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I'm looking to purchase a set of towing mirrors for my 2010 1500 sport. I would like to retain the power/heat function as well as the turn signal and puddle lamp features that are on my originals but can only find suitable options in a towing mirror listed for 2500 and 3500 models. None of the options for the 1500 offer the turn signals and puddle lamps. Does anyone know whether the 2500 or 3500 mirrors will fit my 1500 or alternatively does anyone know of anywhere that can supply what i need in either and OEM or aftermarket part?
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If I'm not mistaken the tow mirrors do not have puddle lamps, just an optional blinker light. The 2010 and up 2500/3500 mirrors will bolt up to your 1500, just make sure you don't get any for a 2009 HD. Those were still the 3rd gen trucks while 1500s were 4th gen in 2009. Look on ebay thats where I got them for my 08..
 

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cheers gusman

thanks for the reply, i have found a set on ebay through K2 motor that have the puddle lamp as well but they are only listed as fitting 2500 and 3500 Rams, obviously they are not an OEM parts though thats why i wanted to check if the wiring and fittings for the 2500 and 3500 were the same as the 1500 (given that they are all 4th gen). Theyre a lot cheaper than the Mopar stuff but theyre still like $360 hence tryin to get confirmation b4 biting the bullet as it were lol
 

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As was mentioned, the 2500 & 3500 models are 1 Year behind the 1500 model body style

so the mirrors from an 2009 Ram 2500 or 3500 are still the 2008 body style
so you would want the mirrors from a 2010 or newer if you are using the mirrors from an HD model
 

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Just a little update...

...well i have'nt pulled the trigger on these tow mirrors yet so i went down to my local dealership and had a chat with their parts guys, told them my problem and my thoughts and asked them if they had tow mirrors for a Gen 4 1500 with turn signals and puddle lights, lots of head scratching and parts manuals searching later and they werent able to confirm either way stating that the only ones they were sure had the features were the ones off the HD models soooo in asked would the HD ones fit my 1500 and the general consensus was that they were almost certain they would install without a problem but didn't know whether the wiring would match up correctly for all the features. They were extremely helpful guys and suggested we go and have a look at some of the HD models on the forecourt, and lo and behold what do we find....a 2012 Ram 1500 with the EXACT tow mirrors i'm looking for lol. Quick scan of the VIN and back to the computer and hey presto i now have the mopar parts numbers for the tow mirrors that will fit my truck as follows:
68143804AB & 68143805AB
Thanks for everyones input :smileup:
 

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What was the price?
 

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sent you a PM but realized youc ant PM me back.


Hit up Candy08 as well, he has done the tow mirror conversion.


Also If you do the tow mirrors soon I will buy your sport mirrors ASAP
 

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So the question; is there a difference between the the folding tow mirrors for the 4th Gen 1500 and the 4th Gen HD models? They look the same but are they swappable?
 

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update...

...well basically the factory OEM mopar tow mirrors for the 4th gen 1500 with the power/heat/turn signal and puddle lamps as per the part numbers i have listed above are over $900 through my local dealership although i have found the same items through moparonlineparts.com for $681 + shipping. A bit expensive for my tastes so i've decided to bite the proverbial bullet and risk purchasing a set off of a 4th gen 2500HD. They should be arriving this week and i will update this post and let you all know if they fit and work correctly....fingers crossed lol.
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It has been shown that the mirrors do fit the 1500s im pretty sure. I know there are guys that have done the swap with HD mirros. Just not many
 

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i hope so...

...im pretty sure they'll fit, its more the wiring i'm concerned about. The guy who sold me the HD tow mirrors is a forum member on here and he has confirmed that they fit plug n play no probs. Still waiting on there arrival. Are you still interested in my white sport mirrors SS4Luck?
 

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Yesssir I am. Shoot me an email [email protected] or PM about them once you got the tow mirrors on so we can work something out


So far the general concencus on the mirrors is if your truck came with the heated/lighted mirrors, any other heated/lighted mirro will work. If you didnt have the muddle lights etc then you cant add them down the road.
 

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drum roll please lol....

....well my 2011 Ram 2500HD tow mirrors turned up and guess what...
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...they only work perfectly :smileup:, mounting is exactly the same, wiring is exactly the same and all the features power/heat/turn signals/puddle lamps work exactly as they should. 20 minute job to swap em out... well chuffed!!!

Sorry snowrv didnt read your post until now, i'll whip em off again when i get a minute and note the part numbers for you as well.

I've even done a little "how to" here: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=107523

Thanks for everyones input!
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congrats, and that was a very well writen write up btw. To get the pics to go below each step you would have to use like a photobucket style website and post the link with the IMG tag.
 

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WOW,

Finally someone looking for what i have been for 2 years and found it.

A few questions please -

1-Do you happen to have part numbers for the mirrors you got??

2-And do they have the puddle lights, blinkers, power, heated?

3- Are they all black

4- Picture by chance please of them on truck

Sorry for all the questions just I have seen them on trucks on the road yet every dealer says they dont have them

PLEASE HELP!! email me at [email protected] would be GREAT
looking foward to hearing from you!
 

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kristopgun:

I swapped my sport mirrors out for tow mirrors on my 2010 last summer. I put the sport mirrors on ebay and sold them for around $300 real quick, so it definitely helped with the cost. I found the same thing with the dealer as you did... For some reason the parts guys know nothing about if/how these can mount up. But they do and look/work perfect! It made towing my tt so much better!
 

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The ones I think people want are the Heated, power, signal & puddle light. Part No 55372070-AH
55372071-AG
They are the ones with a 3rd of the mirror as the Spotter. $599 EACH CNDN.
 

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I'm looking at doing this - so happy to hear we have a tow mirror option now!

Did you have puddle/signal lights on your factory mirrors? I have power/heated factory mirrors on my 1500; wondering if i get the HD mirrors with puddle/signal/power/heated if all functions will work or if my truck would be missing a controller somewhere for the extra lights.

Thanks!
 
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