How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta Side Mirror Replacement
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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.
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
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Side Mirror Replacement Instructions
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