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How To Remove Onstar Rear View Mirror

If you’re like most drivers, you probably use your rear view mirror to check behind you before you turn. But did you know that the onstar mirror built into many cars is actually a copyrighted device and can’t be removed without infringing on the company’s copyright? This means that if you want to remove your onstar mirror and replace it with something more stylish or functional, you may need to invest in a custom mirror made specifically for your car. Fortunately, this process is relatively simple and can be done by anyone with some DIY skills. ###

Remove the Rear View Mirror

How to remove the rear view mirror on a car

1. Park your car in a safe location.
2. Turn off the engine and all accessories.
3. Locate the rear view mirror assembly and release it from the mounting bracket.
4. Use a screwdriver to pry off the mirror’s housing cover and remove it from the mirror frame.
5. Disconnect the wiring harness from the mirror and discard it.
6. Remove the four screws that hold the mirror to the frame and remove it from the car.

Remove the Mirror Anchor

The rear view mirror on most vehicles is held in place by a small metal anchor. This anchor can be removed with a simple wrench. Before you begin, verify that the mirror will not fall off when you remove the anchor. If it does, secure it with some tape or wire before proceeding.

1. Remove the screws that hold the rear view mirror to the door frame.

2. Gently pull on the mirror until it comes free from the doorframe.

3. Remove the small metal anchor by using a wrench. Be sure to use caution as the mirror can fall off if not handled correctly!

Remove the Mirror Glass

How to Remove Onstar Rear View Mirror:

1. Turn off the car.
2. Open the driver’s door and remove the center console.
3. Remove the mirror by pulling it out from the mounting bracket and then rotating it out of the way.
4. Unscrew the screws that hold the mirror in place and then remove it.
5. Inspect the mirror for damage and replace any parts that are defective.
6. Install the new mirror by screwing it into place and aligning it correctly with the mounting bracket.

Remove the Mirror Housing

If you need to remove the rear view mirror on your OnStar system, there are a few steps you will need to follow. First, locate and remove the screws that secure the mirror to the housing. Once these screws are removed, gently pull the mirror out of its housing. Next, use a flathead screwdriver to pry off the Mirror Shield from the mirror itself. Finally, wash and dry the mirror and shield before reinstalling them into their respective housings.

Replace the Mirror

If you’re unhappy with the rear view mirror that comes standard on your GM car, there are a few ways to replace it. The first option is to buy an aftermarket mirror that will fit your car. Another option is to remove the existing mirror and install a new one in its place. Here’s how to do it:

1) Open the car door and remove the rearview mirror by unscrewing the four screws at the base.

2) If you’ve bought an aftermarket mirror, put it in place while holding onto the mounting bracket. If you’re replacing the mirror with one from your own vehicle, just snap it into place.

3) Replace the screws and reattach the mirror to the bracket.