A Comprehensive Ford Side Mirror Buyer's Guide

Is it time to replace your Ford vehicle’s side mirror? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options, costs, and information available out there. That’s why we put together a comprehensive, easy-to-digest buyer’s guide with all the information you need in one place.

What Does it Cost to Replace My Ford's Side Mirror?

This is the first question most people ask. The answer depends on:

  • Labor.
  • The complexity of the mirror assembly.
  • Where you buy the replacement part.

This article covers all the factors in detail. It discusses the costs of fixing the mirror at home vs. hiring a shop, and helps you put together an accurate cost estimate.

How Do I Replace My Ford's Side Mirror Assembly?

If you choose to go the DIY route (which is actually easier than it looks with the right tools), you’ll benefit from this step-by-step tutorial. It has a list of:

  • Tools you’ll need.
  • Basic steps to take.
  • Tips on saving money and doing the project correctly.

Can I Just Replace My Ford's Side Mirror Glass?

Ford mirror glass

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You certainly can. But only if your side mirror assembly still works. To learn how to test your side mirror assembly, check this tutorial. You’ll also find a list of steps on replacing just the glass, which is an easy process that takes only ten minutes.

Can I Just Replace My Ford's Side Mirror Cover?

Is your side mirror cover the only component that’s broken? You can replace just the cover if the assembly is still in working order. But it’s a more complicated project than it looks. Ford offers side mirror covers in three different finishes:

  • Black plastic
  • Chrome
  • Primed plastic (but not painted to match)

This article goes into detail about how much work and money goes into replacing your side mirror cover. It also discusses why a full replacement may be a better option.

Got a question that wasn’t answered in this guide? Feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions related to replacing your side mirror.