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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta Side Mirror Replacement

Fits years: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

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Tools required:

  • T20 Torx Driver

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the small trim panel INSIDE the interior door pull.

Step 3: Lift and remove the power window control switch. Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the UNDERSIDE of the switch.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (3) exposed by removing the switch in Step 2.

Step 5: Loosen and remove the T20 Torx screws (3) lining the BOTTOM EDGE of the interior door panel.

Step 6: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) located just below the side mirror mount.

Step 7: You can now pry the door panel away from the door frame. Be careful not to break any of the clips, but with a bit of effort, it should come free fairly easily.

Step 8: LIFT and remove the interior door panel.

Step 9: Loosen and remove the Torx screw located on the side mirror trim panel. Pry and remove this panel.

Step 10: GENTLY peel and remove the insulation from inside the mirror mount. Be careful not to tear it!

Step 11: Disconnect the side mirror's wiring harness (1).

Step 12: Loosen and remove the Torx screw (1) that secures the side mirror to the door frame.

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

Step 13: The mirror should now be free from the vehicle.

Step 14: Mount the NEW side mirror to the vehicle by tightening the Torx screw (1). Connect the mirror's wiring harness (1).

Step 15: Reattach the insulation and trim panel. Secure the panel by tightening the Torx screw (1).

Step 16: Reattach the interior door panel.

Simply reverse the removal process. Be sure to connect all wiring harnesses, re-engage the mounting clips, and tighten all relevant screws.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Mirror Replacement Instructions

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