Extended View™ Instructions



Installation

Blind Spot Mirror Inspection

Upon removing your NXTGEN Extended View™ blind spot mirrors from the package, you may see what some customers initially think are chips, scratches or defects in the glass. We hand assemble and inspect each mirror set prior to packaging and shipping, to ensure they meet our high quality standards. The glass is secured into the injection molded bases using a pliable liquid adhesive. Despite curing the adhesive prior to packing, conditions during shipping may cause some of the pliable adhesive to seep out onto the glass. 99% of the time these ‘defects’ are simply adhesive, and will quickly and easily come off with rubbing alcohol. If your mirrors were damaged during shipment, please contact our team for assistance.


Surface Preparation

Prior to installing your Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors, it is important to prepare your sideview mirrors by throughly cleaning and drying them. It is recommended to use either 70% or 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, which will remove all contaminates and residues. This surface preparation will promote the best possible adhesion between the 3M adhesive and your factory sideview mirrors.


For best results, it is recommended to install the Extended View™ mirrors at a minimum ambient temperature range between 65 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. If the ambient temperature is below this range, it is recommended to warm your factory sideview mirrors with a hair dryer prior to installation. If installing in a warm environment, you may skip this step.


Test Fitting

Our custom fit Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors are designed to closely contour your factory mirrors for a truer fit, and our multi-angular universal mirrors provide various fitment options. Prior to removing the adhesive backing and installing, it is recommended to test fit exactly where you wish to place your mirrors.


Installing 

Now that the surface has been prepared and you have test fit the blind spot mirrors, it is time for installation. Remove the adhesive backing and carefully align along the factory mirror contour, then press it in place.


Setting The Adhesive 

A critical step in the installation process is to set the adhesive between the mirrors. In order to achieve this, lightly heat each blind spot mirror for 1-2 minutes per side. We recommend using a hair dryer in order to heat the area up without it getting too hot (no heat guns). Be sure to evenly heat the areas around the top, bottom and sides.

Once the adhesive has been heated up a bit, use a microfiber rag or soft terrycloth towel to massage the blind spot mirrors to your factory mirrors. Not a lot of pressure is needed, and should be a similar amount of force as cleaning the mirrors. Use caution as the mirrors may be hot to the touch after heating. It is recommended to massage the blind spot mirrors onto your factory mirrors after heating for about 30 seconds per side.

By heating the adhesive and then massaging the blind spot mirrors to your factory mirrors, a permanent bond has been created until you wish to remove. If this step is skipped, the blind spot mirrors are likely to fall off shortly after installation, as they have not been properly set. 



Removing Extended View™ Mirrors 


Once your Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors have been properly set, they are intended to last indefinitely. Should you ever wish to remove them, the process is very simple and takes only a few minutes. Start by carefully positioning  fishing line behind one of the corners. Then pull the line side to side behind the blind spot mirror, separating the adhesive bond between them and your factory mirrors.


Once the blind spot mirrors have been removed, some adhesive is likely to remain attached to your factory mirrors. It is recommended to wipe this remaining adhesive with rubbing alcohol, Goo Gone or WD-40 and let it sit for a few minutes.

Then you may either peel the remaining adhesive off or carefully scrape it away with a razor blade.

Clean your factory mirrors one final time after removing the remaining adhesive with either glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol and your sideview mirrors will be restored to like-new condition.


Vehicle Specific Placement 

BMW F0130 | 01F35 Toyota MKV Supra (WITHOUT Blind Spot Monitors)

Top outer corner placement for BMW i3, X1, X2, 2 series, 3 series, 4 series, 5 series, 6series,  7 series, G chassis Z4 vehicles and MKV Toyota Supra (WITHOUT blind spot monitors)


BMW F0400 Series Custom Fit 


Lower outer corner placement for BMW X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7

Mirror Orientation: For left hand drive vehicles, mirror B goes on the driver side and mirror A on the passenger side. Both mirrors also flip 180 degrees. For right hand drive vehicles, simply reverse.


F0400 Series Custom Fit BMW | Toyota MKV Supra (WITH) Blind Spot Monitors 

Lower outer corner placement for BMW G29 Z4,  F44 2 Series Gran Coupé and MKV Supra WITH blind spot monitors

Mirror Orientation: For left hand drive vehicles, mirror B goes on the driver side and mirror A on the passenger side. For right hand drive vehicles, simply reverse.


Ford

F0600 Series Custom Fit (New as of 2/2023)

F-150 Placement (Gen 13)

2015 – 2020


Ford

F0600 Series Custom Fit  (New as of 2/2023)

F-150 Placement (Gen 14)

2021 – Present


Ford

F0600 Series Custom Fit (New as of 2/2023)

Bronco

 Please Note: Since the release of the current generation Bronco, demand has well outpaced supply. Additionally, supply chain issues have slowed down the production of various models, including the Bronco. To compensate, Ford has tasked several OE manufacturers to create the mirror glass for the Bronco. These differences in producers has led to some slight differences in mirror glass shape and fitment from vehicle to vehicle. When we design our products, we purchase genuine OEM glass from local dealerships for our engineering. Although a bit unusual, the various producers do have some slight differences, which may result in our Bronco mirror alignment being slightly off. We have seen fitment range from an exact contour, to off by 1-2 millimeters on the bottom, side or both, depending upon which version of factory glass. These differences from Ford currently vary by vehicle and are beyond our control. We sincerely appreciate your understanding. 

Ford

F0400 Series Custom Fit


Explorer

5th Gen 2015 – 2019



Lower outer placement for 5th Generation Explorer, with package mirror B on the driver side and package mirror A on the passenger side. Mirrors are flipped 180 degrees.


Ranger

 

Lower outer placement for 2019 – 2023 Ranger, with package mirror B on the driver side and package mirror A on the passenger side. Mirrors are flipped 180 degrees.


Bronco

2021 – Present (Replaced by model F0600 2/2023)

Lower outer placement, with package mirror B on the driver side and package mirror A on the passenger side. Mirrors are flipped 180 degrees.


F 150 (Gen 14)

2021 – Present (Replaced by model F0600 2/2023)

Lower outer placement, with package mirror B on the driver side and package mirror A on the passenger side. Mirrors are flipped 180 degrees.


GMC | Chevy F0600 Series Custom Fit

Designed for models with or without blind spot monitors. 

Lower outer mount, specifically designed for models with blind spot monitors; however, will fit any 4th Generation Silverado or 5th Generation Sierra 1500 2019+ lower outer mirror portion.


Custom designed to fit the top upper corner of any 4th Generation Silverado or 5th Generation Sierra 1500 2019+ passenger mirror, which was equipped with drive side only factory blind spot mirror.


Jeep F0600 Series Custom Fit

Lower Mount

 

Wrangler 2007 – Present | Gladiator 2020 – Present 

Lower mount is designed for models with or without blind spot monitors. Lower outer placement for JK(U), JL(U) Wrangler and JT Gladiator factory glass.

*Note: We find the lower mount position to have the best additional view of curbs and parking lines vs the upper mounted position. Final Jeep mirror positioning after installation will also have an impact on the view within Extended View™.

Jeep F0600 Series Custom Fit

Upper Mount

 

Wrangler 2007 – Present | Gladiator 2020 – Present 

Upper mount is designed for models without blind spot monitors. Upper outer placement for JK(U), JL(U) Wrangler and JT Gladiator factory glass.

*Note: We find the lower mount position to have the best additional view of curbs and parking lines vs the upper mounted position. Final Jeep mirror positioning after installation will also have an impact on the view within Extended View™.

Jeep F0600 Series Custom Fit

Upper vs Lower Mount

 

Wrangler 2007 – Present | Gladiator 2020 – Present 

Vehicles with blind spot monitoring must do lower mount


Nissan F0400 Series Custom Fit


Upper outer corner placement for Murano, Rogue and Pathfinder.


Ram F0600 Series Custom Fit

1500 4th Generation and Classic WITHOUT Towing Mirrors


Tesla F0130 Series Custom Fit Model 3 and Model S

Upper outer corner placement for Tesla Model 3 and Model S. Rotate into position so the upper and side corners align with your factory mirror.

Please Note: The shape of NXTGEN blind spot mirrors are custom designed to fit your very deep factory plastic Tesla mirror housings and NOT perfectly match the shape of the factory mirror glass. This allows the full range of movement within the factory mirror housing. Due to Tesla build inconsistencies, typical fitment as designed may be slightly impacted on some vehicles. These Tesla build inconsistencies are beyond our control and we appreciate your understanding.

Tesla F0400 Series Custom Fit Model X and Model Y

Lower outer corner placement for Tesla Model X and Model Y. Twist the blind spot mirror and position so the corners and side portions align with your factory mirror.

Mirror Orientation: For left hand drive vehicles, mirror B goes on the driver side and mirror A on the passenger side. Each side will also flip 180 degrees. For right hand drive vehicles, simply reverse.


Highlander (4th Generation) | Toyota RAV4 (5th Generation)

 

Top outer corner placement

While most current model vehicles have completely flat factory mirror glass, or  mirrors with extremely small and thin bezels, the 4th generation Highlander and 5th generation RAV4 uniquely have an extremely thick, prominent bezel around the perimeter of the factory mirror glass. Therefore, our F0130 series for Highlander and RAV4 models take this into consideration. Our custom mirrors are not designed to exactly match the shape of the factory mirror glass, rather they are engineered to fit into the corners of this bezel for a factory-like look with proper installation. By doing this, they do not add to the depth of this bezel and allow the glass to fully move to its maximum range of motion without hitting the inner mirror housing.

Always test fit prior to adhering to the vehicle, to determine the proper positioning. The adhesive strip does not go the edge of our F0130 mirror for these Toyota vehicles. When properly in position, the plastic base of our mirrors will overlap the Toyota bezel, sitting on top of it and the adhesive will stay flush to the factory mirror glass.

Step 1: if your factory mirror is pushed far into the housing, tilt it out for full access.

Step 2: Test fit–Move and rotate the NXTGEN blind spot mirror into position so the top of ours aligns with the top of yours. It should overlap so you only see our frame. Once you have the desired upper fitment, move the mirror over until the side overlaps just like the top. The adhesive is flexible and should stay flat to your factory glass and not go on the bezel for the best adhesion. All outer parts of our mirror edge, including the point in the top corner, should overlap your Toyota bezel.

Step 3: Once you have found the correct placement test fitting, it is time to adhere the mirrors. Make sure you prep the surfaces as seen above on this page. Remove the adhesive backing and hold the mirror with two hands. Keep it just off the glass and move it into the desired position. Once in position, firmly press the mirror against the glass to lock it in and set as described in the general instructions above.

Toyota Sequoia & Tundra

Lower outer corner placement for Toyota Sequoia and Tundra models.

Toyota Sequoia & Tundra Placement  

Mirror Orientation: For left hand drive vehicles, mirror B goes on the driver side and mirror A on the passenger side. Each side will also flip 180 degrees. For right hand drive vehicles, simply reverse.


Universal Fit F0400

The unique angular design of our Extended View™ universal fit model F0400 is intended to better fit more factory mirror types versus the more traditional round, oval or elliptical shape build spot mirrors. Model F0400 may very closely or perfectly contour some factory mirrors, but is not intended to be a custom fit product. For optimal visibility it is recommended to place Extended View™ mirrors on the upper or lower outermost conners of your factory mirrors.