Side Mirror replacement?

Tiny
NMORRIS
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  • 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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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 6:57 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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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.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 7:05 AM
Tiny
CMESWME
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  • 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I have a 2003 Ford Expedition / Eddie Bauer. The right side view mirror always adjusts itself to the full upward tilt position. Also, the controller to adjust both mirrors does not work. I manually adjust the mirror, but when I turn the vehicle off, then back on, the mirror goes back to the upward tilt position. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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If you have a driver preference system for seat and steering wheel position that coulsd be part of that system and pre-programmed to a certain driver position. If you have controls for driver one and driver two try either changing the setting or using a different key.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PIXIEDUCK
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  • 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Need instruction on removing inside driver side door panel in order to replace drivers side mirror
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LEELEWIS
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  • 2000 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 187,000 MILES
Mirro and wiring fell from windshield, is it advisable and can I fix it myself at home?
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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They make a repair kit. Basically, you clean and prep the glass and reglue the mirror back on. It takes about 10 minutes. Just go to a parts store and ask for a rear view mirror repair kit.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
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ROYCAR71
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  • 1997 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 2,600,000 MILES
I removed mirror glass head to install arrow light indicators. Do I have to brake out glass to have more leverage to push back glass surface with groove onto ball? Very hard to ball back groove.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
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KEN L
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Hello,

Yes those can be difficult to get back in. Did it fall out? You must align each one of the pegs into the holes, I don't think you should remove the glass.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ROYCAR71
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I fix it back. I cut piece 4x4 wood about height of frame and put towel over mirror depressed gently with clamp. Later when I had to do again for other side I found I could do it with hand.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 AT 1:58 PM (Merged)
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KEN L
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help

Cheers, Ken
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