The Prius took Japan by storm when it was introduced in 1998, but it wouldn’t see U.S. shores until 2001. The Toyota Prius is typically regarded as the most successful hybrid vehicle in the world. Replacing the side view mirror on a Prius requires only common tools and a little mechanical aptitude.
Tools Used: Tools, Pliers, Trim panel tool, Socket wrench, Replacement side mirror
Install Side View Mirror
Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety. Every Prius is equipped with power side mirrors, so you will be working with electrical components. Disconnecting the battery cable will prevent electrical shock.
Remove the sail panel on the upper interior door panel. Use the trim panel tool to help pry it off, or just use your hands. There are two clips holding the sail panel.