Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver/putty knife, pry the interior door handle's trim panel from the interior door panel. Disconnect the wiring harness.
We recommend using a thin towel with the putty knife to ensure that you don't scratch the panel.
Step 3: Using the flathead screwdriver/putty knife, remove the interior door lock knob. Also, remove the small trim panel behind the interior door pull.
Step 4: Loosen and remove the 2 Phillips screws located behind the interior door pull.
Step 5: Pry the interior door panel from the door frame.
There is a serious of clips that line the outer edge of the interior door panel. Work your way around the panel and pull to disengage them.
Step 6: Disengage the clip that holds the wiring bundle to the door frame.
Step 7: Disconnect the side mirror's wiring harnesses.
Step 8: Loosen and remove the three 10mm retaining bolts that hold the mirror to the vehicle's door.
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 9: You can now remove the side mirror.
Step 10: Feed the side mirror's wiring through the opening in the door frame, and mount the new mirror by tightening the 10mm retaining bolts.
Step 11: Connect the mirror's wiring harnesses and attach the wiring bundle to the door frame using the retaining clip.
Step 12: Reattach the interior door panel.
Simply reverse the removal process. Be sure to tighten all mounting screws, connect all wiring harnesses, and replace all trim panels.
While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.
And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Cadillac CTS Side Mirror Replacement Instructions