Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Inside Rear View Mirror

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Removal & Installation



  1. To check the sensor function, switch on the ignition. Cover the photo sensor for a few seconds, then shine a flashlight at photo sensor. The mirror surface must dim (ensure reverse gear is not engaged).
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  3. Press the left and right cover cap halves (1 and 5) apart and remove. Pull the connector (3) out of the mirror base (2) and disconnect it.
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  5. Remove the mirror base with the mirror (6) downward from the retaining plate (arrow).
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Fig. Identifying rearview mirror components: left cover (1), base (2), electrical connector (3), swivel (4), right cover (5), mirror (6)

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
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Machine Screw Type
  1. Carefully pry the cover (not all models have a cover plate) off using a suitable flat blade screw driver.
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  3. Remove the rubber damper from the mirror stalk.
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  5. Remove the machine screw from the base.
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  7. Remove the mirror assembly.
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  9. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
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Twist Off Style (Glass Mount)
  1. Remove the negative battery cable on models equipped with a map light in the mirror assembly.
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  3. Detach any wiring from the mirror assembly.
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  5. Firmly grasp the base of the rear view mirror and twist it counterclockwise about a quarter to half turn.
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  7. Remove the mirror assembly from the window.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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