BMW X6 F16 Side mirror replacement DIY Tutorial

BMW X6 F16 Side mirror replacement DIY Tutorial

Note: This DIY Tutorial is for the F16 X6 generation. Click here for the X6 G generation.

Replacing the side mirror on your BMW X6 F16 might seem daunting, but with the right guidance, it's a task you can tackle yourself. Whether your side mirror caps are damaged or you want to replace them with our aftermarket M look ones (available in glossy black or carbon fiber), this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of safely and effectively replacing them.

From removing the old mirror to installing the new one, we'll provide detailed instructions and tips to help you restore your X56s appearance and functionality with confidence. Let's get started on this DIY journey to a freshly replaced side mirror for your BMW X6.



How to Replace your BMW X6 Side Mirror Caps

Materials Needed:

- Replacement side mirror
- Plastic lever or trim removal tool


Pry the side mirror cap away

To begin, locate the seam between the side mirror cap and the mirror itself of your BMW X6 F16. Gently insert the plastic lever or trim removal tool into the seam, ensuring not to scratch or damage the surrounding paint or trim.

Starting by the exterior edge, apply gentle pressure to the tool to pry the side mirror away from the mirror frame. You will feel the clips getting loosened:


Work your way around the perimeter of the mirror, gradually loosening it from its mounting. We recommend to start with the upper section, and gradually move towards the door:


You will feel the old side mirror cover gradually become looser from its mounting:


Once the upper section is loosened enough, continue with the lower one. Keep using the same technique, using the plastic lever to unclip the mirror cap:


When all mounting points are unclipped, the side mirror cap will be completely detached:

Install your new BMW side mirror caps 

With the old mirror covers removed, it's time to install the new ones. Take the time to check the mounting points of your new side mirror caps to help you in the installation process:


Align the mounting tabs on the new side mirror with the corresponding slots on the mirror frame:


Take care to position the mirror cap correctly, ensuring that it sits flush against the frame. Once aligned, firmly press the mirror into place until it is securely seated:



Check for any gaps or misalignment and adjust as needed.

Final Checks

Before finishing up, double-check that the side mirror is securely attached and properly aligned. Test the mirror's functionality by adjusting it using the vehicle's controls. Once satisfied, take a moment to admire your handiwork and enjoy the refreshed appearance of your BMW X6 F16. Check out our shop to find other performance accessories to further enhance the looks of your BMW!


Congratulations! You've successfully replaced the side mirror on your BMW X6 F16 using our simple DIY guide. By following these steps, you've saved time and money compared to dealership or mechanic costs. Now, hit the road with confidence, knowing you can tackle automotive tasks like a pro. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy driving!


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