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Exterior Mirrors for Mercury Milan

The Mercury Milan is a midsize luxury sedan that has exterior side mirrors on the driver’s and passenger’s sides of the vehicle. When these mirrors become scratched, cracked, or broken, they should immediately be replaced to avoid the risk of an accident or ticket. Replacement requires only a few tools and does not require previous experience working on vehicles.

How do you replace the side mirrors?

To replace side mirrors, park your Mercury Milan, turn off the engine, and engage the parking brake. Ensure that your car is parked out of the way of traffic and protected from rain during the replacement.

  1. Use a screwdriver or door panel remover to unfasten the tabs holding the interior door panel to the frame.
  2. Unplug the electrical wires connecting the exterior mirror to the door frame.
  3. Slide the old mirror assembly out of the door frame, and then insert the new assembly in its place.
  4. Connect the electrical wires to the mirror, and then turn on your car’s battery power to test the mirror’s motor.
  5. Position the interior door panel on the frame, and then snap the tabs closed.
How often should these mirrors be replaced?

Exterior mirrors are exposed to wind, rain, and debris at high speeds on the road, so they can become worn-out and damaged more quickly than interior mirrors. They should be replaced immediately if they have scratches, cracks, or discoloration distorting images reflected in the mirrors. Under normal circumstances, they should be replaced every 20,000 to 30,000 miles or two to three years, depending on how often you drive your Milan.

How do you know if your mirrors should be replaced?

If you’re not sure when your mirrors were last replaced, you can inspect them to determine whether or not they can still be used. Properly working mirrors enlarge reflected objects slightly and display colors clearly and distinctly. Worn-out mirrors may look chipped, scuffed, or warped and reflect distorted colors that appear faded or muddy.

How do you choose compatible side mirrors?

Mercury Milans produced between 2006 and 2010 all use the same style of side mirror. Models produced in 2011 and 2012 use mirrors with a different style. All mirrors made for models produced before 2011 are interchangeable with each other. Mirrors made for 2011 and 2012 models are also interchange with each other. Check your vehicle's model year to ensure that you choose a compatible side mirror.

Are these mirrors powered and heated?

Yes, the electrical wires connecting the side mirrors to the door frame control the powered positioning and heating functions of the mirror assembly. The heating function prevents the mirrors from becoming frosted in cold weather. The positioning controls enable you to precisely angle the mirror for your field of view.