GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Outside Mirrors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. If the vehicle is equipped with power door locks, windows, or mirrors, disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel. Refer to procedure outlined under Door Panel in this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the remote control from the outside rearview mirror remote control bezel (manual only).
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the power mirror wire harness (power only).
  8.  



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Fig. Remove the absorber (3) from the door, then remove mirror retaining nuts (2) from the door while supporting the mirror (1)

  1. Remove the absorber from the door covering the mirror retaining nuts.
  2.  
  3. If equipped with power mirrors, detach the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the mirror retaining nuts from the door while supporting the mirror.
  6.  
  7. Remove the mirror assembly.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Position the mirror and hand-tighten the retaining nuts. Tighten the retaining nuts, to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm), in the following order:
    1. Top
    2.  
    3. Forward
    4.  
    5. Rear
    6.  

  2.  
  3. If equipped with power mirrors, attach the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the absorber onto the door.
  6.  
  7. Install the remote control to the outside rearview mirror remote control bezel (manual only).
  8.  
  9. Install the door upper trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  12.  

 
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