Heated mirrors - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-19-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
Heated mirrors

2007 Level II and I wish it had heated mirrors. Did any rangers come with that option? If not, Ford really dropped the ball cause I think my '95 exploder had heated mirrors. Has anyone had any luck with making it happen in a Ranger?

It's something I've kind of been thinking about for a while, that I haven't had time to research on how they work.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2012
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I've never seen a Ranger with them. Is it a huge task for you clearing ice off them?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
driving across the state in freezing rain right now...it re-accumulates every couple miles...I live in washington state and with the 3 or 4 storms we've had in a row...something ive been thinking about
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2012
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
Take the mirrors off an aviator or a navigator (i forget which one is the same size) and wire em' up. Now you have heated and signals.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
looks like sport trac and explorer mirrors from certain years are also the same style...i might be doing this soon. no one else has had a problem with ice buildup ever?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-21-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 150
I haven't had ice build up while driving but fogging and anytime the truck sits the mirrors will be the first place to ice up and it's a pain to scrape them without messing up the adjustment.

I didn't find anything that would be a bolt on replacement so I was looking at the muth mirror replacement of glass + h-mod switch timer
http://www.muthco.com/products/vehic...&submit=Search
http://www.muthco.com/products/upgrade-modules/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-21-2012
Brandon97xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Warsaw, Indiana
Posts: 280
They would come in handy. I want some.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-21-2012
kenfx4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stoney creek, Ont
Posts: 369
Many times I've been driving and the mirrors had either fogged or frozen with snow and rain and wished I had them. What sort of regulator is involved with them, if any. If all it would take is wiring them into a switch and relay then it wouldn't be to bad of an idea.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-22-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
I looked at the muth website, from what i saw all they offer is the previous body style mirrors(up to '05). I've found a couple of recent posts by other people on some other ranger forums... there is a demand for them, so if anyone wants to do the work and market a solution, be my guest:)

ive also read that the explorer side mirrors dont attach/match up to the ranger... i dont yet know if there is any truth to this, but something i am going to "explore" haha.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-22-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 150
Muth shows on their site in the link I posted first two products are for 2006-2010 mirror style

http://www.muthco.com/products/vehic...&submit=Search

HEATED KIT - 220-0309-H
2006-2010 - Ford Ranger

Very interesting when you look at the instructions for that style mirror they also show 2006-2010 Explorer and Mountaineer. Pretty sure the mirror from them doesn't fit but if the glass is the same it could make for a cheaper junkyard upgrade all be it delicate to swap the glass only.
http://www.muthco.com/epapers/21001450.pdf

Last edited by zx6rrdan; 01-22-2012 at 01:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-22-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
ahhh i didnt see that! thanks dan!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-22-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 150
No prob and posting that might have given an option I didn't see before. Would be very cool if the merc/explorer glass matches because they have heated/signal from factory so could make for a cheap upgrade.... here's hoping
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heated Mirrors JKeirstead Exterior Semi-Tech 6 01-21-2009 07:30 AM
Signal and heated mirrors Briggslite Exterior Semi-Tech 7 04-14-2008 02:15 PM
New 08 Ranger owner - heated mirrors possible? marksv4 General Technical & Electrical 4 12-25-2007 06:26 PM
Brand New Ford Leather heated Seats for Ranger FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 07-02-2006 12:24 AM
heated leather seats KGRangerLuvr Interior Semi-Tech 22 03-12-2006 08:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:18 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.