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How to Replace Side View Mirrors 03-08 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Side View Mirrors 03-08 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, smashed, cracked, or shattered side view mirror on 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Honda Pilot.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Side View Mirrors
    • Lower the window
    • Pry out the sail panel with a trim removal tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the mirror
    • Press the tabs on the white connector to remove the mirror
  2. step 2 :Installing the Side View Mirrors
    • Insert the mirror into the door
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts to the mirror
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Press on the sail panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Open the door. Lower the window. Remove this trim. There are clips behind it. I'm going to use a plastic prying tool. You can buy these from 1AAuto.com. Once you remove those clips, there's another clip that is going vertically, so it's going to lift up and out, just like that.

Disconnect the electrical connector, push in the tab, pulling the connector out. Remove the 10 millimeter bolts, there are three of them, there's two here: one, two. And then the third one is outside, inside the rubber here. So if you're trying to get this free, and you can't figure out why the mirror is still free. Make sure you have released this one. I'm going to start with a 10 millimeter socket ratchet to get this top one loose. I'll leave it in there a little bit so the mirror doesn't fall. Then I'll remove this one. Once it's loose, I'll just use my fingers to take it out, put aside. This one, the trim is just in the way, it doesn't quite line up straight. You need to use a wobble extension if you have one.

I'm going to use an open-ended wrench, 10 millimeter. Just try to hold it on there so it doesn't pop off. Get that free. This wrench has a ratcheting end, so once it gets to a good point, try to use that. Remove that lower bolt. And then the top one should be loose. I'm also holding the outside of the mirror with my other hand so it doesn't fall. There are two plastic tabs on the white electrical connector. Use our plastic prying tool to push the top one in, then push the bottom one in. The mirror is free. That's why you want to make sure you hold on to it with your other hand, so it doesn't fall.

Installation is the reverse of removal. Take our mirror, line it up, and then push it through the opening of the electrical connector so it locks in. Now it's just seated there on the electrical connector. Going to take my hand and just push it up against the door frame. Take our upper bolt, thread that in, back to my 10 millimeter socket. Once I feel these get tight, I will stop. Install the bolt on the outside here. I feel it get tight, stop. Install the last bolt in the bottom. Since this one is hard to reach with my socket extension, I'm going to use the open ended 10 millimeter wrench. Once I feel it get tight, I will stop.

Reconnect the electrical connection. Re-install your trim panel. These tabs will go into the bottom slots here. And then these clips will clip into the body here. Actually there's a slot groove here that needs to fit into there. Get it slid into there. Trim cover is re-installed.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

2003 - 2008  Honda  Pilot
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