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Old 10-16-2019, 03:09 PM   #1
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Iím wondering if anyone has upgraded their manual mirrors to power. Is it possible and what are the steps to do this? I have manual, I think because thereís a lever inside each door by the mirror, and neither works. Odd thing is thereís a fuse in the spot for power mirrors and itís good. Since neither worked when I bought it last week, I assumed the fuse was blown. Fuse good. Went to pick-n-pull and saw several Focusís but they had one switch inside the drivers door by the mirror. This led me to believe both are just manual. Before I run off and buy two new manual mirrors, I figured someone else may have upgraded to power and can guide me along. Thanks.


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Old 10-16-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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I’m wondering if anyone has upgraded their manual mirrors to power. Is it possible and what are the steps to do this? I have manual, I think because there’s a lever inside each door by the mirror, and neither works. Odd thing is there’s a fuse in the spot for power mirrors and it’s good. Since neither worked when I bought it last week, I assumed the fuse was blown. Fuse good. Went to pick-n-pull and saw several Focus’s but they had one switch inside the drivers door by the mirror. This led me to believe both are just manual. Before I run off and buy two new manual mirrors, I figured someone else may have upgraded to power and can guide me along. Thanks.
Im not as familiar with the MK2 as the MK1 but your car may/may not be pre-wired for the power mirrors - you would need to pull at least the drivers door panel off to tell. If not you would need to run wires into both doors and run wires from door-to-door as one switch on the drivers mirror controls both mirrors. You would need to get all the needed mating connectors/contacts from a donor vehicle. Not impossible but difficulty depends on your skill/experience level.

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Old 10-18-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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Sorry. Not familiar with Mk1 or 2. Iíve got an Ď08 Focus sedan. Seems parts stores like to call it the S but I canít find that anywhere on the car. Just seems odd both go bad. Not finding anything online on how to repair either so I guess itís a replacement.


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Sorry. Not familiar with Mk1 or 2. Iíve got an Ď08 Focus sedan. Seems parts stores like to call it the S but I canít find that anywhere on the car. Just seems odd both go bad. Not finding anything online on how to repair either so I guess itís a replacement.
MK1 = 00-07 (some refer to 05-07 as MK1.5)
MK2 = 08-11
MK3 = 12+

BTW I didnt even know you could get a MK2 with manual mirrors

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Old 10-18-2019, 08:18 PM   #5
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No kidding. Iím finding none at the junkyard and not easy online either.


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Rockauto sells them but they are almost as expensive as the power ones. Go figure.

Does you car have power windows and/or locks? Have you pulled off the drivers door panel to see what wires are in the door from the factory?

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Old 10-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #7
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More than likely your car has no pre-existing wiring in the doors. To add power mirrors you would need to add a good amount of wiring, connectors, etc, both in the doors and under the dash. Probably not worth it.

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I did the upgrade on my 2007 Focus Mk1 wagon after backing into a trash container and ripping the mirror off. My focus was prewired. A simple bolt-on upgrade. I'm looking forward using to the heated mirrors this winter in case of ice/snow.

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I did the upgrade on my 2007 Focus Mk1 wagon after backing into a trash container and ripping the mirror off. My focus was prewired. A simple bolt-on upgrade. I'm looking forward using to the heated mirrors this winter in case of ice/snow.

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Ive done much research and modified several Focuses to upgrade to heated mirriors. Although your 2007 may have been prewired for power side view mirrors it may not have been prewired for the heater function. Did the connectors that go to the mirrors have all 5 wires populated? (many only have the 3 needed for the power function). Also even if the door harnesses have the wires for the heating elements many times the underdash harnesses do not. And dont assume that because the heating element fuse (F49 for a 2007) was installed from the factory that the wiring is all there. Did you actually do a continuity test from the fuse to the wire for the heating element at the mirror to confirm a complete circuit?

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