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Passat 3C mirror cap/glass and/or indicator

This "How to" guide will show you how to replace a mirror cap, glass and indicator repeater on a VW Passat 3C model. You can use all or just part of this guide depending on your requirements.

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Firstly remove the mirror glass. If it broken then be careful of glass splinters. If it's intact you'll need to remove it very carefully to prevent it breaking. Lever behind the glass with a suitable plastic removal tool or get as many fingers behind it as possible.

Disconnect the heated glass element wiring.

Lever the case at the back with a suitable plastic trim tool (available to purchase from us) and pull up sharply on the case to release.

Pinch the clips at the back of the surround housing to release it.

Unscrew the 2 x T10 Torx holding the inner housing.

Unscrew the 2 x T10 torx holding the indicator repeater.

Unclip the repeater by pressing the plastic tag.

Reassemble in reverse order making sure that the inner housing slots into the guides at the bottom.

Test everything operates correctly.


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