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I'll break the ice on the F-150 thread... Electric Side view mirrors

Discussion in 'Ford F-150' started by UltimateSVT, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. UltimateSVT

    UltimateSVTNew Member

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    Let's see who can answer this one... My side view mirrors stopped working over 4 years ago. One of them barely moves when I hit the arrow button. What can be done to fix them? I have a 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII, it's 18 years old & the mirrors work PERFECT! Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. wadesdad

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    The switch is a common failure point. Check for power to your mirror switch and out to your mirrors. You can check power to the mirrors at the factory plug near the mirror just inside your door panel. You'll have to remove the door trim panel to access the harness. Depending upon the year of your truck, the following link might help. http://www.dlcparts.com/images/220-0002-b.PDF If you need parts I recommend http://www.rockauto.com or EBay or http://www.partsguyed.com I've worked on numerous Ford products and had good luck with each of these sources. Just shop around once you know where the dead part is.
     
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    Hey Ultimate, I would check the contacts to the switch itself. May need to be taken apart and cleaned up. If that does not work then try the JY for new ones. I do not think it is a power issue as you have stated that it moves slowly. Good to see ya on here.
     
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    Your Lincoln surely lead a more pampered life that any F-150. It is likely the switches as others have stated. The contacts on the back corrode when wet which happens every time you open the door in the rain. Try pulling the switch pack out, clean the contacts and try it with just the switch plugged in before reinstalling it. A JY pack is under $20 at PnP, but is as likely to have the same problem as yours. Rockauto for a new pack should fix it, just clean the wiring contacts and lube them with bulb grease before buttoning things up.