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Great write-up. Installed some sport mirrors on my express today! Just need to figure out how to activate all the extra features like puddle light, turn signals, etc. anyone know the sales code to use to get them activated?
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I ordered what were supposed to be the flipup tow mirror and received the slide out style and in the kit was a extra support bracket to help stop mirror vibration ? So when I ordered the correct flipup style mirror I had the parts person order the brackets that were in the other kit and installed them with the flipup style mirror.
How they Work: they go over the the back mirror studs and then tie to 3 other areas on the door. The 3 other holes where already in my door and they are in a hexagon shape so I went to the local auto parts store and purchased 6 WellNuts and six stove bolts with some fender washers. Insert the WellNuts before you install the brackets and use the stove bolts and fender washsers on the 3 new mounts. WellNuts were used to mount the big mirrors on our old Fire trucks so that is how I came up with using them for this project.


Mirror Part # Flipup, Heated,power,puddle and turn.
68143805AB & 68143804AB $387.00 each ?
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68078243AA &6807842AA $7.00 each ?

My truck did not come with Puddle and turn signals as it is a Express model but the extra plug for what I asume to be the Puddle and turn lights did plug into my door module and there were pins in the module for the plug to make contact with so I am hoping a dealer flash to enable them will work. Also the plugs are keyed so they only fit in a specific socket in the door module so i do not think they could be plugged into the wrong spot.

Has anyone had the Puddle and turn signals activated successfully on a Express, and if so what are the codes in need to activate.
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Did you do this on a 4th gen truck? I just ordered tow mirrors for my 2011 Ram 1500 and would like to use a backing plate if one exists for my truck. My mirrors are the 55372070AH variety but they should have the same bolt pattern as the part number you quoted.

For anybody else searching, the second bracket number is actually 68078242AA

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I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to leave feedback. Instructions were so clear that a single read-through and look through the pictures was enough for me to change out my old stock mirrors w/o difficulty in under an hour (I'm a doctor, not a mechanic). Great job.
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this helped me a lot! I put tow mirrors on my Sport 1500 and they fit perfect. Thank you for all the info!
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Thanks for the post great photos esp. the connectors.
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Old thread, I know. Is 2013 a different mirror?
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First off thank you for this thread, it really helped me. I had a successful swap with parts from 1A Auto so I can clear up a few things for everyone.

DOOR MODULES:
They DO NOT need to be changed. The part numbers are the same (at least for the 12-15 yrs).

SALES CODE FLASHING:
If you plug in the new mirrors and some features do not work, most likely you just have to flash the sales codes. I had to do this and it worked fine. I do suggest calling around to the dealerships in your area or however far you are willing to drive. I was quoted $65-175 so it will pay off. If you don't want to flash the codes, the functions that are currently flashed in your truck will work. Example: if you had heated, power adjust mirrors and you are upgrading to the heated, power adjust, turn signal, puddle light mirrors, then only the heat and power adjust will work on the tow mirrors. When flipped up, the controls will be 90 degrees off.

INSTALLATION:
Super easy! There is a video on youtube to take the mirrors off and the installation is the reverse. Took me 30 mins which most of the time was spent explaining how everything works to my buddy.

PARTS:
I bought the $330 tow mirrors with puddle lights, turn signals, and heat from 1A Auto. Exact fit and operation, extremely happy!

DEALER SWAPPING:
I spoke to every dealer in my area and everyone said that the mirrors cannot be swapped. They absolutely can, just they will not do it. I was curious how much the OEM parts would be and I almost died when they quoted me $999!

ERROR CODE & TEMP SENSOR:
For the '13-15 mirrors, they have the temp sensor in the driver side mirror. If you install a mirror without the temp sensor, it will show an erroneous temp on the EVIC and throw a code. Mirrors that do not have the temp sensor are '12 and older. You CAN put a '13-15 mirror on a '12 or older. As for error codes, if you install the new mirrors and do not wish to flash the computer, it WILL NOT display an error code. The only issue is that some features may not work on the mirror as described in the "SALES CODE FLASHING."

POWER FOLDING:
**I DID NOT DO THIS** Speaking with a few people and reading through the threads here, I know there is interest in swapping to a power folding mirror, and there is some confusion. The only info I can add is I heard a rumor that a '13-14 power folding mirror will not fit on a non-powerfolding mirror '13-14, but a '15 power folding mirror would fit on a '13-14. I do not know if this is true but if you did this or know it can be done please let us know!


I hope this helps clear some confusion! If you have any further questions please ask or if you can back up anything sound off!
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