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How to Replace Mirror 1999 - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Created on: 2014-04-01

Need to replace the side view mirror on your 99-10 Volkswagen Jetta? Learn how in this video!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Side Mirror
    • Pry off the panel inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the window switch panel up and out
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the three Phillips screws behind the door pull
    • Remove the three T20 Torx bolts from the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the top front corner of the door panel
    • Pry the door panel off by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off the window sill
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harness
    • Pull the mirror wiring harness free of the foam
    • Remove the T20 Torx bolt from the speaker panel
    • Pry off the speaker and pull back the speaker insulation
    • Remove the T45 Torx bolt from the mirror base
    • Pull off the mirror.
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Side Mirror
    • Feed the mirror wiring harness through the door
    • Push the mirror into place
    • While holding the mirror, insert the T45 Torx bolt into the mirror base
    • Connect the mirror wiring harness
    • Push the speaker panel into place, bottom first
    • Insert the T20 Torx bolt into the speaker panel
    • Put the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three Phillips screws behind the door pull
    • Insert the three T20 Torx Bolts into the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips head screw into the top front corner of the door panel
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push the switch panel into place
    • Push the door pull panel into place

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    T20 Driver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    T45 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 a side mirror on this 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, and we show you on the driver's side but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new side mirror from 1AAuto.com, a flat blade screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, T20 and T45 Torx bits, and a ratchet with an extension.

Start off by prying off this panel inside your pull handle. Now lift your switch panel up and out, and then just push the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Then, using a Phillips screwdriver, you want to remove these three Phillips screws. We'll just fast forward as Don removes those. At the bottom of your door panel, you want to remove these three T20 Torx bolts. We'll fast forward as Don removes those. Then just remove this Phillips screw up here in the top corner of your door panel.

Reach in behind the door panel and just pull out to release the clips. Then lift it up and out of the window sill and over the lock. Now pull this harness free and then push the tabs on either side and disconnect it. Then pull the harness from this foam. Now remove this T20 Torx bolt. Pry off the speaker and then pull back the insulation if it doesn't come with it. Then you want to remove this T45 Torx bolt, and we'll just fast forward as Don does that. Once that's removed, the mirror will pull off and out.

On the left is the old side mirror. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they're going to fit exactly the same. Our mirror is paint to match, so you can take your vehicle to an auto parts store with a paint department and have them give you an air charged spray can of the paint that matches your vehicle and then spray the mirror to match.

Feed the harness of your new mirror through the door and then push the mirror into place. We'll just fast forward as he holds it there and replaces that T45 Torx bolt. Now reconnect your harness and then push your speaker panel back into place. Push the bottom in first, over those wires, and then you just push the tab in at the top, into the door. Now replace that T20 Torx bolt, put your door panel back down into your window sill, then pull your wire harness for your switch back through, and then line up the clips on the back of your door panel and hit them into place. We'll fast forward as Don replaces and tightens up those three Phillips screws. Then replace those three T20s and replace that Phillips screw up in the top corner and tighten it up. Now reconnect your switch panel and then just push the panel down in place. Then line up this panel and push it firmly into place, and your 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.

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