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Just took a look thru the owner's book on my '89, and I see that power mirrors were available... Anyone have them? Are they the same mount as regulars? I'd like to put them on if I can find them. I've seen aftermarket ones in Summit, but they look like the "sport" style, not arm-mount...

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I've seen them in the junkyard. The mirrors look the same, but the glass moves inside the housing (there's plenty of room in there for the motor and stuff).
I LOVED the mirrors that were on my '89 (like yours), but they did take some whacks from driving a little too close to stuff. My '85 has terrible mirrors.
 

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is there a way to convert the normal mirrors to power?
 

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You have to change the glass and the upper housing. Best place to find them is probably a junk yard, that way you have all the wiring and what not.
 

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I had them on my 90 and took them off, they quit working and are non servicable and dodge wanted an arm and a leg for new ones. I put on some for pulling a camper that extend out in their place. Still have the old ones and the control if anyone has a use for them. The switch is beside the headlight switch, I changed it out for one out of an 87 so I would have a location for the rear wiper I installed.

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Did the OEM power mirrors allow to switch the position so that you look down to see the curb when parking? That's a feature I would just love to have.

Anyway, did anybody really put power mirrors into an '86 R/C (or a similar rig)? That's one of things I am considering, and would appreciate some experience.
 

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well for curb spoting, just get some convex spot mirrors. and you could easily swap them over if you wanted and had the stuff.
 

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The right power mirror on my`93 died, like stated earlier the `93 and earlier are pretty much non-servicable, I then got some power mirrors of of a `95 Ram. The `95 mirrors snap apart, then you can change the mount to the pre `94 style(it's longer), plus with the newer mirrors you can replace just the mirror or motor if need be.
 

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Wow, that's good to know!! I never even thought of a '94+ setup, 'cause I figured it would be like everything else.. Different. So what, you change the arms? Or just the mounting base?

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