with a small screw driver pry on the metal tension and remove
I've noticed different mirrors have different tricks. On an '02 Nissan Xterra you can slide a hack saw blade between the mirror tab or "button" and a small spring tab you can see from the bottom notch. Slide it in around .75" until you bump up against another spring tab. Push further and at the same time pull the mirror up off the button
It dips the mirror so that headlights from the car following don't dazzle you.
I recently had to repair the rearview mirror on an '02 Nissan Xterra. It may be different, but perhaps it used the same technique. The mirror is connected to a metal "button" which is glued onto the windshield. In my case the glue had come undone and I had to remove the button from the mirror in order to re-affix it to the window. You can probably get the rearview off the button while still on the windshield in the same way. From the bottom of the housing there's a small notch where you can see the button and a small tab of spring steel. Use a hack saw blade or something else flat and long and slide it in between the tab and the button. Push it in around .75" until you bump up against another spring tab. Continue to push against it and it will release the lock. While pushing on it pull the mirror upwards off the button.
Go to your tool box, and remove the largest sledgehammer you have. If none available, the back of an axe or other heavy blunt object will do. Approach vehicle from the front, vectoring your swing with the line of the mirror. SWING HARD. Wash, rince, repeat. If you look up from the bottom of the mirror there is a star head screw . Remove the screw and gently pull the mirror assembly away from the van, lifting up on the mirror slightly. Pull it gently until you see the wiring harness . Then take a small blade screw driver and pry on the tab at the bottom of the red connection tab to release the mirror's wiring harness from the van. Pull on the mirror wiring portion of the plug to separate it from the van. To reinstall mirror: Reinsert wiring harness; making sure the tab clicks into it's socket firmly. Then make sure the mirror slides back into the track. Press down gently but firmly on the mirror; reinstall the star head screw and you shoold be done. Happy Trails!
Look for a set screw or Allen screw to loosen ANS 2 -In this type you may need a very thin small screwdriver to start poking the metal tab out, then pull it with pliers.
Adjust the mirror so it is centered [left to right] but pointing upwards a bit to increase the space between the bottom of the mirror and the mirrow housing. Place fingers in space at bottom of mirror and pull towards back of car. There are a couple of snap-on fasteners that hold the bottom of the mirror in place. Pulling carefully on the bottom of the mirro will eventually separate these fastners. The top of the mirror is held in place by a small tab that sits in a groove with a piece of wire that runs across the tab. Bias the mirrow downwards to remove the tab from its grove. Replace by first positioning the mirror's fasting base [attached to back of mirror] so that the tab is located in its groove behind the wire that hold it there. Then push on the base of the mirror to "snap" its fastners into place. You will have to "wiggle" the mirror a bit so that it is positioned perfectly such that the fastners will work properly. Test that the mirror is positively fastned to the housing by moving it into various positions and lightly pulling on the mirror. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the mirrow housing from the car to replace the mirror. This procedure works on the passenger side mirrow as well.
Remove the covers to the steering column, then use a small screw driver and push in tab on bottom of cylinder with key in run position and pull out.
Side MirrorsElectric, cable operated, or manual? In any case remove the driver side door panel, on the inside of the car in the fender side corner where the mirror mounts, you will either have a small Phillips screw holding the mirror backin on, or it may have plastic tabs, and can be gently popped off using a flat blade screwdriver. Once the door panel, and inside mirror mount cover are removed, you should see three 10mm nuts, arranged in a triangular pattern behind the inside mirror cover. If the mirror is electric, after removing the three 10mm nuts and slowing pulling the mirror off on the outside, you will see the wiring connector for the mirror, unsnap the tab and remove the mirror. On a note occasionally it may be easier to undo the mirror if the window glass is all the way down. If the mirror is manual, just remove the three 10mm nuts and remove the mirror. If it is a cable operated mirror, with the "joystick" to adjust it on the inside, once the three 10mm nuts are removed, on the inside portion of the inside back of the mirror, the "joystick" is held to the back cover by a small metric Allen screw, with the right sized Allen loosen this screw, but not all the way out. After it's loosened sufficiently the "joystick" assembly should slide right out of the cavity it's in. Be careful when removing mirrors, often times there is a rubber grommet that any wiring or "joystick" slips through.
Remove the cover on the steering column. Then remove the screw holding the plastic cover around the switch. Then turn the key while pushing in on the tab below the switch, it will click and then you can pull it out.
An electrochromic rearview mirror is installed on higher end vehicles. It consists of two lenses that sandwich an electrochromic (electronic color changing) gel. This gel, when charged with electricity, darkens. The mirror uses a forward sensor which measures the outside ambient light, and a rearward sensor to look for glare. When dark enough, it sends current to the electrostatic gel, darkening it a rate which is related to the level of ambient darkness and rearward glare. When the outside ambient light increases, the current decreases, until the gel is clear again at daylight light levels. The inside sides of the lenses are coated with a transparent, conductive layer, and the deepest lens has a reflective (mirror) coating. There is no tab to pivot the mirror. For more info, see: www.gentex.com/auto_how_nvs_work.html.
Remove the spare key inside and there's a tab that you can pop up with a small screw driver to access the battery.
I have no experience with removing the rearview on a Nissan specificially but on a ford the are some tiny holes you need to push something into in order to push the retaining clip away from the metal button. There are tools for this I found on the net that look like 2 prongs of a fork so I thought what the heck, bent back prong 2 and 4 of a decent length 4 prong metal fork and used that. Worked fine. I imagine if I had a small enough flat tip screw driver to stick in there it would have worked as well. It still takes a bit of force to pull the mirror off the button even with the clip depressed. Atleast it did for me.Here's another possibility: I just finished wrestling with removing the button from a Nissan Xterra rearview mirror. It has the wedge style button (beveled edges), rather than the channel style. At the bottom of the button I could see a small tab of spring steel. No matter what I did to the tab it wouldn't release the button. Finally, I took an old hack saw blade (you could probably use anything long and flat like that) and slid it in between the tab and the button from the bottom. Once you get in about .75" you'll bump up against the spring tab holding the button in. Push further against the spring with your hack saw blade and at the same time pull the mirror off the button. That's it! Once you get it off you see how simply it was being held on. Hope this saves someone else the time I wasted on this...Nissan 99 sentra: A thin metal shim jammed in under the button released the clip on the mirror button. I used a shim from a set of feeler gages/spark plug setting shims and jammed it in under the button as far as it would go to release the clip. There is a round depression that the clip is stuck in and the shim pushes it out of the depression. Button slid out easily after that. THANKS TO ORIGINAL POSTER OF THIS ANSWER...SAVED ME TIME AND FROM BREAKING THE DARN MIRROR FRAME/BUTTON HOLDER.
Remove it by depressing the retainer tab then sliding the knob out of its latch case. Alternatively, you can use a flat screw driver to insert it behind the knob to force it out.
It's probably the driver's side door switch. Remove it by lifting the tab on the rubber boot and then loosening the screw under the tab. Remove the switch and look to see what's wrong. (It may be repairable) If not, remove the wire and get a replacement from the dealer. re-install and you should be good to go. Good Luck!
Open the hood, look for the tab right above the headlight housing that says pull up tab to service headlight, under that tab you will see the headlight adjustment screws. Look for a star screw that is right next to the side marker light, remove that screw which is about 4in long and the marker should come out front first.
On most Sportsters remove the #3 size Philips head screw at the reear of the seat, and slide the seat towards the back of the bike. When you replace the seat be sure the front of the seat hooks on the tab.
You can pop the tab from the side with a pry bar or big screw driver, but you may scratch the wheel. Safest way is to remove the wheel then tap it from behind, pops right off.
If you want to replace just the glass,you tilt the mirror to the inside and you depress the two tabs that hold it in.Slide the glass out and there is one tab on the back that depresses and the mirror slides out.If you want to replace the whole mirror,the handle on the remote is held on by one screw or if a non remote the plastic cover snaps off.Then there are three screws that hold it on to the door.
It depends which fairing you have. The most common ones have a tab in the trim ring that you push with a screw driver and simultaneuosly unscrew the trim ring like a jelly jar lid. There are older styles that you replace like the ones in an old car. Remove trim and then remove headlight, very easy, with just a Phillips head screw driver.
t15 torx screw at the top of the fixture, remove it, bulb sockets press tab and rotate counterclockwise 18/turn
Remove the black plastic covering from the top corner of the door panel (the piece that covers the bolts that hold the mirror in place) by pulling it straight out. It is held in place by single clip that will give if you apply enough force. Remove the screw that is underneath that attaches the top of the door panel. Remove the screw at the bottom left corner of the door panel. Using a flat head screw driver, pry the plastic piece behind the door handle out. There is a small tab in this to insert the tip of the screw driver. Behind this piece are two screws. One holds the door handle in place, and the other attaches to the door panel. Remove the one holding the door panel. Remove the controls for the windows and door locks by inserting the screw driver in the slot on the unit (similar slot to the one by the door handle). Remove the screw underneath that attaches to the door panel. Working your way around the door panel, loosen all of the edges from the door frame. Lift the door panel straight up and out.
Open the eye-glass storage compartment and remove the screw. Then pull down on the front section of the console to release the holding clips, then do the same to the rear. Disconnect the wiring connector by squeezing the tab and pulling it out.
First pop out the door lock switch cover plate and remove the 7mm screw behind it. There is also a 10mm screw behind the door pull. Remove it. Pop out the door latch cover and remove it. Remove the triangular trim piece that covers the mirror access at the lower front window pane. Pry it off with a small flat screwdriver. Be careful not to break it. The tangs are just plastic. Lift the door panel straight up about 2 inches and it should come free of the door itself. There are several electrical connection that need to be disconnected. These have a snap-lock tab on one or both sides. Talke care not to break these too.
Remove rear screw, pull seat rearward until front tab disengages from under the tank, remove seat by pulling seat forward and sliding the strap over the passenger seat (requires some tugging at the strap). To replace slide the strap over the passenger seat pushing the seat rearward until the tab slips under the tank.
You need a thin flat-edged (standard) screw driver. Pry the switch toward the top (forward as you're looking down on it), exposing the tab on the bottom of the switch. Hold the tab in with the screwdriver and pull the switch out of the wood.
Disconnect the battery and wait at least 2 minutes. Place the key in the RUN position and through the hole in the lower shroud press the lock cylinder retaining tab and remove the key cylinder. Then remove the steering column shrouds, remove the electrical connectors and the ignition mounting screw.