Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Outside Mirrors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Sail Mount

See Figure 1

If equipped with electric mirrors, remove the door trim panel and disconnect the wiring harness before removing mirror assembly.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the remote knob and unscrew the control lever.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Sail mount outside mirror

  1. Remove the trim cover, retaining screws and clamps.
  2.  
  3. Remove the mirror and outer shim.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Position the mirror with the outer shim, then tighten the retaining screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the trim cover with the retaining screws/clamps.
  4.  
  5. Install the remote knob or connect the wiring.
  6.  

Door Mount

See Figure 2

  1. Remove the door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the adjusting knob, bezel and locking nut.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Door mount outside mirror

  1. Remove the mirror trim cover, retaining screws and mirror.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Install the mirror, screws, trim cover and remote wire.
  2.  
  3. Install the locking nut, bezel and adjusting knob.
  4.  
  5. Install the trim panel.
  6.  

 
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