I only noticed my Yeti’s driver’s side mirror blinker wasn’t working when I changed my mirror covers from blue to black a couple of weeks ago.
I checked every single fuse both inside and under the bonnet and all were fine.
So, I jumped online and ordered the part – I wanted genuine VAG only.
If you also need a mirror blinker, either side is available here on Amazon.
As always, it arrived quickly.
Because I have already taken all this apart before when I changed my mirror covers I knew exactly what to do this time.
So I need to tilt the mirror to its maximum so that I can get my fingernail underneath a little
Then I prise along the edge.
The mirror will give a definite ‘click’ sound when it separates from the housing. Any other type of sound and it could mean bad news. Be careful!
These two heated mirror wires just pull off.
Now I need to remove two Torx screws.
Make sure you have a Torx screwdriver with small bits!
I didn’t check what size these are, I just know they’re small.
I have a complete Torx screwdriver set that lives in my Yeti in a rear compartment. I bought it because of unexpected Torx screws appearing here and there, like these two. I also found tiny Torx screws when I changed the screen on my OnePlus One mobile phone. Now I have no worries.
The Torx screwdriver set is available here on Amazon.
With the two Torx screws out I need to push downwards on these two tabs that are gripping the outer shell
Now I hold the front mirror housing with my right hand and I pry open the rear cover with my nails of my left hand.
Be careful with this as there are plastic clips eager to break!
Here’s the part I am replacing.
It just wiggles loose – no Torx screws this time
Out comes the new part for a crude comparison.
Yep. Looks like good times.
So this connector was a pain to unclip.
With just my fingers I couldn’t do it. I wiggled it in every direction and still it wouldn’t let go of whatever it was gripping hold of.
I took a screwdriver and levered it a bit – it sort of broke
Not good. 🙄
Anyway, the offending blinker is off my Yeti.
It’s eight years old if it has never been changed so I guess I should give it a dignified burial instead of smashing it to smithereens.
I’ll throw it in the trash when I’ve finished up here.
I’m going to squirt a tiny jet of WD-40 on the connector. Winter is coming. And I may as well use this opportunity.
Let’s connect the new blinker before reassembling and see if it works…
MY man. 😎
Outer cover goes back on.
A tiny squirt of WD-40 on these heated mirror wires.
Try not to pay extortionate labour charges to garages whenever possible.
And doing things yourself also gives a great feeling of accomplishment
If you also need genuine VAG blinkers for either side they’re here on Amazon.
If you want the Torx screwdriver set it’s also here on Amazon.
And feel free to refer back to my article if you think it will help.
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