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How to Replace Door Mirror 08-12 Honda Accord

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How to Replace Door Mirror 08-12 Honda Accord

Created on: 2018-02-27

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, smashed, cracked, or shattered side view mirror on 08 Honda Accord.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Mirror
    • Pry off the sail panel with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Remove the three 8mm bolts from the mirror
    • Hold the mirror and press the tabs on the connector
    • Remove the mirror
  2. step 2 :Installing the Mirror
    • Insert the mirror into place
    • Tighten the three 8mm bolts to the mirror
    • Connect the electrical connector
    • Press on the sail panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Magnet - Extendable

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Wrenches - Metric

    8mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Open the door. Your prying tool, you can get these from We're going to pry off the trim that's over the door tweeter. Need to remove that first before you remove the door panel. Just get in here and pop it off. Normally, you would be able to disconnect the speaker and pull it right off. This car has an aftermarket speaker. Somebody has soldered it in here, so I'm going to let it hang for now.

Take this tweeter cover off, you can remove the door mirror. There is a nut here, nut here, and a nut here. We're going to disconnect the connector, going to push up from the bottom and unplug it. Lock is on the bottom. Can get to these nuts here with an 8 millimeter socket extension and ratchet and remove them. I'll just loosen them up real quick. I won't take them all the way off yet.

This one, it's a little more difficult because the trim panel's in the way for the door. To avoid removing the door panel, you can sneak an 8 millimeter box wrench in here. Don't want to drop that nut. And you're going to stuff a rag in here. Help keep it from falling down. And I'll sneak my box wrench in here and loosen that up. And then I can use the open end.

If you have access to it, you can also use a ratcheting wrench. Pretty loose. Spin it off with my finger. I didn't quite drop it, but it's on the edge there. It's also probably a good idea to have a magnet handy. Finish removing these nuts. They’re loose, so I'll take them off by hand. Support the mirror on the outside. Have to push in on these two white tabs on either side of the connector. Pull the mirror right out.

Reinstall it. Put it right back into the opening. Reinstall the two nuts that you can get to easily so the mirror is held in place. And now the more difficult one, going to use the magnet. Get this nut threaded on there started. Can spin it on with my fingers, finger tight. It's just kind of tricky, but to avoid removing this door panel, going to have to kind of finagle the nut in there. Use a ratcheting wrench. Just tighten it up—don't have to go too tight. Can use that over here, too, and over here.

Plug the connector back in, push the trim panel back in, you'd plug your speaker back in. This one is soldered together, it's an aftermarket one. Push this back into the clip. Your mirror is swapped.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Magnet - Extendable

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

2008 - 2012  Honda  Accord
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