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Old 02-19-14, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Mirror signal light lens replacement help needed.

I and my 2011 GX460 are new to the forum. I don't know if I should have asked this in Lighting, Maintenance or here so please forgive if it's the wrong place.

I have a small BB hole in the right mirror signal light lens - the person I bought it from is sending me the part (it may be an assembly) and I should have it tomorrow but I don't know how to go about removing/replacing the lens. Can anyone help?
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Old 02-19-14, 11:11 AM   #2
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I and my 2011 GX460 are new to the forum. I don't know if I should have asked this in Lighting, Maintenance or here so please forgive if it's the wrong place.

I have a small BB hole in the right mirror signal light lens - the person I bought it from is sending me the part (it may be an assembly) and I should have it tomorrow but I don't know how to go about removing/replacing the lens. Can anyone help?
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I don't know that it's ever been discussed but hopefully the part will show how the original one is clipped in there. Let us know.
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Old 02-20-14, 08:31 AM   #3
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the lexus dealer charges about 200 for this job.
its not easy to open the whole side mirror jig up.
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Thanks for both replies - I've looked at it carefully and it doesn't look like an easy job for an amateur. If I could take the mirror out I think it'd be a fairly easy install but I don't see an easy way to get at it. I'll probably take it to a dealer a bite the (cost) bullet.
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Thanks for both replies - I've looked at it carefully and it doesn't look like an easy job for an amateur. If I could take the mirror out I think it'd be a fairly easy install but I don't see an easy way to get at it. I'll probably take it to a dealer a bite the (cost) bullet.
my dealer quoted 200 for piece and labor
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To follow up, after being iced in for 5 days, in and out of town, etc. I finally got this to the dealer and had it done. $131.74 is the answer. That's an hour of labor and a small "kit" that was required.

It's done and it looks and works fine. They actually took the mirror off of the car to do it. It might be possible with less effort but I'm glad that I didn't attempt it.
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i just replaced my signal today. it was cracked slightly on edge.
part from sewell #81740-60100 - $65.20
had to pry off mirror 1st. its attached by 3 dabs of silly putty to inside round base plate.
then had to remove 2 wires attached to mirror and another below.
then, there are tabs inside that you pry up off black housing, and the colored outer casing snaps off.
now you are left with just the black housing.
unscrewed 3 phillips head screws and removed signal, put new one in and attached wire.
i didnt take pics cause battery died, but if anyone has questions, can answer

total time - 20 minutes.
hour of labor and kit and removing whole side mirror, totally unneccesary.
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T4FUn, thank you for the instructions. I am going through exactly the same thing replacing the turn signal on the mirror. I got the mirror off and disconnected the cable. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get the colored panels off. you mentioned tabs, but which tabs? I would appreciate your help.
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T4FUn, thank you for the instructions. I am going through exactly the same thing replacing the turn signal on the mirror. I got the mirror off and disconnected the cable. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get the colored panels off. you mentioned tabs, but which tabs? I would appreciate your help.
the outer colored casing has tabs that are angled inside. You have to push the tabs outward to unlock them with a screwdriver and then the outer casing comes off. I think there were 3 or 4 tabs. It just snaps on the black housing. They are inside the housing so you have to look carefully.
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