In search for new car parts due to a hit from a neighbouring car? Perhaps the side mirror has been damaged, and you’re looking to replace it without stress? Dodson Autospares is here to help!

The process by which you replace a side mirror is relatively simple. In certain cars, however, the mirror fastener is in the door and will require some disassembly. 

Let’s go through the stress-free process by which you can get new side mirrors for your car. 

The Cost of a Side Mirror

The cost to replace side mirrors is dependent on the make. Naturally, more luxurious cars will be more expensive, but at Dodson Autospares, we have a selection of Japanese second-hand parts that are much kinder on the wallet. 

At Dodson, side glass can range from price depending on the make and model of the car. In the event the installation requires complex assembly, we can also fit the new mirrors ourselves.  

Required Tools for Replacing a Side Mirror

Depending on the model, you may able to do a DIY job with your side mirrors. Unlike an engine, it’s not detrimental to the health of the car if something is improperly placed. 

 To carry out a replacement, you’ll need to have the following tools: 

  • Safety glasses
  • Screwdrivers
  • Ratchet with the necessary sized sockets and wrench

It’s integral that you consult the car manual to check if there are any specific instructions. 


Removing the Side Mirror

  1. Fully lower the window. 
  2. From the interior door, remove the small triangular-shaped piece in front of the mirror (the upper trim finish). This will release the panel from the retainer clips.
  3. Remove the foam pad or rearview mirror sound insulator. 
  4. Disconnect the mirror’s electrical connector.
  5. Remove the mirror’s retaining fasteners. 
  6. Finally, take out the mirror by pulling it away from the door.


Install the Side Mirror

  1. Ensure the new mirror design fits the original mirror.
  2. Fit the new mirror in the door.
  3. Screw on the mounting bolts to reinstall the mirror. Make sure they’re snug but not overtight. 
  4. Reconnect the electrical connector. 
  5. Reinstall the foam pad or rearview mirror sound insulator. 
  6. Reinstall the upper trim finish panel. 

Advice for Replacing the Side Mirror

While the physical removal and attachment of a replacement side mirror are not tricky, the programming of the switches after may be a hassle. 

I.e. if the side mirror isn’t programmed correctly, the power function on the side mirror may be disabled. To get this repaired, you may need to either consult the factory repair information or take the car to a mechanic.

Dodson Autospares

Not only can we help you find replacement parts for your car, but we have also experienced professionals who are qualified for installations.  Sourcing spare parts in Auckland doesn’t have to cost significant amounts of money. Dodson Autospares to the rescue! We have quality second-hand car parts in Auckland.

At Dodson Autospares, we sell spare new and used car parts in Auckland. So when you require affordable auto parts, give us a call. 

We hold an extensive range of Japanese car parts, and anything we don’t have, we make a comprehensive effort to track down any piece that you need at the best possible price. Regardless of brand, we have Toyota parts, Nissan parts, Honda parts, VW parts and Suzuki parts in Auckland. Purchase new and second-hand car parts, especially Japanese car parts, in Auckland, New Zealand, from Dodson Autospares.