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DIY 08+ Tow mirrors on an earlier Superduty

I added the 08+ Superduty mirrirs to my 04 Excursion, the wiring was a bit of a PIA but the rest of it was pretty easy. I added the electric teloscopic, fold, heated, with blinkers and running lights. I have not yet wired the power fold, and telescopic options, and opted not to wire up the running lamps. I bought my mirrors seperately shipped for about $250 each.

They bolt right up, however my left mirro had a nub that hat to be ground off, the right one did not need it.

Anyone have any good ideas for a clean install of a switch on an Excursion for the fold and telescopic mirror options from the newer SuperDuty's? I have not wired this up yet but may do so this summere.


Your left and right controls will be reversed but it seems easy enough to live with it.

Wiring for Driver side:
08+ Mirror____________________2004 Excursion
Red_________________________Red
Yellow_______________________Black
Blue_________________________Blue
Mint_________________________Green/White
Brown_______________________Black/ Yellow
Black/White__________________Black/Blue

Wiring for Passenger side:
08+ Mirror___________________2004 Excursion
Green______________________ Teal
Yellow______________________Black
Purple______________________Purple
Blue/White__________________White
Brown______________________Black/ Yellow
Black/White_________________Black/Blue


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ORANGE PAIR

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PURPLE PAIR



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Re: DIY 08+ Tow mirrors on an earlier Superduty

You can switch a couple of wires around and make the mirrors operate normally. Can't remember which ones though. I need to finish hooking mine up after being on the truck now for 3 years...
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Re: DIY 08+ Tow mirrors on an earlier Superduty

You have to take the mirror apart to correct the direction. I rather deal with the backwards adjustment than take my $500 mirrios apart and waist the time. Plus my wife always forgets about it gets flustered, worth a good laugh especially when she's DDing and I've had a few.

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You have to take the mirror apart to correct the direction. I rather deal with the backwards adjustment than take my $500 mirrios apart and waist the time. Plus my wife always forgets about it gets flustered, worth a good laugh especially when she's DDing and I've had a few.
No you don't,you just have to switch the wiring abit.I have the color codes wrote down if you'd like to know.

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WasGas,$500 for those mirrors are cheap.Are they Ford brand?

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WasGas,$500 for those mirrors are cheap.Are they Ford brand?
Please share any wiring info you have, the issue I found is that these mirrors do not travel in a 90deg angle they travel at a 45 with both motors at the same time for the left and right motions.


Yeah they are Ford, both are used but in good condition, one came from a member here and the other was an ebay purchase. This weekend there was another set for sale on ebay for similar pricing. If you don't care about the power options the manual ones seem to sell for about $150 ea.

This guy has the set $350ea http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-F2...Q5fAccessories

left only $229 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...Q5fAccessories

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Power mirrors
Drivers side:
red/silver to red lead from old mirrors
blue/silver -green or blue
yellow/silver-yellow lead
Pass side:
purple/silver to purple lead from old mirrors
green/silver-purple lead
yellow/silver-yellow lead
I don't know if thats the same on an Ex.

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[QUOTE=WasGas;971849]Please share any wiring info you have, the issue I found is that these mirrors do not travel in a 90deg angle they travel at a 45 with both motors at the same time for the left and right motions.


That was the same issue I had when swapping wires.

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Some people said you could swap wires but whenI tried it the mirrors moved 45 degrees like you stated. So left them and never did find the turnsignal wires under the dash.

Found this but never tried it.

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Please share any wiring info you have, the issue I found is that these mirrors do not travel in a 90deg angle they travel at a 45 with both motors at the same time for the left and right motions.


Yeah they are Ford, both are used but in good condition, one came from a member here and the other was an ebay purchase. This weekend there was another set for sale on ebay for similar pricing. If you don't care about the power options the manual ones seem to sell for about $150 ea.

This guy has the set $350ea http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-F2...Q5fAccessories

left only $229 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...Q5fAccessories
Your links are no good, I'm looking for a full power set.

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