Volvo Mirror Glass Replacement Guide

Volvo Mirror Glass Replacement Guide

Volvo side mirror glass can break or damage if we pull in too close to another car and hit the mirror. If you do not have time to go to the dealership or repair shop to fix this minor issue, you can do it yourself at home. This guide provides instructions on replacing side mirror glass on Volvo vehicles.

What you will need


Let’s walk through the steps needed to repair a Volvo rearview mirror at home. Use gloves and carefully handle the broken side view mirror glass to avoid getting cut.

  1. The first step is to turn the mirror you are working on until it faces the car’s interior. When the mirror is adjusted, it creates a gap along the outside edge.
  2. Get a pry tool. You want to take a plastic pry tool and use it to pop the mirror out gently. You will insert the plastic pry tool between the frame and the glass. When you do this step, be careful not to drop the mirror when it comes out! Be ready to catch it, so it does not fall and break.
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  4. Disconnect the wires. Notice that wires are connecting the glass to the frame. These are for automatic adjustment and heating. You will need to unplug these wires and then set the mirror in a safe place. volvo side view mirror replacement
  5. Replace the glass. If you only replace the mirror, you will take the new mirror and plug the wires into it. Then you line the mirror back up with the base and snap it back in place. Some Volvo models will have white tabs that align the new mirror before you snap it in. This ensures that it is properly aligned.

Inspecting all the parts inside for cracks or damage is a good idea before putting the new mirror on. You need a few tools, and you can replace the Volvo side mirror glass yourself. These instructions will work for most of the Volvo manufactured after 1995.

It is fairly common for Volvo side rearview mirror glass to break, for example, if you accidentally hit the mirror when parked. But it is an easy repair you can handle at home. You need a few tools, and you will be all set. Make sure you have a flathead screwdriver on hand and a plastic pry tool to remove the mirror.

You do not need a special adhesive to get the mirror to stick. If you buy the correct Volvo side view mirror glass, it will be designed for your car. This means it will be compatible with your car’s mirror housing and mirror plate. This tutorial applies to Volvo XC70, V70, S60, S40, V40, V50, XC60, XC90, S60, S70, S80, and C30.

We hope you find the Volvo Mirror Glass Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volvo.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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