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Old 09-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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How to Remove The Entire Side Mirror Golf/Jetta MK6 (Pics)

I found a lot of tutorials on how to take off the housing cap or the glass but none on the entire mirror. SO! Here ya go!

Step One: Realize that maybe if you had not mixed your new career, a cute girl, and a time limit you wouldn't have backed out of the garage with your door open and have to replace the door...
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Step Two: Remove the door panel, There are honestly 100s of tutorials on how to do this so I wont beat a dead horse just click on one of these MANY links

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5095
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QidX2RSMOic
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/V...Removal-Guide/
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=4170007
www.TheBESTwaytoRemoveMK6DoorPanals.com

Step Threeeeeee: Once the door panel is off you'll need to remove the upper speaker shown here
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Grab the top and pull toward you, you should hear a *POP*
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You'll see two little white tabs, pull UP (That's toward the ceiling) to remove the speaker
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Step: Four (4): This step needs a 12 Point (Triple Square) socket, now I know a lot of you are cursing right now but honestly if you plan on working on a Mk6 you'll need these everywhere (Breaks, Struts, doors, side mirrors The list goes on) I bought a set of 9 at NAPA for $20.

I believe this bolt took a M8. DO NOT FULLY REMOVE THE BOLT WITHOUT HOLDING ONTO THE MIRROR
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Now the mirror is off the door BUT
You're not done yet!

Step fife: Follow the mirror wire down to its plug, pop the red lock and pull that sucker out
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Step SixSixSix: Cut the zip tie holding the wire
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Step 7: Pop this little green wire holder thingy
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Step ate: Feed the wire out the hole and KUZAM! You're done! Now bask in your victory and hold that sucker up like predator holding a spine!
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Close right!?!
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To put the mirror back on just reverse these steps!

I hope you were able to follow this tutorial and had a few laughs on the way!
Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:43 AM   #2
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Nice tutorial, thanx! I cracked the outer black plastic of my driver side view mirror as I reversed into the garage - the mirror hooked by the wall and a small piece broke off. Doh! I still feel like such an idiot! Anyways, I'm still considering replacing the whole thing, but then on the other hand, I could use black silicone to make up for the missing piece and fill the open gap...
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:21 AM   #3
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Perfect! Just the thread I was looking for. Somebody clipped my driver side mirror when I was parked on the street and broke it. I'm not about to pay $700 for the dealership to replace it.


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