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Volkswagen Side Mirror Buyer's Guide

Do you have a busted side mirror on your Volkswagen? Let this buyer’s guide come to the rescue! This guide provides information about replacing your side mirror. More specifically:

  • How much it’ll cost to replace your side mirror
  • Whether you should replace only the glass or the entire assembly
  • How to replace the side mirror at home

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions not answered in this guide.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A VW Side Mirror?

It can cost anywhere between $100 and $1,500 to replace the side mirror on your Volkswagen. The cost depends on several factors:

  • Replacement mirror cost
  • Labor cost
  • Tools cost

This guide covers each factor in more detail. It’ll also help you figure out the approximate cost of a side mirror replacement for your VW model.

Can I Just Replace My Side Mirror Glass?

In some cases, you may replace only the side mirror glass. It’s a much more ideal solution than replacing the entire assembly because:

  • It’s cheaper
  • It’s a quicker and easier job

Does it make sense in your situation to replace only the glass, though? This guide will help you figure that out. You have to make sure that the glass is the only thing on your side mirror that’s broken. The guide will walk you through the process of inspecting the rest of the side mirror assembly.

How To Replace A Volkswagen Side Mirror

Mirror pair

You’ll save a whole lot of money if you replace the side mirror yourself. You would need to remove the bolts holding the side mirror in place, and then bolt in the new mirror. It’s a simple and straightforward process. But some finesse may be required, as these bolts can be difficult to access on some VW models. This guide has more information on replacing the side mirror yourself. There’s also a step-by-step tutorial for Jettas.