If your Holden Commodore’s side mirrors have suffered significant damage, you should consider replacing them as soon as humanly possible, not just because driving with damaged mirrors is against the law, but also because you’re compromising your safety and the safety of everyone around you. And while you can get brand new Holden Commodore mirrors at a dealership service center or an independent repair shop, you’re probably going to be paying a lot of money in getting them installed.
However, you can also opt to replace the broken mirrors yourself. Most people think that replacing broken mirrors with new Holden Commodore mirrors is a tedious tasks, but it’s actually a rather simple one that you can do in your garage with the help of a few basic tools. Granted, the complexity of the task at hand will be determined by how much your mirror is actually damaged, and whether you’re replacing the entire assembly or not. Let’s assume that you need to replace the entire assembly.
Before you buy an OEM Holden Commodore mirror replacement for full price, consider aftermarket options as well. Aftermarket Holden Commodore mirrors are more affordable, but you need to make sure you find a model that fits your specific Commodore’s model, make and year. This is important in order to ensure a proper fit. So, that being said, once you’ve bought a new side mirror, the first thing you need to do is remove the old, damaged one.
Removing a side mirror is simple, you start off by prying away the plastic cover that covers the mounting screws. Once you pry away the cover, you can remove the bolts. Worth noting is that if the mirrors are electrically adjustable, you’ll need to pull out the electrical plug. Once that’s done, remove the bolts completely and detach the mirror from the door. Sometimes, the mirror might fall off on its own, so be ready to grab it right away, otherwise, you might end up with a scratched paint job.
Once the old mirror is out, you just do the exact opposite of what you did until this point. You place the new mirror on its spot, put the electrical plug back in, bolt up the new mirror to the sockets, put back the plastic cover that covers the bolts, and you’re pretty much done. It’s a 15-minute job if you know what you’re doing, and even if you don’t, you can easily find guides on YouTube that will guide you through the entire process step by step.