Help replacing passenger side electrical mirror

Old 02-06-06, 02:13 PM
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Help replacing passenger side electrical mirror

Hello. I would like to replace the passenger side electrical mirror on a 92 Ford Tempo. I got a replacement at the auto salvage and the existing one is currently held on by the electrical wire and some tape.

Is this something relatively easy to replace? Help or referrals appreciated.
Old 02-06-06, 05:56 PM
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Should be pretty straight forward. Look at the inside of the door right where the mirror mounts. Should be one or two screws holding an interior trim piece cover on. Remove those to access the screws actually holding the mirror to the door. Remove mount screws and carefully pull up the wires to get to the connector. Be careful not to pull the wires loose from the connector if the connector snags on the door. When you get to the connector, disconnect it. Good idea to have an assitant hold the plug to keep it from falling back inside the door while you connect the new one. In some instances you may have to remove the inner door panel to get to the connector. This is a little more work, but not terribly difficult; you just need to find all the screws holding the panel on, normally half a dozen or so. Once all the screws are out carefully pull the panel away from the door and the edge connectors will pop loose. You'll understand how they work when you get to that point. Sometimes the inside door lock handle can be a PITA.

Good luck.

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