Tow Mirrors

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Traded in my 2013 Ram 2500 for a 2019 Ram 1500 Crew with the higher tow and payload capacity. Finding a 1500 with the higher tow capacity is more difficult to find on lots than it should be. Anyways, the new truck has the break controller which I need for towing our 31 foot travel trailer. It doesn't however have tow mirrors, my options were limited, searched 4 Ram lots... Is it possible to swap out my mirrors with new stock tow mirrors? How hard is this to do? Dealer only? I need this fixed before our first big trip in July. Thanks for any info!
 

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I purchased mine here: https://www.1aauto.com/search?q=tow+mirrors&year=2019&model=2800

I did the installation myself which took less than a 1/2 hour. Mine have to be programmed at the dealership to turn on the 1. turn signal indicator, 2. puddle light and 3. to get the mirror toggle to flip with the mirrors (otherwise they are opposite when flipped up). I haven't had the programming done yet to know if it works correctly. One dealership quoted me $135 to have it done. I tried to find out if I could do it myself but it appears FCA has locked out programming to aftermarket OBDII scanners with software.

EDIT: I have a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
 

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Traded in my 2013 Ram 2500 for a 2019 Ram 1500 Crew with the higher tow and payload capacity. Finding a 1500 with the higher tow capacity is more difficult to find on lots than it should be. Anyways, the new truck has the break controller which I need for towing our 31 foot travel trailer. It doesn't however have tow mirrors, my options were limited, searched 4 Ram lots... Is it possible to swap out my mirrors with new stock tow mirrors? How hard is this to do? Dealer only? I need this fixed before our first big trip in July. Thanks for any info!
Just be aware you loose a few things if you get the stock tow mirrors

Not defrosted
Not power folding
No cameras for the 360 view, assuming it is equipped with that
 

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You might wanna try swapping with someone looking to get rid of their tow mirrors. Post it in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum, it seems regular mirrors are preferred over the tow mirrors. However, the “classic” model mirrors might differ from the new body style, I personally don’t know.
 

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Traded in my 2013 Ram 2500 for a 2019 Ram 1500 Crew with the higher tow and payload capacity. Finding a 1500 with the higher tow capacity is more difficult to find on lots than it should be. Anyways, the new truck has the break controller which I need for towing our 31 foot travel trailer. It doesn't however have tow mirrors, my options were limited, searched 4 Ram lots... Is it possible to swap out my mirrors with new stock tow mirrors? How hard is this to do? Dealer only? I need this fixed before our first big trip in July. Thanks for any info!
I have a 2019 Laramie, it came with tow mirrors and i swapped them out. They are chrome mirrors and I am willing to sell them. Let me know if interested. Here are some pix...had a little rain when I took pix.
 

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Not a fan of the passenger side tow mirror in the non-tow position. I find my blind spot increases significantly because of the magnification effect of the regular mirror. I think my next truck I will get the regular mirrors and just clip on the extenders. This was really my only complaint other than no power retract.
 

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I swapped my tow mirrors out for power folding-- I have the tow mirrors,-chrome they have the blind spot monitoring (BSM), defrost, puddle lights, and I have the modules, and switch all on EBAY- search hemibuilder as the seller, super easy to re- install
 

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I'll just trade you my black tow mirrors and be done with it lol
I gotta do some research and see how they work with the setup I have... Do I need a different working harness since the mirrors have different d features?
 

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I gotta do some research and see how they work with the setup I have... Do I need a different working harness since the mirrors have different d features?
I have no idea mine are just power moving mirrors, manual folding. No blind spot
 

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