Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Outside Mirrors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Detach the mirror cover plate from the door



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Fig. Remove the mirror mounting screws



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Fig. Once all the fasteners have been removed, carefully pull the mirror from the door frame

The mirrors (in most cases) can be removed from the door without disassembling the door liner or other components. Both left and right outside mirrors may be either manual, manual remote (small lever on the inside to adjust the mirror) or, in some cases, electric remote. If the mirror glass is damaged, replacements may be available through your dealer or a reputable glass shop. If the plastic housing is cracked or damaged, the entire mirror unit must be replaced.

  1. If the mirror is manual remote, check to see if the adjusting handle is retained by a hidden screw, usually under an end cap on the lever. If so, remove the screw and remove the adjusting knob.
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  3. Using a blunt plastic or wooden tool, remove the inner triangular cover from where the mirror mounts to the door.
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WARNING
Do NOT use a screwdriver; the plastic will be marred.

  1. Depending on the model and style of mirror, there may be concealment plugs or other minor parts under the cover. Remove them. If electric connectors are present, unplug them.
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  3. Support the mirror housing from the outside and remove the three bolts or nuts holding the mirror to the door.
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  5. Remove the mirror.
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To install:

  1. When installing, fit the mirror to the door, then install the nuts and bolts to hold it. Connect any wiring. Pay particular attention to the placement and alignment of any gaskets or weatherstrips around the mirror; serious wind noises may result from careless work.
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  3. Install the cover, pressing it firmly into position. Install the control lever knob if it was removed.
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