Ford Escort Manual

Exterior mirror - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Exterior mirror - removal and refitting


Without remote control Removal
1 Using a screwdriver, prise off the triangular trim panel from inside the mirror mounting position.

2 Unscrew the three screws and withdraw the mirror.

Refitting
3 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

With remote control
Removal
4 Two types of remote control mirror are used on Escort models. On the original version, a special wrench is needed to unscrew the mirror actuator bezel, although a C-spanner may serve as a substitute. Once the bezel is removed the mirror is removed as for the nonremote control type.

5 On later versions extract the retaining circlip and pull off the remote control handle (see illustrations).

19.5a Remote control mirror handle circlip
19.5a Remote control mirror handle circlip

19.5b Removing the remote control handle
19.5b Removing the remote control handle

6 Extract the trim cover, undo the screw and remove the triangular trim panel (see illustrations).

19.6a Extract the trim cover and undo the screw . . .
19.6a Extract the trim cover and undo the screw . . .

19.6b . . . then remove the trim panel
19.6b . . . then remove the trim panel

7 Undo the three screws and remove the mirror (see illustration).

19.7 Removing the door mirror retaining screws
19.7 Removing the door mirror retaining screws

Refitting 8 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Electrically-operated mirrors Removal
9 Initially disconnect the battery earth lead or remove the heated window fuse from the fusebox.

10 Remove the door trim panel as described in Section 11 and disconnect the wiring multiplug.

The mirror is then removed in the same way as the non-remote control type.

Refitting
11 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but check the operation of the mirror before finally refitting the door trim panel.

Mirror glass renewal
Removal
12 On high specification models with fixed (ie not remote control) mirrors, lever the glass assembly outwards to disengage it from the balljoint on the mirror glass mounting.

13 On low specification models with fixed (ie not remote control) mirrors, unclip the cover, then remove the securing screw and withdraw the glass assembly.

14 On models with remote control mirrors, insert a thin screwdriver through the hole in the bottom of the mirror assembly, and whilst supporting the glass, move the tang in the direction of the door to release the locking ring.

Refitting
15 On high specification models with fixed mirrors, carefully push the glass into position, ensuring that the balljoint engages securely.

16 On low specification models with fixed mirrors, secure the glass with the screw, and refit the cover.

17 On models with remote control mirrors, ensure that the locking ring is in place, then carefully push the glass into position.


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