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Old 07-08-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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F-150 Extendable Tow Mirrors

I just got finished installing the 2007 and up F-150 extendable tow mirrors on my 2005 F-150. The mirrors are power adjustable with blinker and heat. They manually pull in and out.

These are a major improvement for seeing behind a 8.5 foot wide Airstream. They're even better than the mirrors on my old Excursion.

Installation took about an hour for each door and needed only a screw driver and a few socets. Very easy. The mirrors plugged right into the old wiring harness.

These tow mirrors have one feature that doesn't work on my vehicle. That's the additional puddle lights that shine down on the ground when you unlock the doors at night. I guess the 2007s have another wire for that. Other than that, everything else works.


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I have them on my 2008 F250...power fold also. I love that feature when parking in grocery store parking lot.
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Were they from Ford? or another aftermarket provider?
How much were they?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
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They are Ford part numbers

7L3Z-17682-AE Right Side
7L3Z-17683-AE Left Side

The dealership wanted $175 each plus $105 in labor per side totaling $560! I got them from tascafordparts.com for $134 each and installed them myself saving nearly $300.

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nice report tin!

thanks for sharing...

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I have them on my 2008 F250...power fold also. I love that feature when parking in grocery store parking lot.
WHAT 250?

is this a work truck or are u gonna start pulling the moho and microbus with a superduty...

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I have them on my 2008 F250...power fold also. I love that feature when parking in grocery store parking lot.
Yes, these are the best mirrors around. You can see everything behind you! One of the best features on my 08 F250.
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Hey Steve,

Great looking mirrors! I'm sure they work great too giving you that extra distance. I'm definitely going to get a pair of these when I get my new AS next spring!

Was the install fairly straight forward? I would want to do it myself as well if I could.
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I like that too... I guess I should go with that.
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They are really helpful for seeing around a widebody 8.5' trailer.

Installation in my case was very straightforward because someone on the Ford Truck forums had done it with a Lariat and I knew it would work.

The only way I could see you running into trouble is if you have a model without heated mirrors and blinkers. In that case the truck might have a different wiring harness for the mirrors and more research would need to be done.
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Thanks for the info!

I also have the heated mirrors with integrated flashers (like the ones you took off). Glad to hear installation won't be too hard. It'll be one of my fall projects.
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They are really helpful for seeing around a widebody 8.5' trailer.

Installation in my case was very straightforward because someone on the Ford Truck forums had done it with a Lariat and I knew it would work.

The only way I could see you running into trouble is if you have a model without heated mirrors and blinkers. In that case the truck might have a different wiring harness for the mirrors and more research would need to be done.
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man thats a real great set of mirrors. how could you run the extra wire to get the puddle lights?
Thanks for the info
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