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How to Replace Side Mirror 10-12 Ford Escape

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How to Replace Side Mirror 10-12 Ford Escape

Created on: 2019-02-20

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, smashed, cracked, or shattered side view mirroron 10, 11, 12

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim around the mirror switch with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the trim door behind the inside door handle with a pick
    • Remove the T30 star bit from the door handle
    • Pry up the door pull cover with a pick
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Remove the three Phillips screw on the side edge of the door panel
    • Pry the mirror switch up with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Pry out the door panel clips from the door panel with a trim tool
    • Remove the door cable from the handle
  2. step 2 :Removing the Side View Mirror
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts
    • Remove the side view mirror
  3. step 3 :Installing the Side View Mirror
    • Insert the side view mirror into place
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts
    • Connect the wiring harness
  4. step 4 :Installing the Front Door Panel
    • Connect the door cable to the handle
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Press the door panel into place and clip it in
    • Tighten the three Phillips screws to the side edge of the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Replace the door pull trim
    • Tighten the T30 star bit to the door handle
    • Press the door handle trim into place
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Press the mirror switch into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to replace a mirror on this 2012 Ford Escape. If you need this part or other parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to remove this cover right here. This is for the switch for the mirrors and I'm just going to use a trim tool. Go behind here. Pop this out. Just like that. To disconnect the mirror switch. Push down right here, slide that out. Next thing going to take a pick tool. We just want to take this cover off behind the inside door handle. I'm just going to pull it forward. Pull that cover off. Next we're going to take this screw out. We're going to use that T30 socket extension and ratchet.

Take that screw out. It's a little cover that's right here. We're just gonna to remove that and use a little pick tool slide underneath here. Pull it up. Next is a screw down here. Just going to use a Phillips head screwdriver. Take this screw out. Take that screw out. There's some screws along here, the side right there, so take those two screws out. Just use the Phillips head screwdriver.

There's another screw that's right here on the front of the door. Just use a Phillips head screwdriver. Take this one out.

So I'm going to take a trim tool. Now normally you pry underneath here, pry up here and pry up here. This vehicle has two clips right here and right here and on this vehicle these clips are broken so normally you would have to struggle a little bit more to get this piece off, but just keep in mind this goes straight up. Take those clips off. I can disconnect the electrical connectors right here. Just push on this tab, slide it out, push on this tab, slide it up, and I'm just going to take a trim tool in between the door panel. Just pry out. There's clips all around the door, holding it on.

Grab the door panel and just slide up. There's a cable that's attached right here to the front. Just gonna slide this out just like that. And then slide the cable up, slide the retainer out and then there's a connector right here. Just disconnect this connector. Just push the tab and slide it down.

All right I'm just going to disconnect this electrical connector right here. Push down on the lock tab and slide it out. Right and then I'm going to take a 10 millimeter socket and I'm going to take these three bolts out. Now the reason why you take the door panel off is majority just to get that bolt out and disconnect this connector. You could try to snake your hand in there with the door panel on, but it's not going to be easy, so just easier to take the door panel off.

Remove that bolt. We get the top bolt kind of loose and we're gonna want to support the mirror from the outside. It's good to have the window down. Take that bolt out, then we can grab the mirror. Just slide it up.

Here's the old mirror. Here's the new mirror assembly from As you can see, the texture is the same. It's the same color. Turn it around. The mirror has the same shape. It's got this extra little mirror. It's got a mounting area is the same. It's got the same connector. Get yours at and you'll be ready to rock and roll.

All right I'm going to take the mirror assembly. I want to make sure I have one of the bolts in my hand while I go to install this. Slide this from the outside, line it up.

Okay, with the mirror pushed on, take the bolt, get that started. Once you get that started you can grab the other bolts, get those started. You want to do that before you tight, tighten the down, get them all on evenly. Take our 10 millimeter ratchet, 10 millimeter socket extension, and ratchet. Just snug these up evenly.

All right, now I'll just go around again, make sure they're all snug. Take the connector, line it up, lock it in place. We'll take this door panel. We're going to slide these wires through here or at least get them in that area. Reconnect this electrical connector for the door locks. Lined that up, lock it in place, and I'll take this. I want to get this little retainer through the slot right here, just like that. Then we're going to slide this cable to the side and then lock it in right there. Just like that.

Take the door panel, make sure those wires are right there. Take this lock rod, you want this lock rod on here. Line that up. And then if the top, make sure you pull that wiring harness out the top of the door panel and you want to slide into place here. That looks good and I'll get the door pins to line up all the way around and just apply a little pressure just like that. We'll take this screw, use a T30 socket extension and a ratchet. Tighten this up. Snug that down. Not too tight cause it is plastic. Take this little cover. It's going to line up and here and just press it in place. Just like that.

Right now we're going to install these three screws. There's two on the backside here. One goes on the front side right here. We'll just take a Phillips head screwdriver. Get this started right here. Before I tighten it up, I'm just going to get them all started. Those are all started, so now I'll snug them down.

To reinstall this trim piece, take the electrical connectors, line them up, lock it in place, just like that. Then there's some tabs that should be right here on this vehicle they broke off. They go right there and right there, so you're going to want to line those up and then with them lined up, just push it down.

Okay we'll take this Phillips head screw and a screwdriver and get that started. We'll take this cover, slide it into position. Now we'll take the electrical connector get this lined up. Okay. Lock that down, and then line these two tabs up, retainers. Might have to pull this out a little bit there. Lock it in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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