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How To Replace Side Rear View Mirror 04-08 Ford F-150

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How To Replace Side Rear View Mirror 04-08 Ford F-150

Created on: 2010-05-07

Watch this video to learn how to remove and replace a broken, cracked, or smashed side view mirror on your 04-08 Ford F-150. 1A Auto shows you the steps

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • For more detailed instructions on how to do this, check out our other videos.
  2. step 2 :Remove the side mirror
    • Peel back the water shield from the side mirror triangular panel.
    • Unplug the wiring harness.
    • Remove the three 11 mm nuts.
    • Pull the mirror off, unclipping the mirror in the process.
  3. step 3 :Install the new mirror
    • Push the mirror into place, clipping it in.
    • Secure the mirror with the 11 mm nuts with your socket and ratchet.
    • Plug in the wiring harness.
    • Replace the plastic water shielding.
  4. step 4 :install the door panel
    • Check out our other videos for more detailed instructions.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

    Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

    11mm Socket

    5mm Socket

    6mm Socket

    7mm Socket

    8mm Socket

    9mm Socket

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality auto replacement parts and the bets service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1AAuto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20 plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly, that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll be showing you how to replace the outside mirror on this 2006 Ford F150, same as any '04 to '08 F150. The tools you'll need are metric sockets from 5 millimeters to 11 millimeters, for the door panel 7/32 and 5/16 works for some of those, a small flat blade screwdriver and a putty knife and a rag to protect your paint. Okay, to get the mirror off, you do have to remove your door panel. I am fast forwarding it through right here. You can check out our other videos to see how you remove the door panel. You might be able to pick up enough here from this footage. It is a few screws and then you lift the door panel basically up and off. Bear with this for another few minutes and you'll see how to do the mirror. Okay, the mirror is up in here. We're going to pull off this piece of plastic carefully. You don't want to rip it. The harness plug is in here. You put your thumb in there. Push that little tab down there and then pull it out. Then an 11 millimeter wrench.

Okay. Take those off. Then there's another clip holding on top. Okay, here's our broken mirror out. There are two designs, one has this second stud in it. This one happens to be that second design but it goes in just fine. The top here has a clip. Okay, put the mirror in. Clip it. Then lock the bolts on. Then these should be tight but not incredibly tight, probably 20 to 25 inch pounds. This one goes in a little further. Okay. We'll plug it in. Do a test. It works well. Now, we'll put the gasket back on and basically what I like to do is do a reference point here, down there and just stick it all along. Now you can put the door panel on. Okay, just like in the beginning, we're going to fast forward through putting our door panel on. You can check out our other videos if you want to see this in real speed. We hope this helps you out. Thank you very much and think of 1AAuto.com for your parts and needs.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality auto replacement parts and the bets service on the internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that serves you on the internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 5mm Socket
  • 6mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 9mm Socket

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