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CIPA Dual-View Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the CIPA Dual-View Clip-On Towing Mirror on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be taking a look at the Cipa Universal Dual Lens Towing Mirror Set, part number 11953-2. A towing mirror is going to greatly increase our field of view whenever we're towing a trailer or a camper. When we're going down the highway and go to change lanes, pass someone, or even back up and park our trailer, our towing mirror's going to make it a lot easier.Now, you can clearly see me in the factory mirror here; but, as I step away, you're going to lose track of me. That's where our towing mirror's going to come into play. You're still going to be able to see me farther out, knowing what's going on in the next lane, making it more safe for us to get down the road.Another great thing about our mirror is the fact that it is universal. So, it's going to great for occasional towing, and it's going to be extremely simple to put on or take off when we're not towing.

Since it is universal, if you have several different vehicles in your family that you tow with, chances are it might fit that as well.We're going to have a couple tabs here that are going to fit in between our mirror glass and the housing itself and then as well as a couple straps that are going to wrap around our mirror to keep it nice and secure. The straps themselves are going to have these ribs in there that's going to catch on the buckle, which will make sure that they don't loosen up ever driving down the road.Now, each arm is going to have a pivot point here as well as an extension point, and they're going to be able to accommodate mirrors ranging from 7" all the way up to 10", so they're even going to fit some of those larger mirrors. Now, to make those adjustments, we can simply just loosen up these two knobs here, and we'll be able to lengthen or shorten the arms to get that perfect fit around our mirror.Now, the mirror itself is going to be about 7" wide by about 5-1/2" tall, and it is going to have a dual mirror setup. The large, flat mirror is going to give us an accurate depiction of what's directly behind us, while the smaller mirror is going to be convexed. So, it is going to be kind of shaped out a little bit, giving us more of a spot mirror, reducing some of the blind spots whenever we go to change lanes.A lot of times in those close-quarter situations we may have to fold our mirror in.

Well, with our universal mirror, we're still going to be able to fold our mirror in with our universal mirror still installed and not have to worry about removing it. Because of the design of where our mirror mounts, we're still going to have full motion on our mirror, being able to adjust it left and right, up and down, to get that perfect angle whenever we're going down the road.Compared to other towing mirrors, I really like the fact that we're going to have the adjustable arms here that are going to adjust our arms wider to fit a lot of different mirrors so we can get more of that custom fit, and it's going to be a lot more secure on our mirror. So now, with both of our mirrors installed, we can safely and confidently get down the road, knowing exactly what's going on around us and our trailer.We already have the passenger side on. Let's go ahead and put the driver side on together. The first thing we're going to do with our mirror is open our arms up, and then I'm going to come to these two turn knobs.

I'm going to loosen them up. I'm going to go ahead and extend my mirror out so that the arms are open wide, and we can make the adjustment once we get the mirror in place.I do want to bring your attention to these tabs here. This small tab is going to fit in between the mirror housing and glass. We can take our mirror .. We're going to flip it over, and we're just going to loosely put it in place on the bottom.

Then we can adjust the arms until we can get it about in the area we want it. Once we have it in that area, we can hold it loosely with one hand and tighten up the knobs on the back so that the arms will stay in place.Now that we have our mirror adjusted to the height we need, I'll go ahead and tighten these arms up. Then we can take our rubber straps. This is going to have a small square, and we're going to be wrapping it around the mirror and hooking it right on top. Once we get it to about where we need, we can stretch it over and hook it right on top.That'll finish up your look at the Cipa Clip-On Universal Dual Lens Towing Mirror Set, part number 11953-2 on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.

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