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 Post subject: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Hi,

Does anyone know how to remove the mirror switch without damage i.e. without printed circuit board being exposed or anything else that might fall apart.

I was about to change the drivers door interior cover with another but could not remove the switch. I can remove the round knob but that's about it.

Any advice would be welcome.

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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Im pretty sure the main frame is just clipped in. You might just need to pry it out with a small flatty by pushing on its locking tabs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:18 pm 
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93EB wrote:
Im pretty sure the main frame is just clipped in. You might just need to pry it out with a small flatty by pushing on its locking tabs.



you maybe able to ... but you may also break the thin base.

I did on one that wasn't put in right. pics coming shortly...
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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:27 pm 
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shows you how it's clipped in

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this is how it sits in ... front & rear views

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how wiring plugs in - also the 'hole' is how the plug is removed/unplugged with a small flat screwdriver slipped in to hold female end of socket open so male plug can then be removed. I remove wiring plug before removing switch.

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I remove door trim so I can push it out from underneath without breaking it. some of you maybe less hamfisted than me & might be able to lever it out without removing said trim :roll:

1st pic is pushing it up.

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2nd is halfway out. will need ta 'jiggle it'.

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3rd as it finally comes out.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:52 pm 
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I agree , yes, you can try to use a screwdriver but as mentioned, I don't want to damage or break the thin base.

I did manage to get one clip up but that was as far as I went on my first attempt.

Now I can see what's required, I'll need to unclip the wiring harness before removing the switch.

Thanks very much for the pictorials and description.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:56 am 
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Im going to say its the same as a BA one. :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:14 pm 
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93EB wrote:
Im going to say its the same as a BA one. :shock:




lol ......... :roll:


AU -BA-BF . . . . ..... same as
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:33 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:

1st pic is pushing it up.

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don't forget to squeeze the clips together as you push out
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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Mad i love your in depth detail mate but it sounds like the door trim is having a baby lol. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Good descriptions.

Question. How does the connector separate from the switch? Is it a type that one needs a micro screwdriver to separate the joiner or something else?

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:02 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
how wiring plugs in - also the 'hole' is how the plug is removed/unplugged with a small flat screwdriver slipped in to hold female end of socket open so male plug can then be removed. I remove wiring plug before removing switch.

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bondy99 wrote:
Good descriptions.

Question. How does the connector separate from the switch? Is it a type that one needs a micro screwdriver to separate the joiner or something else?

Thanks


as per above pic .... the hole has a small plastic 'mound' from the wiring plug sitting in it to keep wiring plug in. small flat screwdriver to hold edge 'up' & you can then remove plug. if your not sure what I mean ... I can put up a pic of male plug
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93EB wrote:
Mad i love your in depth detail mate but it sounds like the door trim is having a baby lol. :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: How to remove mirror switch from Drivers Door
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:27 am 
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Ok,

Thanks for that info
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