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#1 Old 09-06-2007, 09:24 PM
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instructions to replace side mirror, pls?

Hi,
could anyone please tell me how to replace the left side mirror (driverís side) or where I can find this type of information? Itís 2000 Solara v4 and the mirror is power, heated. Please also let me know if it is too complicated for DIY.
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dont get much solara in at work
but most of the time theres a plastic peice on the inside of the door right behind the mirror you want to replace

if you can pop that out.. it should be clipped in no screws.. and see three bolts that will remove the mirror.. from there if the harness can be disconnected without removing the door panel than you good to go..

if you have to remove the door panel to get to the plug to unplug it.. than you gonna have to find all the screws and hidden screws to remove to door panel ( have window down) door panel can be kinda of tricky because of the door handle ( look at pics below)
once you get all the screws and door handle taken care off.. pop the door panel from the bottem outward since it still has some small clips (if not ignore this step) once you can pull the bottom of the panel out and upward .. dont have to remove door panel because you should be able to reach from under and get to plug




ps you have a I4 not V4
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Thanks much, wonger.
i will go try my car.
how do i connect the power?

thank you again.
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Thanks much, wonger.
i will go try my car.
how do i connect the power?

thank you again.
you should be able to see the power harness run from the mirror to a conector behind the door panel once you remove it.. it just up clips.. and u can swap mirrors and plug in the new one
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thanks a lot.
i am excited. my part is here and i will try it this weekend.
do i need to get some special tool to remove the bolts or anything?
i only have the most basic tool shown in your pic 2.
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just need a small screwdriver ( pocket screwdriver )

10mm and maybe 12 mm.. short extension and a ratchet

panel popper if u dont wanna scatch anything

88 4Runner
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