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How to Install Manual Mirrors 2007 - 2013 Chevy Silverado

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How to Install Manual Mirrors 2007 - 2013 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2018-11-30

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, smashed, cracked, or shattered side view mirroron 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Chevy Silverado Work Truck

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    Window Crank Removal Tool

    10mm Socket


    Needle nose pliers

    Trim Tool Set


Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto, we've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

What's up guys, I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall manual mirrors on this 2008 Chevy Silverado work truck. If you need these parts or other parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

Open the door. We're going to remove this window crank. We need a window crank removal tool. So we're going to position the window crank in this up position right here. Take the tool, if you want to put it in the same location that it was, you could mark it before you take this off. And then we can put this, just slide this down, there's a little pin, a little clip you have to remove. Just push it down and then it slides right off. To take this lock button off I'm just going to use a pick tool. Just get in behind here, slide that little lock piece off, then slide the button off.

Next, underneath here, we're going to take a trim tool, just slide under here, you can use a pick also. Get underneath there, slide this cover off. Next we're going to take this cover off. Take my pick tool, or trim tool, slide that cover off, there's a clip right there, clip right there. We're going to use a 10 mm socket, extension and a ratchet. There's three bolts, one bolt here and two bolts there. Take those out. Might have to hold this handle up a little bit to get this bolt out. Take that bolt out. Oops, just use a magnet to take that bolt out. Next we're going to take this trim piece off. Just use my trim tool, get behind here and pry. It's just clips that hold this on. Three clips hold that on.

Next I'm going to use a trim tool. Going to pop those clips holding the door panel on. Just go around the perimeter of the door panel and pop it off. Once those are all popped off you should be able to release, right there. You're going to need to release the handle cable, right here. There is two ears on the bottom of this door panel so you can put it in service position so you can leave it there while you're working. With the door panel hanging on the lower pins, so that the door panel is in service position we can access all three of the nuts that hold the mirror, so we can take that off at this point.

Just going to take my window crank, I am going to lower the window so that it's easier for me to grab the mirror while I am working on it. Then I'll take a 10 mm socket, loosen up these nuts. Before I take this all the way out, I'm going to support the mirror. Take that nut off. There's a tab in here that needs to be pinched. Just going to take some needle nose pliers, get in there, pinch the tab. Squeeze that nut off. I can grab the mirror, just slide it out. Just like that. Here's where that tab is. Just took needle nose pliers and just squeeze that right there.

So to reinstall this mirror with the gasket on the mirror side, there're no wires so we don't have to worry about running wires. We're just going to line up the holes. Line up the studs with the holes, put it back in position. I'll get the nut started. Once the first one is started then I can let go of the mirror, get the other nut started. Now I'll take a 10 mm socket, extension and ratchet just to snug these nuts down just like that. We can take the door panel and make sure this lock rod goes through that hole right there, and that's good right there. Get this little door pin in the hole on this side, that's in position. Make sure the rest is there. Once that's all, all the pins are lined up, you can start pushing it on.

I'll reattach this. If you had a foam insulator you would put that in there now. This vehicle doesn't have one. Then you line these pins up. Lock that in place. We're going to take these two bolts right underneath the handle, use our 10 mm socket, extension and ratchet. Let's get that one started and then I'll get the other one started. Snug it up, then I'll snug up the other one. Then down below here underneath the handle, get this bolt in. We can tighten it down. Snug it down. Take these two covers. This one's going to go down below. There's a little pin right there that goes through that hole so you know which direction it goes. Get that in position. Lock it in place. This one is going to go in this position. There's a pin, a little slot there. Lock that in place.

Now I'm going to install the new handle. Remember this washer is going to go on the back side. We'll just put this into position. Put it on the same way that you took off the old handle. Get it lined up, make sure it's locked in place and it's good to go. We'll take this lock button, make sure this lock rod is all the way up. Take the button and slide it into position and then push down on the lock part. Make sure it works properly and you're all set.

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