I have a Ford F-150 2000. I'm having problems with the two
outside power mirrors and passenger door lock.
The power mirrors only go down and can not move in/out.
Anyone have suggestion on getting this to work?
Instructions? I like doing it myself.
The passenger power door lock works every now and then. I
can only confidently open it by using my key or from the
inside. again, I would like to find out what is wrong and
how I can fix it myself.
On the mirrors,
First check the mirrors themselves and see if the pins that lock the mirrors
to the motors are still attached to the back-side. You can see them if you
move the mirror to full in(glass not mirror assembly) and look into the
housing. You will see the pins on the back side and one controls up/down and
the other side/side attaching to each individual motor. Here's a link to
Muth mirrors with a diagram to show you what I mean.:
Click on the installation manual for the retrofit kit at the very first set
of mirrors. It will give you a pdf file with diagrams.
If they are still in-tact its most likely the mirror switch itself in
drivers door and its a easy repair. Its not too expensive either. Remove the
door panel, pop the switch assembly from the panel itself and replace with
the new one.
The door lock is a common repair item it seems lately. The lock solenoid
gets corroded and quits working. You can take the door panel off and get to
the solenoid where door latches to body. You can try and clean contacts if
corroded but most likely will need replacing. Its just a matter of
unscrewing the old, removing rods and and putting the new one in. It takes
awhile due to cramped space but I`ve had both of mine replaced also on a
2000 model. Its about 45.00 or so per solenoid for each door from Ford.
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