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My side mirror is loose a bit and needs to be tightened down but I don't want to destroy anything by my own ignorance so I'll post here first. How "exactly" do I take off the upper trim that ropes around the inside window of the door so that I can remove that plastic piece to make the side mirror's screws visible.
 

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hmm you have a 1995. After I bought my 98 the driver side mirror came loose.

To tighten it I simply removed the little speaker that is on the door next to where the mirror is attached. Does yours have them? They just pop right off. If I remember correctly, I didn't need a tool to remove it either. just pulled it off with my fingers.

I originally looked in the service manuals and they go on having you remove all the door trim and I could not get it off, and that's when the above enlightenment hit me. ;) good luck!
 

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Oops, I'm sorry. I just bought a 1999 STS and I forgot to change my profile from the 1995 STS I had before. I have the '99 now and it seems like I have to take off this plastic trim cover that outlines the very top of the door's window to get to a loose screw on top of the mirror.

I visited the dealership and he told me to either pull the piece down or up but I can't remember which to be sure. Either way, I tried both and I couldn't get it off so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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This is from AllData but it looks like it only explains the basic steps and not how to remove the moldings. Since I'm going to be replacing my LH mirror soon it would be nice to know how to " Remove frame garnish molding" rather then rather then to just say to remove it. This is just another reason why I won't be renewing my Alldata subscription when its up.

REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Remove the door trim panel.
Remove the door frame garnish molding.
Disconnect the electrical connectors (2).
Remove the three nuts (3).
Disconnect the wire harness from the retainer clip and unseat the grommet.
Route the wiring harness through the hole in the mirror patch.
Remove the mirror (1) from the door.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Route the mirror wiring harness through the hole in the mirror patch.
Install the mirror (1) into the door frame.
Align the studs through the holes in the mirror patch.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.
Install the 3 nuts in sequence. Tighten Tighten the mirror nuts to 9 N.m (80 lb in).
Top nut
Forward nut
Rear nut
Install the grommet by gently pulling into place.
Connect the electrical connectors.
Install harness into retainer clip.
Install the door frame garnish molding.
Install the door trim panel.
 

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clusco said:
Oops, I'm sorry. I just bought a 1999 STS and I forgot to change my profile from the 1995 STS I had before. I have the '99 now and it seems like I have to take off this plastic trim cover that outlines the very top of the door's window to get to a loose screw on top of the mirror.

I visited the dealership and he told me to either pull the piece down or up but I can't remember which to be sure. Either way, I tried both and I couldn't get it off so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
don't take off that whole trim piece, it's not worth it. i could not get mine off and i gave up after i nearly cracked it. even with the FSM at my right hand, I could not get it off.

I took off that little door speaker that is directly in line with the mirror and you have virually direct access to the top nut and bolt thread that olds the mirror on. there is one farther down you can get at with an open end box wrench, harder but MUCH WORTH THE SMALL EFFORT!!

Good luck.
 

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does anyone have an answer to replacing the sideview mirror for those who do not have those speakers? i really need help with it, thanks!
 

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don't take off that whole trim piece, it's not worth it. i could not get mine off and i gave up after i nearly cracked it. even with the FSM at my right hand, I could not get it off.

I took off that little door speaker that is directly in line with the mirror and you have virually direct access to the top nut and bolt thread that olds the mirror on. there is one farther down you can get at with an open end box wrench, harder but MUCH WORTH THE SMALL EFFORT!!

Good luck.
the seville doesnt have a speaker in that location least to my knowledge im sure if you have it there then it must be there but ive never seen it please if you can take and send a pic of it thank you
 

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You need to take off the interior door trim...

From memory there are 4 (maybe 5) hidden screws...

A couple are found behind a plastic over behind the inside chrome door "latch"
a couple more are found behind a leather flap behind the "arm rest"/ door pull in the middle of the door... The flap is held down with velcro...

After that there is at least one small screw on the bottom edge... feel for it or lie on your back and it will be obvious.

Once you have all of those out the trim is held on with Snaps... PLEASE go slow I might have missed a screw here or there...

Good Luck
 

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I just tightened my driver's side mirror on my 99 SLS 3 days ago. Behind the chrome door handle you have to get like a pic tool to pop the little plastic panel off, 1 screw there, then by the armrest theres the leather flap you lift up to expose 2 more screws, one more screw on bottom left of panel, then the panel pulls off. Disconnect the door latch cable and I belive a harness and the door panel is off. Theres a plastic push pin that holds the plastic trim around the window, remove that and it will make it easier to tighten all three screws for the mirror. Installation is the reverse, good luck.................
 

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Just do what my wife does, wear a low cut tight shirt and drive to the service dept and they'll do it for free......:bouncy: It works....
 

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I did my driver's mirror on a 2000 STS this weekend by prying back the triangular plastic trim piece just enough to get a wrench in on the nuts (there are three of them). No residual damage to the trim.

Next time I'll have to try the wife-in-low-cut-shirt technique... :thumbsup:
 

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Just did mine 2 days ago( 99 STS).

Open the window.

Remove the door inner panel as previously explained above. You can leave the cable for the door opener attached and balance the door on the little plastic bracket that juts out near the bottom of the door ( look down with the inner panel is loose, you'll see it).

Remove the fastener holdling the window garnish at the mirror side, and pull down on the garnish about 4 inches up the window, there is a clip there that holds it in.

Carefully pull the garnish back enough to get a socket on the mirror nuts.

Using a torque wrench set to 80 pound inches ( 9 Newton meters)(as per manual) tighten in sequence: top nut, front nut, rear nut.

Reassemble.

Do the other side, it's probably loose also.

-Eric
 
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