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Hello everyone,

 

Long time; hope all is well with you and yours.

 

Kindly review the photo attached.

 

When I started my truck today, the error lights lit.

 

The instrument cluster gauges also shuttered / twitched a bit, then went steady; never saw this before!

 

Furthermore, the passenger side view mirror wouldn’t dip down in reverse.

 

AND… upon coming to a stop, shutting down and looking truck from the outside, all doors wouldn’t lock! I had to lock each door individually (note, however, that the power door lock button works if the truck is turned on!).

 

Been raining a lot; hopefully not related to the problem? :(

 

Can someone please help me figure this out.

 

Thank you very much.

 

My best.

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What a pain it was to access the passenger side foot well fuse box!

 

Was also difficult to pull the fuse as well. Argh.

 

Nevertheless, the fuse was blown.

 

I replaced the blown fuse, truck started up properly, but shortly after starting…

 

Lights on cluster resurface, mirrors stopped while dipping, auto door locks stopped working.

                                                                                                                   

Can someone please advise how I can figure out what the culprit is that’s blowing the fuse?

 

How am I to trace this back to the source of the problem?

 

Any / all help would be greatly appreciated.

 

My best.

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I replaced the fuse again and made sure the mirror switch was in the center / neutral position.

 

The instrument cluster lights cleared and the door locks work again now.

 

Since these items work after stopping the mirrors from dipping automatically, I think I’ve narrowed it down to the mirror dip as the cause of the fuse blowing.

 

Can someone please assist from here; what should I do next?

 

If the mirror motor is the problem, how can I replace same myself? Any good instructions / videos to do so?

 

Thank you again.

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Hello again everyone,

 

Hope all is well.

 

So I replaced the passenger side-view mirror motor, but the problem remains!

 

The top row, most forward (to the front of the truck) red fuse “10” blows.

 

After I replace the motor, I kept the switch in the center / neutral position and did not try to have the mirrors auto-dip while in reverse, but when I went to electrically adjust the front driver’s side-view mirror, the fuse blew and the slew of dashboard warning lights lit.

 

I thought the problem was emanating from the front passenger mirror, as its auto-dip functionality was not working smoothly in recent time, as it’d skip / hop, shutter on its way down.

 

Nevertheless, I guess this has been narrowed down to the mirror(s) being the problem.

 

What am I to do at this time? Can someone please assist and tell me if this means I should replace the driver’s side-view mirror motor now, or can is be something else altogether?

 

I’d rather not buy the driver’s side-view mirror, only for the problem to remain. Argh. :(

 

Please advise at your earliest.

 

Thank you very much.

 

My best.

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Just wanted to check in on this. Should anyone be able to assist please do advise. Thank you so very much. My best.

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