OH $%^^&! I ripped the mirror off!

OH $%^^&! I ripped the mirror off!

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    Angry OH $%^^&! I ripped the mirror off!

    Well - the title says it all...unfortunately.

    I didn't entirely rip it off, just busted every part, including the motor. The main frame/bracket that the other parts are mounted to - the part that attaches to the truck - is still functional, still folds. My puddle light is still in tack. But nothing else.

    So it looks like I may have to replace the entire assembly from what I see on the Ford Parts website. On there you can part out all but one main piece that I need - the plastic housing that the mirror itself sits inside. It seems that piece only comes with the entire assembly even though I unscrewed it from the main bracket. Either way, it looks like a $300 - $500 fowl up.

    Soooo - if I have to spend that much anyway, I was thinking about moving up to towing mirrors. You see those on E-bay for about $500 +/-.
    My mirrors are power fold now. I was wondering if the power fold would work on towing mirrors as well?
    Also, I'm sure several of us here have made such a swap and was hoping some of you fine gentlemen could steer me in the best direction. The FX4 mirrors are painted to match on top shield. I guess I have to give that up if I go to towing style. So be it....

    Thanks-

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    before i owned an eco.... I was in the parking lot for a drugstore when i was sick; and I absent mindlessly opened up my ram's door into the passenger mirror of a 2012 platinum. I cracked the outside of the mirror slightly. The original quote on damage was $900. I almost shat my pants, obviously. I was able to negotiate that mirror cost down to just under 600 installed. There was no way i would use my insurance for it. Man i was pissed!

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    A complete mirror assembly via Ford MoCo parts site is $588. I am assuming I could get a slightly better deal from my dealer as they have been good about things like that so far. I'm really hoping they can part it out with just the externals I need. If I can get it back OEM for <$300 then that's what I'll do. One thing I do not know is whether the colored cap is purchased that way or if I'd have to get one painted. If I have to get it painted then that could change the game too. I'd rather it be back like it was because esthetically I really don't like the Mickey Mouse ear appearance of towing mirrors even though practically they are more usable.

    Thanks for the link Mike. I researched that mirror and it seems to be the best option with many satisfied folks. I'd ***** a little about loosing the puddles - especially since I had upgraded mine with some super bright LEDs. I don't care about the auto dim because mine doesn't work most of the time with my camper shell on anyway. I don't tow trailers that often outside of hunting season, don't have a TT. But because of my camper shell, I use the side views more than the rear view. So overall, other than looking like Mickey, I'm sure tow mirrors will be an improved driving experience.

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    Well I tried to edit but tapatalk isn't allowing - did not know that word would be redacted - apologies.

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    look up junkyard online.

    LKQ is a big nationwide junkyard, they usually charge a premium though. They will even ship to your house I believe.

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    These guys seem to stock pretty nice products and are a forum sponsor so I'd guess you'll get great support... If and when I upgrade my stockers they will be the place I go.
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    Oh and once upon a time... I had a 2004 F150 single cab... driving through construction zone about 15 minutes after I bought it... smacked a road work sign with drivers side mirror and blew the entire interior assembly up, plus the glass!
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    Thanks for link advice
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    If you go Ford, the assembly is separate from the cap, since it needs to be painted. I had to price it out in the winter after I got hit-and-ran by a work truck. Here in Canada, that's $1300 a side, plus paint. I bought the power folding tow mirrors from 1A Auto, and installed them within 30 minutes a side, taking my time. Excellent quality, and customer service. Had them within two days of ordering.

    Which side did you hit? I have a spare passenger side Race Red power folding mirror in the garage that I'd sell for way cheaper than Ford...
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