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Best wishes to everyone adding this modification. I hope no one else breaks a mirror like I did. It’s amazing how tightly those little clips hold the mirrors on.
 

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Mark for soon-in-the-future project. Thank you guys for being so brave. Please take plenty of pictures and Youtube videos! :D
 

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Teaser: Mirror complete and functional, onto wire fishing. I took lots of pics. Will update when it's complete.
Nice, I have 1 side already fished for me from a previous owner's alarm.


Best wishes to everyone adding this modification. I hope no one else breaks a mirror like I did. It’s amazing how tightly those little clips hold the mirrors on.
You think a squirt of wd might help with removal?
 

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Nice, I have 1 side already fished for me from a previous owner's alarm.




You think a squirt of wd might help with removal?
You could try that. I think it’s real important that you only pull from the inside closest to the clips. I think I let my fingers get to close to the edge of the mirror and it flexed which doesn’t work well for glass. Once you hear a pop you have gotten the first clip free then try to move around the “circle” to get the next one to pop. I think once you have three or four loose the mirror will be free. Here’s a photo of the back side of the mirror showing the clips.
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This part really freaked me out especially because @Pairofkings busted one. I used a different method than the picture I posted on the first page, and it worked out good for me. Your results may vary... I adjusted the mirror up as high as it would go, so I had a gap at the bottom. I put several layers of protective tape on the bottom black plastic. Pushing on the top slightly, Using a flashlight you can just barely see the 2 bottom clips. I went after one of these with a long flat head screwdriver. I was able to pop one clip free and then I could just pull on the mirror plate and it popped off. There are 4 clips, they get kinda lost in the busyness of the mirror i think. I marked them from pairofkings picture above.

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Here i just barely got the clip free from the round mirror actuator. You can see a much bigger gap at the bottom.
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Thanks @Pairofkings for pioneering! His writeup post #12 is solid, I followed it while disassembling, so should you. so I'll just add picture and quick notes. Not sure how many pics I can add so I may make multiple posts.

Remove mirror glass and disconnect heating wires
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4 T15 torx
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Push mirror all the way towards front And remove front cover
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2 black clips hold on the painted cover and black lower cover as a unit. You can't really see them in the pic so I marked the locations Don't remove the body colored clips.
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Pull mirror all the way in towards the driver glass and remove front cover
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3 nuts hold the mirror on.
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There's also one white clip barely visible at the top right. I just pulled gently on the whole assembly and it came off.
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New light assembly connector, male pins inside
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I crimped on some generic female pins to 24" of wire. Covered in heat shrink
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Pins inserted, larger heatshrink then silicone to seal
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Sealed up with heatshrink ready for install
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One single LED lights the whole unit
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Remove 1 screw and 2 body colored clips to remove painted cover
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New cover clipped in.. Install LED held in place with removed screw.
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Remove foam from wire path
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Remove lower cover. Don't just pry up on it like me or you break the clips, doh! Super glue to the rescue. Cover slides off, notice the clips?
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Factory harness goes through a grommet, I drilled a small hole next to it, ran wires sealed with silicone.
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Here i put the mirror back together and tested then installed onto the truck.
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Inside wires running to door, remove foam
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Remove some inner skin to get inside door
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Remove door loom from door. Fish wiring through. Curse, bleed a little. Remember it will all be worth it
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I cut a hole in the grommet that holds on the inner padding and ran wires out the center, then soldered to mirror wires. Leaving a service loop in case I had to cut some off later since there is no clip.
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Positive wire attached at fusebox with a positap. I'll do something better with both grounds when I do the passenger. Works for now though.
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