How to replace the glass of the right side mirror on your VW Rabbit Mk5 made between year 2003 and 2009. You will need a flat head screwdriver or you can do it with your bare hands. The repair will take you about 5 minutes.
At the beginning, you have to remove the old glass. You ca do that by inserting a flat screwdriver, or your fingers behind it. If you want to take out the glass of the mirror intact, we recommend you to pry carefully on the right side of the mirror, as in the picture below.
Act gently on the glass as it will break very easily if you apply too much force on it. The piece will come out intact only if you pry it out with patience. The last step before removing the glass is to disconnect the two electrical wires used to heat the mirror, as shown in the image below.
At the end you will have to install the replacement. Make sure you connect back the electrical wires correctly and then align the glass as it should, in order to allow the plastic clamps to fit into their sockets. So, 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 right side mirror on a VW Rabbit Mark 5.
Here you can watch the video tutorial.