Hey everyone, I just wanted to pass along my experience with installing 1A Auto 2008+ Tow Mirrors on my 2000 F250. After reading posts from several on this forum who installed the power lighted/heated tow mirrors with manual fold/extension, I decided to go with the 1A Auto mirrors. Here's what I think:
The mirrors are awesome and first-rate! There is absolutely no vibrations at highway speeds and they fit just as good as the OEM mirrors I pulled off the truck.
Installation was easier than expected. It took 2.5 hrs to install and wire. I used the tip I got from here and used trailer wiring. Those wires made it much easier to get them through the door casing and into the cab. I love the mirrors and I can actually see!
stock mirror and major blind spot
wiring with connectors in case I have to ever pull the mirrors
door wiring complete
I took the advice from previous installs and pulled power for the running lights and turn signals from the wiring harness under the steering column
Night and day difference between the paddle mirrors and tow mirrors
Finished product! They work as advertised
Best of luck to any of you getting ready to do this install. Let me know if you have any questions.