How to change the glass of the right mirror on a VW Rabbit Mk4

In order to change the glass of the right small mirror on a VW Rabbit Mk4 you will need only a flathead screwdriver. The repair is simple and requires 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

VW Golf mk4 wing mirror glass replacement

     The first thing you have to do is to remove the old glass by inserting the flat screwdriver, or your bare hands behind it. If you want to take out the glass of the mirror intact, we recommend you to pry on the right side of the mirror, as in the picture below.

remove glass of the mirror VW Golf IV

     Be advised that the glass will break very easily if you apply too much force on it. The piece will come out intact only if you pry out slowly, with patience. The last step to remove the glass is to disconnect the two electrical wires that heat the mirror, as shown in the next image.

disconnect the wires on the glass of the mirror Golf IV

 

     The last step of the repair is of course installing the replacement. Make sure you push back the electrical connectors into their place and then align the glass as it should (see below picture).

align the glass correctly VW Golf IV

     You must position the glass on the alignment as the original and your hands as shown in the next image and press from both directions until the piece is fixed. This is all that it takes to replace the glass of the mirror on a VW Rabbit Mk IV.

press the glass of the mirror VW Golf Mk IV

 Here you can see the video tutorial.

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