Step 1: Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the small panel inside the interior door handle.
Step 2: Gently pry the window control switch-panel free of the door frame, and disconnect the wiring harnesses attached to the back of it.
Step 3: Gently pry the thin panel that runs the length of the interior door panel's arm rest.
Step 4: Remove the three 10mm bolts exposed by removing the panels in Steps 1-3.
Step 5: Gently pry the interior door panel from the door's frame.
Step 6: Disconnect the wiring harness and cables attached to the back of the door panel.
Step 7: You can now fully remove the interior door panel.
Step 8: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt below the triangular trim panel that covers the mirror's mounting area.
Step 9: Gently pry the triangular trim panel from the door frame.
Step 10: Disconnect the mirror's wiring harness.
Step 11: Loosen and remove the three 10mm mounting bolts that secure the mirror to the door.
NOTE: Be sure to hold onto your mirror while removing the retaining bolts, as you don't want broken glass on your garage floor or driveway!
Step 12: Feed the wiring harness through the opening in the door frame, and mount the mirror by tightening the 10mm mounting bolts.
Step 13: Connect the new mirror's wiring harness.
Step 14: Replace the small triangular trim panel, and tighten the 10mm bolt below it.
Step 15: Reattach the interior door panel by reversing the removal process. Be sure to reconnect all wiring harnesses and reattach the door handle rods BEFORE fully reattaching the door panel!
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004 Nissan Maxima Side Mirror Replacement Instructions