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Old 10-22-2019, 09:20 PM   #11
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Paul,
Thanks for your reply. I can't remember how many wires were present when I installed the mirror only that it was more than the one it replaced. I did not do a continuity test. The mirror seemed to demist on an overcast drizzly day compared to the passenger side mirror that I had not replaced yet. The real test will come this winter. I appreciate the heads up and have my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:24 PM   #12
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When I bought my 2008 in 2013, the window sticker was still with it. It is an "S", most basic Focus you could buy, no options with manual mirrors and locks, crank up windows, 15" steel wheels with plastic wheelcovers. It's Kiwi green with what Ford called a "stone" colored interior. I've been upgrading it since. First thing was a rear stabilizer bar from a Gen. 1 wagon With Steeda links. Gold stripes set off the green, had gold Contour 15" wheels on it for awhile, but recently upgraded to 15 spoke 17" wheels powder coated gold.

There are plenty of Gen.2 Focus showing up in Pick-A-Part yards around here now, so one of the first things I added was the black leather seats. I wanted to add black door panels, but haven't been successful finding them for crank windows. I pulled coupe black door and quarter panels along with power window switches and tracks, but even though I have a 2008 Ford wiring diagrams, I'm hesitant to start wiring them, afraid I'll upset the "Logic" that's talked about, and disable the whole car. Same with the fog lights I'd like to add.

I've pulled the dash apart, but I'm stumped. I'm ancient and used to working on cars from the Sixties and Seventies, so most options had separate wiring harnesses. Everything on the Gen. 2 Focus seems to be woven together. There is a second separate harness from the door connecting on the A pillar that powers the power windows, locks, and mirrors, but where it goes after that is a mystery. I thought I could just plug into the smart junction box, but haven't found the right terminals yet. In the meantime, I have the power trunk opener, self dimming rear view mirror, fog lights, 6 disc premium radio, and amplifier/subwoofer waiting to plug in. Advice to jdomke1 is push the mirror glass as you manipulate the toggle in your door and see if they won't free up.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:34 PM   #13
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Thanks. Tried that. Going to see if I can pull apart to figure out. Yes. Itís an S model.


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Old 10-27-2019, 08:55 PM   #14
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If you're very, very careful, you can pull the backside (which is really the front) away and unhook it, that should provide access to the cables, and amybe you can lube them and get them working again. Here's a diagram, number 4 is the part I mean. If you do break it, looks like it's still available. Tasca Ford is a little cheaper on parts, but Blue Springs has treated me well, much better than my local dealer in Brownsburg, In. Good luck, Scott.

https://www.bluespringsfordparts.com...e-mirrors-scat
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Thanks. Tried that. Going to see if I can pull apart to figure out. Yes. Itís an S model.


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At this point in the thread Im not sure anymore what you are trying to do. Let me know.

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Old 10-28-2019, 02:15 PM   #16
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OP had manual, cable operated outside mirrors that were frozen. Wondered if changing to power mirrors were an option. Gen. 2 don't look like it's possible without extensive rewiring. If you know better, please educate us, I have a lot of options I'd like to power up, so would appreciate hearing from someone with experience. Scott
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Pulled the mirror forward and off to see inside. I think itís hopeless. Iíve spaid jb blaster in there. I can move it from the outside and the stick inside moves right along. I just canít move from the inside and get any real movement on the outside. Found someone on eBay with both for $110 shipped. Easier to replace then spend more time on it.

Itís unfortunate the car isnít more upgradable. My Ram 1500 has lots of upgrades because all the wiring is there. Even something simple on the Focus like upgrading the instrument cluster is impossible. Theft light and nothing more to do. No responses from any of my posts so now Iím stuck with the fancy cluster.


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