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Old 06-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question Why don't SVT mirrors fit later model-years?

Has anybody tried to physically fit an SVT mirror onto a 08-11 body ?

It seems that the base of the mirror itself is the same. Some of the part numbers are listed as servicing models with build dates from 2006-2010, according to the Ford catalog at our Parts Dept.

So why is it that people think SVT mirrors won't fit ?

What makes them NOT fit ?


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im not sure if itll work, but i think itll look goofy
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Door skins were changed from Gen 1. It's the downside of styling changes, can't swap some parts.
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Door skins were changed from Gen 1. It's the downside of styling changes, can't swap some parts.
I realize the doors were redesigned but the mirror base seems to have stayed the same.

2004 SVT mirror:


A 2008-11 mirror :
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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the shape of the mirror will throw most people into saying they wont work. 00-07 had the same mirrors of course.

Im more than willing to bet at least the connector is not the same and its possible the mounting position could have changed by just a little. I know how they like to do that.
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Well, I work at a Ford dealer, and we do a lot of Focus mirrors ... I plan on getting my hands on a mirror from a 2007-body Focus and trying it onto my car

If the connectors are different but same colors and number of wires, the pins can be backed out of the connectors and the connectors can be swapped

I'll keep you guys updated.
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I have procured a passenger-side mirror off a 2000 Focus today, and I mocked it up against the mirror on my 2010 .... the 2000 mirror base looks similar but is larger than the 2010 base. It extends further backwards about 1", it is a little taller, and the forward lower point is a little more pointy, not as rounded as the 2010.

So the 2000 mirror definitely won't fit a 2008-2011 because of a size difference.

Now on the lookout for a mirror off a 2004+ Focus.

And still on the lookout for a rare SVT mirror ...


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mirrors 00-07 are all the same, svt, st, zx3/5/w so if the svt mirror wont fit none from 04 up will either.
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