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Hello everyone.

First off, I own aa 2005 Ford Focus. This car’s been so great to me and overall I can’t complain about it, considering that it has generally been problem free for the most part. But enough about my car. The reason I’ve come here is that I’ve got a small problem and I need some advice on what to do. Just yesterday, my wife (she is 72 years old, a great woman) was driving through a residential area (she says she was driving at around 20 MPH) when a driver parallel parked on the side of the street suddenly opened their driver side door. Their door collided with the passenger side mirror of my car and completely damaged it.

To be honest I haven’t done any online shopping thus far but have heard that one can find great deals ordering products from the internet. I’ve also heard that there exist many website that appear to be legitimate but are actually fraudulent scams. I’d like to purchase a replacement mirror online, but I can’t discern between legitimate and fake websites. I found two sites but now need to know, has anyone purchased from either of the following websites and can testify that they are a legitimate business? The OEM numbers of the parts on the sites match the part I need. Thank you.

http://www.automirrorsexpress.com/ford/focus/all.html#MTM5Mzc
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http://www.kscarparts.com/parts/2590042
 

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First off, I've never used either site so I can't tell you how good they are. That aside, the first place I would look for a replacement mirror is at your local salvage yard. They should have replacement mirrors that you can take off there cars for a very good price without having to worry about shipping. Your broken mirror is the same as all Foci made from 2000-2007 so you have a large range of cars to look at. You could also try to find a mirror in the buy/sell section on this forum. These are just two other option to consider. Good luck in your search.
 

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Check your local dealership. You can purchase an OEM power mirror for $56. My opinion is that they are better quality than the aftermarket mirrors.
 

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I purchased a mirror for the drivers side, power/remote adjust [as opposed to manual adjust] by going to amazon.com site .$32, free shipping if you have amazon prime shipping. I used the how-to-archive for instructions on how to install. Passenger side should cost about the same and is similar to install. Note the #15 torx screw is hidden in plain sight. I had a helper hold the mirror to avoid scratching the paint or you could tape heavy paper to the door area just below where you will be working. In addition to the torx-head screw, requires a 10mm socket, don't let that screw fall into to door. If power adjust, be sure to depress the tab on the connector while prying apart. My mirror came with a thick rubber gasket -too thick - so I reused the original foam gasket.
 

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Here is what I purchased on amazon.com-->automotive-->enter year/make/model. The manual mirror was about $16.00. I hope the used part works for you, I hesitated due to all the plastic tabs and the fact that not all motors work on the power ones:

TYC 2590031 Ford Focus Passenger Side Power Non-Heated Replacement Mirror
by TYC
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List Price: $52.04
Price: $26.18
 

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I have purchased two power mirrors for my cars, one for an 02 and one for my 00, both cost me $56 at the Ford dealer.
The heater mirrors are much more exspensive, about $140.
 
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