Side view mirror replacement

Tiny
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Can the mirror (glass) only be replaced? It is power with no turn signal.
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 6:58 PM

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Tiny
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Yes the glass can be replaced separately on your vehicle's exterior mirrors. Here are diagrams to show you how the job is done:

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 2:21 AM
Tiny
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My driver side mirror was knocked off while parked on the street. I have a replacement. How do I remove the plastic part of the door on the interior to access the bolts to remove the old mirror?
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

I have attached the info you requested.

EXTERIOR MIRROR

NOTE: Do not remove the exterior mirror assembly when repairing an individual part. Individual components can be installed, without removing the exterior mirror.

NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.

1. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.

To remove individual parts, only carry out the listed steps:

PARTS REMOVAL STEPS

Part Steps
Exterior mirror glass 4
Exterior mirror motor 4-7
Exterior mirror assembly 1-3

Fig. 177: Removing Exterior Mirror
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f177_1.jpg



2. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Item 1: Exterior Mirror Electrical Connector Removal Note

1. Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to BODY SYSTEM - INTERIOR .

FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL

Removal and Installation

NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.

1. Remove the front door speaker. Refer to ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - F150 PICKUP .

2. If equipped, remove the window regulator handle.
1. Separate the handle cover from the handle.
2. Remove the screw.
3. Remove the window regulator handle.
4. Remove the spacer.

Fig. 26: Removing Window Regulator Handle
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f26_1.jpg



3. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following table.

Fig. 27: Removing Front Door Trim Panel
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f27_1.jpg



4. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Item 9: Front Door Handle Removal Note

1. Guide the door handle through the opening in the trim panel.
Item 10: Front Door Trim Panel Removal Note
CAUTION: Do not pull directly outward on the front door trim panel, as damage may occur.

Remove 2 lower speaker mounts before lifting panel.

1. Lift upward and remove the front door trim panel.

Item 2: Exterior Mirror Nuts Removal Note

1. Remove the water shield.

Fig. 178: Removing Water Shield
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f178_1.jpg



Item 4: Exterior Mirror Glass Removal Note

1. Position exterior mirror glass in the full UP position.
2. Locate the notch at the bottom of the exterior mirror glass.
3. Release the exterior mirror glass.
1. Insert a long flat-bladed screwdriver in the notch.
2. Push the screwdriver into the notch until the glass is released.

Fig. 179: Releasing Exterior Mirror Glass
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f179_1.jpg



4. If equipped with heated mirrors, disconnect electrical connectors from the exterior mirror glass.

Item 4: Exterior Mirror Glass Installation Note

1. If equipped with heated mirrors, connect the electrical connector to the mirrors.
2. Position the exterior mirror glass on the mirror motor.

CAUTION: Place a clean shop towel between hand and exterior mirror glass to prevent injury in the event of glass breakage.

3. Place a hand against the back of the exterior mirror housing and a hand flat against the exterior mirror glass. Press the mirror glass in place until it is fully seated.
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Tiny
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Hello.

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture1_56.jpg


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Tiny
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How do you actually remove the door panel. Are there hidden screws do you just yank real hard or what? The illustrations that were provided in the first reply the panel is already removed. I understand how to replace the mirror, but how do you get the interior door panel off to accomplish that.
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello.

Start at the bottom. There are plastic fastener that always seem to snap when you remove them but you can use the tool below or even a screwdriver. You just have to be ease not to split the panel. Once you pop a couple the others get easier.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture4_1.gif

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Tiny
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My passenger side view mirror got in the way of a mailbox and was broken off. Do I need to replace the entire mirror assembly which requires removal of the interior door panel, or can I replace what I can get at on the outside? If so, how do I go about disassemble of the mirror from the outside?
I have included a picture.
John
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Tiny
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Hello.

To better assist you please tell me your engine size in liter and the eighth digit of your VIN.

Your picture did not come through. Can you tell me on this picture?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F177_1.jpg


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Tiny
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Hello.

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recall_4.jpg



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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/322685_PICT0036_2.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/322685_PICT0037_1.jpg


I have the 4.6L V8. The eighth digit is W. I can tell very little from the pictures you sent, they are of very poor quality.
Thanks for your help.
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Tiny
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Hello.

Thanks for the pictures.

From what I can tell from the pictures without being able to actually touch them. It looks like to me the whole part needs to be replaced if the plastic is broke where I think it is. It looks like it is broken all around the base where the wires come out. Yes?

The picture with the red arrow is that just a groove in the plastic or does that pop in and out?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture1_61.jpg



I have attached all the pics I have and the directions.

EXTERIOR MIRROR
NOTE: Do not remove the exterior mirror assembly when repairing an individual part. Individual components can be installed, without removing the exterior mirror.

NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.

1. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.

To remove individual parts, only carry out the listed steps:

PARTS REMOVAL STEPS
Part Steps
Exterior mirror glass 4
Exterior mirror motor 4-7
Exterior mirror assembly 1-3

Fig. 177: Removing Exterior Mirror
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F177p1_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F177p2_1.jpg



2. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Item 1: Exterior Mirror Electrical Connector Removal Note

1. Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to BODY SYSTEM - INTERIOR .

Item 2: Exterior Mirror Nuts Removal Note

1. Remove the water shield.

Fig. 178: Removing Water Shield
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F178_1.jpg



Item 4: Exterior Mirror Glass Removal Note

1. Position exterior mirror glass in the full UP position.

2. Locate the notch at the bottom of the exterior mirror glass.

3. Release the exterior mirror glass.

1. Insert a long flat-bladed screwdriver in the notch.

2. Push the screwdriver into the notch until the glass is released.

Fig. 179: Releasing Exterior Mirror Glass
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F179_1.jpg



4. If equipped with heated mirrors, disconnect electrical connectors from the exterior mirror glass.

Item 4: Exterior Mirror Glass Installation Note

1. If equipped with heated mirrors, connect the electrical connector to the mirrors.

2. Position the exterior mirror glass on the mirror motor.

CAUTION: Place a clean shop towel between hand and exterior mirror glass to prevent injury in the event of glass breakage.

3. Place a hand against the back of the exterior mirror housing and a hand flat against the exterior mirror glass. Press the mirror glass in place until it is fully seated.

You will be able to see if you can replace certain parts by talking to the parts department and getting a pic of the IPB. If you don't want to purchase them new then check a salvage yard.

It looks like if you are not just replacing the mirror.....which you need more than that.....you need to remove it from the door. I have attached the info I have.

It does look like on this below pic that once you disconnect from the inside that part comes right off. If it looks the way it seems from here.....once you remove the nuts from the inside, that entire center part comes off/out leaving the larger part attached to the vehicle and the bottom part of the mirror assembly.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture2_45.jpg



Right click and save my pictures to your PC then when you open them use your viewer to make larger. See if that helps. I have also tried to blow them up some.

Hope that helps.
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Removing the mirror assm is not the issue.
Item 1: Exterior Mirror Electrical Connector Removal Note

1. Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to BODY SYSTEM - INTERIOR.

How do I remove the front door trim panel to give me access to the mirror mounting bolts?
Please advise, thank you
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello.

Okay, sorry about that. How about this?

FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL
Removal and Installation

NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.

1. Remove the front door speaker. Refer to ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - F150 PICKUP .

2. If equipped, remove the window regulator handle.

1. Separate the handle cover from the handle.
2. Remove the screw.
3. Remove the window regulator handle.
4. Remove the spacer.

Fig. 26: Removing Window Regulator Handle
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F26_1.jpg



3. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following table.

Fig. 27: Removing Front Door Trim Panel
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F27p1_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F27p2_1.jpg



4. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Item 9: Front Door Handle Removal Note

1. Guide the door handle through the opening in the trim panel.
Item 10: Front Door Trim Panel Removal Note
Tips Click a link to view tip
Tech1 Tip: Front door panel removal.

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Remove 2 lower speaker mounts before lifting panel.

CAUTION: Do not pull directly outward on the front door trim panel, as damage may occur.

1. Lift upward and remove the front door trim panel.
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Gents - We are getting close here. Can you offer more detail on removal of the cover plate, window control swith and so on that allows me to remove the door panel.
Your illustration refers to some links that I am not able to get to.
Thanks again
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ECHTERNS
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Need to replace passenger side mirror on my 2004 F-150.
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Tiny
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Hello.

I apologize. The cover plate and window control switch is not shown in the manual I am looking at. Sometimes that means they consider that basic enough to be performed by looking at it.

Also please remember. The manuals are written for a wide variety of vehicles therefore there may be some minor differences that you will have to adjust to as you go.

These usually pop out with a flat blade. But you must be careful not to put too much pressure on anyone spot to prevent cracking or chipping it.

Sometimes depending on how much connector cable is there, once you remove the door panel a little, there is enough slack to disconnect the connector and then once the panel is off you can look under it to see how the switch is held in, then remove prior to installation.

That appears to be the way the tweeter is installed when you look at the pic The screws that hold it appear to be coming in from the back side of the door panel indicating that the panel is first removed, then the connector is disconnected and then you have access to the speaker.

The main speaker looks like you remove the 4 screws and then disconnect.

DOOR SPEAKER

1. For the front door tweeter, remove the front door trim panel. Refer to BODY SYSTEM - INTERIOR .

2. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.

Fig. 39: Removing Tweeter
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F39_1.jpg



3. For the front door speaker, remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.

Fig. 40: Removing Speaker
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_F40_1.jpg



I have attached the notes and when it said to look at a link, the only one I see (unless I missed one which is possible) is the one that refers to the view the tip..........I put that right under it.

The only other link I see is for disconnecting the speaker. I will attach those for you.
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Tiny
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Diagram is attached to aid in replacing your vehicle's exterior mirror.
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Tiny
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Mirror broken need to remove door panel to access mounting bolts.
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Tiny
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You need to remove the interior panel.
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