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How To Replace The Driver Side Mirror

Driving can be a dangerous activity, but it’s also an essential one. Without drivers, our transportation systems would grind to a halt. That’s why it’s so important to keep your driver side mirror in good condition—not just to avoid getting pulled over, but also for the safety of you and your passengers. If your mirror needs replacement, here are a few tips on how to do it. ###

What to look for in a mirror replacement

When it comes to maintaining your car, one of the most important things you can do is keep your driver side mirror in good condition. Not only does a malfunctioning mirror reduce your field of view, but it’s also an easy job to replace yourself. Here are some key things to look for when replacing your driver side mirror:

-The mirror should be held on by two screws at the top and two screws at the bottom. Make sure these screws are tight before attempting to remove the mirror.

-To remove the mirror, first unscrew both sides of the mount from the car. On most models, there is a metal bracket that attaches to either side of the doorjamb above and below the mirror. Once these brackets are unscrewed, you can gently pull on the mirror to remove it from its mount.

-Once the mirror is free, inspect it for damage or cracks. If there is any damage, replace it right away before it causes more problems.

-Install the new mirror by screwing it into place using the provided screws. Be sure to tighten them all down before reattaching any brackets or mounting hardware.

How to remove the old mirror

If your mirror is old and broken, it’s time to replace it. There are a couple of ways to do this: You can remove the old mirror entirely with a screwdriver or a tool called an “adapter” and replace it with a new one.

Or, you can remove the broken piece and replace it with a new mirror that attaches to the vehicle using two screws.

How to install the new mirror

To replace the driver side mirror on a 2007-2013 Nissan Maxima, follow these steps:

1. Turn off the vehicle and remove the key from the ignition.
2. Remove the left front tire and wheel.
3. Remove the screws that secure the mirror to the car body with a Phillips head screwdriver.
4. Pull out the old mirror and disconnect the wiring from both mirrors (red/white wire).
5. Connect one end of a new red/white wire to one of the existing mirror connector pins on the car body, and connect the other end to an appropriate power source (such as 12 volts).
6. Replace the mirror and screws onto car body. reinstall wheel, tire and screw into place.

Final steps

1. Locate the driver side mirror. The mirror is located on the front of the car near the bumper.
2. Remove the screws that hold it in place.
3. Remove the mirror.
4. Install the new mirror by securing it to the car with screws and using the included hardware.