The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2007 model. The new K-series 2.4 litre, four-cylinder engine was put in the crossover SUV, and other improvements, such as a sleeker body, were made as well. The side-mirror assembly, however, did not change. A good thing, since changing the Honda CR-V side mirror is a straightforward task, unlike the case with some other vehicles, in which the entire door panel has to be removed in order to replace the side mirror. But whether you're replacing the driver's- or passenger's-side mirror, all you'll need is a 10mm wrench, a screwdriver, and about 15 minutes of your time in order to get the job done.
Lower the window and open the door that has the mirror you wish to replace.
Wedge the flathead screwdriver between the triangular black plastic panel that covers the side-mirror mount and the door frame itself. Cover the flathead screwdriver with a rag if you are worried you may scratch the paint job. Pry the plastic panel off the door frame by moving the screwdriver around the plastic panel.
Use the 10mm wrench to loosen the three nuts holding the bolts of the side mirror into place. Take these nuts off and put them aside in a safe spot.
Disconnect the cable connector that feeds current to the side mirror by squeezing on the side of the socket and pulling the plug free. Pull the mirror off the mirror mount on the door.
Compare the old mirror to the replacement mirror, looking for any differences in size, shape, and number of bolts.
Place the new mirror where the old mirror used to be, and twist the three nuts onto the bolts of the new mirror, tightening them with one turn of the wrench. Plug the cable connector from the door into the socket of the mirror, and place the black plastic panel over the assembly, making sure to snap it on.
Things you need
- Flathead screwdriver
- 10mm wrench
- Replacement mirror