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Old 09-27-2006, 09:42 AM
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Mirror Help Needed

I'll cut a long story as short as I can and get to this. One of the mirrors (towing style) on my truck was damaged. I found replacements on Ebay, and opted to upgrade to the heated types. I started to install them today and ran into a bit of a problem. I need to run some new wiring to provide power to the heating elements. I would like to do this the right way, and route this wiring through the factory plug, there is room, and the plug on the new mirror is wired this way. My question is, where can I find the connection pins to attach to my wires and insert into the factory plug? Also, what exact pins do I need (brand and model or serial number)?

Thanks in advance for the help guys, I know that someone here will be able to answer my question.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:23 PM
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I wouldn't be able to even guess where to get them, if it were me i would hit the salvage yard and try and find a factory plug that had the provisions for the heated mirrors and splice it in.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:25 AM
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Is that the best advice there is out there? I was expecting more. Marc? Somebody. Surely there is someone here that works for a dealership that could find me some info... maybe find out about getting me a plug that has the pins in it?
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Sorry the first post wasn't up to par but Ford does not service (sell parts) as just the pins therefore they do not have a part number. You could pull the pins and hit places like radio shack and try and find the pins to insert in your plug. When you start talking about plugs and recepticals you get into an issue where there are 5000 different styles (ford style, weatherpack etc) and your hard pressed to find where Ford gets thiers. Another option would be to go and get a weather pack connector with the proper number of pins and install it in place of the factory plug but then your not back to factory and i assuming you want to stay factory. Sorry I guess that's the best i can do for ya man.
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:06 PM
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Ok... let me back up... I didn't mean to sound un-appreciative for the advice... I was just really surprised that it was all that I got. I haven't been watching this forum for very long, but every time I have seen anyone ask a question, it seems like there is tons of people jumping in with excellent solutions.

I think that what I am gonna do is to cut the heating element wires out of the plug from the mirror and put on a weather pack connector to attach it to the new wires that I am gonna run.
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Don't sweat it man, and don't think your post wasn't noticed or anything but you have a doozy of a question there. BTW you can pick up weatherpacks at any orielly's parts store. Let us know how it turns out man
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When I fix factory harness problems on Jeeps I go to my local auto value store and they have the parts to fix gm and crysler/jeep harnesses, both male and female parts there are several other styles there. I bet one of them is ford. They even have a little tool that you shove in to remove or insert the new pin after the connection is made. It is really simple but tedious adventure. I recomend stopping by your ford dealer and talking to a tech. That was how I got turned onto how to fix the GM harnesses and the jeep's were the same way just diffrent style connector.

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