Next Gen Towing Mirrors by Clearview for Chevrolet Colorado
Sleeker, Smarter, Safe
Looking for a quality towing mirror for your Chevy Colorado? Clearview's premium Next Gen Towing Mirrors offer superior design, style, and feature-rich functions to meet your needs! These mirrors are full OE replacement towing mirrors and should be your next upgrade if you're doing any repeated towing with your Chevrolet Colorado. This product is available exclusively from Clearview USA.
It took just 4 years to bring the Next Gen Towing Mirror series to life. After over 13 years in the business, Clearview thought it was time to look at introducing a new style of towing mirrors.
The Next Gen is a smaller mirror that sits on a double slide that slides right back into the vehicle when not towing, just like an OEM mirror. When you hook your vehicle up you simply slide the mirror head out an impressive 7 inches (180mm), giving the ultimate vision you need to keep you safe when towing.
Next Gen Key Features:
Fully integrated replacement mirrors
Uses stock mirror body cutouts
Durable black finish
Sturdy steel arm construction with telescopic 2 stage slide-out extension
Attaches to your original vehicle mirror mounts
2 telescopic arm positions: normal driving position, first towing position and extended towing position
Large top flat glass for optimum vision and safety
Choice of manual fold or power fold
Repositioned convex bottom mirror to sit higher above the window line improving visibility
Smaller frame size and overall shape reduces wind resistance
2 in 1 category 5 led indicator light/puddle light. Installation requires hardwiring if not a standard feature. Category 6 led light available as optional extra
Will fit all existing mirror bases, but not recommended for a conversion
Sits back in close to the car when not towing
Manually adjustable small convex mirrors
Power adjustable large flat mirrors
Turn signal indicators (select versions)
Heated mirrors (select versions)
36-month product warranty (terms and conditions apply)
Integrated Quality Replacement Mirrors
As full replacement towing mirrors, Clearview Mirrors will completely replace your existing stock side mirrors using the original cutouts, fittings, and wiring. No additional cutting, drilling, or wiring necessary! These high-quality mirrors are manufactured for long-term durability and designed for enhanced visibility, function, and style.
Function And Flexibility
Clearview Towing Mirrors are cleverly designed and are made with two different mirrors. The top electronic mirror has a flat surface that can reflect vision directly down the sides of your extended column, while the bottom convex mirror will help eliminate blind spots by allowing you an enhanced wide-angle view. Towing a boat, trailer, or something extra-large or long? The mirrors can extend an additional 7 inches (180mm), giving you the wide view you need to see around your cargo.
Features And Upgrades
The base model includes fully integrated electronic adjustability using the stock mirror controls in your Colorado. Additional integrated turn signals and heated mirrors are also available (see versions above).
Important Installation Notes:
Plug-n-Play Installation & Notes On Turn Signal Functionality:
To ensure simple plug-n-play installation, choose the Clearview Towing Mirror set for your vehicle If you're looking to add a Clearview Mirror set with additional functionality over your stock mirrors, it may not be plug-n-play and require additional wiring. For example, for the mirror set with optional turn signal indicators, that matches the features and functions of your original factory mirrors. the installation is NOT plug-n-play and requires circuit hard-wiring by an automotive electrician (if your stock mirrors do not have active turn signal functionality already.). Accordingly, the installation should be done by a qualified automotive shop and should not be attempted by DIY vehicle owners (unless you are particularly savvy with automotive electrics.) A general overview of what's involved can be found HERE. Heated Mirror Functionality:
If your vehicle already has heated mirrors, this installation is plug-n-play and the heated function will work just as it did with your stock mirrors.
If your vehicle
does not have heated mirrors stock but has rear defrost, the vehicle may have the pre-wired plug-n-play connection to enable the heated mirror function with the Clearview mirrors. If this feature does not work, then installation requires circuit hard-wiring by an automotive electrician. Accordingly, the installation should be done by a qualified automotive shop and should not be attempted by DIY vehicle owners. If your vehicle
is not prewired for heated mirrors and does not have rear defrost, installation requires circuit hard-wiring by an automotive electrician. Accordingly, the installation should be done by a qualified automotive shop and should not be attempted by DIY vehicle owners. Watch Installation Video on a Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon
(Original Gen mirrors install shown, but mounting points and connectors are the same on Next Gen)
hi I'm Doug and I'm here for a Clearview USA to show you how to install a brand new set of clear view mirrors on your Chevy Colorado or this will actually also fit the GMC Canyon this is 2014 model year and up so before we begin what I want to do is just run through the basic tools that you're going to need to do the installation there isn't a lot required when we're gonna essentially start with is pair of needle nose pliers seven millimeter nut driver before the plastic trim panel tools as opposed to the metal so you don't scratch any paint you are gonna need a little replacement wire tie you want to keep that to the side this is for one of the wiring harnesses small screwdriver a ten millimeter socket on a quarter drive ratchet or you can go with a ratcheting box wrench or even just a standard bak wrench whatever you have available there and then a good light and a straight blade screwdriver definitely the light will help you get up and see areas where you're gonna be doing some of the reinstallation so that's it let's show you how to put this mirror on alright so to begin with to take this door panel off what we need to do is remove the five bolts that help hold it in place we have one behind a plastic panel that pops out on the left side you'll see a little notch where you'll insert a small that small screwdriver and that just prise right back out and then you can access and that's what we're going to be using the seven millimeter driver on then we're going to take a trim tool get up underneath this plastic panel that runs right along the bottom of the control switches that's going to pop out from the bottom exposing two bolts in the back and then there's two exposed down on the bottom and we'll take those out and then from there then we can get into sliding the panel off the door well you notice these two they're kind of deep in there there we go we'll take these two bolts out and then we'll do is just grab them with the needlenose pliers to pull them out of that so we don't drop them and lose them and then we have to lure down below and you'll see the head of the bolt expose if you run your finger under there you'll actually see feel an indent in the bottom of the plastic panel you can just run that tool there and that's gonna line you right up with that bolt all right so now when we pull out our trim to all we're gonna do is get up underneath the plastic panel down below where you've got a little space because we're a little too tight up against the door here to get it on and there's gonna be this three basically pushpins here here and here maybe three on this side and we should be able to pop this and let it out and away from the door we want to try to get relatively close to those pins when you insert the tool it'll pop out easier and you got less chance of doing any damage to the plastic panel or through the pin and we can just let that rest right there what's there is well hold it all in place nothing's gonna pop out of place that'll be fine just word a warning we found that there's a slow like what they call a Christmas tree or a plastic rivet that sits in here on the original equipment nine out of ten times the head of it's gonna break when you take it off or there's lies in this some of these were the little chunk of the plastic comes out really don't need to worry about that because with this what they call a belt weather strip on the inside and with the clip here holds this panel in place and this basically isn't going to affect the refit whatsoever so don't worry about that so where we're at right now is we're about ready to take the mirror out we have a wiring connection here now in most cases you're also going to see you've got a little wire tie right there we don't need to worry about that I'm just going to simply unplug that now there's a small pushpin right here and we're gonna take that trim tool get underneath lift that out and that will allow us to take this whole panel and lift it away and we can get to the three bolts that hold the original mirror in place all right so we're just gonna move that it's just see if we can tuck that out of our way right there you're gonna loosen these three bolts we'll take the bottom ones out first and leave the top one a bit loose and then this way we can spin the rest of the top bolt out with our hands as we support the mirror all right so now we're ready to slide the new one in place first off make sure you have the correct side in your hand you obviously want put a left side small mirror on the bottom large mirror on top then you have the rubber gasket and the two or three 10 millimeter nuts that are going to hold that in place and we're essentially going to put the mirror back on the way we took the old one out is once we snake the wiring through seat it where it's supposed to be we'll put the top nut on just run it in about 3/4 of the way to hold it and then this way you don't have to try to hold the support the mirror while putting the other two in so we line up our studs okay now take into account you have this big rubber gasket on the backside and so what we're going to do is turn each nut in until you feel like you got a fair amount of pressure we want to stop and we're gonna go to the next one what we want to try to do is just run them all in evenly and get to a point where you can tell that you've pretty much bottomed out there really is no torque specs but you're gonna be compressing that rubber so you don't want to go too tight but you certainly don't want to go too loose we want to make sure we have a good even seal all the way around where this joins the door yeah there we go we can feel that's good and snug snug and you can see how that backed off a little bit and snark and you should see about an equal amount of the stud sticking out past the nut on all three points that gives you a pretty good idea that you're in there and seated properly so the next step is then to connect our wiring see that we have one connection here but we have an additional and then if you have of course you have the heated mirror option on your vehicle or whatnot you'll have another wire there to connect this to in this case this vehicles not equipped with heated mirrors so then you'll see that you have this little slotted area there and that is going to slide over and clip right on to that tab and that's essentially going to hold it in place and I just saw the wiring isn't in the way of the pet door panel when we put it back in and then we like to just twist that up a little bit and just keep that out of the way so now we can put the door panel back on now the trick is on these especially this inner belt molding that sits on top here it attaches to this piece and there are what we've got five clips that this has to be peeled out of there and the five clips removed installed into the associated slots that they have here and then we put the belt molding back in and this just essentially can be rolled out of those clips let's see that in a second yeah how that pops right out so you're basically just going to roll lift and roll away from you we found with a pair of needlenose pliers we can squeeze that back tab and lift that right up and out you should show you the profile the clip you can see that you have an open area and then 180 degrees to it a very narrow now that narrow this area is going to go up into that narrow so that the clips it's just like so so now we can reinstall the the belt molding all right so we're gonna start with the back now look for the red dot that's going to be your the back end we're gonna slide this just underneath and seat that and then this just simply rolls into the clips and then on this you got to make sure that this upper lip is on the outside of the window surround so everything sits nice and flush simply grabs just around this lip over the top of the door all right we don't want to forget our little pushpin this sits right in there that locks this in place so now you see you got a nice neat separation here you want to again double check your wiring you can even if you're not using that connector or actually even if you are you can like to sort of loop it and what that does is move the wire away from these where the pin holes are obviously you don't want to pinch it in there so now we're essentially ready to put the door panel back on these five clips that we just put in are going to pop into Associated holes here and then you have a locating pin here that's going to drop into this slot right here and this is going to be what allows you to line everything up don't forget your lock rod I want to make sure you put that in place and actually what we can do is out and put it up inside it's all there ahead of time sort of put the door panel in place all right and we'll do is a quick check you want to make sure that there's no overlap on the seam right here that it just butts up against it you want to see if you have an excessive gap between the door panel and the upper piece here if there's an again where you can you know actually see a wide open you know you're not fully seated and then of course if you look at your belt molding up top you can see that it's down in place when the window comes up there should be no excessive drag so there it is panels in place in your mirrors and now it's just a matter if we're gonna put those five bolts back in put the covers back on and then you should be ready to go now when I would suggest is before we do that I'm gonna turn your key on and you're gonna check your mirror make sure you're got your proper operation on your mirror make sure your window goes up and down nice and easy and then you're all set and we can put the bolts in on this plastic panel you're gonna see you've got three tabs right here and they're gonna interlock up and you can see the squares where they line up but even fully lined up there is a center tab right here that's very long and it no matter what you do you really can't get your fingers up in there to kind of push it up into place so this is where that straight blade screwdriver comes into vogue we're gonna just basically find that clip we're gonna push up on the bottom of it and then that should allow us to push this right up in place so all I guess a way I pushed up on the bottom that snapped this in place again just want to check your seams make sure everything looks like it's in where it should be sitting you can always go across to the other door and reference that just to see but you can see there's no areas lifted out no excessive gaps so that piece is on right so essentially that's it we're installing the mirror you're just going to basically do the same thing on the other side and you can see that that's a good-looking mirror so when you're ready for a good set of towing mirrors you can install yourself you can call any of our knowledgeable salesman and 1-800 5 3 3 2 2 1 0 or you can actually go online if you go through clear view mirrors usa.com so we thank you for watching.
Unboxing & Review Of Heated Mirrors:
[Music] [Applause] hey everybody how's it going today we're gonna be taking a look at Clearview towing mirrors for chevy colorado and GMC Canyon these will fit 2015 through 2018 models the folks at clear view mirrors USA were kind enough to send these to me to make a review and installation video for everyone so be sure to visit their website I will post it in the description box below or you can type it into your URL here's the link so this video is going to be a review and installation of the mirrors on my 2017 Chevy Colorado let's go ahead and get started looks like each mirror comes individually boxed these mirrors have power functionality like your normal mirrors there's two sections actually though the top part of the mirror will be power controlled on the inside of your vehicle like you're normal mirrors there's a bottom here that is manually controlled where you can tilt it however you like helps for blind spots backing up you know hooking up to a trailer in one minute but for most part they're gonna be plug-and-play so they come nicely packed with plenty of packing material here not worry about them getting damaged at all alright so I got the centimeters pulled out of the boxes and just wanted to go over a couple of the features of them so as you can see this one here on the left is extended to its full length you get an extra four inches by manually extending that mirror out and it just slides if you're towing a bigger trailer that's really helpful these use the stock mirror body cutouts so they're gonna line up to the body panels perfectly on the outside they're gonna look like factory these are made from a durable black plastic finish I do believe they come in a chrome finish as well for a mirror cap so if you want to get a little more fancy you can get those but like I said this mirror on top will be electronically controlled from the inside of your vehicle like normal this mirror here is manually adjustable to your liking and this is a convex mirror so you can adjust it due to your seating position and you know eliminate your blind spots to get the best view of your cargo that your your hauling an optional version comes with the turn signals there's a little bit more wiring to install those I opted to just go with the standard version these are the heated mirrors so if you have certain trims on Colorado's or Canyon's they will plug and play and become heated there also is the connectors here GM changed the harness between 2016 and 2017 models so Clearview decided to put both harnesses on their mirrors so that it's the same unit you just have to match up your connector come with a 36 month warranty so if anything goes wrong you know get the guys call it clear view mirrors USA show their I'll be more than happy to take care of you have a very detailed halation directions on their website that you can download and print off these do also fold in manually here on this hinge when they're attached to the truck you'll be able to fold them and also comes with the hardware needed when you go to mount those into your truck they were also kind of to send me a set of fastener and molding remover sets these are like plastic pry tools when you're taking apart the interior panels on the inside of the of the truck this will be a lot better than using a metal screwdriver and scratching up your panels so let's open up these and see what's inside so yeah you do have to remove the interior panel of the door to install these mirrors but like I said we'll walk through it all these will definitely help since they're plastic and you're not gonna damage any of the interior panels so you get a couple of different pry tools fastener removers like those pesky little push pins roll bar style is definitely gonna be nice for when we're pulling the panel's off a big flat bladed one and then another couple different you know crowbar style ones for fasteners or whatnot so definitely appreciate them sending those out to me as well I'll make sure I link them in their description so you can buy a set for yourself and yeah so let's get out there to the garage and start installing these mirrors to do this you're gonna need a few tools you're gonna need your pride tools like I showed you just earlier you are gonna need a very small flat-head screwdriver like so and also a pair of pliers will come in handy a 10 millimeter socket and a 7 millimeter nut driver so the first thing you need to do is remove the whole door panel because the screws are located behind this panel here for the mirror and to get that pain off you have to remove this door panel so the door panel is held on with five screws and a set of pins around the exterior and along the top here so there's one screw here behind this door where the latches there are two screws here behind this panel and then there are two screws on the bottom those are the seven millimeter bolts that you will need your seven millimeter note driver for it the first one out right here there is a plastic panel behind the door latch and you use your flat-head screwdriver and there is a little notch and all these are the same size for the door so don't worry about having to keep them separated the next you have to remove this panel on the armrest that's just held in with snaps on the backside of this this is where your plastic trim removal tools come in handy pop at least one you can pull the rest off with your hand and once you have that little panel trim piece removed you can remove the next two screws which are behind these two circles here and it would help to have a magnet to pull those two out but otherwise you can just shake the door panel until they fall out like that then the last two screws are on the bottom exposed when you open the door and now the door is loose of all the screws it has only held in with the clips along the edges of the door that's where this big flat panel pry tool comes in handy just start at one end getting behind a panel like that the top you actually have to kind of pry out the window track so pull up like that and then you just let this hang here because it's got a couple different wires that are hanging well that's how the door panel comes loose now you can get access to where the screws are behind this panel here which is the trim on the door it's goes up and around here and it's not 100% necessary to remove but it does make it easier so there are two push pins that are holding this on one's right there and then the other is on the other side here right there so this kind of core bar looking plastic pry tool is good for these and to remove the trim pieces around the door set that off to the side can now get the wiring harness unplugged for the factory mirrors earlier in the video I mentioned depending on your trim level you may be able to obtain heated mirrors you can check this by checking your OEM connector for a wire in one of the pins look at this schematic here if you look at the harness inside your door that you won't hook your original mirrors from and there's a wire in the number four pin as shown here that means you will have heated mirror function and to use the heated mirror function you just need to press the rear defrost button on the inside of your cab this one here and it will go on and off with the rear defroster if equipped next there are these three ten millimeter bolts that you need to remove to get the stock mirror off remove the bottom two first it's best if you have the window open you can reach it inside the window while loosening the screw and holding the mirror at the same time for that last screw now you take your new mirror and insert the studs through after you first insert your wire harness then you can set the studs through the holes and secure it with one of the bolts then go ahead and anyone snug but don't go crazy next you're going to take the wire harness and insert it into the OEM plug and now would be a good time to test the mirror functionality before you burn up the door panels so you can do this with the keys off but it when you have it all plugged in just test the connector just test the switch on the inside make sure it all works and it looks like it's working now to reinsert the trim along the top of the door you need to get the part of the door panel that is kind of lip on it so the bottom side has like this groove that is hard to pick up on a camera but you can see there and that sits in the middle along the top of the panel all around so start at one end and work the weatherstripping ground you have to lift up the weatherstripping that just sits in there like that now to get the door panel back on to the actual door it's a little tricky there's this piece on the top of the door card that actually slides out this is the track for the window and this has its own it's hard to concede but this groove sits the groove on this weatherstripping sits inside of a window groove that's what the window slides up and down it so that slides out and just sort of set it aside there for now there's also five of these metal clips they're hard to see I'm gonna try to get it to get a hold in there's a clip here here here and here there's five of them and they are clipped into the door and now you need to remove them from the panel and we'll set them into the actual door so these are the clips that I just pulled out of the door card and there this goes into the door and then this piece here slides into a slot on the door and there are five spots and you'll know where to put them because there's like an indentation where they're supposed to go so there's one that I just put in then there's one right here there's another right there groove for it another groove down here and then one off to my left off camera but there's five in total and they just sit in a little spot and then this will eventually accept the door card now the next thing you need to do is take that weather stripping that goes between the window and it needs to go with the felt facing out so here's the felt and it'll slide down onto all of these clips like that you may need to slide it one way or the other in order to get it in the right way it should sit down like that so then the window eventually comes up through this group gap here so you're left with something like this as you can see all five spots for the door to clip back into and then you can put the door card back in so first off you can pop the door the door lock out and find its spot in there then line up your top clips and you get those five screws left two on the bottom there's also the two in here and I've got a trick for those since the where these screws go is so far in there it's kind of hard to keep the the bolt on the actual nut driver unless it's a magnetic one but if you don't have a magnetic one just put it on with a little piece of painters tape like that and then you can get it all the way back there and tighten it up and then lastly you got a couple trim pieces to put in this one by the latch here real easy just snaps into place and then the one here around the armrest which requires a little finesse to get in but just basically line up the holes and pop them in just like that last step is to admire your work because you're done passenger side install is the same and here's just an overall shot of the mirrors on the truck at a distance they do take up a lot more real estate there they are almost like five inches longer than the stock mirrors so you have to be careful pulling into tight spots your garage cetera I want to give another thanks to the people that clear view mirrors USA for providing the mirrors for the video too also they provided the panel removal tools which were very helpful in removing the panels on the truck just to finish this video off guys here's a shot from inside the truck from my perspective so you can see you got the two mirrors on the driver's side with the bottom mirrors I have them adjusted to my liking and also the passenger side you can see them and they do take up a lot more real estate you get to see a lot more so they will take a little bit of adjustment to getting right but definitely really really good visibility so if you liked this video give it a thumbs up be sure to visit the clear view mirrors USA website which I will link in the description also right here check out what they have to offer they have mirrors for a lot of different vehicles not just Chevy Colorados so be sure to visit them and I love it if you subscribed and stay tuned for more later.