2003 Navigator: How do I remove driver-side Power Mirror? Is it necessary to remove entire door panel, or can I remove just top forward portion of door panel and gain access to Power Mirror? Please give instructions. Thanks.
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I would guess the problem would be located with the drivers door harness. All of these items are controlled from the same place, remove door panel and check harness connectors for tightness and water damage.
The first thing to do is have the mirror control switch tested, remove the switch from the door panel and proble it with a 12 volt test light as you operate the different functions of the p[ower side mirrors, if that is ok then replace the mirror.
You must remove the panel behind the mirror on the inside of the door.It may be a small pop off panel or you may have to remove the entire door panel.Once removed you will see three nuts on the back of the mirror,remove them and unplug the wire.Then reverse the procedure.
Muth makes the signal mirrors for repalcing the glass in the mirror head. On the site, they have nice instructions you can use for removing the door panel, and getting the mirror off ( obviously stop at the removing the glass part, and just replace with the mirror head you already have ).
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SECTION 501-09: Rear View Mirrors
2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Removal and Installation
Remove the front door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
Front Door Trim Panel —Expedition
Removal and Installation NOTE: Left front door shown, right front similar.
Remove the door handle bezel.
Use service notch.
Remove the window control switch plate.
Use service notch and disconnect the electrical connectors.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the door trim panel, lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest to disengage the panel clips. Remove the two bolts and three screws, and remove the door trim panel.
Remove the weather shield.
Disconnect the exterior mirror electrical connector.
Remove the exterior mirror.
Remove the nuts.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Install top nut first.
Exterior Mirror Motor
Removal and Installation
Position the mirror glass to obtain a gap at the top edge of the mirror and carefully pull the top edge of the glass away from the mirror housing.
Disconnect the heated mirror electrical connectors.
Remove the exterior mirror motor screws and exterior mirror motor.
Its "doable" but I wouldn't advise you to do it that way. Get a phillips screwdriver to unscrew the elbow pad & any other screws holding the door panel on. Disconnect the pwr window switches & any other switches on the panel. On the lower end of the door panel there are plastic clips holding the panel to the door. POP them out of the door & remove the panel. disconnect the mirror electrical connector & disconnect the mirror body itself. Install the new one & don't forget to connect all of the electrical connectors & reinstall the panel. Good luck
Necessary to remove L/F door trim, remove (2) nuts holding mirror to door (Cover entire mirror to protect door sheetmetal ) disconnect electrical connector and remove mirror from door, reverse procedure to reinstall. Hope this helps
If you are replacing the entire mirror assembly you have to remove the door panel.
First remove the switch plate by prying upward at the rear of the switch plate and unhook the connectors. Then remove the two armrest screws. The door panel then has to be pryed away from the door to release the clips. They don't give up easily so yo may have to force it a bit. Once the clips are loose pull up on the panel to remove it from the window reveal molding. The mirror is held on with three 10mm nuts. remove those and unhook the wiring from in the door. Install is reverse of removal.