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How To Install Replace Remove Side Rear View Mirror 2002-06 Nissan Altima

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How To Install Replace Remove Side Rear View Mirror 2002-06 Nissan Altima

Created on: 2013-11-22

In this video, 1A Auto shows you how to replace a broken, smashed, cracked or shattered rear side view mirror in a 02-06 Nissan Altima.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Mirror
    • Pry off the mirror base trim panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harness
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts from the mirror
    • Pull off the mirror
  2. step 2 :Preparing the New Mirror
    • Pry the cover off the new mirror
    • Have the cover painted to match your vehicle
    • Alternatively, pry the cover off the old mirror with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Snap the matching mirror cover onto the new mirror
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Mirror
    • Push the new mirror into place
    • Fasten the three 10mm nuts onto the mirror
    • Connect the mirror wiring harness
    • Push on the mirror base trim panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the side mirrors on this 2003 Nissan Altima. It's the same process on these vehicles from 2002 to 2006. The items you'll need for this are new side mirrors from 1AAuto.com, a flat-blade screwdriver and a 10mm socket and ratchet.

Start off by prying off this triangular panel at the top of your door panel. You can see the mirror's held in with three 10mm nuts. With the harness, right here, you just want to push down that tab and pull out on the harness. We'll just fast-forward as Don removes those three nuts. Once those are removed, the mirror pulls right off.

On the left, is the new one from 1AAuto, on the right is the old one. You can see they're identical and will mount exactly the same. You can see, here, that the back of the side mirror actually comes off. You can spray paint this to match or go to a parts store with a paint department and have them match the paint for your vehicle and spray-paint it with the exact paint, or you can just remove the back of your old side mirror if it's still intact. You just stick a screwdriver in that slot, pry out, and then pry it around the edge here. It comes off and you can actually just snap that onto your new mirror from 1A Auto. Now it matches. You line it up on your car, push it into place and start off by replacing the nuts, carefully by hand. Once you have them on there hand-tight, then just tighten them up with your socket and ratchet or your wrench. Reconnect your harness, put that triangular panel back on and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2002 - 2004  Nissan  Altima
2005 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
2002 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
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