I may have to try that, and run the wiring down from the inside mirror to the door mirrors.
Not 100% sure the inside mirror will do that (note: It's a Nissan numbered part from the same company that made the Ford part ... )
Yes you have to have the interior auto dim for the side to work. Not all Marks have the side dimming mirror.I had issues with the autodimming side mirror on my 96 having the fluid go bad (turning brown). I found one that was "mostly clear" used, but after a year or so it was noticeably darker. Do you have a source for new/less browned mirrors, or perhaps another solution? It's a moot point on my part since I don't have the 96 anymore, but I'm still curious.
Unfortunately no source, have to find good used. I know a year or two ago you could still get new from Ford. I wish I would have picked one up.
The inside mirror being electrochromic is an option on the FN10s as well (can't remember if it's standard or not - my 98 has it but no dimming side mirror; my 96 had it but also the side dimming mirror - so I am thinking the autodimming side mirror requires the autodimming rearview mirror for its light sensor) The cars are prewired for it regardless of whether the mirror has it.
I never knew the explorer ones were metal, there were metal ones with chrome plating used on 90s town cars but they are the same depth as the MN12 ones.
good choice, I like the function of the keypad but I don’t like how it looks(I’d really like to find a rust free door without it) but body color would be a huge improvement, I might just copy you 😁
I said keyless, but I meant keypad. So, you're saying no 96-97's have keypad, correct?
After owning my 95 for 15 years, the keypad got a little harder to use, seemed to have more "errors". Though it may have been user error since it only got used 10 times a year. It doesn't make any sense to use it as your main source of unlocking the car, can't go anywhere without the keys.