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Old 01-12-2010, 02:24 AM
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can explorer power mirrors be used on my truck? it doesnt have power locks, windows. only seats. would it be expensive to upgrade it so i could use power mirrors, locks and windows? or could i just put the power mirrors on and not have them hooked up?
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:42 AM
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I believe for door locks and all you would have to have a complete wire harness for it to look stock.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:46 AM
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there for also door panels and all the switches. can i use powered mirrors and just not hook them up?
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:51 AM
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Ya explorer mirrors are identical to ranger mirrors
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:55 AM
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the jy is about $18 each for powered and like $15 for non they only have one ranger and it has the paddle mirrors its the same ranger i got my hitch set up from for $25 all the explorers out there have powered. would i be able to just force the mirror to where i want it?
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:36 AM
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Ya explorer mirrors are identical to ranger mirrors
no theyre not. trust me lol

expo mirrors will not fit, i tried it and wasted 30 bucks

they may LOOK the same, but the bolt pattern will not match up to the door, and the shroud that goes against the door is way too big for a ranger door

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:03 PM
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no, theyre not. trust me lol

expo mirrors will not fit, i tried it and wasted 30 bucks

they may LOOK the same, but the bolt pattern will not match up to the door, and the shroud that goes against the door is way too big for a ranger door
I deleted my previous post based on this info. I had thought people had done it and it was a direct swap, but I guess not.

This is actually not surprising, and sounds like a typical Ford move. Like the 06-current mirrors not being a direct swap for 05-older trucks. Makes no sense....
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:24 PM
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the newer mirrors from a 06+ cant be used either?! dang that really sucks i found a set on line i wanted they were off a 08 i beleave
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:57 PM
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no, 06 ranger mirrors fit. you just have to enlarge the holes in your door by a little bit
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:12 PM
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Yeah you can make them fit (I would know) but it's not a direct swap. Some modification is necessary, but I just think it's ridiculous to have to modify anything to make it work on a truck that's otherwise exactly the same....
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:17 PM
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Never mind

I found the post I saw before about a guy putting them on his 03 ranger
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