Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Outside Mirrors

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Fig. Fig. 1 View of a typical right door's outside mirror mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2 View of a typical left door's outside mirror installation



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remote mirror cable and escutcheon attachment



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Fig. Fig. 4 Exploded view of a power operated outside mirror-left side shown

The mirror glass may be replaced by placing a piece of tape over the glass then breaking the mirror face. Adhesive back mirror faces are available.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Standard Mirror
  1. Remove the door trim panel.
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  3. Remove the mirror base to door outer panel stud nuts and remove the mirror from the door.
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  5. Install the base gasket and reverse the above to install.
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Manual Remote Mirror
LEFT SIDE
  1. Remove the door trim panel and detach the remote control lever. Peel back the insulator and water deflector to gain access to the mirror cable.
  2.  
  3. Detach the cable from any retaining tabs in the door.
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  5. Remove the attaching nuts and remove the mirror and cable assembly from the door.
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  7. Install the base gasket, then reverse the above to install.
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RIGHT SIDE
  1. Remove the door trim panel and detach the remote control lever. Peel back the insulator and water deflector to gain access to the mirror cable.
  2.  
  3. On models, with the instrument panel mounted control, remove the set screw from the control knob.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shroud side finishing panel as follows:
  6.  
    1. Remove the sill plate screws and sill plate.
    2.  
    3. Remove the litter container if so equipped.
    4.  
    5. Remove the screw retaining the hinge pillar pinch-weld upper finishing lace.
    6.  
    7. Grasp the shroud finishing panel at the forward edge toward the dash panel and pull inward to disengage the plastic retaining clip, and slide the panel rearward.
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  7. Feed the remote cable through the shroud and rubber conduit between the door and pillar and detach the cable from any retaining tabs in the door.
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  9. Remove the attaching nuts and remove the mirror and cable assembly from the door.
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  11. Reverse the above to install. Make sure the remote mirror operates properly before installing the trim.
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Power Operated Mirror
  1. Remove the door trim panel and disconnect the wire harness at the connector. Peel back the insulator pad and water deflector enough to gain access to the wire harness.
  2.  
  3. Detach the harness from any retaining tabs in the door.
  4.  
  5. Remove the attaching nuts and remove the mirror and harness assembly from the door.
  6.  
  7. Reverse the above to install. Make sure mirror operates correctly before installing the door panel.
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