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1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide

Created by Neal Jimenez / 1 min read
Date Created: 8/17/2022
Last Updated: 9/1/2022

Replace your worn or malfunctioning 1987-93 Fox Mustang side view mirror switch easily with our LMR restoration guide and instructions!

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  • 1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide

1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation


  1. Armrest/Armrest Delete Panel Removal - If you have a factory-installed factory armrest, remove the console mount oval access plugs to access the armrest mounting hardware. Remove the armrest mounting hardware and lift the armrest out of the way. If you have an armrest delete panel, pull up on the panel to remove the panel.
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - 87-93 Mustang Arm Rest Center Console Oval Access Plugs
  2. Remove the 2 Phillips head screws that retain the top panel to the bracket on the floor pan. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - 87-93 top panel rear screws
  3. Remove the shift bezel by pulling up on the shifter surround. On a manual, you can roll over the shift knob out of the way. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - 87-93 shifter bezel surround
  4. Remove the two Phillip heads retaining the top panel to the center console.
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - 87-93 top panel front screws
  5. Pull up on the e-brake handle to engage the e-brake. This will allow you to remove the top panel later in the removal. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - 87-93 e brake
  6. Lift on the top panel at the rear to access the two electrical connections. Disconnect these connections. One will be the cigarette lighter connection, the other will be the mirror switch connection. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - top console electrical connections
  7. With those two connections disconnected, you can pass the top panel over the e-brake handle and remove it. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - top console removal
  8. On a working bench, use a flat head or panel removal tool to press the retaining clips on the mirror switch. This will allow you to push the old mirror switch out of the top panel. There will be four, with two on each side. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - Window Switch Removal
  9. Install the new switch by pressing the mirror switch into the top panel. Use caution to ensure the switch is installed in the correct orientation. There is a locating tab on the mirror switch so it will only install in one direction. 
    1987-1993 Mustang Mirror Switch Installation Tech Guide  - window switch install
  10. Reinstall all removed items in reverse order to complete installation. 


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Mustang Mirror Switch Installation - 5.0Resto (87-93 Fox Body)

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Published on 2013-10-22
1987-93 MUSTANG REPLACEMENT POWER MIRROR SWITCH
Brand: 5.0Resto made from Ford Original Tooling
Part #: LRS-17676-R
Fits: Ford Mustang GT, LX, Cobra
Years: 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)

Having power mirrors in your 87-93 Mustang is a great option to have and we all to often take it for granted until it stops functioning. If your power mirrors have stopped working, the most common reason is the power mirror switch. Often these switches fall victim to contamination intrusion - sodas, water, armorall and other cleaning products. Don't let a broken or failed mirror switch take away from the joy of driving your Stang!

Replacing the bad switch with a new 5.0Resto switch is an easy process. It requires you to remove your center console. See the how-to video on removing your center console here - http://youtu.be/n_3zm_-vZHs . Once the console is removed, you simple pop out the old one and install the new one. For more foxbody mustang restoration parts, go to LatemodelRestoration.com
Transcript
The power door mirrors on 87 and 93 Fox Mustangs, it's one of those options you just take for granted until they stop functioning. Normally, a faulty switch is to blame. And luckily, changing it out is quite simple.

Step one is to pick you up a new 50Resto power window switch at latemodelrestoration.com. Then, pop off your console top panel, unplug the power mirror switch, use a flat blade screwdriver to pop the old switch out, pop the new switch into place, and reverse the rest of the removal procedure. Typically the switch fails due to dust, dirt, grime, water, coke, Armor All intrusion. Eventually, the switch just stops making contact. Fix years so you can easily keep an eye on that Camaro you just smoked.
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Neal has owned a 1996 3.8L, 2003 3.8L (Cobra Swapped), 2003 GT, 1998 3.8L (4.6L SOHC Swapped), 1990 GT Hatchback, 1990 GT Convertible, 2006 GT Single Turbo, and 2011 Twin Turbo/Cammed GT. Read more...