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Old 01-16-2009, 01:28 PM
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Crunched LH Mirror

What an IDIOT I was... Last night I thought I'd be smart and park the rig in the garage..Follow my train of thought....was supposed to be real cold, like in the low 20's here last night, I know nothing compared to other parts of the country, but for FL thats cold. So I was backing it in looking out the back window when I heard a crunching and scraping sound, bam hit the brake looked and saw my drivers mirror had made pretty good contact with the brick wall of my house. Damage not too bad...just the turn signal lens. Soooo....next question is who has the Recon lights and how is the fit?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:24 PM
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The lights are nice, mine fit pretty good but I have heard of some where they needed to be shimmed a bit. When I broke my mirror light ford wanted 120 for just one light and the recons were 99 for the set
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:44 PM
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bummer bud sorry to hear about that
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Recons have terrible fitment but they sure look cool, they can be made to work. If you shim them they look great, but will work if you do not. I just superglued mine to make sure they wouldn't pop out. Also they whistle going down the road because of the gaps if you dont shim them... just an FYI.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:13 AM
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Thanks for the info guys....guess Recon and shimming is the way to go, hate to pay the dealer what they want for just one light.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:17 AM
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navret99stroker, i live right down the road from you. it was cold last night. if it is below 80, i am freezing.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:18 AM
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also, i think i have a gold one you can borrow. i had a problem with destroying my truck, so i have all kinds of parts.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:28 AM
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What an IDIOT I was... Last night I thought I'd be smart and park the rig in the garage..Follow my train of thought....was supposed to be real cold, like in the low 20's here last night, I know nothing compared to other parts of the country, but for FL thats cold. So I was backing it in looking out the back window when I heard a crunching and scraping sound, bam hit the brake looked and saw my drivers mirror had made pretty good contact with the brick wall of my house. Damage not too bad...just the turn signal lens. Soooo....next question is who has the Recon lights and how is the fit?
Don't feel bad, it must be going around as I did the same thing and have the same problem but on the passenger mirror. I managed to superglued the pieces back together but I should have checked to see if the light worked first because it doesn't. I'm pretty sure it will break again if I remove it to fix the bulb. I saw the Recon deal to but not not fully understanding it, do they completely replace the old lens including bulbs? They must be as they describe them as "plug n play". If anyone has an actual photo of how it looks finished it would help, the "artist renditions" on the website are usually used when they say this is what we trying to achieve but the end result isn't quite that good so we won't show you a photo.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:48 AM
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I did the same thing. If you are going to borrow one or by one used, make sure you count the leds inside the lense. My 06 had 4 bulbs and the ones my buddy gave me had seven bulbs both had ford numbers on the back.
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I was driving home from work after an ice storm and hit a branch which tore the whole outsde housing off my mirror.I wasn't happy.I have it taped back together until I can figure out what I can do to repair or replace it. I really hate the sound of a mirror hitting something ,it sounds so expensive.
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