If your ride doesn't have electronic side view mirrors, then you're probably on the wrong page; but if your ride does have such mirrors, then welcome aboard! Needless to say, your side mirrors greatly aid in boosting your safety on the road. Thanks to these babies, you're able to maneuver through traffic without causing any accidents. In light of this, you'll want to ensure that your side view mirrors can be properly adjusted to provide you with a clear view of the vehicles flanking you. This can become difficult, however, if your mirror switch is busted. Mirrors switches malfunction all the time for a number of reasons: wear and tear, exposure to precipitation, you spilt soda on it, and the list goes on. In any case, here are a few easy steps to replacing your busted mirror switch with a brand-new one.
Difficulty level: Moderate
What you'll need:
- Safety goggle
- Screw Driver
- Replacement Switch
- Good lighting
Step 1: Remember: before beginning any DIY job, be sure that you have safety equipment like goggles and gloves to help keep your protected through the process.
Step 2:Remove the screws of the door handle.
Step 3:Unscrew the door panel (look for the screws by the top and bottom parts of the door).
Step 4: Pop your door panel out of the door frame and place it to the side. Be sure not to pull the panel out too hastily to ensure you don't yank out any wires or cables.
Step 5: Disconnect any electrical and door stop cables. Take note of what connects to what so that you don't get confused when re-connecting the cables.
Step 6: Locate the door assembly that consists of the door handle, lock, and mirror switch. Take it and unscrew the screw near by the door handle.
Step 7: From here, you should be able to pry open any clips holding the mirror switch in. After opening these clips, remove your stock switch from the assembly.
Step 8: Plug your new mirror switch in its place and clip it back in.
Step 9: Return the handle screw and reconnect the electrical and door stop cable. Return the door panel and crew it in.
Step 10: Return your door handle and you're all set.