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Installing Agent 47 Retro Race Mirrors on a 2005-2009 Mustang

By - August 30, 2010 – 7:15 amNo Comment | 2,584 views

Based in Carlsbad, CA, Agent 47 is a high-tech manufacturing company that designs and builds racing parts for Mustangs, and they do quite a bit of racing themselves in NASA’s American Iron series. For those reasons one might expect that their most popular product would be something to do with motorsports, such as suspension components, brakes, or roll cages. In fact, Agent 47’s most popular product is their Retro Race Mirrors. The retro styling and ease of installation has made the mirrors a popular modification for S197 owners, and so we recently went down to Agent 47’s facility to install a set and show you how it’s done.

A look at the stock rear view mirrors. They aren't the prettiest things in the world.

The first step in removing the factory mirrors is to simply pry off the inside door panel section that covers the mirror bolts

Next disconnect the mirror's motor wire harness by pushing down on the tab and pulling it out

Three nuts hold the mirror in place that need to be removed

With the wire harness disconnected and the three nuts removed you should be able to pull the mirror away from the door

It's time to swap all of the components to the Agent 47 mirror housing. Here you can see it side-by-side with the factory housing.

The glass from the factory mirror needs to be removed, but it won't be reused. It can be removed by pulling on one edge with a slight tug

Here you can see the clips behind the glass that hold it in place on the motor

The motor also needs to be reused. You can unbolt it using a Torx bit. You will need to also save the screws because they will be used to reinstall the motor into the Agent 47 mirror housing

Next remove the studs from the stock mirror housing and pull away the weather-stripping foam

Next unplug the motor and thread the harness out from the stock mirror housing. It may take some maneuvering to get it out.

It's time to swap all of the components to the Agent 47 mirror housing. Here you can see it side-by-side with the factory housing.

Insert the wiring harness into the Agent 47 mirror housing

Reinstall the three studs and the weather-stripping foam, but be sure the wiring harness stays on the outside

Insert the motor into the new housing and use the factory Torx screws to secure it into place

Here you can see the motor installed. All it needs now is the new glass

Install the supplied mittor onto the motor by pushing down so that the clips snap into place

The new mirror is ready to be installed. Start by pulling the wiring harness through the gab in the door so that it can be connected.

Plugging the wiring harness back in is simple - just push the two ends together

Bolt the mirror into its original position using the factory nuts

Finally push the inside door panel section back into place, and you're done (with one side at least)

Here you can see the Agent 47 mirrors completely installed. Now just follow the steps again for the other side, and you'll finally be able to show off your new retro race mirrors to all your friends!




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