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Old 05-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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2005 silverado towing mirror install.

Today I got my towing mirrors from eBay My World - am-autoparts for 159.45 and free shipping . I ordered them on 5-1-12 before noon and received them on 5-2-12 ! One day shipping !
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My truck happens to have power mirror and heated mirror which these replacements are as well . The replacements are manual pull out for towing .
If your truck mirrors have an oem blinker in them you can get those as well .
In the next few posts I will show you how easy these are to install on a 2003-2007 silverado 2500 hd A gmc would be the same .
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #2
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tool list includes
medium flat screw driver
t15 torks screw driver
1/4 ratchet
1/4 long extension
1/4 7mm socket
1/4 10 mm socket

first remove plastic triangle piece flat screwdriver on a corner pops it off.
this will show mirror mounting nuts after you remove foam.
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then pop off door lock bevel from the back with screw driver.
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this reveals a 7mm bolt take this out
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then just under door grab handle is another 7mm bolt take it out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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Next remove door handle bezel from back shown here .
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Next on the very bottom of door there is a torx screw to take out to remove your tray . shown here .
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Next at the front of the door is a push tab holder known by some as a christmas tree . Pop that out with a screw driver . Click image for larger version

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Then towards the back of the door is a screw cover . Pop that off to revel another torx screw . Go ahead and remove that . Click image for larger version

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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Lift panel up and pull away from door . Hold on to panel while you follow wire down from mirror and disconnect from holder. left mirror has one connector right mirror has two. Click image for larger version

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Install new mirror and everything else in reverse order .
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This whole mirror install takes 15 minutes per side half hour total .

I recommend these mirrors !

These new mirrors extend a full 4 inches and do swing in like the oems .
plus they have a convex mirror in the bottom on both sides.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:18 AM   #5
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:13 AM   #6
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Nice job f1100turbo with the instructions and pictures. I was lucky 3 yrs ago and got a set of power towing mirror OEM on ebay for $150. They have the turn signals, power extend but not heated. Because of the power extend, I took them to a Chevy dealer in Deland, FL and they installed them and also threw in a wash job for $100. They had to supposedly reprogram the computer to make the power extend work. To extend them requires putting the l-r switch in the center and press the outside tilt button and the right tilt button to retract. Very handy, but I do wish they had the big convex mirror on the bottom that could be power adjusted separately. DW says I'm never satisfied.

BTW, I still have the original std power mirrors if anyone is interested, just pm me.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #7
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Nice job f1100turbo with the instructions and pictures. I was lucky 3 yrs ago and got a set of power towing mirror OEM on ebay for $150. They have the turn signals, power extend but not heated. Because of the power extend, I took them to a Chevy dealer in Deland, FL and they installed them and also threw in a wash job for $100. They had to supposedly reprogram the computer to make the power extend work. To extend them requires putting the l-r switch in the center and press the outside tilt button and the right tilt button to retract. Very handy, but I do wish they had the big convex mirror on the bottom that could be power adjusted separately. DW says I'm never satisfied.

BTW, I still have the original std power mirrors if anyone is interested, just pm me.
You got lucky! Oem power mirrors sell for 350.0 each new
4 to 5 hundy new!
Any aftermatket or new upgrade from stock has to be programmed into computer
but all are prewired just not "applied " in body module.
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F1100turbo

I have '03 silverado with power/heat/signal/auto dim in mirror so far everything seems to work OK for you? You mentioned needing to program the aftermarket mirrors with truck computer did you do this or they working fine with out reprogramming love to add "same options" to my truck if it isn't too much trouble BTW $159 each or for the pair? thanks
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I put trailer mirrors on my '06 silverado, which had power folding, heated, signal mirrors on it. Only had to pop off small triangular inside cover and remove 3 nuts on each mirror and disconnect plugs. Had both mirrors on in under 10 minutes.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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F1100turbo

I have '03 silverado with power/heat/signal/auto dim in mirror so far everything seems to work OK for you? You mentioned needing to program the aftermarket mirrors with truck computer did you do this or they working fine with out reprogramming love to add "same options" to my truck if it isn't too much trouble BTW $159 each or for the pair? thanks
you only have to program them if say your oem didnt have blinkers in the mirror and you got an aftermarket set with a blinker .
if your already had a blinker your fine .
now my oem didn't have a blinker and neither does the aftermarket 159.00
259.00 i think with blinker il check


here is one with a with blinker http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVY-SILVER...ht_5180wt_1141

here is the one I would suggest .http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-06-Silver...ht_2718wt_1025


I think the only thing the oem mirrors DO NOT do is tilt down for park assist .
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