Installing New Exterior Mirrors
I have a 2010 Lariat SuperCrew and my passenger mirror got wailed off by a snowplow this winter. My current stock mirrors are the heated, signal, powered mirrors (power tilt and turn only) and I want power fold and puddle. I bought a set from Josh at Tasca, heated, signal, powered, power fold and puddle lamp; both sides. I also got the new switch that I need to control the manual power fold option and a relay for it. I'm not a mechanic but fairly mechanical (own several 60's Mopars, you need to be mechanical). I'm going to try and document my changeover but will need some help from anyone of you that have either done this or know how to.
I'm just getting started on this. I bought a paint kit on ebay; base, color and clearcoat for the mirror caps (mine are U6 red) for $77, got touch-ups of color and clear too. I also bought a factory manual on CD on ebay for $15.
I plan to take pictures of the removal and installation of the new mirrors but just getting going here.
My first question for you guys is painting the caps. I think when painting plastic, aren't we supposed to wash or clean it with something first just to make the paint stick?
Here's a slide of removing the glass to get to the motor frame which needs to be removed to snap the caps off and another to remove the cap.