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Need to tap into the turn signals and parking lights for mirrors, where to find?

Ok, I'm working on a little project, and need to find out how to tap into the turn signals and the parking lights for my mirrors I'm attempting to fit on my truck. Thanks!
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Can't you just splice into them?
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Splice into the wires in an area where they are easy to access and easy to repair. Just run the wire to the mirrors
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Splice into the wires in an area where they are easy to access and easy to repair. Just run the wire to the mirrors
Why yes, of course!

I was hoping somebody would tell what wires to find in the cab of the truck so I don't have wires running all over the place.
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Or you could look at the headlight wiring and trace it up the fender, splice into it, and run 3 feet of wire to each mirror... Not exactly hard to figure out, and very easy to hide in the wire loom
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I was hoping somebody would tell what wires to find in the cab of the truck so I don't have wires running all over the place.
The wires are accessible in the interior. When asking any technical question, please include year/model/engine/trans and other pertinent info. Adding a signature with your vehicle description is a good way to do it.
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The wires are accessible in the interior. When asking any technical question, please include year/model/engine/trans and other pertinent info. Adding a signature with your vehicle description is a good way to do it.
Sorry, I thought I had that stuff on here. I get this place and TRS confused as to what I have going on sig wise.

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Left turn = dark blue/white
behind dash fuse 3 or in the steering column harness (left side).

Right turn = brown/yellow
behind dash fuse 7 or in the steering column harness (left side).

Parking lights = solid brown
at the dimming module or headlamp switch or GEM
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Thanks for the wiring help! Mirrors are wired up and working.
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It took you four weeks to wire them?
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It took you four weeks to wire them?
lol X2
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It took you four weeks to wire them?
I'm in high demand.
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