Ford F150 Pickup Mirrors Issues And Solutions
Your high-tech Ford F150 Pickup mirrors are your eyes on the road, aside from your headlights that is. If the windshield allows you to see what's in front of you, the rear view and side mirrors allow you to see what's around you. The mirrors are essential, not only for your own safety but for other motorists too. That is why broken and faulty mirrors should always be addressed as soon as possible. Here are some ways you can troubleshoot simple Ford F150 Pickup mirror issues:
For the old F150 trucks, the side mirrors look like the rest of the truck, durable and pretty much secure. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Ford F150 Pickup side mirrors are actually quite easy to remove. Whether you have the old F150 or the newer ones with motorized mirrors, you can simply push the mirror all the way in until you hear a clicking sound. The clicking sound means you can simply pull the mirror out of the side mirror holder. Finally plop in the new mirror and push it into the holder making sure the ball at the back of the mirror connects to the round joint in the side mirror holder.
Despite modern technology of automated mirrors, you will still need to adjust the mirrors to remove your blind spots. If you have blind spots, then it means your side mirrors are far too wide. On the other hand, if you can see the sides of your car then it means your side mirrors are too narrowly positioned. Always adjust the side mirrors when getting in the car to customize to your perception. This is especially important if someone else drives your truck from time to time.
Cracked side mirror
Cracked or broken side mirror is more common than you think. There is a bad news and good news with this type of issue. The bad news is depending on the gravity of the damage, you either need to replace the mirror or the entire assembly itself. The good news is that both replacements are not so expensive and you can do the repair by yourself. You can easily do a first aid repair with a duct-tape. However, you would need to replace is as soon as you can. With mirror replacement, you can buy one for less than $100. The assembly or the side mirror itself can set you back for about $200. The assembly is a bit more complicated to install especially the electronic ones, but still doable for seasoned DIYers.