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Question Are extending towing mirrors repairable?

I finally took the plunge and bought a used XLT dually 4X4 with 52K miles for $25K. The only issue I've found with it is that both mirrors don't extend or retract. They adjust and fold back fine, but they do nothing in response to the extend/retract switch.

I bought this rig from Texas Direct on eBay and their mechanics tried to get the mirrors working before I took delivery. They said that the switch was good so both mirrors must be bad. It surprised me that BOTH mirrors would go bad on a two year old truck. I accepted a check for $400 in resolution and drove the new toy home. Before anyone asks, yes I checked the fuse

I know the cost to replace the mirrors would b way beyond what I accepted, but there's always the used parts market and the possibility of repair of the mirrors, which is what brings me here.

Does anyone have any knowledge regarding the repairability of these beasties? I'd even appreciate any hints on the removal/disassembly process. Suggestions on parts sources would also be greatly welcome.

An aside: The folks at Texas Direct were a pleasure to do business with. They seemed eager to please and very professional. From my brief experience I believe they earned a recommendation.

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You could check to see if that part of the switch is bad and not actually sending the command.

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i'm having the same problem but my switch is bad (moves my seat lol) so i'm gonna try to replace that first.

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I got my truck from Texas Direct and drove it back to NY 2 years ago. They were easy to deal with and my truck has been great.


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You can by the motors for them from Ford and try to fix em yourself. I'm curious about both of them going bad in the same way though. I've had mine apart before but it's pretty difficult to really dissect them. I've got a drivers side that has a cracked base if you want it. I'll give it you free if you pay shipping you could take the one motor out of it and also get some practice taking it apart before you tackle your own mirrors.

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Now that's a generous offer I can't possibly refuse! PM inc to begin working out shipping payment details.
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