Power side mirrors upgrade

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Sean McG, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Sean McG

    Sean McG New Member

    The differences are subtle yet it seems the side mirrors, manual and power, did change a bit with the Ranger. I think there was a change in 2006 to mirrors that (from all appearances) were horizontally larger to accommodate for towing.

    My 2004 mirrors have either taken a beating at the carwash or they have worn out. Either way, I was thinking that if the mirrors were dead (although by appearance, they are in great condition), I would replace them with the wider 2006 and up versions.

    The question: Has anyone attempted this upgrade? If so, are the 2006 and up better? Regrets? Does the swap require a lot of modification?

    (I watch too much Y**Tube.)
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  3. getbent

    getbent New Member

    Here's what the connectors look like in the 2006 model. This was the first year of the larger more angular mirror. mirrors.jpeg
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    Sean McG

    Sean McG New Member

    Yes. Your statement echoes what some are saying on Y**tube.

    The diagram is a plus. Thanks. By appearances, it seems the only difference in the connections is in the wire colors. So its pretty much a plug-and-play deal. Ah, now I am thinking of changing them just for the heck of it.
  5. PeteB

    PeteB Member

    I replaced the power mirrors on my 94 with the square mirrors. it required some detective work to figure out what wire did what and I had to swap the mirrors to the old harness of my 94. Don't regret it. I think they look better. I got brand new ones from Rockauto for about $25.00 apiece two years ago.

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