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Old 08-11-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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Rear view mirrors control

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Got our 2018 FR3 30DS in June. Have done the CHF and had front end aligned and that's about all thus far. Really like the FR3 and we have a really good Ford Dealer about 15 miles away and they service big trucks so that's a plus.

Problem: rear view mirrors don't work..neither side. I have pulled the dash panel back a little to see if they are wired and they are, so, it's something else. I suspect maybe a fuse or, etc. but don't have a clue where a fuse for the mirrors would be....don't think it would be in the main box (haven't checked yet). So, if anyone has a clue or has had a fix on this I would appreciate any input. Thanks
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:14 PM   #2
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Greetings:
Got our 2018 FR3 30DS in June. Have done the CHF and had front end aligned and that's about all thus far. Really like the FR3 and we have a really good Ford Dealer about 15 miles away and they service big trucks so that's a plus.

Problem: rear view mirrors don't work..neither side. I have pulled the dash panel back a little to see if they are wired and they are, so, it's something else. I suspect maybe a fuse or, etc. but don't have a clue where a fuse for the mirrors would be....don't think it would be in the main box (haven't checked yet). So, if anyone has a clue or has had a fix on this I would appreciate any input. Thanks
Unless they put an inline fuse for the mirrors, there are 2 main fuse boxes. 1 to the left of the steering column and the other in the engine compartment behind the air filter.
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Drivmsafe. I'll check it out.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Nice to see that they've added power/heated mirrors. I had to retrofit my 2015 for that feature........
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Nice to see that they've added power/heated mirrors. I had to retrofit my 2015 for that feature........
@Kadiddle... Was it an fairly easy conversion? Been thinking about doing our 2014.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:26 AM   #6
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Regarding those of us that got manual mirrors and so as not to hijack this thread, please visit:

Power/Heated Mirrors

It was a significant task but nothing impossible. Being an electrical engineer helped. PM me for other info.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:59 AM   #7
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Rear view mirror control

Well, my problem with controlling the rear view mirrors has fixed itself. All of a sudden the mirrors on both sides are now working properly. Must have been the eclipse (LOL).
Regarding some of the comments above, I do have powered rear view mirrors and a heated mirror control switch. 2018 30DS with 50 amp service.
Hope that all of my problems resolve themselves like this...
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