So, anyone know how to do this. I can't find anything...
Yeah, I get that. There are several clips. But looking through You Tube, etc, there is no detail as to the best way to access those clips. Other brands require the removal of the mirrors. All but one of the clips are pretty strong, and I doubt a flexible "shiv" could easily release them.bulldog, I guess I am waiting on my new red ones to arrive. I am guessing that I am going to find plastic clips that can be pushed down to release from the mirror housing. What tool do I visualize using?...some type of very thin plastic/metal shiv that will slide between cap and mirror housing.
This MAY work. Though I believe these are Mazda mirrors. They have 6 tabs with location tabs. Access to the small tab from the bottom.I bet they are the same way as on the Fiat 500. See here:
Thanks, I knew it would fold in because it did that when my wife hit it with her Outback (only a scratch). I did not know it would fold out.I have black ones coming on Monday. Just pulled my red one off the drivers side. Took about 15 minutes. 5 clips hold the mirror on. 4 are easily accessible from the face of the mirror just tilting the mirror down and to the left and right to see them. I started with the one closest to the window and worked my way to the outside of the mirror. The last clip is not accessible and is the small bottom one on the bottom of the cover towards the window. When the others comes loose the bottom of the mirror can lift up and clear the last clip. Just be careful around the mirror as it is paper thin and will not take any pressure against it. Two long screwdrivers and plastic pry to to get it started on the first clip.
Also if you are not aware you mirror will fold in one position and out 2 positions for easy access.
Very informative and helpful post JFernald ! I think it' worth adding it in his own thread in DIY section for future referenceAfter having struggled with the Pure method, I think that popping the mirror off is by far the best method. Just don't pry against the glass and the mirror pops off easily, providing plenty of room to get the screwdriver on that inner tab without endangering the mirror.