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Need to extend your line of vision while towing? We offer custom-fit towing mirrors for many vehicles with a simple slip-on installation by CIPA, K Source, Longview and Original Custom Towing Mirrors. The extended mirrors offer the additional reach you need to view those hard-to-see areas on the rear and side of your trailer. Or, add a pair of OEM replacement extendable mirrors and keep your vehicle riding in style when towing and driving around town.

View the complete list of custom towing mirrors and OEM extendable mirrors we offer for your vehicle by entering the year, make, and model to the left. Don't forget to add a hot spot mirror for even more visibility!





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1996 Ford Questions and Answers


  • Can an Edge Evolution Programmer be Used on More than One Truck
  • For programmers like # EP85401 and really any programmer, to prevent people from just passing around the programmer it can only be tuned to one vehicle at a time. To move it to a different vehicle that it is also compatible with it will have to be re-registered with Edge for a fee.
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  • Transmission Cooler Options for a 1996 Ford F-250 with 7.3 Liter Diesel Engine
  • We currently have 6 transmission coolers that are recommended for your 1996 Ford F-250 with 7.3 liter diesel engine. I have included a link to them below. Even though the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit with Fan, -6 AN Inlets - Class V, # D13960, is not on that list, transmission coolers are not technically vehicle specific, so you could install it on your truck with the proper sized fittings. The D13960 comes with -6 AN x 3/8 inch hose barb adapter and one of the recommended...
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  • Where is the Brake Controller Port on a 1996 Ford F250 7.3
  • For most applications, the factory plug for installing a brake controller is located beneath the dash, near the center console. You will need to remove the lower dash panel underneath your steering wheel to access it. Check out the picture I attached to see it pointed out. I also attached an install video for you to check out as well. The wiring harness part # 3035-P that you referenced will plug into this port and will wire to your brake controller.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • We offer a Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P that would plug into the brake controller connector located under the dash, near the steering column. You will be looking for a 6 prong rectangular plug, which is usually located either near the diagnostic port or alongside the radio as shown in the FAQ article and install video I've linked for you.
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  • Transmission Cooler and Temperature Gauge Recommendations for a 1996 Ford F-250, F-350
  • You will want to keep the factory transmission cooler and use the aftermarket one to supplement the cooling rather than just replace the factory cooler. The idea is that, working together, an aftermarket cooler and the factory cooler will be more efficient and cool the transmission fluid better than just one cooler working alone. We do have a handy analog gauge you can use to monitor the transmission fluid temperature. Take a look at the Derale Temperature Gauge Kit, # D13009. This gauge...
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  • How to Determine if a 1996 Ford Explorer XLT Has a Factory Tow Package
  • Ford Explorers with the tow package will have a plug hanging underneath the vehicle. The plug is usually located in the rear of the Ford Explorer on the drivers side. However, the plug can also be found on the passengers side and sometimes even on both sides. The small gray connector is usually covered with a red plug (see attached picture), but the colors and styles of caps do vary. About 90 per cent of the Ford Explorers came with the tow package. I am including a link to a video of...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch for 1996 Ford Bronco Interfere with Larger Gas Tanks
  • We don't have any fit notes for having to drop the fuel tank or have any other tank interference of your 1996 Ford Bronco to install a Class III hitch like the # 75038. I did some googling and found that one guy had to fishwire his hardware through the frame to get around the fuel tank but that's really not that difficult. For a bolt leader to do this you would need the part # 80101-1. I attached a help video on fishwiring for you to check out as well.
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  • Roof Rack for Carrying Kayak on 1996 Ford Bronco
  • The Gutter Feet, part # TH300 along with the 65 inch load bars, part # THLB65 is what Thule recommends for your 1996 Bronco. Installing the load bars on the rain gutters (which are only located on the front portion of the roof above the doors) will give you a bar spread (distance between the front and rear load bar) of only 20 inches, which is shorter than recommended for carrying a long object such as a kayak. If you were to use part # TH542, you would be able to mount one load bar...
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  • Will CIPA Towing Mirror # 11000 and Longview Towing Mirrors # LVT-2000 Fit 1996 Ford F-350 Dually
  • Both the CIPA Custom Towing Mirror # 11000 and the Longview Custom Towing Mirrors # LVT-2000 are compatible fits for your 1996 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Long Bed Dually. Instruction details for the Longview mirrors are linked to this page. The product page for each towing mirror will show the type of factory mirror they will fit. Both mirrors are basically the same in appearance and in that they require no tools to assemble and can be placed over your factory OEM mirrors with little difficulty....
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  • Location of Trailer Turn Signal Fuses and Tow Lamp Relay In 1996 Ford F-350 with Towing Package
  • The fuses and relays for the trailer turn signals for your 1996 Ford F-350 are located in the power distribution box. The fuse for the trailer right-hand stop and turn lamp is in location 6. The fuse for the trailer left-hand stop and turn lamp is in location 7. The relay for the trailer tow lamps is relay 4. The fuse for your truck's turn lamps is in location 7 in the fuse box.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • For 1997 the F-250 Super Duty bed remained the same as the 1996 models. An F-250 truck will use the VG-100 Fifth Wheel Tailgate if it is a Super Duty pickup. If you have a F-250 LD pickup then the part number you need is VG-97-4000. The ID in the door jamb is the production date for your pickup. Auto manufacturers start building the next years model mid year usually. That means your 1997 was built after the model change but in 1996 most likely. You should find the Super Duty or Light...
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  • Replacement Side-View Mirror Options for a 1986 Tioga Arrow by Fleetwood
  • I pulled one of our CIPA Universal Door Mount Mirrors, # CM45000, and took some measurements for you. The distance from the top mounting bar to the closest edge of the mirror is 8-3/4 inches. From that same bar to the center of the mirror is 13-1/4 inches (see photo). Once this mirror is installed and the final angle adjustments are set, you may only have about half of the mirror extending past the extended sides of the RV. Another option that you may be interested in is the CIPA...
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  • Is there a Difference Between Black Butyl Sealant and Loctite Urethane Sealant
  • Thanks for your recent purchase! Send pictures of your vintage trailer if you would like. The Camco RV White Butyl Tape # CAM25013 and Loctite Urethane kit # RVIKIT100 will both provide the sealant necessary to install your roof vents. The # RVIKIT100 will include screws and the sealant can be painted 72 hours after setup. Really it's personal preference, but since you are doing a vintage trailer restoration, I would go with the kit that includes the screws.
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  • Trailer Brake Lights Do Not Work When Connected have a 96 ranger with seprate turn and brake
  • Whenever any type of adapter like # PK12716 is used to mate different types of connectors on the vehicle and trailer, connection problems can develop because of all the extra contact points. The best way to go is to install a new connector on the trailer that directly matches that on the tow vehicle so that you can avoid using an adapter. This is easily done by using a junction box like # 38656 and a new 7-way plug like # H20044. All you need to do is verify the function on each trailer...
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  • What is the Bolt Hole Spacing on Curt Trailer Hitch # C15300 for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is measure the width of the frame on your 1996 Ford F-250 to determine the width of the frame. Measure from the outside on one side to the outside on the other side. Trailer hitch # C15300 is made for trucks with a frame width of 37-1/4 inches. I have included a picture that shows the measurements between all the holes on the hitch, center to center. I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2416. It comes with a ball mount, 2...
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  • Mounting Surface to Top of Hitch Opening on B&W Trailer Hitch BWHDRH25198
  • From where the B and W hitch part # BWHDRH25198 attaches to the frame of a truck down to the top of the hitch opening measures 7-3/8 inches.
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  • Where Do You Install 5th Wheel Hitch on 1996 Ford F-250
  • In order to install a fifth wheel hitch in your 1996 Ford F-250, you will need a set of base rails like part # RP30035. The first rail will sit 32-1/2 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. You will then use the fifth wheel itself to position the second rail. I have attached a snap shot of the instructions as well as a video link to give you a basic understanding of installation.
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  • Holding Trailer Doors Open Using Plungers or Hook and Keeper Holders
  • Regarding the man door and the awning, is there any way that you can attach the plunger style holder, # DH605, to the support are for the awning that is causing the interference? Otherwise, you could use something like the hook and keeper, # 383400. If they were placed near the door hinges you could probably configure it to hold the door open where it will not interfere or shut. The same thing for the rear barn doors. The stress on the door keepers would be greater the closer they are...
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  • Will Installation of Curt Class IV Hitch # 14001 on 1996 Ford Bronco Require Drilling
  • Yes, the Curt Class IV hitch # 14001 that you referenced will require drilling for installation on your full size 1996 Ford Bronco. It will fit your truck as long as it does not have a roll pan bumper. In addition the installation may require you to reposition the bumper slightly upward and also possibly reposition the spare tire. At right I have linked for you the written installation instructions as well as a video.
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  • Recommended Trailer Harness Wiring For 1996 Ford F-250 To Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There are a few scenarios here. If you have a factory-installed 4-way connector then that makes a difference down the road when installing a brake controller. There may be a brake controller port under the dash on your F-250 and an adapter can be used with a brake controller. The first thing you want to do is find out if your 4-way connector is operational. If it is working, that may save you some money. You can use a circuit tester like part # 3808 for that. Have someone sit in the...
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  • Replacement Fan Motor for Fan-Tastic Vents 4000-Series Roof Vent
  • You can use part # FVK8017-00 to replace the bow-tie bracket, motor, and fan blade for your Fan-Tastic Vent 4000-series roof vent.
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  • Does Gas Tank of 1996 Ford Bronco Have to Drop to Install Trailer Hitch
  • We don't have any fit notes for having to drop the fuel tank of your 1996 Ford Bronco to install a Class III hitch like the # 75038. I did some googling and found that one guy had to fishwire his hardware through the frame to get around the fuel tank but that's really not that difficult. For a bolt leader to do this you would need the part # 80101-1. I attached a help video on fishwiring for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Tie-Downs for 1997 Jayco Pop-Up Truck Camper for 1996 Ford F-150 with Full-Size Bed
  • For your 1996 F-150 I suggest the Brophy Camper Hold Down Kit, part # HSSF. This is a set of four powder-coated 3/8-inch thick steel hold-down brackets that comes complete with hardware and pads to protect your F-150 paint. These install without drilling; they do not mount in the stake pockets, but instead wrap around the bed rails and use the inside of the truck bed as the support point. If you need hardware to secure the camper to the tie-downs, I suggest the Brophy hardware kit, part...
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  • Dimensions of Bargman 5th Wheel and Gooseneck 90-Degree Pigtail Harness # 51-97-407
  • I pulled a sample of the Bargman 90-Degree Pigtail Harness # 51-97-407 from our warehouse so I could take the measurement you require. As shown in the linked photo the distance from the rear surface of the mounting flange to the 90-degree bend is 3-3/8-inches.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
  • For your specific vehicle I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75083. I have included a video that shows this product being installed on a 1996 Ford Explorer. For wiring I also suggest the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 118345 if you do not have a tow package. If you do have a tow package then use Tow Package Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 118241. I also have a video of this wiring being installed on a 1996...
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  • Will the HitchMate Cargo Stabilizer Bar # HE4016-4017 work with Bed Liners
  • Yes, the cargo stabilizer # HE4016-4017 that you referenced will work with a bed liner like what you have in your 1996 Ford F250. You will be able to adjust the tension of this stabilizer tight enough to the sides of your truck bed. The rubber feet of the unit will provide excellent grip. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 1996 Ford F250 w/ 6-1/2 Foot Bed Towing Northwood Arctic Fox 27-5L
  • If you had the long bed (8 feet) model, the set-up you propose would work just fine. However, if you have the short bed you'll need to use the sliding version of the Titan, # RP30870 in order to prevent the rear of the cab from being struck by the fifth wheel. Normally, you'd keep the hitch slid all the way forward to keep the trailer pin weight centered in front of the rear truck axle. During low speed maneuvering, you'll slide the hitch to the rearward position, to allow maximum clearance...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1996 Ford F-250 With 8 Inch Step Bumper
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W about your 1996 Ford F-250 Powerstroke. They were unable to tell me anything about the Luverne 8 inch bumper you have on your F-250 but did offer some other advice. The trailer hitch designed to fit your truck I recommend is part # BWHDRH25198. This trailer hitch is a fit for a truck with a deep drop bumper. When I looked at the installation instructions it states that this trailer hitch will fit your year and model truck with a 10 inch drop bumper. My...
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  • Brake Controller Installation and Recommendation for a 1996 Ford Bronco
  • At this time we have not had he chance to video a brake controller installation on a 1996 Ford Bronco. I do have some information that will be helpful though. If your Bronco has a factory 7-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle or if you have a factory tow package there will be a plug along the left frame rail behind the rear bumper. If this plug is present then you can look for a brake controller connector under the dash above the transmission hump. This connector will match up to...
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  • Does Gas Tank have to be Removed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 1996 Ford Bronco
  • Since access to the frame is blocked on your 1996 Ford Bronco what you can do is fishwire in the bolts and spacer blocks by using a large enough access hole for the frame or, if no hole exists, you could make a hole through which to run the bolts and blocks using fishwire # 80101-1. I have linked a help article that has a section that explains fishwiring. Looking through the other hitches for your Bronco all of them attach to the bottom of the frame rails in the same manner so if fishwiring...
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