NOTE: If you DO NOT have powered mirrors, you do not need to remove the interior door panel! If you do, proceed directly to Step 1.
Step 1: Remove the Phillips screw located inside the interior door handle.
Step 2: Remove the interior door panel's bezel.
You will need to use a flathead screwdriver to disengage the locking rod attached to it.
Step 3: Using a flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the window control switch-plate. Disconnect the wiring harness attached to it.
Step 4: Pry and remove the panel located on the interior door panel's arm rest.
Step 5: Pry and remove the small triangular trim panel that covers the side mirror's mounting point.
Step 6: Remove the 2 Phillips screws located behind the arm rest's trim panel.
Step 7: Using a Phillips screwdriver, turn and remove the Phillips clip near the door lock.
Step 8: You can now pull the interior door panel away from the door frame.
Remember, you'll have to LIFT it over the door lock!
Step 9: Disconnect the side mirror's wiring harness.
Step 10: Loosen and remove the three 10mm retaining bolts that hold the side mirror in place.
NOTE: Be sure to hold onto the side mirror while removing these bolts, as you don't want to sweep broken glass from your garage floor or driveway!
Step 11: You can now remove the side mirror.
Step 12: Feed the wiring through the door frame's opening, and mount the mirror by tightening the three 10mm retaining bolts.
Step 13: Connect the side mirror's wiring harness.
Step 14: Begin reattaching the interior door panel by re-engaging the Phillips clip and tightening the Phillips screws near the arm rest.
Step 15: Reattach the interior trim panels, and reattach the interior door handle panel. Be sure to re-engage the "opening" rod that attached to the back of the interior door handle before securing the Phillips screw!
Step 16: Reconnect the wiring harness to the window switch-plate, and reattach it to the interior door panel.
Step 17: Tighten the final Phillips screws near the interior door handle.
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Toyota Corolla Side Mirror Replacement Instructions