Replacing Left Mirror Blinker

Replacing Left Mirror Blinker

September 16, 2018 0 By Yeti Admin

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 all my fuses first, but they were all good.

I didn’t mess about – I jumped online and ordered a new blinker.

If either of yours have given out you can get a new one here on Amazon

New Skoda Yeti Blinker (complete) available on Amazon – click here for latest price

As always, it arrived quickly.

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Because I have already taken all this apart before when I changed my mirror covers I know 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.

Yeti mirror out

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.

Yeti heated mirror wires

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. It was needed when I replaced the screen on my old OnePlus One mobile phone too.

Torx screwdriver set available here on Amazon if you need it.

Torx Screwdriver Set on Amazon – click for latest price

So let’s undo these.

Torx screws Skoda

With the two Torx screws out I need to push downwards on these two tabs that are gripping the outer shell

Yeti mirror housing tabs



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.

🧙🏻‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
You should be careful with those clips as they are plastic and easily breakable.

I know, thanks. I have done this once before!

Seperate Yeti mirror housing

Here’s the part I am replacing.

It just wiggles loose – no Torx screws this time

Yeti side repeater

Out comes the new part for a crude comparison.

Yep. Looks like good times. 🙂

Yeti side repeaters

So this connector is a pain to unclip.

With just my fingers I can’t do it. I wiggle it in every direction and still it does not want to let go of whatever it is gripping hold of.

I take a screwdriver and lever it a bit – it kind of breaks

Not good. 🙄

Yeti indicator connector

Anyway, the offending blinker is off my Yeti.

It’s eight years old if it has never been changed before 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.

Broken Yeti indicator



🧙🏻‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
Before you rush to reassemble why don’t you squirt a tiny jet of WD-40 on the connector. Winter is coming, so why squander the opportunity.

Okay!
WD-40 Skoda

Let’s connect the new blinker before reassembling and see if it works…

Working blinker

MY man 😎

Fixed Yeti indicator

Outer cover goes back on.

A tiny squirt of WD-40 on these heated mirror wires.

Winter care Skoda Yeti

All done.

Yeti driver mirror

Let’s try not to pay extortionate labour charges to garages whenever possible.

And doing things ourselves gives us a great feeling of accomplishment

New blinkers for either side of the Yeti are 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.

Good luck.


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