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Old 01-08-2015, 02:07 AM   #11
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On my '05 Ford, I used Ford brand mirror extenders. They worked fine.



On my '12, I ordered Max Tow with the extendable arms. They work great for towing but are kinda too large in every day use IMO.



Reading on Ford forums, (and you might want to post there), most of the threads indicate that the OEM Ford mirrors are interchangeable. In other words, you could order a different mirror from Ford and it should hook right up. But you should verify that for yourself.

I haven't read nor researched the mirrors for ford interchanging but from the looks of it mirrors from the f-150 thru the f-550 are interchangeable as far as the size of the mounting plastic and the assumption of the mounting bolts. Just my opinion and observation!
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F150s mirrors bolt on with 3 studs and nuts, f250 -550 use 4 studs and nuts, wont come close to an interchange. Wiring might- dont know about the plugs. Just an Fyi.
Ive replaced and r&i'ed dozens of them, including some this week. But you can also see it if you do an image search of both on google.
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I have a 2013 F150 xlt eb and want to know how hard it is to remove the door panels to replace the mirrors. By looking at mine the panels will have t come off. The utube videos only show F150's up to 2010 and they are diff door panels. Thanks
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I have a 2013 F150 xlt eb and want to know how hard it is to remove the door panels to replace the mirrors. By looking at mine the panels will have t come off. The utube videos only show F150's up to 2010 and they are diff door panels. Thanks
Its not bad. There is am 8 mm in the grab pocket, another behind the black trim behind the door handle, and two 5.5 or 6mm screws (it varys) at the bottom. After removing bolts and screws just pull up on panel. You will want some needle nose or bent needle nose pliers to squeeze the door handle cable end to remove it, or you can just let the handle hang.

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I have a 2014 and just swapped my mirrors out for the tow mirrors, took about 30 minutes total for both doors.
1. 3 bolts in the bottom of the bottom of the door
2. little access panel in the door handle, pop that and 1 bolt.
3. 1 bolt behind the plastic cover for the door opener.
4. 3 nuts holding the mirrors on and one electrical connector.
5. I left all the wiring on the door and my dad held the panel while I removed and replaced the sideview mirrors with the tow mirrors,


I was impressed on how smooth it went. The link below will basically show you the hidden bolts.
How to remove interior door panels. 09+ - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans
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It took the dealer 20 minutes to swap the original for the OEM Trailer Tow Mirrors.
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It took the dealer 20 minutes to swap the original for the OEM Trailer Tow Mirrors.
Sounds about right, helps when you know where to look and what tools to grab !
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F150s mirrors bolt on with 3 studs and nuts, f250 -550 use 4 studs and nuts, wont come close to an interchange. Wiring might- dont know about the plugs. Just an Fyi.
Ive replaced and r&i'ed dozens of them, including some this week. But you can also see it if you do an image search of both on google.

Thank you for clearing that up for me! Now I'm going to have to rethink on what I am going to ultimately do to my f-150 mirrors. It is just basically a play truck now but I like the look of the tow mirrors for sure.
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I am amazed at the increased visibility provided by these mirrors for everyday driving. The convex mirrors are especially helpful at exposing blind spots. I can't wait to see the improvement under towing conditions!! BTW--all this visibility comes at a price--you will have to be MORE aware of your parking etiquette as these mirrors will reach into the neighboring parking slots if you don't ensure your vehicle alignment.

All that said....I love them!!
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I am amazed at the increased visibility provided by these mirrors for everyday driving. The convex mirrors are especially helpful at exposing blind spots. I can't wait to see the improvement under towing conditions!! BTW--all this visibility comes at a price--you will have to be MORE aware of your parking etiquette as these mirrors will reach into the neighboring parking slots if you don't ensure your vehicle alignment.

All that said....I love them!!
I fold mine when I go to the store and especially in when I park in the garage. The it only took one time for the DW to hit her head. I was schooled.
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