97 - 01 Toyota Camry Damaged Side View Mirror Replacement

Camry Replacement Mirror

New aftermarket replacement mirror - unpainted
New aftermarket replacement mirror - unpainted

Replacing a damaged outside side view mirror with a new aftermarket mirror is a simple process requiring no special tools. The most difficult aspect of the replacement is painting the mirror to match the color of the car. There are retail automotive paint suppliers that can mix and store the paint in a pressurized aerosol can thereby allowing painting before installation.

 Open the door and use a small plastic pry bar to remove the interior black plastic triangular cover opposite the outside mirror.  Pull the cover from the upper corner to relieve the hold tension from the plastic retention pin.  Once the pin has been removed from the pin hole, angle the cover away from the mount then pull up.

exposing the side mirror mounting nuts
exposing the side mirror mounting nuts

 Disconnect the electric connector socket and unbolt the three 10mm nuts that secures the mirror to the door.  The third nut has a plastic cover that must be removed to expose the nut.  Remove this nut last while holding on to the mirror.

Reverse the outlined steps for new mirror installation.  When installing the interior mirror cover, first position the cover in the door panel then align the cover pin with the pin hole.  Push or gently tap the cover until the pin snaps into the pin hole.

three mounting nuts requiring removal with the power mirror male plug
three mounting nuts requiring removal with the power mirror male plug

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