How to Repair Volkswagen Jetta Mirror Switch

Written by christopher l. ingersoll
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How to Repair Volkswagen Jetta Mirror Switch
The rearview mirror is important for visibility behind the car. (rear view mirror image by itsallgood from Fotolia.com)

A broken mirror switch prevents an electric, rearview mirror from adjusting properly; this is extremely dangerous when passing or changing lanes.The electric mirror-switch controls both mirrors from the driver's seat. A broken switch impairs two-thirds of rearview visibility. The fault is often with the mirror itself.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • New mirror switch
  • Screwdrivers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Disconnect the battery.

  2. 2

    Unclip the top trim-cover from the armrest, and disconnect its wiring connector.

  3. 3

    Squeeze the retaining clips, and press the switch out from the trim cover.

  1. 1

    Place the new switch in the trim cover. Lock in the retaining clips.

  2. 2

    Reconnect the trim-cover wiring and push the trim cover back into place.

  3. 3

    Reconnect the battery.

  4. 4

    Start the car and test the functionality of the switch.

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