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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1995-1999 Toyota Avalon Side Mirror Replacement

Fits years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

All Toyota Avalon Mirrors for sale Tools required:
  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the small, triangular trim panel that covers the side mirror's mounting point.

Use the screwdriver as a lever to gently pry the panel free of the vehicle.

Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the interior door handle bezel.

Step 3: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the power window switch-panel.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the back of the window switch panel.

Step 5: Remove the 3 circular screw covers on the interior door panel.


Two of these covers are located near the door hinge, while the other is located near the door pull.

Step 6: Remove the small screw cover near the door catch.

Step 7: Remove the 8 Phillips screws that hold the interior door panel in place.


You will find 4 lining the bottom of the panel, 2 near the door hinge, 1 behind the switch panel, and 1 near the door's arm-rest.

Step 8: You can now lift and remove the interior door panel from the door frame.

Step 9: Disconnect the interior door light's wiring harness.

Step 10: Disconnect the side mirror's wiring harness.


It is located in the door frame near the speaker.

Step 11: Release the clip that holds the wiring to the door frame.

Step 12: Loosen and remove the three 10mm mounting bolts that secure the side mirror to the door.


NOTE: Be sure to hold onto the mirror as you loosen the last bolt, as you don't want to sweep broken glass from your garage floor or driveway!

Step 13: Mount the new side mirror to the vehicle by feeding the wiring through its respective opening and tightening the three 10mm retaining bolts.

Step 14: Connect the mirror's wiring harness to the vehicle and attach it to the door frame using the retaining clip.

Step 15: Begin reattaching the interior door panel by reconnecting the wiring harnesses, tightening the 8 Phillips screws, and replacing the plugs that cover the screws.

Step 16: Reattach the trim panels and window switch plate.


Be sure that you reconnect the switch-plate's wiring harness!
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

95 1995, 96 1996, 97 1997, 98 1998, 99 1999 Toyota Avalon Mirrors Replacement Instructions

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