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What are my options w/ my broken passenger mirror?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Elite Property Services, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    My passenger heated mirror on my 03' Super Duty was broken in a parking lot:gunsfiring: I am having trouble finding a replacement.

    Thanks Nathan
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Duct tape?


    What was broken on it?
     
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,164

    Take it off.... you obviously don't use it.
     
  4. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    First of all the glass is broke which is heated. Secondly the mirror was broke while the truck was parked.;)
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Usually when a guy breaks a mirror he blames the wife ,not it was parked somewhere and somebody hit it.

    Just check with a local glass company to fix it.
     
  6. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    junkyard. or the ever so kind stealership
     
  7. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

  8. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    $72.85 from Parts guy Ed. OE parts much cheaper than the local dealership. Great people to deal with! Thumbs Up

    Not a fan of the ebay garbage, we have a set of Chinese heated mirrors on our truck and I can't stand how bad they shake on the highway. They're so sub-par they're not even worth considering
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  9. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    Depends on what you buy on e bay, some are trash some are good. Got a set on my personal truck going on 100,000 miles, no shake no vibrations no issues. Also have a set on one of our farm trucks with no issues. But like I said if you are not careful you will end up with junk. But that is also a really good price from partsguyed
     
  10. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I was hoping to find a place that would sell me replacement glass or glass and backing plate so I could do the install myself.
     
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I second this. I've bought a few parts through Ed and have been very pleased.:nod:Thumbs Up
     
  12. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    Even if you have to swap mirrors you can do it yourself.
    3 nuts and the wires are plug and play.
     
  13. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    4 nuts.

    and the glass from ford for $73 that the guys listed the part number for works great.
     
  14. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    I understand your desire to only replace the broken glass, but speaking as one who's tried it twice (and broken the glass 50% of the time), I wouldn't recommend it. If you manage to take the mirror completely apart and separate the black plastic backing plate that holds the mirror glass itself, you're abuot 30% of the way there. Then you have to successfully install the glass - which is no simple trick. Then the big deal of the day is getting the whole sub-assembly back into the pin mounts for the mechanism that moves the mirror. That one will have you using all sorts of bad words.

    Trust me, when we break a mirror on any of our SD's now, we just replace the whole thing. If you do want to save some money, you can buy the non-heated non-powered mirrors and they bolt right in. We did that to one of our drivers to punish him.
     
  15. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    I beg to differ. The large piece is easy to do without breaking. The spotter you have to lube the pin and push right in the center to avoid breaking it. Still $70 versus $400. :eek:
     
  16. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

  17. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Try amparts.com. I got a set off them. Works really well.
     
  18. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Yes, and guess how I finally learned that? It's still a PITA to get it in without breaking. There's definitely a knack to it.