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So, I put Leds in my mirrors...

So I figure I get around installing the LEDs in my mirrors, hopefully when I get some time I can make a How to, along with the clutch job one. Anyhoo, i got these off embay, I forgot the price, but it was cheap. the only think i hate about them is the wires are redonklously small, So it would be a great idea to soder the suckers to something with some thinckness to it.



9 Led Strip the tape overs the wires sodered and covered with head shrink tubing.



Close up

Now with these aftermarket mirriors, You are gonna have to find a way to pop the retaining clips hanging onto the motor, The good thing is you can do em with a scredriver and some pressure, Just be mindful of the mirror.











Close up of the clips




and Off



Here are the clips



door panel off



3 bolts that hang on the mirror (11mm)



After I took them off, I figured this would be a perfect time to fix my ghetto wiring I did when i first installed my mirrors, So I grabbed some flux, Soder and the Iron and went to work





Close up, Yep, it was bad



During



and done.

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Now it was time to set the LEDs in with the epoxy, I kinda winged it, aside from putting the mirror n and eyeballing how far it goes back, so it can still move if I needed to adjust it.



the epoxy, harbor freight special stuff



Set in


And back on the door with the mirror on,


Close up


I decided to run the wire down though the grommit leading to the cab, then took the wires and used a bolt on the fender as a ground and one of the wires on the turn signal connector as the power for it



On


Off
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Now for the other side




OFF



While working on the stuff, I finally got my LEDs for my Dome light and OHC, Woot.


Setting the LED in


fixed wiring


Pressing in the glass, Just take your time and slowly press it on, Don't want to break it


Glass inn


Running the wiring


ON


For the Right side I tapped into the bottom wire of the Right front turn signal connector


On the Left, I tapped into the top wire


And all Done! (Ignore the little minion of a sister)


After that, I installed the LEDs in the dome light, Holy hell they are bright!




Well, Bout it for now guys!
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Nice idea with the directional, good info on the mirror removal, always good to see it done.

Looks good.
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Nice idea with the directional, good info on the mirror removal, always good to see it done.

Looks good.
Thanks Scrambler! I just need to clean it up and see about putting it into the how to section
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just a thought, why dont you trace down the wires under the dash for the power? only reason i suggest this is vampire clips get full of water and rust which will happen over about 6 months.

saves you having headaches down the road. i like the idea, might try it myself.
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Thanks Scrambler! I just need to clean it up and see about putting it into the how to section
If you do an "How-To" make sure to mention the method of removing the glass, I broke two before giving up, I still need to my 06 Mirrors.
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Nice work... that looks good!
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