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How to Replace Side View Mirrors 03-06 GMC Sierra

Created on: 2010-02-03

Check out this video to learn how to replace a broken side view mirror in a 03-06 GMC Sierra.

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • Remove the bezel around the door lock
    • Pry off the corner panel
    • Remove the door handle trim
    • Remove the push clip, 7 mm bolts and no. 2 Torx Screws anchoring the door panel.
    • Pull the door panel off and unplug the wiring harness for the courtesy light, mirror and switch panel.
  2. step 2 :Remove the door latch
    • Unclip the lock rod
    • Unbolt the 10 mm bolt
    • Carefully pull away the water shield
  3. step 3 :Remove and replace the mirror
    • Remove the three 7 mm nuts
    • Unplug the wiring harness
    • Pull the side mirror off and replace with the new 1A Auto mirror.
    • Plug in the wiring harness and tighten up the 7 mm nuts
    • Reassemble the door latch, water shield and install the door panel.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    Number 2 Torx driver

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Hi. My name is Mike Green. I want to help you save time and money repairing your vehicle. I have 20+ years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks. My company, 1A Auto, sells high-quality replacement parts over the internet. In this video I'll be showing you how to install these parts. By the end of this video, you'll know how to install them and where to get them. That's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video we'll be replacing a side view mirror on this 2004 GMC Sierra, basically the same as '99 to '06 Silverado, Sierra, and the SUV's, Tahoe, Yukons, Escalades.
Replacing the mirror is actually pretty easy. It's only three bolts holding it on and then unplugging the connector, but you do have to remove the door handle, I'm sorry, the door panel. We're going to show you that pretty quick in this video, too. The tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of needle nose pliers, a 7mm socket and driver, a number two Torx driver and a 10mm socket and driver.

We're going to double-time the door panel removal. To start out, you pry the ferrule around the door lock and the door lock button comes off. Then the mirror panel, which you would think that this is the only thing you've got to replace or take off, but that's not the case. It just has two clips that you use a screwdriver wrapped in a cloth and then the screwdriver to get the door handle trim plate off. Then there's a small plastic push pin. Use a screwdriver to start it and then some needle nose pliers. Then there's a little trim piece that you can just pull off with your finger. A number two Torx screw, take that screw out. You'll see me move quick here, like lightning. Then there's two more bolts, 7mm. One right there, next to the lock. Pull that out, lightning hands again, and then one up underneath the door pull, again 7mm, and again, lightning quickness. Once those bolts are out, the door panel just pulls up and out.

Then you'll need to unplug the courtesy light. Right here, actually, is where your mirror connects in. That one and that one is actually the mirror connection. We will need to go all the way with this, though, because you'll have to pull off your plastic water shield. Here's another connector, it's got a little tab and then this little lever pivots in order for that connector to come off. A little bit different. You can see me struggle with it there. Then the last connector, and then your speaker, provided you have the up level stereo or whatever. Take the speaker off and then you'll want to, after that, remove your door handle, which is pretty simple too. There's a little blue clip on there that holds that rod in place. Use a screwdriver to start it and then your finger to just reach in there, pull the rod out, 10mm bolt, unscrew that, slide the handle forward and it comes off.

Now you'll want to pull your water shield out. This is basically just to get the harness for the mirror off. I'm going to take it all the way off here, but you can just pull it down enough to get the harness free for your mirror. I'll show you, as far as replacing the mirror; it is three bolts, and unplugging the mirror. There's your mirror mounting. There are the three bolts. They are, I believe, 7mm, possibly 8mm. You would remove those three nuts and then you've got to remove the clips on this harness, which goes down into your door. That's why you have to take the door panel off, because that harness goes all the way down into your door. Once you've done that, you can replace the mirror, put the door panel back together and you're good to go. I hope this helps you out.

This video is brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. You can call us toll free 888-844-3393. We are the company that's there for you on the Internet and in person. Thank you very much.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • Number 2 Torx driver

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