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How to Replace Side View Mirrors 13-16 Ram 1500

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How to Replace Side View Mirrors 13-16 Ram 1500

Created on: 2018-04-03

Check out this video to learn how to replace the side mirrors on your 12-17 Dodge Ram.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Outer Door Panel
    • Pry off the sail panel
    • Remove the six T20 Torx bolts from the perimeter of the door panel
    • Pry out the trim door behind the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from behind the door handle
    • Pry the master power window switch up with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the wiring harness out of the switch panel
    • Pry out the plastic grommets from the perimeter of the door panel
    • Lift the outer door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Side View Mirror
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts from the mirror
    • Unclip the mirror from the door
    • Remove the mirror
  3. step 3 :Installing the Side View Mirror
    • Feed the wires through the door
    • Clip the mirror to the door
    • Tighten the three 10mm nuts to the mirror
  4. step 4 :Installing the Outer Door Panel
    • Lift the outer door panel into place
    • Press the grommets into the outer perimeter of the door panel
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch
    • Press the window switch into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw behind the door handle
    • Press on the door handle trim
    • Tighten the six T20 Torx bolts around the perimeter of the door panel
    • Press on the sail panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

Installation Video
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We'll open up the door. And we are going to start off by coming up here and removing this cover. You can just put your hands behind it, kind of pull up. And you can see there's a push pin here, and a push pin here, and then there's two little hooks that hook into the door panel itself. Around the perimeter of the door panel are six T-20 torx bolts, and they're actually made of plastic, which is a little strange. We'll go all around the door panel, and we'll start pulling these out. Being that they're plastic, they don't come out like a normal screw does. You have to be very gentle, and almost pull on them as they unscrew. Here we go.

Right here, behind the door panel, is a secret cover that you can pop off with a flat-tip screw driver. And you can see, you want to grab it from the top, and go down, and then behind that is a Phillips head screw. So now, we'll use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the Phillips head screw. For the power window switch, we'll just slide a little screw driver in here. It pops out super easy. And we'll pop up this little safety pin. Here we go. And then you can push the tab down and pull the connector out.

These little anchors here, they need to come out of the door panel because we need to lift it up. We just lost one. Now we'll do the upper one, and there's the second one. So we'll go all the way around the door, and pop those out. And then all we have to do is lift straight up on the door panel, and it should come off.

All right. Now, we're going to use a pair of needle nose pliers to sneak in behind this clip and squeeze it, so that it can come out. All right, now we'll use the trim clip removal tool to pop that out, although you could probably just pull it with your hand, judging by the looks of it. Then we're going to disconnect the connectors, which you can simply pull. You can see there's a little push pin, or a push tab that you push down, and then you can pull out, and it will be the same on both of them, like so.

Now on the mirror, you're going to find three 10 millimeter nuts that we're going to want to pull off, so I've got my 10 millimeter socket and an extension, just because I love extensions, and a 1/4 drive ratchet. Once you crack them loose, you'll be able to just spin them off by hand. This one is actually behind this rubber piece, so I think what we're going to do is maybe do that one last, and it will just stay there. Make sure you support the mirror on the other side, so that it doesn't fall off the truck.

It looks like this mirror actually has a clip on the top, which is pretty nice because that sort of holds it in place, and helps you so it doesn't fall off the truck when you take the three nuts off.

Now we're going to feed these wires through this hole and pull it through. Make sure the bolt holes line up. Then you can snap in the top clip and start threading the three 10 millimeter nuts on. Now we'll tighten these up. You don't want to go too crazy with these because it's easy to snap the studs right off the mirror, so you just want to use your wrist really, to tighten these things up.

Now we're going to do this in the reverse order by plugging them in the right way. Nope, I guess it's right here. There we go. The black one goes on top, and we'll plug this in the door panel, and then right up here, we have that last clip.

To put the back panel back on, we're going to slide this lock, up through the hole, and then we're going to feed the power window of wires per window, switch wires, through this, and then kind of drop it down onto the door panel. Now we'll plug in the window switch and drop it right into the door panel.

We're now going to slide the door handle bezel, behind, doing the rear section first, and then snapping it into place. And then there's a large Phillips head screw that we'll slide right through here and screw in. And then there's the little access panel that will also slide in, doing the bottom first. And that also just snaps right in. We're now at the point where we can put these door panel screws back in. They go in just like this. Looks like I'm probably going to have to hold the bottom piece to get the screw in. And we'll do this, all the way around the door. And lastly, we'll put this right back on to cover up the mirror bolts.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

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