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How to Replace Side Power Mirrors 95-05 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Side Power Mirrors 95-05 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2016-09-29

New Mirror from 1AAuto.com How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, smashed, cracked, or shattered side view mirror on 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws in the door pull
    • Pull the door handle panel out
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Remove the Phillips head screw beneath the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw in the bottom left corner
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Speaker
    • Remove the four 6mm screws securing the speaker to the door
    • Pull the speaker out
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
  3. step 3 :Removing the Side Mirror
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Pry off the weatherstrip behind the mirror
    • Remove the three 11mm nuts from the mirror
    • Remove the mirror
  4. step 4 :Installing the Side Mirror
    • Insert the mirror into place
    • Tighten the three 11mm nuts to the mirror
    • Connect the mirror wiring harness
    • Press on the weatherstrip
  5. step 5 :Installing the Speaker
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Insert the speaker into place
    • Tighten the four 6mm screws to the speaker
  6. step 6 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Insert the door panel into its slots
    • Press the door panel into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw in the bottom left corner
    • Tighten the Phillips screw beneath the door handle
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door handle panel
    • Press the door handle panel into place
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws to the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    6mm Socket

    11mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2001 Ford Ranger. We're going to show you how to remove and replace the driver's side-view mirror. This process is going to be very similar on the passenger's side.

If you like this video, please click Subscribe. We have a ton more information on this truck, as well as many other makes and models. If you need mirrors for your Ranger, you can get them through the link down in the description over at 1AAuto.com.

Here are the items you will need for this repair: Phillips screwdriver, flat blade screwdriver, 6-11mm sockets, ratchet, and socket extension.

Open your door, and remove the two Phillips head screws below the door handle. Open the door handle and release this panel from the door. Pry up and remove the electrical connectors from this panel, using a small flat-blade screwdriver to do this. You want to be careful not to break these arms off. This connector is removed by undoing the two Phillips head screws. You might have to just pry carefully to separate this connector with your flat blade. Remove the last connector the same way we did with the first one by prying up on those tabs and popping it off. Remove the Phillips head screw we just uncovered by removing that panel. One more Phillips head screw at the bottom corner here. Lift up on the panel and remove it from the truck.

Remove the four 6 millimeter screws securing the speaker to the door. We'll do this using a socket and ratchet. Remove the speaker from the door, and disconnect the electrical connector at the bottom.

The electrical connector for our mirror is located here, just behind the door speaker on the inside edge of the door. Remove that connector with a small flat blade screwdriver. Remove this cover to access the three bolts for the mirror. These are 11 millimeter. We're going to use a socket, ratchet, and extension. You have one in each opening. Go ahead and remove those. Don't worry if you drop any of the hardware undoing the three 11 millimeter nuts here, because we can reach down through the opening from our speaker, and get them out of the bottom of the door. When removing the last nut, support the mirror from the outside to make sure it doesn't fall. Remove the mirror from the door, and carefully pull the wiring out of the inside of the door.

Reinstall the harness through this hole. Line up the three holes that secure the mirror. We're reinstalling our old mirror because there's nothing wrong with it. These steps will be the same if you're installing a new one. Go ahead and take that socket and extension to make it easier to reinstall our three 11 millimeter nuts. Then we'll just snug them down with our ratchet.

Reconnect our electrical connector. Connect the electrical connector to your speaker. Set it into the door, and reinstall your four 6 millimeter screws. Tighten down your 6 millimeter screws with a socket and ratchet and extension. Re-adhere the cover over the holes for the bottom of the mirror.

These hooks on the inside of the door panel will slide into these slots on the inside edge of the door. Be sure that the wiring harness is pulled through when you start, and that you hook into the weather seal under the window here. Line up the door lock into its hole. With our lock in place, and our door in the weatherstrip at the top of the window, we'll push in there.

Then we can move along, lift up slightly, and push in to engage the rest of our door panel, before reinstalling the first two screws. Reinstall your electrical connectors to the appropriate switches. We'll have to reinstall the two Phillips head screws for our window switch. Once all your switches are reinstalled, line up this panel into your door. Snap the clips back into place and reinstall the two Phillips head screws under the door handle.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this video helped you out. Next time you need parts for your car, please visit 1AAuto.com. Also check out our other helpful how-to and diagnosis videos.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket

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