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Old 02-14-2012   #1  
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How-To Install Tow Mirrors, 04+

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Tools needed:
1. Screwdriver
2. Ratchet
3. 10mm, 8mm, 7/32, ¼, 7/16 Sockets
4. Pliers
5. Pair of gloves

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This is what the door looks like completely together.

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Step 1

Remove the two bolts at the bottom of the door panel. They are ¼” bolts heads.

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Step 2

Remove the cover over the door latch bolts. Just pop it out with a screwdriver and then pull it off. Remove the bolts with the 8mm socket.

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Step 3

Pop the latch out, (should come out when the bolts are removed) and then with the screwdriver pop out the lock and window piece. The grey is the mirror power, the green is the lock, the blue is the power window, and the darker grey is the window locks.

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Step 4

After that you will see another bolt head that needs to come out. It is also 8mm.

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Step 5

Pop the speaker cover off and remove the speaker. The cover will pop off with e flat head screwdriver and then the speaker can be removed with the 7/32 socket. There should be 4 of them for each speaker.

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After the speaker is taken out, remove the plug.

Then there is a little plastic ring that needs to be removed. It looks like this.

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It was only on my drivers side and not on the passenger side. I don’t know why.

Step 6

Now the door panel is ready to be removed. Just pull up gently on it and it should come out. My passenger side came out really easy and the driver side required a little more tugging.

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Step 7

Now the mirror is ready to be removed. Unbolt it using the 7/16 socket. There are 3 bolts. The mirror should hold in place with the nuts taken off.

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When it is taken off gently pull the mirror away from the door and then disconnect the plug from the mirror.

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Step 8

Repeat the process in the opposite order to put the new towing mirror back on. And then repeat the same process for the other door.


Here are the comparison pics.

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The finished product!

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Total install time was about 15 minutes per door. It took me a little longer because I had to run and get a smaller ratchet.

I would say this is about a 4/10 on the difficulty scale.
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I have to figure out the wiring for the puddle lights and the turn signals. When I do I will add more pics.
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Wiring Diagram




When I finish this I will update the thread to show how to wire them.
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Nice job!
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No updates on the wiring. Didn't do it today. Didn't feel like it.
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Curious as to what happened as to no further posts/updates. Want to add to 10 STX for towing the RV.
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