How do you replace the passenger outside power mirror on a 2004 Ford Ranger?
You need to first remove the interior door side panel. To do so:
1. Remove the screw located in the outer/lower corvner of the door panel using a Phillips screwdriver.2. Remove the two Phillips screws located in the black armrest section. They are located directly behind the door close handle.3. Remove the armrest section by gently pulling at the top. There are two friction tabs at the top that will come out without tools. 4. Once you have the armrest section out let it hang by the wires. Right in the middle of the removed section you will see another Phillips head screw. Remove it. You will now be able to push the entire door panel section up and out. Feed it through the armrest section and store.5. Remove the speaker located on the inside of the door. It has 4 hex nuts. Let it also hang. Directly behind it you will see the electrical connection for electric mirrors. Pry open with screwdriver and remove.6. Last, remove the three hex nuts holding the mirror and remove.
Installation is the reverse.
mine broke as well on a 2004 ford ranger (passenger) and it was 25 dollars cheaper to just replace the mirror (glass only) rather than the whole housing.. i went ot my local automobile glass installation place (all star glass in my area) and bought the glass for 15 bucks and just with a screw driver carefully remove all your broken glass and silicone the new glass to the plastic.... its simple and effective
If you're referring to the outside ambient temperature sensor, it is located in the bottom of the passenger side mirror. You'll feel a little pea-sized bump on the bottom of the mirror, and the sensor is behind that. You have to dasassemble until you can pull out the sensor, then clip the wires and solder the replacement into place.
I just did this myself and it was easy, didn't even have to remove the door panel. I am not a mechanic and I did it in 15 minutes. This procedure also works with passenger side mirror. 1. Remove triangle shape cover inside the door by the mirror. I did it by hand. 2. Remove any foam to expose 3 bolts. You will need a hex tool to remove bolts 3. Disconnect electrical connector prior…