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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Okay, recently the two farthest LED bulbs in my drivers side mirror signal went out. The others still work just fine. I looked in the owners manual to see what it says as far as bulbs and sizes and possibly how to replace. Says to see a dealer. Okay, since it was Saturday, and my normal dealer is an hour drive from where I live, I figured I'd head to the dealer nearby that I got my battery from.

I explain the issue, guy goes out into the shop. Comes back and says he asked 3 technicians and they all said that it couldn't be replaced/fixed. I would have to buy a whole new mirror. I asked if the guy was joking....he said no...they designed it that way because LED's rarely go bad. Can't say trusted the guy and also I never did really like this dealer...I had a bad experience with them in the past.

So I went to my dealer today at lunch. At first the service tech told me the same thing. I then went to the parts counter to see if maybe he had any ideas (and to also price up a set of the tow mirrors just for the hell of it). He looked it up in the parts database and there was a part number for the signal in the mirror....which means that the part must be able to be replaced otherwise he couldn't order it. $35 for this part....which is definitely better than even thinking about replacing a whole mirror. The parts manager said it would more than likely it's the body shop that would be replacing the part (which would also explain why the service tech said it couldn't be replaced....he probably really didn't know...he was a new guy to boot).

After going to my dealer, I'll never set foot in the one near my house again. They really didn't put much effort into actually finding out if the signal could be replaced or not. I figure I'll give the guy a call today or tomorrow and give him the part number for the signal just in case someone else happens to have the same issue.....and to tell him he needs to put a little more effort into his job

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Old February 16th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Glad you found that info out Matt, definately a lot cheaper than those mirrors we were looking at.






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There goes your excuse for getting the tow mirrors though!
Way to go!

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yeah....i thought the same thing bates. but those tow mirrors are way too expensive.....almost $1000 from the dealer just for mirrors....not gonna happen! lol

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Have you checked the Wreckers yet for the Towing mirrors.
I'm sure they would ask an arm and a leg for them also.

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LMCtrucks.com? ebay? you don't have to buy them directly from the dealer.






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RED looooooves to be retailed though!

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I'm beginning to think that.






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Figured it out right away. Don't call him RETAIL RED for nothing!

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So matt did you buy the $35 replacment part? Please do a write up for it if you do replace it so everyone will know how its done...


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