Chevrolet Tahoe Mirror Buyer's Guide
The Chevrolet Tahoe is the best-selling full-size SUV in the US.
Many Chevrolet Tahoe owners are looking for exterior parts like side view mirror replacements.
Replace your side mirror if you notice a crack on the attachment area, a broken housing, a jammed folding mechanism, or when the power feature isn't working.
OE Chevrolet Tahoe replacement parts can cost $3 to $700.
The Chevrolet Tahoe is the best-selling full-size SUV in the US. The bow tie’s shrunken full-size SUV has maintained a strong market presence throughout the years. It's a shortened version of the Suburban full-size SUV. The Tahoe was originally called the Blazer from the 1960s until 1994. Chevrolet rearranged the name of its midsize and full-size SUVs in 1995, calling the midsize SUV Blazer (originally S-10 Blazer), and the full-size SUV Tahoe (originally Blazer).
The Chevrolet Tahoe remains a strong contender in the full-size SUV segment. With more Chevrolet Tahoe units on the road, the demand for replacement parts has increased. Many Chevrolet Tahoe owners are looking for exterior parts like side view mirror replacements. This buyer’s guide will help you in pick the best replacement Chevrolet Tahoe mirrors.
Signs your mirrors need to be replaced
There are a few reasons for replacing side mirrors, including the urge to upgrade your vehicle's looks. Some drivers upgrade their side mirrors from stock to heated power mirrors with built-in indicators, but most Chevrolet Tahoe drivers replace their mirrors due to damage. Here are five signs that your mirror needs to be replaced:
A Visible Crack on the Attachment Area
The mirror is mounted on the corner of your Chevrolet Tahoe’s door window and is fastened by three screws. A visible crack on the arm due to a previous collision could cause your side mirror to fall apart. You don’t want this to happen while you're on the road. You should replace your side mirror as soon as you notice damage on the arm connecting the housing to the door.
When the Power Feature Isn't Working
Your Chevrolet Tahoe is equipped with power mirrors to make adjustments convenient. If the power feature doesn’t work, chances are the wiring is fried or the switch is malfunctioning. Try examining the cables and switch to pinpoint the cause of the problem. We recommend bringing your SUV to a certified mechanic for evaluation.
Broken Side View Mirror Housing
Aside from checking for cracks on your side mirror arm, you also need to see if there's any damage to the housing. If you have a power side mirror, a hole in the housing could become a big issue, as it could allow moisture to enter and damage the wiring. Bugs and other harmful elements could also enter the housing, so have it replaced as soon as you can.
Jammed or Stuck Side View Mirrors
Both power and manual side mirrors may experience this issue, meaning a stuck mirror can be a mechanical or electrical problem. In manual side mirrors, the problem could be caused by debris stuck in between the moving parts or simply a broken mechanism. Damaged wires, on the other hand, can also cause power mirrors to get stuck.
A side mirror can be broken if it's been hit by another vehicle. If your side mirror's been broken, it's best to replace the whole assembly.
Finding the Right Fit
CarParts.com has a wide selection of Chevrolet Tahoe replacement mirrors for different model years. We have manual and power-folding side mirrors that will fit your Tahoe. Looking for a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe side view mirror is a lot easier online. Just type the exact year, make, and model of your vehicle on the filter tab under the search menu. OE Chevrolet Tahoe replacement parts can cost anywhere from $3 to $700.