Replace passenger side power mirror clearance lamp (bulb only).
Need the 'How to' replace passenger side power telescoping mirror clearance lamp - bulb only. No damage to mirror, light just stopped working; have the replacement bulb. Stopped by two Ford dealership service departments; both service advisors said they didn't know. Same answer after checking on their computers, although one advised to go ahead & leave with them for repair, if they broke it while attempting bulb change, they would have to provide new mirror. Given that lack of expected expertise @ the dealerships, I did a close inspection - leading me to suspect access to removal of the plastic cover, allowing bulb replacement, necessitates removing the mirror glass. Is this correct? If so, how is Mirror Glass & plastic Clearance Lamp Cover properly removed? 2008 F350 Lariat.
Re: Replace passenger side power mirror clearance lamp...
If you are facing the passenger side mirror adjust the top (large) mirror so that it is turning in towards the truck as far as it will go. Then look behind the mirror in the bottom righthand corner (outside bottom corner) and you will see a silver metal clip. Take a straight head screw driver and push on that clip and the lens will pop out. Then you simply unscrew the bulb holder from the lens and replace your bulb. Good luck!
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If one side is working, but the other two locations are not, that would indicate a working brake lamp switch, and a likely problem with the wiring or the bulb sockets for these two lamps. Take a simple 12V test lamp and probe the positive side of these lamps while someone is pressing the brake pedal. If the test lamp remains unlit then you have an open in the wiring to the lamps. If the light illuminates but you still have no brake lamps then the ground is likely open. You could test this theory by providing a temporary ground to each lamp and retesting. Bulbs are fairly simple devices - they only require power and ground to work, so you are missing one or the other. If you determine you have an open power or ground to the bulb you will have to trace the wiring back through the harness and repair the break in the wire.
If the fuse is alright (brake and running lights) and the left side brake light works I would suspect a bad ground or socket.
You could use a test light to check if you have power to the bulb. Do this while the brake pedal is depressed. First remove the bulb in question ( look at the left lens a note position of brake light) just mirror the position. With bulb removed ground one end of the test light to a bare metal body part or ground wire. Use the needle end to test the exposed contacts. You will see then once you remove the bulb. One contact is battery + and the other is the ground. While the one lead is properly grounded if the probe touches the contact and the light 'lights' that means its getting power. If either of the contacts fails to light the test light you have a fuse or wire problem.
Through steps like above you can also check the ground by hooking the probe back wards. Connect the clip to the Bat. + and probe the other contact to make sure the ground is working.
GM calls these the exterior illumination lamps. They receive power from the driver and passenger door modules. The lamps could be bad or something is preventing power from getting from the door modules to the lamps. The "repeater" turn indicators in the mirrors are powered separately so they could be OK while the illumination lamps are not
Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block access door is located on the driver side edge of the instrument panel.
Pull off the cover to access the fuse block.
The vehicle may not use all of the fuses shown.
Fuses Usage 1 Rear Seats 2 Rear Accessory Power Outlet 3 Steering Wheel Controls Back light 4 Driver Door Module 5 Dome Lamps, Driver Side Turn Signal 6 Driver Side Turn Signal, Stop lamp 7 Instrument Panel Back Lighting 8 Passenger Side Turn Signal, Stop lamp 9 Passenger Door Module, Driver Unlock 10 Power Door Lock 2 (Unlock Feature) 11 Power Door Lock 2 (Lock Feature) 12 Stop lamps, Centre High Mounted Stop lamp 13 Rear Climate Controls 14 Power Mirror 15 Body Control Module (BCM) 16 Accessory Power Outlets 17 Interior Lamps 18 Power Door Lock 1 (Unlock Feature) 19 Rear Seat Entertainment 20 Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, Power Liftgate 21 Power Door Lock 1 (Lock Feature) 22 Driver Information Centre (DIC) 23 Rear Wiper 24 Cooled Seats 25 Driver Seat Module, Remote Key less Entry System 26 Driver Power Door Lock (Unlock Feature)
If it's just that the bulbs that have burnt out you'll need to position the exterior mirror glass inward toward the vehicle.(Note: Use caution to not trap the side lamp assembly wiring
during installation, or damage to the wiring may occur.) Using a flat blade
screwdriver or something similar, push the mirror side lamp assembly forward while
releasing the retaining clip. Separate the bulb holders from the mirror side lamp assembly and remove the
side lamp. Replace the bulbs and reassemble. I hope this helps you out.
Check the bulb, socket interface, clean contact points. IF you have a test light or ohmeter, check for power to the socket. If unpowered, check the fuse, if powered check bulb element, and socket condition.
TEST remove both bulbs from the lamps but leave them on their wires switch
on and see if the bulbs are still different brightness if not they the
passenger side lamp housing has damaged mirror is dirty or missalined and needs adjustment. if they are
different brightness then this may be a earthing problem.