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How To Replace Rear Side View Mirror 09-13 Chevy Traverse

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How To Replace Rear Side View Mirror 09-13 Chevy Traverse

Created on: 2014-01-18

Check out this video teaching you how to replace a cracked or broken side view mirror on your 09-13 Chevy Traverse.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pull off the panel inside the door handle with a pick
    • Pull off the panel inside the door pull with a pick
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt from the door handle
    • Remove the two T30 Torx bolts from the door pull
    • Pry the first door panel clip out with a door panel clip tool and a putty knife
    • Pry out the remaining clips by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Unclip the latch cable from the door handle
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Removing the Mirror
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harness
    • Unclip the wiring harness from the door with pliers
    • Pry out the mirror base trim panel clip with pliers
    • Pull back the trim panel
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts from the mirror
    • Pull off the mirror and its gasket, feeding the wiring through the door
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Mirror
    • Put the new mirror into place, feeding the wiring through the door
    • Pull the mirror wiring gasket through the door
    • Fasten the three 10mm nuts onto the mirror
    • Push the mirror base trim panel into place
    • Push in the trim panel clip
    • Clip the mirror wiring harness to the door
    • Connect the mirror wiring harness
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Clip the latch cable to the door handle
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 bolt into the door handle
    • Insert the two T30 bolts into the door pull
    • Push on the door pull trim piece
    • Push on the door handle trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Pick

    Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

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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 2012 Chevy Traverse. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a 90 degree pick, a T30 Torx bit and ratchet, door panel clip tool, putty knife, flat-blade screwdriver, 10mm socket and a pair of pliers.

Start off by removing the panel behind the door handle and then this panel right here behind the pull handle. We use a 90 degree pick. You just stick it in a slot behind the top of the panel and then just pry out, it pulls right off, and then on this one, it's at the bottom of the panel. Same thing, just stick the pick in and pry out and you'll see this T30 bolt and then these two right here. You want to just go ahead and remove those. The clips on the back of these door panels are hard to get started, so what we do is we used a putty knife to protect the paint and then we stick a clip tool up along the putty knife on to the clip and then, using a flat-blade screwdriver in between the two of them, you pry out and it will release that clip. Once you get the first one, it's a little bit easier to get the rest. You just stick your hand up behind the panel and then find the clip, give it a good tug and just do this around each clip. Once you've released each of those clips, the door panel lifts up and off. Next, you have to disconnect your door handle cable, you just push this out of the bracket, pull it back and unclip the cable and then lift it up and out of the door handle. You want to disconnect these two harnesses, just push on the tab and pull them free. Now, you want to disconnect your mirror harness. Just push on the tab and pull it free. Then you want to pull the harness from the door. Use a pair of pliers, push the tabs together, and pull that clip out.

Then behind here is one of the 10mm nuts you're going to have to remove to get the mirror off. Use the pair of pliers to just pry up the clip below it and then using your 10mm socket and ratchet, remove those three 10mm nuts. Once those are removed, your mirror will pull right out and you just want to push that gasket through and feed the harness through the door.

Take your new mirror and feed your harness back through the door until you get to that gasket and then you want to line up the studs on the mirror and push them into the door, pull that gasket through the door and then we're going to fast forward here as Don replaces those three 10mm nuts and tightens them up. Push that clip back in and then push the clip on the harness back in and reconnect your mirror harness.

To re-install your door panel, just put your door handle rod back into place on the door handle, pull it back, clip it back into that bracket, and push it into place, and then reconnect your two harnesses. Lift your door panel up over the lock rod and push it down into place. You want to rest it up on the window sill and make sure it pushes back down in. Now, check around the edges, make sure the clips are lined up and then hit them into place. Replace the three T30 Torx bolts and tighten them up and now push those two panels back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick
  • Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

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