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#4955 of 5819 Replacing mirror - discount parts site?
Aug 26, 2007 (10:49 pm)
My right hand side mirror on my 2006 Lincoln Zephyr collided with an immobile object albeit at a very low speed. I am posting here because I suspect the Milan/Fusion employ a similar mirror design.
The plastic mirror assembly has sheared off - the motor, glass and chrome pieces are intact.
I wonder if I can replace as a DIY project - how easy it it to remove the door panel? I only see 2 screws, does it slide out after these are removed?
Also, is there an internet parts supplier for Ford/Mercury/Lincoln parts like www.gmpartsdirect.com (I've been buying parts from the latter at 50-60% of the dealer prices).
#4956 of 5819 Re: Replacing mirror - discount parts site? [rj123456]
Aug 27, 2007 (4:52 am)
There should be one screw in the bottom of the door pull, one or two around the bottom edge and maybe one near the latch. The rest are clips that just pop out.
I've always used Team Ford in Las Vegas for internet parts purchases. Check with Bill Jenkins - great prices and great service.
#4957 of 5819 Internet Parts
Aug 27, 2007 (6:34 am)
Only franchised dealers are permited to sell Genuine FLM parts.
All dealers pay the same for parts.
If you get a good quote online, take it to your local dealer and see if they will match it.
#4958 of 5819 Re: 'auto-lock' feature [akirby]
Aug 27, 2007 (10:21 am)
The Fusion was my first domestic car in a while. On balance, I love the auto-lock feature -- it's one of several that make feel like the car is considerate and is looking out for me. Every so often it can be annoying to have to unlock all the doors after a quick trip, but mostly it works smoothly and intuitively and I think it's an important security feature.
Aug 27, 2007 (11:30 am)
2006 Fusions allowed you to turn Auto lock and Auto unlock on/off through the info center. These seems to be missing on 2007 Fusions
Auto Unlock pops the rest of the door locks when the driver opens his/her door.
#4960 of 5819 Re: Auto Lock [mschmal]
Aug 27, 2007 (5:35 pm)
My 2007 Milan built in March of this year has that feature. I don't think it is availble with a manual trans, however.
If I remember right the Message Center has no controls for this function so it must be 'programmed' by one of those turn the key, then off, then stand on your right foot while touching your nose with your left hand type of situations.
I'm sure it is all in the owner's manual, but the dealer asked me if I wanted it on or off so they would know whether to go through the process to turn it off.
On my 2006 Mountaineer it is in the setup menu on the Message Center and is easy to turn on or off.
#4961 of 5819 Re: Replacing mirror - discount parts site? [rj123456]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Btw, is the mirror easy to replace as a DIY? Does anyone have instructions or gotchas to share?
Thanks in advance!
#4962 of 5819 Re: Replacing mirror - discount parts site? [rj123456]
Aug 30, 2007 (11:46 am)
I replaced my mirror on my Olds Intrigue. Very easy to do. Most cars are similar. The key is finding the location of the screws, normally 2 or 3. One is normally "hidden" on the inside latch. Then it is a matter of using a screwdriver or knife to pry the door panel from the frame. Once the panel is off, unplug the electrical connector and unscrew the mirror. Then do it in reverse to install the new mirror. it will tkae you 15 minutes, start to finish. Again the key is finding the screws to undo the door panel.
#4963 of 5819 2009 Ford Fusion
Oct 28, 2007 (3:33 pm)
It's supposed to get a styling update and available stability control.
Maybe the 3.5 V6 will be available.
I wonder if it will get this new Ford design element?
#4964 of 5819 Re: 2009 Ford Fusion [jaxs1]
Oct 28, 2007 (4:21 pm)
The 3.5 will be available but it's not clear whether the refresh will appear next year or the year after. Probably won't know for sure until LA or Detroit Auto Show.