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Thunderbolt mirror gloating



Yeah, I spent the money for a pair of Thunderbolt mirrors. The mirrors themselves were cheap enough, but the shipping was more than the product. So after lying to myself that I would NEVER spend that much to ship two pieces of glass, here they are. Next warm weekend and these puppies are gonna get installed!
 
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Sweet!
 
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What did they rack you?

How ya gonna make the >'s work?
 
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The mirrors were on sale for $24.99... they stuck me with $29.81 shipping via UPS (California to Indiana). I checked on shipping if I were doing it and it could have gone for $10.50, so they are making a nice profit off the "shipping" as well. I would rather think I am paying $40 for the mirrors and reasonable shipping, than getting screwed without a kiss... LOL

It is easy to connect the signal part of the mirror. You tap into the harness under the dashboard:

LH Side: LG/WH
RH Side: WH/LB
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Simple enough, right?
 
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Old 01-22-2017
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Well, it was really nice for January here in Southern Indiana... 65 degrees. So I took this opportunity to install my new Thunderbolt mirrors.



Thunderbolts FTW!!!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by mhoward View Post
Well, it was really nice for January here in Southern Indiana... 65 degrees. So I took this opportunity to install my new Thunderbolt mirrors.

Thunderbolts FTW!!!!!!
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Look GOOD!

How much of a PITA was it to swap those? I've known people to hava hard time getting the old glass out without breakin/loosin the little white pegs that they snap into............
 
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Thanks! Funny thing about that. The physical installation was retard simple, but was nothing like the instructions that came with the mirrors. You tip the mirror all the way up and use a screwdriver to twist in a slot. The glass then pulls right out. I removed the mirrors and fed the signal wires through where the power adjust wires go, so I knew they would be clear of moving parts. Even running the wires through the door boots went very quick. Yeah, God smiled on me for this project and made it go pretty smooth. I did all the work myself except for the two positive wires. My eyesight is total crap and I can't discern colors very well in low light (under the dash). So my awesome son (TheArcticWolf1911) found the wires in the harness and made the connections for me. Of course, he said it would cost me one new AR-15 in exchange for the work! LOL
 
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Nice I have a set on my ranger and my Explorer they are good units.
 
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Yes, I am quite pleased with the quality of the product and it came with everything you need to complete the install... mirror glass, wiring, splice connectors and instructions. The instructions for changing out the mirror glass were for a manual mirror, but it is simple and easy enough to do anyway. Loves me sum Thunderbolt mirrors! LOL
 
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