1999 Ford F-150 mirror switch

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 59,000 MILES
The mirror switch quit working on out adjustment on both sides, so it's apparently a switch problem since all other directional movements are normal. Question - how do I get the switch out of the armrest to check or replace it?
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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 AT 3:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hello
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The switch should just pop out with a little force. If not, you will need to remove the door panel by removing any hidden screws/bolts and then popping it out of the plastic snap locks. Then you should be able to pop the switch out and disconnect the electrical connections.

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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I figured I'd try to pop it out first, but what I wanted to know is the proper way to make the repair. If Ford says the switch pops out, OK, but if they say the door panel has to come off, I need to know the location of the "hidden" fasteners, rather than me trying to pry it off looking for them.
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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Door panel removal instructions are below.

REMOVAL:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the front door sail panel.
Remove the inside door handle finish panel.
If equipped with power windows, remove the window regulator switch plate.
If equipped with manual windows, remove the window regulator handle by separating the handle cover from the handle.
Remove the handle retaining screw and remove the window regulator handle and the spacer.

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

Remove the door panel retaining clips.
Remove the door panel retaining screws.
Lift and remove the front door trim panel.
If equipped, twist the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove the socket from the front door trim panel.


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(((Removing the door pillar trim by carefully puling it outward to release the trim clips)))


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(((Removing the door panel by carefully lifting the panel upward to release the retaining clips)))


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INSTALLATION:
The installation is the reverse of the removal.

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 2:08 PM

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