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How To Replace Side Rear View Mirror 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

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How To Replace Side Rear View Mirror 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2013-05-10

Check out this video teaching you how to replace a cracked or broken side view mirror on your 01-06 Hyundai Elantra.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Side Rear View Mirror
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver in cloth to protect the paint
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harness
    • Remove the yellow clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Insert the clip into the trim piece
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the mirror
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the mirror
    • Remove the mirror
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Side Rear View Mirror
    • Insert the headlight into its slot
    • Insert the 10mm bolts to the mirror by hand
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts without overtightening them
    • Insert the Phillips head screw into the mirror
    • Connect the mirror wiring harness
    • Push in the mirror base trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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In this video, we show you how to replace the driver's side rear view mirror on this 2005 Hyundai Elantra. It is a pretty easy process. The tools you'll need include a small flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, and either a 10mm wrench or a 10mm socket with a ratchet. Again, we do this on the driver's side, but passenger's side is the same procedure.

I'm removing the cover on the opposite of the mirror. I'm going to use a little piece of cloth and a flat blade screwdriver. The cloth will just protect the paint while I pry it against the door. Pop the bottom free with the clips off.

To disconnect the harness, you're going to have a tab underneath in the middle. Press on it and it should pop right out. When I took the cover off, this yellow clip stayed in the door. You need to take that out or the trim piece isn't going to go back on correctly. Take a flat blade screwdriver; pull on it a little bit, pull it out, and then insert it back into your trim piece.

There are three 10mm bolts that I'm going to remove. We'll do a little fast-forwarding here as we remove those three 10mm bolts. Use a Phillips head to take off the Phillips head screw. Hold the back of the mirror.

You can see our brand new part from 1A Auto and it comes with a black back. You've got a couple different options in terms of installing this. You could install it as is and it will be a great functioning mirror that did everything the other one did and pass inspection. Or you can be as crude as going to a hardware store, buying a can of spray paint, and spraying it the color of your car. Or, if you want to be exact, you can take the mirror to an auto parts store that has a paint department in the back, and they can help you match your paint, put it in an air charged can, and you can spray it yourself.

Here we're obviously putting the mirror back in place. Just to reverse the procedure, put the mirror in place, start all three bolts in finger tight, and then, tighten them up. When you tighten them you want them nice and firm but you don't want to over tighten. You could break the mirror base if you tighten them too much. I'm going to plug in the harness, the mirror, and reattach the trim piece.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

2001 - 2006  Hyundai  Elantra
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