A towing mirror is a tool that helps us obtain external information when the vehicle is driving. However, it is easy to collide or squeeze, causing the tow mirror glass to break. Sending your car to the dealer service center or independent 4s shop for repair will be very expensive. Do-it-yourself replacement can save a lot of money. First, you need to judge the damage to the rear-view mirror. If only the glass inside is broken, generally, you need to replace the lens; But some of the tow mirror glass is integral, and the entire rear-view mirror needs to be replaced at this time. Let's take a look at how to replace tow mirror glass.
Tow mirror replacement glass requires the following tools：
- A new rear-view lens.
- Needle-nose pliers.
- Insulating tape.
- Special metal heating wire with an interface.
How to replace tow mirror glasses
1. Buy the rear-view lens suitable for your car model and remove the old lens. First, press the head of the tow mirror glass with your hand to lift the tail, and then grab the bottom with your hand and pull it out to remove the old lens.
2. Check the product description. After opening the purchased lens, you will see letters marked on the black plastic tray on the back of the lens. The left driving lens has the letter L, and the right co-pilot lens has R.
3. Use needle-nose pliers to peel off the outer skin of the metal wire connected to the rear-view mirror, twist it with the copper wire at the inner end of the heating wire, and then wrap it with insulating tape.
4. Install new lenses. Manually connect the metal buckle at the other end of the heating wire to the bayonet above the black plastic tray on the back of the lens. Then put the connected lens into the rear-view mirror housing and adjust the position gently. Slowly press the lens firmly, and when you hear two clicks, it means that the lens is completely and firmly installed on the buckle.
5. Test. Enter the car's driving position, adjust the rear-view mirror to the fixed part of daily habits, and check whether it is installed properly.
The above is about how to replace tow mirror glass. YITA Motor is a professional auto parts supplier; check our shop to get high-quality towing mirrors. Please follow us if you want to know more about tow mirror replacement glasses.