I want to replace my passenger mirror

AJ Singh
0

Asked by AJ Mar 27, 2013 at 06:45 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSEi Supercharged Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can someone point me in the right direction?
Is there a tutorial that i can refer to? With screenshots if possible? :)

I am BRAND NEW to the world of self-repairs, and this would be my first ever project!

FYI: Its a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, and the mirror is powered. Also i already have the mirror, and
painted it as well to match my car color, so the only (and biggest) step left is to install it.

Thank you!
AJ

4 Answers

tenspeed
53,365

That's one of those fancy cars with the mirror mounted on the door. You will need to roll the window down and remove the door control panel. There should be a Phillips head screw in there that gets removed. There should be a couple more screws holding the door panel in place. Look around the handle and behind lights or reflectors. When all the screws are out, feel along the bottom of the panel for a indentation. If there is one, pull on it to pop the fuzzy plastic studs out of the door. Keep removing studs across the bottom and up the sides. The panel should now swing out freely. If it doesn't, look for another panel screw. When the panel swings free, lift up to free it from the top edge. Take a good look at where the trim goes so you know how to put it back together. A picture would be a plus. --- Carefully pull the plastic liner down from the top in the front corner. Don't tear it, it goes back on and it keeps water out. Unplug the electrical connections, remove the nuts and the old mirror falls to the ground if you're not holding on to it. This might be a good time to clean and wax the area around the mirror. Install the new mirror, plug the electrics in and test it before putting it all together. --- That's covering all the high points.... good luck.

AJ Singh
0

Awesome! That indeed helps. Thanks 'Tenspeed' :) One more question on this: Do i need to remove the Battery 'Negative' connector before i start? I vaguely remember reading something on that.

tenspeed
53,365

You don't really have to remove the battery negative. The mirror control is on the drivers door and the key has to be on to operate anything. You might want to shut the interior lights off at the dome to prevent battery run down. --- Some people will always say to kill the power but I don't know if that will effect the radio and not anything to get shorted to ground in the door.

Best Answer
AJ Singh
0

Perfect! I will try it out and let you guys know. Thanks. This community is awesome!!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Bonneville
Looking for a Used Bonneville in your area?
CarGurus has 1,042 nationwide Bonneville listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Search Pontiac Bonneville Questions

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 190
#2 ticklemedaly
ticklemedaly
Reputation 170
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
179 Great Deals out of 5,258 listings starting at $795
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,732 Great Deals out of 59,299 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
72 Great Deals out of 2,443 listings starting at $1,595
Used Nissan Maxima"
607 Great Deals out of 19,661 listings starting at $1,495
Used Buick LeSabre"
111 Great Deals out of 3,239 listings starting at $1,250
Used Buick Park Avenue"
22 Great Deals out of 784 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Taurus"
568 Great Deals out of 19,312 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Firebird"
15 Great Deals out of 764 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
1,251 Great Deals out of 66,123 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Am"
54 Great Deals out of 2,509 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $2,599
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 129 listings starting at $1,998
2003 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 162 listings starting at $2,200
2002 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 144 listings starting at $2,195
2001 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
108 listings starting at $2,695