Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Exterior mirrors - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Exterior mirrors - removal and refitting


Pre 1988
Non remote control
1 Prise the plastic cover from inside the door.

2 Unscrew the cross-head screws and remove the clips.

3 Withdraw the outer cover and mirror.

4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Remote control
5 Pull off the adjusting knob and bellows from the inside of the door (see illustration).

24.5 Exploded view of remote control exterior mirror - pre 1988
24.5 Exploded view of remote control exterior mirror - pre 1988

6 Remove the door trim panel.

7 Unscrew the locknut and remove the adjusting knob from the bracket .

8 Prise off the plastic cover then unscrew the cross-head screws and remove the clips.

9 Withdraw the mirror, together with the adjusting knob and gasket.

10 Refitting is a reversal of removal. If necessary, fit a new gasket.

1988-on
11 From 1988, the exterior mirrors are mounted in the triangular area in front of the window glass (see illustration).

24.11 Exterior mirror glass components Ц from 1988
24.11 Exterior mirror glass components Ц from 1988

12 The removal and refitting procedures are basically the same as for earlier models.

13 The mirror glass is clipped in position and may be removed by carefully levering out the bottom edge, then the top edge, using a plastic or wooden tool.

14 When refitting the glass, align the guide pins and use a wad of cloth, pressing only on the middle of the glass.


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