GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Default tow mirror questions

    I have a 09 silverado with the small mirrors with the dl-3 option. I found a guy on the internet that claims he has chevrolet tow mirrors with the same options as my present mirrors. Is he correct, I have never seen Tow Mirrors with power folding. If he is correct how do I tell if his mirrors are power folding by looking at them? thanx. wnk.

  2. #2


    If they are factory tow mirrors, they are not power folding. The 03-05 tow mirrors were power extending. There may or may not be an aftermarket power folding mirror for these trucks, but if there is, I have never found it. I have seen a single reference on the internet to someone who had ford-style power extending/folding/turn signal tow mirrors that he had bought from a seller who adapted them to a gm truck or made a replica version compatible with GM trucks or something like that, but I was never able to find anything like that myself.

    As far as anything I've ever seen goes, the only way they could be power folding is if they don't look like a GM mirror

    2008 FORD F350. My new all-around truck.
    2001 Silverado Reg. Cab Not-So-Base -- SOLD
    2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread. - Crashed. Will be rebuilt soon.
    1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
    2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck -- FOR SALE

  3. #3


    thanx 608, thats what I thought as I have never seen power folding mirrors. wnk.

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by dusted800 View Post
    thanx 608, thats what I thought as I have never seen power folding mirrors. wnk.
    no problem. No power folding tow mirrors for us, anyway. Those nice tow mirrors on the fords have been power folding AND power extending since late '06 or early '07 (whenever the '08 superduties came out. I know it was really early). I wish there were a way to adapt those to our trucks without spending insane amounts of money, or that someone would make some for our trucks. The company that makes their mirrors make aftermarket ones too, but those are manual extend/fold.

  5. #5

    mfleetwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Denver, CO
    Blog Entries


    Hey guys....are you talking about a 2009 or prior to 2007 NBS?

    If you are referring to a 2009 then:

    .....When I was shopping for my mirrors (2008), there was a powerfold option available. I believe the easiest way to quickly tell the difference is that the mirrors that do not powerfold have only one quick connect clip and the ones with the powerfold option have 2 quick connect clips....but I am going from memory, so please double check.

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

  6. #6


    I' not sure about that but on ebay i saw some pretty nice ones with led turn signals on the side of the mirror instead in the mirror and were for 1500 which fit's a 2500 also and they look the best look just like goes on a decked out 2500 and has all the features

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

Similar Threads

  1. header questions? and other exhaust intake and tune questions?
    By elkosp16 in forum Performance & Fuel
    Replies: 16
    Last: 07-19-2010, 04:56 AM
  2. mirror questions
    By Cuda1500 in forum Chevy Truck Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last: 06-06-2010, 08:02 PM
  3. First time towing questions.. Tire psi/Air-bag questions
    By beforeiforget761 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 2
    Last: 05-16-2010, 07:39 PM
  4. led turn signal mirror questions
    By in forum Chevy Truck Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last: 07-16-2009, 11:24 AM
  5. Driver Mirror and Rear View Mirror Issues
    By PwrBoatFan in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 4
    Last: 04-14-2009, 08:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts