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DIY mirror caps and door handle swap out

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Sean266, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Oct 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 [OP] #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Like many, I was tired of chrome door handles and mirror caps and wanted to swap them out for black ones.

    Items needed:

    -Flat head screw driver
    -T30 hex wrench screw driver
    -Flashlight (I used one to see where the tabs were behind the mirror)
    - (2) replacement mirror caps
    - (2-4)door handles {dependent upon your model}

    Mirrors:
    Point the mirrors all the way down. You'll see two tabs at the top. Simply push the tabs down, and out with the flathead screw driver.


    Pull the mirror cap off


    Align the tabs with the new mirror cap and snap on.

    Door handles:
    Open the door and remove the black plastic covering on the side of the door. (I used a flat head to pry it off...don't forget to place it somewhere you won't lose it)

    Use the t30 screwdriver to loosen the hex. Don't worry, it will not fall into the door-frame. It catches before hand.

    Pull off the handle (they slide and pop off)

    Place replacement on and slide to the left to lock it into place. Tighten the hex bolt and you're done.

    Mirror1.jpg

    Mirror2.jpg

    Doors1.jpg
    Doors2.jpg
    Doors3.jpg
    Done.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2015
  2. Oct 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    Nice write up, thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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    So I called my dealership to see if they had door handles to replace my chrome ones. They quoted me at $650....for door handles! I told him i was going to just paint them with a sharpie.
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    Good write-up
     
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  5. Nov 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    LOL! The look on that guys face :)
     
  6. Nov 11, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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    Lmao. Check with TRDSparks. I paid half of that for handles AND mirror caps...all were OEM parts.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    Sean266 why are your pictures not showing in your original post.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    Gah. Because I copied the url from Gmail. I'll fix it soon.
     
  9. May 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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    Updated OP with photos according to order.
     
  10. May 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM
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    So far just weathertechs
    I ended up going with some plastidip and clear coated them. So far they are holding up allright!
     
  11. Aug 10, 2015 at 3:46 AM
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    Great write up, where did you pick up the mirror caps and door handles?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2015 at 5:14 AM
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    TRDSparks.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    GREAT write up, thank you! Just changed all my chrome out now thanks to your guide. I don't think I would have attempted it otherwise. Was super easy.
     
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  14. Oct 23, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    AxelsHumanDad

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    Is there some type of adhesive tape or something holding the mirror caps on? Mine are not budging. Period. No way.
    I push the tab(s) down and try to push away(toward the front of the truck) and there is no movement. Nada.
    Am I missing something?
    grrr.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    Mike, mine were a major PITA, but the caps came off undamaged.
    I'll attach a pdf with some additional pics.
    There's lots of clips. Should be no tape or adhesive.
    Good luck!
     

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  16. Oct 23, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    Tophergt99

    Tophergt99 Back in black

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    Love my color matched ones.

    20160917_155052.jpg
     
  17. Oct 23, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    McLovin

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    The process of removing the mirror caps is described as releasing the 2 clips at the top. This may have worked in some cases but not for me. There are 4 clips total. In my case, I released the inner clip first (closest to the body regardless of passenger or driver side). Then the top clip closest, then the second top clip and finally the outside clip. If you look at your replacement mirror caps, you'll see what I mean. Hope this helps.
     
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  18. Oct 23, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    Thanks. I don't have replacements(yet). I was going to dip these until I get replacements ordered and color matched. I'll have another look tomorrow.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Thanks for that. Tomorrow is another day. :cool:
     
  20. Oct 23, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    That looks great! Exactly what I want to do with my Bronze eventually.
     
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  21. Oct 23, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    Thanks for the write up Sean. I've had the black handles waiting on my dresser for about 2 weeks now. I'll try this tomorrow morning before work.
     
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  22. Oct 24, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    when you put the mirror caps back on what part did you snap in first from the top or the bottom?
     
  24. Oct 24, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    OK, that was really fast and easy. It's gonna take me longer to post before and after pics tonight than it took to change the handles. Having done them, I think I wanna pull 'em again and color match 'em. I'll live with 'em for a few days,,,, at least as long as it takes for the paint to show up...ha.
     
  25. Oct 24, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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    I lined up the bottom first because they have that downward hook to them. Then the top I carefully snapped back into place.
     
  26. Oct 24, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    thanks just curious since I had installed them on my truck a few months ago they didn't seem to fit perfect the driver side cap had more of a gap then passenger side trdsparks took care of me and sent out another pair I have yet to install them I will install later when I get home just checking to see if there was and tips to install but I will give it a shot today starting from the bottom see if it makes a difference
     
  27. Oct 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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    Just swapped mine out today, less than 30 min for a rookie. Probably take 10 if I had to do it again


    Have a chrome set available from a 16 CM
     
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    Anyone has a set of chrome door handles and/or mirror caps for a 2016 Tundra interested in selling? If so please pm me.
    Thanks.
     
  29. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    i ordered color matched (sky silver) door handles to put on from http://www.sparksparts.com/ i wanted to just install those and see if i wanted to do more, such as the mirror caps or the grille. i will post pictures after the install. Anybody have pictures of silver tundra with the grill/mirror caps/etc body matched?
     
  30. Nov 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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    @YotaguyVA check out my truck painted grille/door handles/mirror caps
    the tundy.jpg
     
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