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How to Replace Side Rear View Mirror 07-16 GMC Acadia

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How to Replace Side Rear View Mirror 07-16 GMC Acadia

Created on: 2016-10-18

Watch this video to learn how to replace the side view mirror on your 07-13 GMC Acadia.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a pick
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a pick
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw from the door handle
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws from the door pull
    • Remove the trim from the door lock with a pick
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up
    • Press the door latch cable tabs and remove it from the opening
    • Slide the cable through the notch and remove ball from the release
    • Disconnect the door panel wiring harnesses and clips
  2. step 2 :Removing the Mirror
    • Disconnect the mirror connectors
    • Pop the mirror wiring retainers out of the door
    • Pry off the trim covering the 10mm mirror bolt
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the mirror
    • Support the mirror
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw
    • Remove the mirror
  3. step 3 :Installing the Master Window Switch
    • Insert the mirror into place
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts to the mirror
    • Tighten the T30 Torx screw
    • Connect the window switch connectors
    • Press on the trim covering the 10mm bolts
    • Pop the wiring retainers into the door
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Press the door panel connectors into the door
    • Connect the door panel wiring harnesses
    • Insert the door latch cable into the opening
    • Set the retainer into the latch
    • Line the panel up
    • Snap the retainers into the door
    • Tighten the T30 Torx screw to the door handle
    • Tighten the T30 Torx screws in the door pull
    • Press on the trim piece in the door pull
    • Press on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Press on the lock cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Bit

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2012 GMC Acadia. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your driver side mirror. This information will be very similar to the passenger side as well.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: T30 Torx bit, ratchet, socket extension, flat head screwdriver, pick tools

Locate this notch in this cover panel inside of the door handle. Pull down. We're using a 90 degree hook pick here, but you could also use a trim tool or a small flat blade screwdriver. We'll also remove this cover inside the interior door latch. Again, there is a specific notch for you to pull from. Pop that panel out as well. This screw and the two behind the first cover we removed come out with a T30 Torx socket, a ratchet, and an extension. Lift up on your door lock. Using that same pick, we'll go in and release this panel to remove the actual lock.

On the bottom of the door panel, you'll find this notch which is designed for a plastic interior trim removal tool which is available from You could also get this done with a pair of flat blade screwdrivers if you tape them up to try to protect the paint and the plastic panel, but these are the best solution for it. You want to push this up in between the panel and pry out until the plastic clip pops. You'll be able to see more of them as you pull more of the panel off. Get the forked end of the tool on either side of the pin and pry out. Be sure to hold the panel out, otherwise when you're moving around looking for these pins, and they could fall back in and make you have to start over. Once you have a few of the pins out, you may be able to just reach back and pull the rest of the panel out by hand.

Once all the clips are released, you can lift up, release the door latch cable by pushing up on the leg at the bottom and prying down on the one at the top, pulling the cable through the opening. You can then get the bare cable out. Slide it through the notch. Rotate it around, and pull the ball out of out of the release .Disconnect the electrical connectors through the door panel. It's the bottom green and bottom gray. Remove this clip retainer. This is another place where an interior trim removal tool comes in handy. We'll have to remove the clip from its retainer here as well and the gray one below it. Disconnect these as well. You can now set the door panel off to the side.

Another awesome use for these trim tools that we got from 1A Auto is to put one of the forked behind these retainers, pop it out nice and easily rather than fighting at it with screwdrivers and scratching up the paint inside of our door. We'll have to put our trim tool underneath this clip here, pop it out so we can access that 10 millimeter bolt as well as removing these two here and our T30 torque screw. We'll also have to push this harness and the little rubber boot here down and through the door to get our harness out.

We'll use the 10 millimeter deep socket, a ratchet and an extension just to get us up and away from that door panel, to remove the nuts. Let's do our T30 Torx bit, and remove the last bolt. Remember, as this comes out, we'll want to reach over and support our mirror so it doesn't fall once the bolt is free. Once that bolt's out we'll push down to move that boot for our wiring harness out, and remove our mirror from the door.

Feed the wiring harness for the mirror through the door. Pull on that boot a little to make sure that it seats in and keeps sending moisture and debris out of our vehicle. We'll reinstall our T30 Torx screw and our three 10-millimeter nuts before we tighten them all back down with our ratchet. Push the cover back down and reinstall the plastic clip into the hole at the bottom. Reconnect the retainer for the mirror wiring harness. Then you're ready to reinstall your door panel.

Reconnect your electrical connectors. Remember that these two here have to be snapped back into their spots on the door before we can reconnect the mirror sides. Reinstall the door latch cable into the opening at the back of the handle. Pull the cable out, and then set the retainer back in. Lift your door panel up over the lock rod here. Once the panel's lined back up, snap all the retainers back into place. Once the retainers are all clipped back in, you can reinstall your three T30 Torx screws. Reinstall the plastic covers. These ones have tabs on the bottom that need to be set in first, and then you roll the clips at the top over until they snap. The one behind the door latch simply snaps straight into place. Slide the lock cover over as far as it'll go. Snap the latch back in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Bit

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