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SS Mirror Install - How To

First, you must remove the bezel behind the door handle by removing the screw, and lifting the front away from the door. The rear part of the bezel (by the lock) has a small clip that attaches to the door, just play with the bezel a bit, it will pop off.



Next, you will need to remove the two bolts underneath the handle on the door. These require a 7mm socket.


Next, roll the window down if possible, it makes this step much easier. Then, lift the top of the panel up and towards the inside of the truck. The door panel has a lip that sets over the edge of the door. Carefully pull the door panel off the door. There are several pressure type pins around the door. If you don't feel comfortable just pulling, you can get a "panel popper" tool. It is basically just a prybar. Just let the panel hang or rest on the ground, there is no need to totally remove it.



These black pieces cover the bolts for the mirrors. they are foam, so just pull them, they slide right out. A total of 3 nuts on each mirror. You will need a 10mm socket for these. Take care not to drop the nuts inside the panel, if you do however, the post below is how to retrieve the lost item. *note* if truck is equipped with power and/or heated mirrors, there will be a white plug you will need to disconnect.


Chances are, you will have to put the back plate on the mirrors. There should be a small bag with the mirrors with 6 nuts in it, here is where you will use those. place the wire thru the hole in the backplate, and set the plate on the mirror. Place the nuts on the bolts, and tighten. You will need a 10mm socket.



The mirrors are now ready to be installed. Place the bolts in the backplate in the holes where the old mirrors were at, and put a nut on each bolt, and tighten. (if equipped with power and/or heated glass, connect the plugs). Replace the foam inserts over the bolts. Take the door panel, and place the lip on the top over the door first. I have found that it is easiest to do this with the windows down, and tip the panel so the bottom is away from the door. Once the lip is in place, tap the panel around the perimeter to set all the pins back in the holes. Replace the handle bezel, making sure the side by the lock is clipped over the door (if not clipped, the bezel will move around quite a bit). Put the screw in the bezel, then put the two 7mm bolts in under the handle. Close the door, step back, and enjoy your new mirrors!
 

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Should you be lucky enough like me and drop a nut (or a tool) inside the door, there is an easy way to get this part. First, roll the window up fully, then at the bottom of the door, peel back the liner a bit, to expose the hole pictured below. You should now be able to reach your hand inside the door, and get the dropped item. Once you retrieve the item, just press the liner back against he door, and continue along your way.
 
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