See the pdf for taking the mirror off, apart
DIY steps…..make sure you have the right tools….
Soldering iron, screw drivers, electric tape, some adhesive caulk, needlenose, Tricycle…youll see
YOU CAN GET 194 LED lights for the puddle lights, the ones on our car are not LED for sure, I left mine alone because I have had 194 LEDs fail and I did not want to have to take these apart just to replace them.
I used some silicone around the LED housing before I installed them just to make sure they are watersealed 100%. Test the lights before you do anything, just to make sure you don’t have a bad LED.
WORK WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN.
I also cut the little wire plugs because it made install easier and I solder rather than use snap in plugs….YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO REMOVE ALL THIS for a a plug that can come loose….or a poor connection
OK, look in the pdf attached in the above post…find the map light LED on the door panel and remove it with a screwdriver, it pops off, unplug LED and put it away and use a #2 phillips and remove the screw
Next use a small flathead screwdriver and remove the plastic trim behing the inside door handle exposing a screw, remove screw
Take a broad screwdriver and insert down below between panel and metal door and panel pops off. No need to remove it, place something under it so it does not sag too low.
Use a screwdriver to remove the screw and pop off the plastic cover over the mirror housing, there is a single black clip that pops off
Use a 10mm socket wrench to remove the 3 bolts from the mirror housing. Pull firmly off from outside the car and housing comes off. Be sure to remove the plug from the mirror brain.
Take the mirror somewhere you can work on it and this is the hard part.
You want to look at the mirror from below….
MAKE SURE YOU READ THE PDF FILE in this post
Look in here and you will see a WHITE plastic panel holding the mirror on
You need to use a bent screwdriver to get under the panel and pry apart the mirror from the panel….THIS IS THE HARDEST STEP OF THIS WHOLE DAMN THING
Be careful, you could break stuff here, including the mirror itself I assume…
Once you pop off the mirror, gently tilt up and pull down, there is some adhesive caulk in there that simply lets go and the mirror comes off the motor from under it…
Next take a screwdriver and pop off the two mirror connections….
IMPORTANT STEP…Take the screw off the middle of the mirror tilt mechanism (with spring) this allows the panel to come off the frame
Take 4 screws off the front and mirror frame comes off
Remove the bulb from the puddle lighst and remove the puddle light…
Use long needlenose to compress clips and allow the mirror shell to come off the assembly, BE NICE TO THESE CLIPS THEY ARE REUSED