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How To Replace Side Rear View Mirror 03-07 Cadillac CTS

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:55)
    • Using a putty knife wrapped in paper towel pry out the bezel behind the door handle.
    • Disconnect the lock connector and pull the bezel free.
    • Using the putty knife pry off the connector on the lock at the top of the door panel.
    • Remove the panel behind the door pull handle.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws.
    • Starting at the top pull out on the door panel. Pull out the clips all the way around the door.
  2. step : Removing the Side Mirror (3:07)
    • Pry the clip out that's holding the wiring harness to the door.
    • Press the tabs and pull out the connectors from the mirror.
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts that secure the mirror in place.
    • Push the harness through and pull the mirror out and off.
  3. step : Replacing the Side Mirror (4:15)
    • Run the harnesses down through the door.
    • Line up the mirror and press it into place.
    • Replace the three 10mm nuts.
    • Re-clip the harness to the door.
    • Reconnect the mirror connectors to the door.
  4. step : Replacing the Door Panel (6:28)
    • Line up the door panel and push it into place starting with the top.
    • Replace the two Phillips screws.
    • Replace the trim panel behind the door pull handle.
    • Reconnect the lock switch and push the door handle bezel back into place.
    • Push the door lock down and push in the bottom tab to lock.

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

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the side or rear view mirror on the door on this Cadillac CTS. This is a 2006, same for any '03 to '07. Tools you'll need are pretty basic, a putty knife or a similar flat-bladed tool, Phillip screwdriver, a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension.

I use my old household putty knife, take a paper towel and just wrap it. Then you're going to put it up in underneath and pry up and pull out on this handle and up in here, pry up, pull out, that comes out. Behind here is a little tab, pull up on that tab, and pull the lock connector, make sure you leave it unlocked. Pull that off, and then this bezel comes right off.

See the very corner, right here on your lock button, pry out very lightly and this whole thing comes right up and off. Again, just carefully, there's a little plug right in behind your door pull here. Inside that plug, two Phillip screws. We'll speed up here, as we're just removing those two Phillip screws. Once those screws are out, start here at the top and pull, work your fingers in behind and just little sharp pulls, tugs.

Out and off, obviously your mirror mounts on here with three bolts. You have a little clip on your wire harness. Use your putty knife again, go from the side, release the clips a little bit. Then the mirror comes right down here, it's this green one, press and pull that out from the box and then there's another one right here, press and pull. Now using a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension, you could also use a wrench. Remove these three nuts. We'll just fast forward a little bit as I'm removing those. Once you have those removed, force your harness through, and pull the mirror right off and grab the harness through. Here's our original mirror, new mirror from 1A Auto. You can see it's all the same. It's going to bolt in the same. Very important, it has the same, and your mirror has the same connections, so it's going to plug in all correctly. One thing about it is, it's molded in black. You can obviously install it as is, and it will work and function for you. If you wanted to paint it to match, I'd suggest going to an automotive parts store that has a good paint department. They can help you match the color of your paint, put some in an air charge can and you can tape off the mirror and spray it yourself to match.

For this vehicle, obviously my original is in fine shape. I'll show you re-installation just using that, and re-installation, pretty easily, is just a reverse in procedure. Put the harnesses through, feed them down in. You probably want to push your plug through here. Just put the bottom in first, push the top down in. Put the mirror in place. Fast forward as I put the three 10mm nuts in place and tighten them. You want to tighten them firm, but don't want to over-tighten them. It has larger line up pins here and down here, they go in to holes. This is going to peek through, line that one up there. Line that one up there, push the top on.

Make sure you can look down, you can see the connector going together. Now put in our two Phillip screws. Again we'll fast forward, just to speed through putting those screws in. You want to get them tight, they don't have to be extremely tight, but you want it nice and firm so they hold the door panel in place well. This trip plate, just hold it back in and pushes into place. Put this panel back on your door handle, reconnect your lock switch. I'm just going to put it back into place, it locks in. Last but not least, the lock button. Put it down until it touches there, and push in the lock.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2003 - 2007  Cadillac  CTS

03-07 Cadillac CTS Mirror Power Heated Manual Folding PTM RH

2003-07 Cadillac CTS Passenger Side Mirror TRQ

This part replaces:

  • Partslink GM1321357
  • Hollander 128-02689R
  • OE # 25765008
  • TRQ MRA05823

Part Details

  • Mirror Folding Type: Manual-Folding
  • Mirror Memory Type: Memory
  • Mirror Heating Type: Heated
  • Mirror Operation: Power
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