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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.

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    the same problem

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    james_w_alex May 12, 2012

    May 12, 2012. I just went through the same ordeal with my passenger side-view running light on my 2009 F-350. I went to three (3) dealerships this morning (no joke, 3!) and not one service tech could tell me how to replace the bulb. Can you imagine that? Finally a service tech at Herb Chambers Ford in Westborough, MA pulled the service book and showed me a diagram on what clip to push behind the mirror. Unfortuneately, the tech showed the WRONG mirror side and clip to push didn't make sense his way so I followed the directive above and sure enough, the notes above were correct. Had I followed the directions of the service tech I would have broken the mirror and been on the hook for almost $1,700.00. That would have sucked. The clip is very easy to push in with a 3/16th flat head...the unit will pop right out and clip back in just as easy. Glad I did my own research on this and even more glad I found this blog. Nice.

  • yves
    yves Nov 10, 2013

    Many thanks for that great help

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    how do we remove the plastic lamp cover in our LG refrig model no GR B197WSS to replace the bulb

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    change side mirror light bulb

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    replace bulb on side mirror

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I have replaced the bulb and have checked the wires and they do not look worn. I haven't taken the base apart but would like to know if that is possible. I love the lamp and would like to fix it. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014



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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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    Expert Oct 22, 2010

    What is the required bulb, just so we know?

  • Raul Cossio Sep 16, 2011

    Thank you very much for this well described solution. I was going crazy trying to figure this out.

  • carol jameson
    carol jameson Nov 17, 2013

    ok will try this. the dealership did'nt seem to want to help. how hard can it be to change a bulb on a mirror.


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