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12-17-2019 08:30 AM
zsargent No worries. I'll keep the thread updated when I hear back from them. Hopefully it doesn't take a lifetime
12-16-2019 08:40 AM
Spirit
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@Spirit

I installed the mirrors and I absolutely love the upgrade. I bought the ones from 1AAuto with Power folding option. I am trying to do the PF upgrade with the factory folding switch (see @Dante04SRT write up). That is installed and I can adjust the mirrors up, down, left and right. However, I have not been able to to the PF yet. The '06 and ;07 truck have the electronic plug from the door to the cab for the wire loom meaning it's not straight forward for passing wires from the door to the cab. I have not resolved that yet.
I have been traveling extensively (27 flights this month, 2 more to go this week and I'm off)
This issue has been escalated to @1AAuto.com and Karin is staying on top of it. The mirrors are advertised as an upgrade for the '04-'07 with a wiring kit, so they should fit my truck including the wiring portion of it. The instructions provided were poor at best. There's no way (at least yet) to pass the wires from the doors to the cab. So Karin has passed this on to their expert for a solution. Hope to hear from them soon.
@TwinExcursions bought the mirrors also and we are communicating via email for a resolution.

I'm happy with the mirrors but the PF option is a bit crucial for me. I have a steep driveway and I have to fold the mirrors prior to going in the garage. I fell several times last winter trying to do this, hence the PF option. I will keep the thread updated as we go along. Hopefully I can come up with a good solution and will post pics on how to do it.

Thanks for the update and other info zsargent, I appreciate it. I've been staring at those dinky OEM "wide-angle" bottom mirrors for 15 years now and the only thing that has changed is my worsening eyesight. It's (past) time for the '08 upgrade but like you, I would really prefer the PF model. Hopefully 1A will come-up with an answer on that and I will be able to get the mod done.
12-15-2019 10:53 AM
zsargent @Spirit

I installed the mirrors and I absolutely love the upgrade. I bought the ones from 1AAuto with Power folding option. I am trying to do the PF upgrade with the factory folding switch (see @Dante04SRT write up). That is installed and I can adjust the mirrors up, down, left and right. However, I have not been able to to the PF yet. The '06 and ;07 truck have the electronic plug from the door to the cab for the wire loom meaning it's not straight forward for passing wires from the door to the cab. I have not resolved that yet.
I have been traveling extensively (27 flights this month, 2 more to go this week and I'm off)
This issue has been escalated to @1AAuto.com and Karin is staying on top of it. The mirrors are advertised as an upgrade for the '04-'07 with a wiring kit, so they should fit my truck including the wiring portion of it. The instructions provided were poor at best. There's no way (at least yet) to pass the wires from the doors to the cab. So Karin has passed this on to their expert for a solution. Hope to hear from them soon.
@TwinExcursions bought the mirrors also and we are communicating via email for a resolution.

I'm happy with the mirrors but the PF option is a bit crucial for me. I have a steep driveway and I have to fold the mirrors prior to going in the garage. I fell several times last winter trying to do this, hence the PF option. I will keep the thread updated as we go along. Hopefully I can come up with a good solution and will post pics on how to do it.
12-13-2019 03:05 PM
Spirit
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I don't mean to this thread , but I finally got around to installing my 08+ Trailridge mirrors from 1Aauto. I LOVE the mirrors. The visibility has improved tremendously and I love the blind spot mirror. Simply said, there isn't a blind spot anymore. Installing the mirrors took less than one hour.

I ordered the power folding mirrors so that I wouldn't have to get out to fold the mirrors every time I park in the garage (winter time) and this is where it becomes very interesting. I ordered a new mirror switch to include the PF option. I ordered the other parts as per @Dante04SRT sticky. The new mirrors come with added pigtails for the PF options everything else is pretty much plug and play.
The PF wiring requires me passing wires from the door to the cab (sticky does that too) but for the life of me, I cannot do that through the door boot. the wiring harness there ends up in a square plug (electronic) and I'm not willing to drill a hole anywhere close to that.

So I am reaching out to anyone who's done this conversion? How in the did you pass the wires through? I am also a bit miffed as to @Dante04SRT install as I feel there's missing info. Maybe it's just me.
Also where does the power folding module plug into (see sticky)?

Any would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics eventually. I can't be the only one that opted for the power folding option.....

in advance!

Zsargent, Were you able to figure this out yet? I've heard that others have used a section of plastic tubing as a conduit to get from the door to the truck and after pulling the wires, pulled-out the tube. Not sure if this was the exact problem you were having. Did you get the mirrors from 1A? Lastly, if you were successful in finishing -up the install, do you like the finished product?
12-13-2019 02:25 PM
sd2ca
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Why are all the pictures blurred out?
They are blurred because many of us here used Photobucket to host our photos. It was a free service for many many years. A while back they decided to charge $$ and most of us decided not to join. If you aren't a subscriber to Photobucket, all of the photos that we all posted are now history and all you see is the Photobucket logo.
12-13-2019 12:09 PM
Todd Fisher Why are all the pictures blurred out?
11-04-2019 09:29 AM
zsargent I don't mean to this thread , but I finally got around to installing my 08+ Trailridge mirrors from 1Aauto. I LOVE the mirrors. The visibility has improved tremendously and I love the blind spot mirror. Simply said, there isn't a blind spot anymore. Installing the mirrors took less than one hour.

I ordered the power folding mirrors so that I wouldn't have to get out to fold the mirrors every time I park in the garage (winter time) and this is where it becomes very interesting. I ordered a new mirror switch to include the PF option. I ordered the other parts as per @Dante04SRT sticky. The new mirrors come with added pigtails for the PF options everything else is pretty much plug and play.
The PF wiring requires me passing wires from the door to the cab (sticky does that too) but for the life of me, I cannot do that through the door boot. the wiring harness there ends up in a square plug (electronic) and I'm not willing to drill a hole anywhere close to that.

So I am reaching out to anyone who's done this conversion? How in the did you pass the wires through? I am also a bit miffed as to @Dante04SRT install as I feel there's missing info. Maybe it's just me.
Also where does the power folding module plug into (see sticky)?

Any would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics eventually. I can't be the only one that opted for the power folding option.....

in advance!
09-13-2019 08:42 PM
[email protected] Hi, today I did my power fold mirror conversion and telescoping. But the only thing I’m stuck with is that the functions are the opposite Any advice on how to fix this issue. For example if I want to move The mirror toward the left of goes to the right and if I want to fold em I’ll have to push up on the knob instead of of down like it goes
09-13-2019 05:04 AM
utah350 I did mine over a weekend. Took about 6 hours of total dedicated time.
09-12-2019 07:52 AM
Amarillo6oh
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hey! i was reading over your guises diy type of installment and i was wondering how long the process took? im only asking cause im not very handy lol and dont want to take forever if i were to do it myself

It took me a couple of days but I took my time. I also used the matching plugs for the 06 harness. I have plenty of extra matching plugs and pins. I could sell you the "plug kit" if you like. I would make sure you find the factory power folding relay. I also used the factory telescopic switch mounted on my dash. See previous posts.
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