I HAVE A 1997 ESCORT TOO!!!!!!!!!! I JUST REPLACE IT A FEW DAYS AGO HERE HOW TO DO IT FIRST REMOVE THE NEAGATIVE CABLE FROM THE BATTERY (IT THE ONE WITHOUT THE COVER) REMOVE 3 SREWS THAT HOLD THE COVER TO THE DOOR THEN WITH A RATCHET AND REMOCE THE NUTS. YOU NEED RACHET, A FEW SOCKETS AND A PHILLIPS OR SLOTTED SREWDRIVER TO ISTALL IS THE SAME CONNECT THE CABLE AND THAT JUST DO WHAT I TOLD YOU BACKWARDS
To replace the light bulbs in the sun visor vanity mirror on a 1991 Ford Escort LX, the mirror will have to be replaced. This part does not have replacement bulbs readily available. If the bulbs are not working it is a problem with a fuse as these run off the battery and are on the same circuit as the interior lights.
If it is like the 99 SL then open the door, remove the black cover in the corner of the window on the inside. Remove the 3 nuts using 10mm socket, remove black cover, or mirror from the outside. Place new mirror from the outside, put nuts back on the 3 posts or bolts from the inside, replace black cover by firmly pushing back on and you are done. Hope this helps...good luck
1: open the door 2: there is a small cover at the top right corner of the door panel. it should have a little speaker in it. gentley pull this cover off. 3: remove the insulation 4: there are 3 10mm nuts holding the mirror on (a 10mm deep socket will be helpfull at this point), remove them 5: for power or manual mirrors you will next need to remove the switch panel on the door. this will allow you access to the controls for the mirror. 5a: for power mirror simply unplug the wires for the switch 5b: for manual mirror you will need to carefully remove the mirror adjuster from the switch panel 6: next replace mirror and tighten nuts 7: plug in mirror power controls, or push manual controls in place 8: replace switch panel 9: replace insulation 10: replace cover
You can't really replace it. You may be able to replace a broken lens if you're careful but if your problem is with the driver's side and its a manual mirror you're going to half to buy a whole new unit and get it painted to match your car. I've had to do this twice on my 96 with manual mirrors. The control guide wires attach to a plasic addembly inside the mirror. They eventually break loose from the back of the assembly making it useless. It's not repairable either because there is no access to the bolts that hold the mechanism to the mirror body unless the mirror is has the cables broken in which case it's a moot point. If you mean replace the whole assembly that's much easier. Remove the small screw near the center of the triangular piece of plastic inside the door opposite the mirror. Pop the plastic off and you'll find two bolts. remove those bolts and the mirror just falls off.
For Manual adjust mirrors!Remove the plastic cover on the outside of the mirror with a knife.Undo the 2 Phillips screws that have been exposed.Remove the plastic round cover and rubber cover from the manual adjuster on the inside of the car.Remove the 2 7mm nuts, now exposed, from the maual adjuster.Pull the mirror off the car from the outside of the door.
THis applies to the manual mirror only. I think the electric mirror may require you to unhook the cable too. Unscrew the cover inside the door by the mirror. Pull out the foam liner and you will see 3 nuts. You might have to pull the inside panel away from the door a bit. Unscrew the 3 nuts and remove the mirror. Remove the foam seal on the outside of the door if it does not come away with the mirror. Replace with the new mirror and bold everything back together. Put the foam liner back and screw the cover back in place . It took me about 15 minutes to do the job.
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