How to Replace Side Mirrors

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When replacing side mirrors on a car, the door panel needs to be removed, as well as three bolts that hold the mirror in place. Be careful not to remove the wiring harness when replacing side mirrors with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on car repair and diagnostics.

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Good afternoon, my name is Tom Brintzenhofe, certified master mechanic from Reading, Pennsylvania, and today, we're going to talk about how to replace your side mirrors. Now, I've already taken the liberty of take the door panel off cause' I can't explain on every vehicle how to take em' off. They're all different. If you're not sure get yourself an owner's manual from a parts store; ten, fifteen dollars. It's a lot cheaper than breaking the door panel. Once you get the door panel off you'll notice; every vehicle's about the same way, they've got three bolts holding this mirror on, and I'm going to go ahead and take these off here. It's real simple to change. You just take these; unfortunately this one's got two different bolt sizes on it, but you take these off. Try not to lose your your nuts cause' a little hard to find on the ground. Once you get your nuts off here this mirror's going to pull straight out, but watch your little wiring harness here. You don't want to rip it in half. But the mirror comes right out, and once you get your new one slide the new one right in there the same way you took this one out, and you're good to go.

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