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Side Mirrors

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Removal & Installation
Optima
  1. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector.

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    Fig. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector

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  3. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover.

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    Fig. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover

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  5. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle.

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    Fig. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle

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  7. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim.

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    Fig. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim

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  9. Remove two screws and cover from left side of door trim
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  11. Remove two screws from bottom of door trim
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  13. Unfasten door trim and disconnect the electrical connector(s).
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  15. Carefully remove the plastic door screen, so that it may be reused.
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  17. Detach the electrical connector, remove the 3 mounting bolts, then remove the mirror assembly.

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    Fig. Detach the electrical connector, remove the 3 mounting bolts, then remove the mirror assembly

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:
    1. Door module bolt and nuts: 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
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    3. Door latch screws: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
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Rio
  1. Remove inner garnish.

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    Fig. Remove the inner garnish

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  3. Remove the screw from the inside door handle

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    Fig. Remove the inside door handle screw

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  5. Remove the screws from front door trim

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    Fig. Remove the door trim panel retaining screws

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  7. Remove the door trim panel using a trim removal tool.
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  9. Detach the electrical connectors, as necessary.
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  11. Remove the door panel by lifting it up and off of the door.
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  13. Remove the plastic cover, by carefully pulling it away from the door, if necessary for mirror removal.
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  15. Unfasten the mirror mounting bolts, detach the electrical connector, then remove the mirror from the door.
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To install:

  1. Attach the mirror electrical connector, then position the mirror and install the mounting bolts.
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  3. Install the plastic door cover, if removed, as follows:
    1. Fasten the cover in position.
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    3. Pull the electrical harness cover from the plastic cover.
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    5. Pull the remote control rod for the inside door handle out through the door screen.
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  5. Position the door panel and attach the electrical connector(s), as necessary.
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  7. Install the door panel retaining screws.
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  9. Install the inside door handle screw.
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  11. Install the inner garnish.
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Sephia & Spectra
  1. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel.

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    Fig. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel

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  3. Remove door inner handle cover.

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    Fig. Remove the door inner handle cover

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  5. Remove the arm rest.

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    Fig. Remove the arm rest

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  7. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws.

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    Fig. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws

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  9. Remove the door trim and detach the electrical connector(s).
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  11. Carefully remove the plastic door screen, so that it may be reused.
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  13. Disconnect the actuator connector.
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  15. Remove the mirror mounting nuts.
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  17. Push both sides of the clip as shown, then remove the mirror.

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    Fig. Push both sides of the clip, then remove the outside mirror

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:
    1. Mirror mounting nuts: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Door module bolt and nuts: 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm)
    4.  
    5. Door latch screws: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm)
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