Author Topic: HOW TO: Dismantle mirror housing  (Read 13334 times)

Offline mike.

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HOW TO: Dismantle mirror housing
« on: 11 November 2010, 18:21 »
1. Remove Mirror Glass

Protect edge of housing from paint damage using fabric-reinforced adhesive tape, for example.
-   Press bottom of mirror glass -1- into mirror housing -3-.
-   Push mirror glass -1- using assembly lever -80-200- in -direction of arrow a- off of bracket -2- and housing -3-.
-   Swivel mirror glass -1- to side -direction of arrow b- and detach connector contacts -4- for mirror heating on back of mirror glass -1-.




2. Remove Frame

-  Remove bolts -2-.
-  Release locking hooks -arrows a- from mirror housing using a screwdriver.
-  Lever out locking mechanism -arrows b- from underneath using a screwdriver.
-  Raise frame -1- on side using assembly lever -80-200-.
-  Remove frame -1-.




3. Frame Continued

- Lever out locking mechanism -arrows a- on mirror housing -1- from underneath using a screwdriver.
- Push together detent hooks -arrows b- and remove mirror housing -1- from turn signal -2-.




4. Removing Side turn Signal and entry light

Removing entry light in exterior mirror

-   Push entry light in exterior mirror -3- out of turn signal -1- in -direction of arrow-.
-   Pull bulb holder -4- out of entry light in exterior mirror -3-.

Removing turn signal
-   Detach connector -2- from turn signal -1-.


« Last Edit: 01 April 2012, 20:06 by mike. »
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Re: HOW TO: Dismantle mirror housing
« Reply #1 on: 17 April 2013, 23:52 »
Excellent guide! Will use this when I attempt to upgrade my puddle lights to led's :cool:

Does anyone know if you need canbus friendly LED's to avoid an error message?
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Re: HOW TO: Dismantle mirror housing
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2015, 18:14 »
Hi

Can anybody confirm the torn bolt size in (2) above?  Are they T10?

I need to remove mine as some kind sole has damaged the indicator strip and hoping I can dismantle and glue it back together or buy the clear part.

thanks

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Re: HOW TO: Dismantle mirror housing
« Reply #3 on: 28 March 2015, 15:01 »
Had a quick go at mine, mirror now has a big crack in it  :cry: :cry: :cry:
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