take out the mirror wiring connection.

Step 4

Remove the door trim bracket around the mirror. Take out the mounting nuts.

Pull the power mirror off the Toyota Corolla.

Install the New Mirror

Step 1

Put the new mirror in place on the Camry.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Reconnect the wiring to the new mirror.

Step 4

Install the triangle interior cover by snapping it back in place.

Connect the negative battery cable.


  • Avoid accidentally slipping with a screwdriver and breaking the window by leaving it down during mirror replacement. It's also easier to gain access and reach through the door from either side.


  • If your Corolla model is equipped with side air bags, disable them so they aren't accidentally engaged while you work.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Blunt tool

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