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Exterior Mirrors for Volkswagen Passat

Exterior mirrors are one of the most important parts of your Volkswagen Passat because they enable you to see oncoming traffic and avoid vehicles that are attempting to pass you on the road. Because they protrude from the sides of your car, they can easily become cracked, broken, or scratched. When this happens, its important to replace them right away to reduce your chance of colliding with another car or receiving a ticket.

How do you replace the side mirrors?

Side mirrors are designed to be easily replaceable with a minimal set of tools. You can replace them on your Volkswagen Passat in about 10 to 20 minutes without any specialized knowledge or experience. Ensure that your Volkswagen is turned off before performing the replacement.

  • Remove the interior door panel by unfastening the clips holding it in place.
  • Remove the mirror housing and disconnect the electrical wire attached to the mirror.
  • Slide the cracked mirror out of the housing and replace it with the new mirror.
  • Connect the electrical wire to the mirror and put the housing back in place.
  • Replace the door panel by pressing the clips back into the locking tabs.
Do replacement mirrors fit the original housing?

Volkswagen Passat replacement mirrors are designed to fit the original housing without any room for movement, so they wont become cracked or damaged from normal driving. Youll be able to position them using the electronic controls just as you would position the original mirror. Aftermarket mirrors have the same curvature as the original product so that they perform exactly the way the manufacturer intended.

Are these mirrors specially designed for motor vehicles?

Yes. External mirrors are highly durable and resistant to breakage, hairline cracks, and discoloration. Theyre designed to be positioned outside of your automobile for extended periods in inclement weather without becoming damaged. Theyre also slightly convex to reflect objects more clearly for you while youre driving.

Can you replace the mirror glass without replacing the housing?

Replacement glass is available separately or as part of a set that includes the mirror housing. If the housing has been damaged along with the glass, it may need to be replaced to fit the new mirror and operate properly. If the glass alone has been damaged, it can be removed from the housing and replaced with a new mirror.

How often should Volkswagen exterior mirrors be replaced?

Outside vehicle mirrors are wear-and-tear items that must be replaced periodically to maintain the value and functioning of your Volkswagen Passat. If your visibility has been reduced by scratches, cracks, fading, or discoloration, you should replace the mirror immediately before driving your car again. Side mirrors normally need to be replaced every two to three years.