Same here. I am looking into designing a retro fit kit that will allow non-folders/telescopers to be converted. Hopefully I will also be able to develop a kit that converts the pre-08s too. The glories of having a machine shop at my disposal.
Just replaced my 05 driver mirror today. You'll have to take the door panel off and see if it has a 7 pin connector, it's located up high on the door kind of under and infront of the window/lock/mirror controll. I found them all over the net but got this one for $166! NEW! looks and fit great, check it out....look for 08's for you but dosent look like they have them.
Do you know who makes those mirrors they sell and more importantly have you been happy with them?
That is the best price by far I have seen for a set of signal mirrors. I hate not having the lights on my '02 and despite everyones enthusiasm for the 2008+ mirrors, I DO NOT like the looks of them... Way too square and blocky for my taste as well as the main mirror actually being smaller in size. I love the look and function of my towing mirrors, but I just need the lights in them.
I've been looking on Ebay for some take-off OEM mirrors but every time I find a set they want your first born for a scratched up used set.
Im about to buy an 07 F250 with the small power mirrors, my question, Does Ford normally use the same wire harness for all models and just not employ some of the features? EG power but no signal, would the add on mirror with turn signal feature perhaps plug into the harness and voila, Turn signals on the mirror???
I plan on buying a set from 1aauto.com They make a great product at a very good price and warranty. Used them on my 05 Silverado and they were awsome.
I got a pair of manual '08s for my '03 and am VERY happy with them. Any 'adjusting' that's required now helps to increase the ammount of excercise I get
I also bought a set full manual, non-lighted mirrors from a 2009 F-something50 XL for about $215 shipped from a wrecking yard in MN to SoCal. I saved only $100 by going used vs. new (from Ed & his shipping was more $$) and was concerned about used. Once they arrived, that concern was "out the window" They are "like new". I wanted OEM and didn't want to pay extra cash for power/lights. I couldv'e gotten the new Kool-Vue for about a little over $400, but I was spooked over some of the things I read about vibration. Installation was a breeze and they are a big improvement over the paddle mirrors. I also get a little exercise