Changing Mirror Covers – Blue To Black

Changing Mirror Covers – Blue To Black

August 25, 2018 4 By Yeti Admin

There isn’t anything wrong with body coloured wing mirrors on a car – in my case, Aqua blue.

But I want to make my Yeti look a little different from the crowd

I’ve already been busy customising my Yeti. And there are more plans afoot!

Today I want to change the colour of my wing mirrors.

I already know that many Yeti owners who have changed their covers have gone either for chrome…

Chrome Mirror Covers for Skoda Yeti available on Amazon – click here for prices

Or the brushed steel look…

Brushed steel look Yeti Mirror Covers are available on Amazon – click here for prices

But I am middle way through removing all shiny parts from the outside of my Yeti and turning her into just blue and black. I really like this look.

So I ordered black wing mirror covers.

They arrived fast.

Skoda Yeti black mirror covers



This is actually only a ten minute job each side you’ll be pleased to know.

I start by easing part of my finger underneath the mirror glass and carefully prise it away a little. Then I do the same further along a bit.

Yeti replacing mirror

I hear a healthy ‘click’ not a dreaded ‘snap’ – the mirror is out

And intact!
But these two wires are the heated mirror wires…

Yeti driver's mirror housing

Once I unclip them the mirror is free.

🧙🏻‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
You should place the mirror in the Yeti somewhere or you will step on it.

Okay!

Mirror mechanism Skoda Yeti

Four things inside this housing stand between me and my new black covers:

First are two small Torx screws. I keep a Torx screwdriver set in my Yeti for all these things I do on my car.

Small Torx screwdriver set like mine if you need it here on Amazon

Torx Screwdriver Set on Amazon – click for latest price

Let’s undo them.

Torx screws Yeti mirror

Once the Torx screws are out the second thing is two retaining tabs that need pushing down with my finger.

Not forcefully. But, I push down.

Yeti mirror retaining tabs

Using my fingernails from the back of my mirror cover I pull and it separates from the wing mirror and I am happy that I have broken nothing. 😎

Aqua blue Yeti mirror cover

The removed cover goes inside my Yeti next to the mirror glass.

Out comes a spanking new black mirror cover

Black mirror cover Skoda Yeti

I repeat what I just did but in reverse.

Fitting mirror covers Skoda Yeti

One side complete and looking sharp, in my opinion

I now repeat everything the other side.

Obviously.  🙄

Changing Yeti mirrors

Pack away the removed original mirror covers.

Wanna buy ’em? 🙂

Yeti mirror covers for sale



Aqua blue Yeti

Isn’t she pretty?

Skoda Yeti front view

Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.

You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation

If you want the new mirror covers they’re here on Amazon

Torx screwdriver set available here on Amazon (you’ll need it for many jobs on your Yeti).

And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, customised or not.


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