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Sphinx 01-07-2013 09:50 PM

Sport Mirror Painted Trim Removal
Not sure if this needs to be a sticky or not, but here is a How-To on removing the painted trim from a Sport mirror. This is useful if you can't find a Sport mirror in your factory paint color but can find them in other colors. You can easily remove the trim and paint it, or have it painted. :smileup:

This process is already assuming you have removed it from your truck, or someone else's truck.


Step One: Remove Glass

What helped me in removing the glass all the way from the assembly was after popping the top loose, rotate the mirror motor back up, then the mirror can be easily removed by just pulling up on it.

Step Two: Unplug Heater Wires

I doubt this has polarity, but I went ahead and marked which wire went where. The wires can be pulled back perpendicular from the glass.

Step Three: Unscrew Painted Trim

This is where the Torx T20 comes into place. Simply unscrew the three (3) screws that hold the painted trim to the mirror. Once those are removed, there is a clip in the lower left (right for drivers side) that is holding it together. Just push that out and the trim will come apart. Be careful not to pull as the puddle lamp wiring is still connected.

Step Four: Pull Puddle Lamp Off

So this is probably the hardest part. You have to work from the outside edge and pull the puddle lamp from from the painted trim. I just worked my way around the insulation and then it just falls into your hands. Then you can remove the plug that goes into the puddle lamp. I could not get the plug disconnected from the trim prior to removal, but if you can get it removed first it would be a bit easier to get the puddle lamps out.

THE END!! I hope this can help other people out! :LOL:

bighemi04 01-08-2013 01:28 AM

Awesome write up and how to. :rep:

Sphinx 01-08-2013 07:38 PM

Thanks. I just hope someone else can get some use out of it!


bstc00 01-13-2013 12:47 PM

Nice. Write up. That looks like mine!

Sphinx 01-13-2013 03:59 PM

Well they are all painted up and ready to go! Now I just need a nice, warm day to get them installed!!

Thanks again for the mirrors!!

Whit 02-06-2013 02:04 PM

Sweet thanks. Im doing this to a blue set and was wondering how to. :)

TNhemi12 02-06-2013 09:05 PM

Excellent write up, just did this tonight...broke the tab on puddle light but I think it will still stay in. Going to add 3m tape to be safe

gmzvip23 02-07-2013 12:27 AM

How much did the swap run you? do your blinkers work? looks nice man im so tempted to this to my express too

joeg45 03-03-2013 09:54 PM

You wouldn't happen to remember or have a pic of the part number of the driver side led pack thingy would you

pierreluc30 07-28-2013 10:20 AM

Trim color Fitting
Anyone tried to fit te trim color to an aftermarker mirror like the Koolvue one ou something like this on Ebay?

My casing is broken and i would like to reuse the painted side... :S

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