Changing Mirror Covers – Blue To Black25th August 2018
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…
Or the brushed steel look…
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.
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.
I hear a healthy ‘click’ not a dreaded ‘snap’ – the mirror is out
But these two wires are the heated mirror wires…
Once I unclip them the mirror is free.
Okay, wizard, I’ll do that. Thanks.
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
Let’s undo them…
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.
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. 😇
The removed cover goes inside my Yeti next to the mirror glass.
Out comes a spanking new black mirror cover
I repeat what I just did but in reverse.
One side complete and looking nice
Now I’ll repeat everything the other side.
Pack away the removed original mirror covers.
Want to buy them?
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?