Lexus GS, SC 1998-06

Outside Mirrors

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Power Mirrors



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Disconnect the outer rear view mirror connector, and check that the mirror operates when the battery positive voltage is applied to the wire harness side.
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  3. If it does not operate, replace the mirror assembly.
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  5. Remove the outer mirror switch assy.


    1. Inspect the mirror switch for continuity.
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    3. It should show continuity in all positions (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT), except when it is OFF.
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    5. If continuity does not exist, replace the switch.
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Removal & Installation
Motor


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Fig. Outside mirror mounting.

The mirror motor is an integral component of the outside mirror assembly and must be replaced as a unit.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove any door trim pieces necessary to access the outside mirror mounting bolts and wiring connector.
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  7. Disconnect the mirror connector.
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  9. Remove the 3 bolts and mirror.
    CAUTION
    Be careful when removing the bolts as the mirror may fall and become damaged.

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To install:

  1. Install the outside mirror with the mounting bolts and tighten to 49 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm).
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  3. Connect the mirror connector.
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  5. Install the door trim pieces.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Switch

This switch may be by itself, or part of a switch cluster assembly. In any case, the procedure still applies.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove any retaining screws, if equipped.
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  7. Using a screwdriver, pry out the mirror switch, located on the instrument panel. Tape the screwdriver tip before use. Removal of that specific dash panel for access may be necessary.
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  9. Disconnect the connector.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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