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I have a 2004 Cayenne and the drivers side door mirror glass vibrates very slightly when driving above 30mph or so. Very irritating.... This is an electrically folding mirror, but not the auto dimming one (I think). How do I remove the mirror glass without breaking it?? So I can see what's going on behind it - how does it attach to the plastic holder?


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I had the mirror glass out my 2003 S a few weeks ago to replace the ‘puddle light’ bulb. I found a tutorial from I-don’t-know-where but basically:

  • Using the mirror position rocker switch, tilt the mirror glass so it’s looking as much as possible towards the car door
  • Get your fingers between the mirror shell & in behind the mirror glass
  • Gently pull the mirror glass out of  the mirror shell - the retaining clips will yield - eventually
  • To replace the mirror glass, just align the mirror glass with the aperture & push back in – it will click back in place.

Being gentle is key as there are wires running to the mirror glass that you don’t want to snap off.


I didn’t need to remove the mirror glass from the car so I cannot comment on disconnecting the wires completely.


If I recall, the retaining clips are plastic, so as for all plastic clips, don't do this job if it's too cold. Plastic clips & the cold are can be a bad mix as there's a higher risk they snap in the cold..

Edited by Dr Pepper

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I happened to my on my Carrera. In my case was not the mirror glass, but the base corner side pointing to the front that was a bit loose. I noticed when I was washing the car.


Check externally your mirror unit moving it sideways and up/down near the base too see if there is base related... If not check Dr. Pepper suggestion...



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