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kristopgun 03-14-2012 10:12 PM

Removing and replacing door mirrors on a Gen 4 Ram 1500
 
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I just removed the stock door mirrors from my 2010 Ram 1500 Sport and replaced them with a pair of tow mirrors from a 2011 Ram 2500HD. The mirrors fitted perfectly and I retained the electrical adjustment/heating/turn signal and puddle lamp features from my original mirrors without any modifications. It was really simple but I thought i'd do a "how to" anyway just in case anyone was interested:

1. Remove triangular plastic clip on cover using a small flat head screwdriver, try to start at the most inconspicuous point and pry gently away from door being careful not to mark or scratch the cover. This will expose the 3 mounting bolts (there are only 2 in this picture it would seem the third bolt has been sheared off at some point)

2. Remove interior door handle trim by carefully removing the circular plastic clip from behind door handle using a small flat head screwdriver. Remove Philips screw and gently pry the plastic cover away from the door from the edge closest to the door hinges, once the edge is free the trim can be slid towards the hinges and removed over the handle.


3. Remove entire door trim by removing all of the torx fasteners. There are about 7 or 8 around the edge of the trim, use a T20 torx driver and unscrew each fastener until the torx screw comes out, then using a small flat head screwdriver gently pry the fastener part out. The screws only fit in very loosely and sometimes it is possible to just pull them out as a pose to unscrewing them. Once they are all removed simply pull the door trim upwards until it clears the lock, it comes off very easily.


4. Disconnect the wiring by unplugging the 2 connectors (1 white, 1 black) to release the wire bundle for the mirror. You will need to use a small screwdriver to push the release catch in at the side of each of the connectors in order to pull them out. Cut the electrical tape holding the wires to the mounting plate to free the wires completely.


5. Remove mirror by unbolting the 3 mounting bolts using a No 10 spanner, I put the window down so as I could keep a hold of the mirror whilst I removed the bolts. Once the bolts are off gently pull the mirror away from the truck, there is a clip also which helps to secure the mirror so you may need to flex the mirror slightly just to release that clip as you are pulling the mirror away. Congrats you have removed your mirror!


6. Attach your new mirror. Thread the wires through the largest hole, line up the 3 bolts with the 3 bolt holes and push the mirror in, you should feel the clip snap into place. Screw on the 3 nuts to secure the bolts and tighten with the No 10 spanner, thatís your mirror attached!!


7. Reconnect the wiring by plugging your new connectors into the slots that you removed the original connectors from (the white and black connectors are slightly different so you canít plug them in the wrong slots), retape the excess wire to the mounting plate.


8. At this point I would suggest just hanging the door trim back on and testing the mirrors to make sure all the features work (power adjustment/turn signal, puddle lamps, heating)


9. Replace door trim by lifting up above window sill, lining up the locking pin and dropping trim into place. It helps greatly if you have the trim pushed flat against the door when you drop it down as there are 2 hooks near the bottom of the trim that need to slide down into 2 brackets near the bottom of the door. If youíve got it all lined up correctly the trim just drops perfectly into place with all the fasteners lined up.


10. Replace door handle trim by sliding in over handle, the back of the trim has 2 tabs that slide in behind the door trim then click the rest into place. Secure with the Philips screw and replace the little plastic cap to cover the screw.

11. Insert all of the fasteners then secure them in place using the torx screws, again they donít really tighten they just need to be flush to the fasteners to hold them in place.

kristopgun 03-14-2012 10:16 PM

hmmmm...
 
...well the photos were supposed to accompany each relevant instruction but they've all just ended up at the bottom, they are still in order but i don't know how to correct this.

Gamborg 03-16-2012 07:41 PM

Very clear and easy to follow. Great Job.

beaker 03-31-2012 02:40 PM

Thank you for this post. I just put some towing mirrors on my 1500 and this was very helpful.

ncgrl1 03-31-2012 09:33 PM

Just did mine too...Thanks for posting!

Jimmy P 04-01-2012 09:43 AM

Does anyone know the part numbers for the the black, power, flip-up tow mirrors? And if this will work on a 2012 SLT 1500 Quad Cab? Just power heated now.
Numbers I had were
55372070AH
55372071AH
Dealer's ordered everything put these so far and when looking on line I get mixed messages on what fits/what doesn't
Any help is appreciated.

DodgeBrat 06-01-2012 01:53 AM

thx
 
awesome instructions. did both mirrors in under an hour!

thx again!

LC Hauler 06-07-2012 01:45 PM

the part numbers for the mirrors posted by kristopgun are:
68143804AB & 68143805AB

sphalen 07-14-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks for this post! Just ordered the mirrors off eBay. Will be installing with these instructions next weekend.

huskerdodge 11-12-2012 06:23 PM

Has anyone heard any reviews on the Spec-D aftermarket replacement mirrors (RMX-RAM1025H-P-FS)? I am looking to upgrade my '09 1500 with the towing mirrors as well. I'm assuming they should fit...


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