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Bought these mirrors on Ebay for $127 shipped to the house. They needed a slight bit of trimming on the back of the plastic, but the second one took 10 seconds after I figured it out on the first one. They are manual fold, power heat, power adjust on primary mirror, manual adjust on lower mirror and smoked turn signal.

Very happy with their coverage and look forward to using them this camping season when the 5th wheel is following me around the country.








 
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Looks great! They sure let you see more.
 
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What brand? Looks good and nice value. Did you have to cut off a pin/nub/bump that hit the door? If so that is the same as I did with the newer ford takeoff ones. I assume the newer doors have another hole that it goes in. If not well never mind...
 
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Brand is China special I am sure, but I bought them from an Ebay seller named "ledkingdom-us" based on a review that afmedic had done with the same mirrors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/for-99-07-F...72.m2749.l2649

Yes, there was a nub near the top corner bit that needed to be removed, then I shaved off about 1/4" of a lower bit as well just to be sure. They fit and look great with 30 seconds worth of modifications.

Debating on tossing my old mirrors out or putting them in the free parts section.
 
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lol I am in the same boat with old parts. I am hanging on in case I get another truck. The stock mirrors sitting on the shelf would replace the little ones if it comes with them in a heartbeat. I need to list some stuff for sale with more to come after I install the turbo. I just do not want to ship. Hope to find someone close enough that wants the stuff even if I could get more shipping it. Or just let it sit in the garage rafters.
 
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You never know what it will come in handy. Just put the Racor on my truck and used the plastic loom from my old HPOP hoses to provide some extra protection for the fuel line between the Racor and fuel pump. They are a perfect fit. I've been meaning to throw those hoses away for the last 2 years. Glad I didn't.
 
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I like the look of those smoked marker lenses, Sous.
 
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Thanks, I never intend to hook up the turn signals to the mirror, so a smoked signal was a no brainer for me. I had looked for power adjusting without the turn signal (smoked or amber) and could not find any. There were plenty of manual adjust, non-turn signal, but I like having the power adjustment.

I think they look good and they are a 100% improvement over the curved OEM mirrors. I have not had the chance to drive with them yet, but will here in a few more days. I will report back with glass vibration or lack there of and opinion on how they perform on the road with the 5th wheel in tow.
 
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Mine are still going strong. Truck vibrates like a SOB with my cupped tires, but the mirrors are still nice and clear! I still need to hook up the lights. I'm planning on using them for marker only
 
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Hey Sous, I am just guessing but I'm betting they weren't plug and done? Had to change the wiring a bit?
 
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If you already have power mirrors they are plug and play. They have the later model rectangular connector. They come with an adapter to connect to the earlier round mirror connectors if you have one of those too. If you don't have heat and turn signal on your existing mirrors you'll have to run wires for those, but power mirror functionality is plug and play.
 
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Thanks! I'd say I would need the adapter since mine is a 2000.
 
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Yes probably. They come with it, which was nice. They aren't oem connectors so the fit is kind of tight, but they work well and latch securely.
 
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Is anyone aware of any vendor selling the adapters separately? I snagged my 2012 mirrors before all the after market guys started supplying them with the adapter options. I'd rather not be cutting and splicing if I can avoid it.
 
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