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Replacing Passenger Side Mirror on 1999 Outback


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#1 rfeigels

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:05 PM

I guess this isn't uncommon, but my wife totalled the passenger side mirror. I picked up a replacement from the dealer and the parts guy said it was easy to replace, as it's attached by three bolts. However, after removing the triangle shaped cover on the inside, I was confronted with a single screw surrounded by rubber molding. I removed the screw, but that didn't do any good. The molding is completely covering the three bolts, so I couldn't get access to them. So I'm stuck. Any ideas how I can do this myself before I take it to the dealer to have them do it?

Thank you!

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:24 PM

You have to pull the door panel off to get access to the bolts, which means that you have to pull the arm rest off, and all of the other parts. But it really is pretty simple. Take your time and reason through those hitches that you'd otherwise break if you were frustrated and ina hurry/ impatient.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 03:32 PM

Thanks. I have the patience. Any idea if there are instructions anywhere for removing the door panel and related pieces and in what order?

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 05:38 PM

Actually, it was pretty easy to get the door panel off. This should be a ten minute job! Except I'm stuck at a really stupid part. I can't get the screws out...they're held on by the force of god. Neither hand screwdriver, electric screw driver or drill seems to work. The latter almost strips the head of the screw. Any advice on getting these screws out? Then it would be clear sailing!

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 05:47 PM

It shouldn't be that big of a deal with the screws. Mine broke loose just fine. If not, you might try an impact driver, or soak them a bit first with P B Blaster, or Yield, or some other product like those.




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