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Power Mirrors Good? or Bad?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Jan 16, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I like the look of the power mirrors. Do they interfere with the vent window operation? If anyone is running them how do they work? This rig isnt my rockcrawler so I dont have to worry about smashing them off. Whats a good used price to pick up everything (mirrors, harness, controls)? What years were they on?

    Luke
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  2. ken

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    They do not interfere with the vent window operaton. They work great. They also fold flat against the side window if needed. I got mine off of a '91 Suburban (actually got all 4 doors, tailgate and complete interior from the same '91) and put them on my '77 Suburban. I believe the power mirrors were available in 1990 and maybe 89.

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  3. Smitty

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    They're real handy if you need to reposition the passenger side mirror for a better look at something.

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  4. Cavalry

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    Well I was just researching them and I found out that they made 2 different styles. One looks like the regular mirrors that most of us have, the othes look like a 90's(simmilar to my 98Z71) GM truck one (thats what I want)

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  5. nyyef

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    i have always wanted to do that. do they bolt up to the original 3 holes? or do i have to make modifications to my 1978 door?

    Knife.
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  6. Cavalry

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    The newer looking ones must bolt up near the vent window, so you dont use the regular holes. This is the other kind that would use the stock holes. [​IMG]

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  7. 90K5

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    I have them on mine and i like them a lot. I think they bolt in higher than the normal ones, but I'm not really sure. My only complaint is that they shake a lot. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there some kind of brace that is supposed to go it the door? I know I pulled out a piece of rusty metal from the bottom of the door last time i had the panel off, could that be some kind of brace?

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