The Jeep Wrangler and the Gladiator installed the mirror on the door. This becomes a problem when the car owner moves the door, because the driver subsequently loses an important outward vision, which also brings the possibility of reducing safety. Mopar solved this problem with its new automatic door mirror kit, which the company says is “quick and easy to install.”
The rearview mirror kit is fixed on the front wall end cover bolts and the upper door hinge. The thumbwheel nut clamp is the fixing point of the door flange. The mounting bracket has an anti-corrosion primer and black powder coating finish. The owner can even install spotlights to add a bit of lighting. The only tool needed to install everything is the T40 bit wrench, which is included in the Wrangler and Gladiator kits.
Many aftermarket companies have provided Jeep door mirrors, but Mopar claims that its products are specifically designed to meet original equipment standards.
The Mopar door mirror kit is priced at US$295 in the US and US$398 in Canada. They can be used for current Wranglers and Gladiators. These parts have a two-year/unlimited mile warranty.
Although not yet available, spy photos also show that Jeep has developed a half door with a movable upper part for the Wrangler. They are particularly useful for people in warmer climates, because they mainly enjoy driving in the open air while still having some doors to maintain a sense of safety.
When designing the new Bronco, Ford’s team seemed to look at the Wrangler, saw the problem, and chose to install the SUV’s rearview mirror on the A-pillar. This decision means that when the car door falls, the mirror is still there.