How to get to the power mirror pad underside for cleaning?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by buckmeister2, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. buckmeister2

    buckmeister2 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    My power mirrors do not work at all, and it was recommended that i thoroughly clean the contact area on the pad. I have removed the cover/trim, and pulled connection, but cannot see how to get the switch separated from the pad (or, how to get to the pad to clean it). Ideas????

  2. FrigginNoodles

    FrigginNoodles Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Is it both mirrors? Also what kind of truck and year?
  3. Kady

    Kady Epic Member 5+ Years GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    Besides just cleaning it, (however you get it off) you should make sure you're getting power to the switch..
  4. j cat

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I did this about 6 yrs ago. took about a half hour. no tools required . this all snaps together.clean the circuit board pad pick up with alcohol and a Q tip lightly.

    best do this at warm temps. if you break it get new / no big deal.

    if the mirror goes up not down etc this would be the pads dirty not a power / mirror issue.

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