"Larry Suddarth" <To_Stop@Spammers.com> wrote in message
> Left side outside mirror was hit by another truck last night. Only part of
> the mirror broken. Frame ok. My Haynes does not show how to remove and
> replace. Will I have a problem finding a replacement or are there any
> after market mirrors available for my 1998 F-150?
To answer my own question: I went to Auto Zone. They wanted around $130 to
replace the complete driver side assembly. Not to mention removing part of
the door panel and removing 3 bolts. I told them that the housing was good,
but the mirror was broken. For around $11 they sold me the mirror only. It
is slightly smaller than the original mirror. The instructions say that if
the original mirror is only cracked, then you can put the double sided tape
on the original mirror and press the new mirror on top.
Part of my original mirror was missing, so the instructions say to remove
the remaining broken pieces. Did that. Put the double sided tape on the
base. Pressed the mirror in place. Happy camper. The product is sold by
Dorman. Web address: www.rbinc.com
Product number: 51475. The replacement
mirror is two sided. Just by reversing it can be placed on the passenger
There is one additional instruction. "For additional strength and security
after mirror has been placed in frame, run a bead of clear silicone sealer
between the new mirror glass and housing shell. If anyone has been there and
done that, I would appreciate your advice on this.