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2007+ Mirror Swap For 1993-1997 Ford Ranger

  By 'mjonesjr'

Spring 2009

CONTENTS

 

 

Difficulty: 3 out of 10

Time to install: 1 Hour

Disclaimer: This modification includes some drilling of the door! Do at your own risk! The author nor TRS does not take responsibility for any mishaps.

This is a How-To on installing 2007 mirrors on your 1993-2005 Ranger (I know for a fact that 1993-1997 is for sure, there may be some slight tweaks that need to be done for 1998-2005 Rangers).

Tools Needed:
- Drill
- 3/4" or 7/8" Metal Hole Saw
- 1/2" 3/8 Drive socket
- 3/8 Drive ratchet
- 3/8 Drive 3" extension
- 1/4" nut driver
- flat screwdriver
- phillips screwdriver
- razor blade
- wire crimpers
- wire strippers

Parts Needed:
- (2) 2007 mirrors
- (13) 7/8" flat washers
- RED butt connectors
- electrical tape

**Refer to Picture 1.1, Picture 1.2, Picture 1.3, and Picture 1.4 for before and after shots**
**Refer to Picture 1.5 for a picture of a new mirror on 1 side and an old mirror on the other**

Steps:
1. Remove door panel
- 2 phillips screws under inside handle
- 1 phillips screw behind handle
- push door panel up on door
- slide door handle/switch assemble through door panel opening

2. Remove speaker
- 4 small bolts (need socket and ratchet or nut driver to remove)
- unplug speaker wires

3. Unplug power mirror connector behind radio

4. Use socket set to remove mirror nuts
- roll down window
- loosen all the nuts but leave them on
- stick your hand through the speaker hole and remove the lower 2 nuts
- grab mirror with your left hand through open window
- use your other hand with the 3" extension and socket to remove the last nut
- slowly pull the mirror off the door

5. Use your metal hole saw to drill out the 3 mirror holes
- driver side you have to do all 3 holes
- passenger side you just have to do lower 2 holes
- see picture 5.1 for what it will look like when you are done drilling

**IF YOU HAVE POWER MIRRORS, CONTINUE TO STEP 6, IF NOT CONTINUE TO STEP 9**

6. Cut power wires off old mirror
- cut about 2.5" to 3" away from the mirror base

7. Cut connector off '07 mirror
- remove foam gasket from back of mirror
- pull the '07 mirror connector out from its mounting location
- cut the connector off, leaving as much wire as possible

8. Splicing wiring together
- strip about 1/4" of wire sheathing from all 6 wires
- put RED butt connectors on all wires in the old mirror wiring
- on the driver side, all wire colors are the same (red, blue, yellow)
- on the passenger side all wire match except for the white-yellow wires, put the white-yellow together on passenger side
- use electrical tape to tape the wire connections really good
- re-install foam gasket back on back of '07 mirror

9. Put mirror back on door
- slide the wires back through their hole and put the mirror where it goes on the door
- hold mirror with your left hand, and with your right slide 3 7/8" washers up through the speaker hole and on to the lower left stud
- put a mirror nut on the lower left stud
- tighten it down a little bit (not tighten it all the way)
- put 1 7/8" washer on the top nut from the speaker hole
- put a mirror nut on the top stud (don't tighten it down all the way)
- put 3 7/8" washers on the lower right nut
- put a mirror nut on the lower right stud (don't tighten it down all the way)
- adjust mirror where it is supposed to sit on the door
- tighten bolts down (be sure not to over tighten them)
- refer to picture 9.1 to see were mirror sits on door

**If you don't have a chrome or painted cover, repeat steps 1-9 for passenger side**

10. Install cover
- snap cover on (be sure not to break any mounting tabs
- start by putting the top on and then finishing with the bottom
- refer to Picture 10.1 to see installed cover


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Picture 1.2:

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Picture 1.4:

Picture 1.5:

Picture 5.1:

Picture 9.1:

Picture 10.1:

Finished Install: