CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Install the CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner


Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner we're going to be doing a test fit on the CIPA Dual View Clip On Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer or camper. As you can see I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. Between the larger and the smaller mirror you get the same view, just a closer, more clearer view in the larger one. Now if I take a few steps in towards my trailer, you can see there's no blind spot by the way we have it set up, but this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. Both the larger and the smaller mirror are adjustable to most angles.

We've got our up and down, diagonal, and side to side. You can see how the tabs here are not going to interfere with the operation or movement of our factory mirror, and we can even still fold it in. Here on the backside it uses two rubber straps to hold it in place. The nice thing about them being rubber is you don't have to worry about them harming or scratching the finish of the backside of our mirror. I'd also like to point out that it only covers up a portion of our turn signal here. A few great things about this towing mirror are is for one it's for temporary use, so you can take it off when you're not towing.

Two, it's universal. So if you have any other trucks or SUVs in the family it may fit those as well. Now the towing mirror does come in a quantity of one so if you'd like to pick one up for the passenger side just use the same part number. Now we'll show you how easy it is to get installed. So I'm here on the driver side of my Toyota 4 Runner. To begin our test fit let's go ahead and loosen up our knobs on the backside of our mirror here.

By doing so it's going to allow us to extend it out so we can easily and correctly fit it around our mirror. We also want to be sure that our tabs with the lip on it clips onto the inside of the housing. So then we'll just set it in place. Now I'm just going to center it up with my mirror. Once I've got it where I want it I'll hold it in place, and then I'll tighten up the knobs on the back. So as you can see here on the backside we've had some adjustment.

Let's go ahead and tighten those up. Then we can run our straps. Now when we run the straps we want to make sure there's a little bit of tension on them already, that way when we clip it in place it holds the mirror in place. So we'll just clip it on that top hook there. We can adjust the strap how we want. Then we can repeat the same process with our second strap. Now if we want to tighten it or loosen it we can just guide the strap up through and pull it down through the other side. I'd say it looks pretty good, and now we're ready to tow. That's going to complete our test fit on the CIPA Dual View Clip On Towing Mirror, part number 11953 on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner.


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