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How to Replace Mirror 99-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

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How to Replace Mirror 99-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

Created on: 2010-02-13

Install a replacement mirror on your 95-04 Chevy S10 yourself. Learn how with this video from 1A Auto!

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • For more detailed instructions, see the S10 door panel removal video.
  2. step 2 :Remove the side mirror
    • Remove the rubber seal plugs.
    • Unbolt the three 10 mm nuts.
    • Make sure not to drop the nuts down into the door.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the side mirror
  3. step 3 :Install the new side mirror
    • Bolt the wiring harness in.
    • Bolt the three nuts on using your socket and ratchet.
    • Replace the rubber seal plugs.
    • Re-install the door panel.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Cloth Rags

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Window Crank Removal Tool

    Door Panel Removal Tool

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Hi, I'm Mike Greene. I'm one of the owners of 1AAuto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20+ years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed, correctly, that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video

In this video we'll be replacing the side view mirror on this 2001 S-10 Pickup. The procedure is pretty much the same as any '98 to '04 S-10 pickup, S-15 Jimmy, Blazer. Tools needed; window crank removal tool, if you have manual windows, Phillips screwdriver, door panel clip removal tool, putty knife or medium regular screwdriver, 7 mm socket and driver and a 10 mm socket and driver.

The hardest part about this, really is removing the door panel. You have to do that to do the mirror. What we're going to do here is, I'm going to fast forward through the door panel removal. If you want to see this procedure in real time, just go to our channel and do a search for S-10 door panel and you can see this in more detail, or you'll probably pick up enough from the fast motion to understand how to remove the door panel, but it's basically three screws. The Philips one by the door handle there and then these two 7 mm screws and then the next part you want to be careful with. Actually there's my Jerry-rigged way of removing that crank. Back of the door panel, those are all the pins you have to remove. You can't just yank the door panel, you'll end up breaking the plastic or the door panel so you want to find them with your putty knife and then use your screwdriver to pry them off. Then once you have those pins all out then the door panel just lifts up and off.

Get the door panel off, get to the mirror and pull these little insulators off, and then it is 13 mm bolts, I believe. Oh, smaller, 10 mm. Three 10 mm nuts and if you have power mirror, I believe, the harness will come down and probably connect into your power lock and power window panel. I'm going to put my hand down here to catch the nut in case it falls off.

We'll remove these three. I'm going to remove this last one. Shift around here. Make sure that the mirror doesn't fall off. I'm going to hold it onto the truck with my body a little bit. Remove the nut, then there's the mirror. Again, if you have power mirror, the harness would probably just be running down here, and connect in here somewhere. You wouldn't want to disconnect the harness before you took the mirror off and obviously to put the new one back on ... Possibly the most frustrating part of anything like this is if you happen to drop one of these nuts. Back down here. Put my hand in so I can feel. Then I'll tighten them up. Not too tight, just kind of twist them with my arm a little bit, not going crazy. The mirror bases are plastic so you can't crank them real tight. Don't forget to put our insulators back in. This cuts down on road noise, things like that.

You got your mirror replaced and now, again, just kind of fast forward through putting the door panel back on. Clip it up and over the window seal there, get all the clips lined up and into their holes and then once they're all lined up you can just use your palm and press all the clips in. Again, if you want to see this in more detail, just do a search on our channel on the 1AAuto channel for S-10 door panel and that'll show you a real time version. Obviously the big difference is this is on a manual window truck, the only difference would be if you have power windows, as you remove the door panel you want to unplug your accessories and before you put the door panel on you want to plug them back in. Once the door panel is on you're pretty much done.

We hope this helps you out, brought to you by www.1AAuto.com. Your choice 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 serves you on the internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Window Crank Removal Tool
  • Door Panel Removal Tool

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