I did a power folding mirror install on my '03 Expy Eddie Bauer. I used mirrors from an '08 Expy Limited. They were a direct swap. Then, I tackled the power folding part. I hope this is useful to anyone else who wants to do this!
My pleasure! I always wanted the new style mirrors. Thanks to you, I knew they would fit so I went ahead and got a pair. The truck is a tight fit in my garage, and it's so much more helpful to be able to fold these things in! Let me know how it goes!
This is a mod that I want to do to my '07 EB. I wonder if it's more plug-n-play since I have the model that has the option of power folding mirrors. Anyone done this to an '07 or newer?
i doubt it... check your wiring harness that plugs from the truck to the mirror if it has the wiresthat go with the slot 7 and 16 (i think) from the mirror then you are good to go and i would think you would need the factory mirror switch and if you dont have the wiring then you would just folow the tutorial i guess
Thank you for the great write up on how to do this. Do you know why the factory OEM fold switch will not work? I think I was going to try one from a 2005 ford expedition limited. I am looking to fit 07 or 08 power fold mirrors on my 04 eddie bauer expedition.
I bought the power-fold mirrors for an '05 Limited (both from eBay). They were a direct fit. I had to run a couple of wires from the right side door mirror wiring to the left side door wiring. These wires are to control the power-fold. I also tapped into the power and ground wires in the left side mirror wiring. I then took all six of the wires and connected them to a double-pole double-throw momentary toggle switch (from an electical supply house). I wired the switch to reverse the polarity when thrown either way. This is how the mirrors fold and unfold - reversing the power and ground. I installed the switch right next to the factory mirror switch.
For a more factory look you can buy the '05 limited mirror switch and switch pigtail and wire it up to the '04 wiring. They changed the connectors from '04 to '05.
I also swapped out the paintable caps and smoke turn signal lenses. Thus my mirros still look 100% stock except that they fold up with the toggle switch.
Hello everyone, I have found locosol96's (Retrofit- Power Folding Mirrors) posts, all over the Internet and see that here was a provided PDF. The PDF link is dead now and I would like to read the article.
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