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Old 09-07-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i have to replace a pass. side rearview mirror, how hard is it to get the panel off? Any tips for putting the mirror in????

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tech info

also search for "door panel remove"
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also search for "door panel remove"
I see that in tech info. thanks...........

What about the rear view mirror, the gentleman I bought it from said it was a real pain to take out, any tips for the install??
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Chris.. if you search for my posts..you'll find it.. waaaaaaaayyyy back in April/March of 05

Go to Sears..buy the pivot head ratcheting 10mm wrench.. I assure you..with this.. you will walk away in 10 minutes w/o cuts and bruises.
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Chris.. if you search for my posts..you'll find it.. waaaaaaaayyyy back in April/March of 05

Go to Sears..buy the pivot head ratcheting 10mm wrench.. I assure you..with this.. you will walk away in 10 minutes w/o cuts and bruises.
I found your post. Thanks for that....

Noe for the wrench, do you mean, 100 ratcheting box end wrench??
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http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes

This is the one. this exact one. (I didn't like the individual price and got the set of 7 )
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Ok I see, i have the ratcheting wrenchs like that, but not with the tilt on the end......

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Regular wrenches and socket left me scratched, bruised and took nearly an hour to take the mirror off.

Ratcheting wrench like you have brought the time down to about half. A couple scratches.

The locking pivot heads.. 5 minutes and no scratches or bruises.

Here'* the thing.. it'* behind the window regulator (big metal panel) and access is limited, as well..the curvature of the door makes it a short swing for the normal ratcheting wrenches. The locking pivot allows you that extra bend you need to get more swing.

A quick tip.. being inside the door like that.. remember... the nut you are tightening is on a stud that is pressed into the plastic of the mirror assembly. Don't overtighten.
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Well I will have a ton of time in the door, the previous owner of this car broke the mirror off, so I have to take the old mount out and unplug the wires before attempting the install of the new one, thanks for the tips, I need em.....
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