Changing Mirror Covers – Blue To Black

Changing Mirror Covers – Blue To Black

25th August 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 have 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

Or the brushed steel look…

Brushed steel look Yeti Mirror Covers are available on Amazon

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.

yeti wing mirrors online

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.

new driver's mirror for skoda yeti

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

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

separating mirror from 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, wizard, I’ll do that. Thanks.

inside of yeti mirror housing

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

Let’s undo them…

dismantling skoda mirror housing

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.

wires inside skoda mirror

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. 😇

new aqua colour mirror cover

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

Out comes a spanking new black mirror cover

new black skoda mirror housing

I repeat what I just did but in reverse.

new mirror cover installed

One side complete and looking nice

Now I’ll repeat everything the other side.

Obviously. 🙄

blue and black skoda yeti

Pack away the removed original mirror covers.

Want to buy them?

for sale skoda yeti mirror covers

yeti in Globus car park

Pretty girl

pretty girl skoda yeti

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

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

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

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

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

Would you care to share and help me grow my site?

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