Mechanics

SIDE MIRROR REPLACEMENT

2004 Ford Expedition

2004 Ford Expedition

How do I replace the side mirror on the passenger side of my 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer edition?
It has remote adjust, heated and turn signal built into the mirror housing. Are there any special tools required to replace the complete housing and mirror?
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Nmorris
December 15, 2008.




Let me know if you need any of the diagrams?

Exterior Mirror
Removal and Installation
NOTE: Do not remove the exterior mirror assembly when repairing an individual part. Individual components can be installed without removing the exterior mirror.

Remove the front door trim panel. For additional information, refer to INTERIOR TRIM AND ORNAMENTATION.
Position aside the weather shield.
Disconnect the exterior mirror electrical connector.
Fig. 38: Disconnecting Exterior Mirror Electrical Connector
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Remove the exterior mirror.
Remove the nuts.
Fig. 39: Removing Exterior Mirror
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Install top nut first.
Exterior Mirror Motor
Removal and Installation
Remove the mirror glass. For additional information, refer to EXTERIOR MIRROR GLASS.
Remove the three exterior mirror motor screws and exterior mirror motor.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Fig. 40: Removing Exterior Mirror Motor Screws And Exterior Mirror Motor
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Exterior Mirror Glass
Removal and Installation
Position the exterior mirror glass in a downward position to obtain a gap at the edge of the mirror.
Fig. 41: Positioning Exterior Mirror Glass
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
WARNING: Place a shop towel between the exterior mirror glass and the hand to avoid personal injury in the instance of glass breakage.

Fig. 42: Disengaging Mirror Glass
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Disengage the mirror glass.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver between the mirror glass tabs and the mounting plate, and rotate to separate the locking tabs from the mounting plate.
Carefully pull the top edge of the glass away from the exterior mirror housing.
If equipped, disconnect the heated mirror electrical connectors and remove the glass.
Fig. 43: Disconnecting Heated Mirror Electrical Connectors And Removing Glass
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Rotate the exterior mirror glass in all directions after the installation to make sure all clips are completely attached.
Exterior Mirror Cover
Removal and Installation
Remove the mirror glass. For additional information, refer to EXTERIOR MIRROR GLASS.
Release the four retaining tabs and remove the exterior mirror cover.
Release the vertical tabs first.
The two outboard vertical tabs are released by moving them in the outboard direction. The two inboard horizontal tabs are released by moving them in the downward direction.
Fig. 44: Releasing Retaining Tabs And Removing Exterior Mirror Cover
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Rotate the exterior mirror glass in all directions after installation to make sure all clips are completely attached.

Dave H
Dec 15, 2008.


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