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How to Install a Rugged Ridge Black Single Quick Release Rectangular Mirror on your 87-14 Wrangler

Installation Time

1 hours

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HARDWARE NOTE: (2) New 5/16” bolts have been supplied for TJ-LJ applications. JKs will reuse factory hardware.

Item List:
(1) 6” Round Mirror (1) M8 Bolt (1) Foam Pad
(1) M8 Flat Washer (1) M8 Lock Washer (2) 5/16” bolt
(1) Mounting Bracket (1) Knob
(1) Billet Bushing (1) Mirror Arm

NOTE: This mirror kit fits both passenger and driver side. The mirror arm has two sets of holes for mounting on either side of vehicle. Disassemble mirror arm from mounting bracket before you begin so arm can be properly positioned for installation by using the correct hole locations .


Step 1. Using T40 torx wrench remove two upper windshield bracket bolts (JK). For TJ remove two flush mount torx head bolts just in front of door hinge (Pic 1-2) TJ’s will use new 5/16” bolts.

Step 2. Install mounting bracket with welded nut facing down. (pic.3). Tighten bolts.


Step 3. Attach mirror head to flat side of arm using M8 bolt, flat washer and lock washer.(pic.4)      

Step 4. Slide bushing on to arm. Arms have 4 alignment holes for universal installation (left/right). Rotate arm to match passenger or drivers side application (pic.5).      

Step 5. Install arm into mounting bracket. Open doors to check clearance to mirror. Tighten knob (pic.6)      

NOTE: Arms have two sets of mounting holes. The arms are drilled to fit either side of the vehicle.


Step 6. Adjust mirror head into desired position. Tighten screws. DO NOT over tighten. Mirror head should be tight but able to be adjusted if needed (pic.7).

NOTE: TJ applications are designed to be used with doors off. Some visibility on passenger side will be blocked if used with doors.

Step 7. When doors are reinstalled remove mirror arm from bracket. Place bushings back into arm. Tighten knob. (pic.8-9)