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overhaulengines 10-28-2010 11:46 PM

Side Mirrors with Flashing Turn Signals
 
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updated 10-29-10

well here is a little experiment so far so good, trying different lighting options, using red LED's. let me know what you think, camera is not that great, it looks brighter than it really is.

ok got them done, 1st video is at night, again camera not that great, the lights look brighter than they really are in the night video. you can tell when you see the tail lights, obviously they are not that bright either.

2nd video is during the day, they look pretty much like the video.

update 1-3-12
here are some shots of others who have do it :)

this is by member 73vette
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...8&postcount=49

and this one by Marine1991
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=51

NOTES how to pop out the mirror to run wires :)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...79&postcount=3



Lupe



ok first pic below is with the LED fished thru the mirror already, i purchase these from autozone. they were the 6 led strip, i cut them to 3. by the way, i'm holding the mirror upside down.

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here i have the door panel off, u can see the 3 nuts that hold the mirror.

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below, u can see the hole at the top of the mirror.

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below, fish 10 gage wire thru bottom toward the top hole in the mirror, i used a small hook, to pull wire out once i saw it

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below, pull wire with LED attached, i taped them

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now fish wire down the door, i had the speaker out so i could easily see it, and then tyrap the wire to the existing mirror wire harness

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below, fish wire thru factory wire loom, you will notice that mine is cut, i had to do this when i installed the vertical doors, so it made it a lot easier for me. now i used the hole from when i remove the original door stopper. if you choose to do this, i'm thinking a small hole will have to be drilled just below the original harness that connect to door because that is an electrical connector.

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wire is now in the car.


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below, i put wire in a loom and taped.

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below, light not on, this is during the day also.

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this is light on. pretty visible:)

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LED mounted to back of mirror,

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once your get the wires inside, you have 2 choices that i know of, the one i chose was the tap into the front blinker wire, the front bulbs are easy to get to and the blue wire is the hot wire. i already had wire previously run into the car from the engine compartment when i had my dual halos hard wired to a switch inside the car. i now have a wireless remote so the wire were already there for me. you can also run them to the tail lights, i guess this way you would have to pull some interior side panels. im sure there is someone here on the forum who might know what wires to tap into without having to go all the way to the back.

well i just got back from our weekly camaro meet, everybody really digged them:D, they looked really cool driving at night, when i turned my blinker on,

lupe

ron10 10-28-2010 11:49 PM

very nice job.

BWProductions 10-28-2010 11:51 PM

COOL!!! Any pictures?

winston2ss 10-28-2010 11:51 PM

Looks nice.

overhaulengines 10-28-2010 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by BWProductions (Post 2493908)
COOL!!! Any pictures?

i will get some pic tomorrow, just finished one side, im tired, dude it look killer in person:D

lupe

BWProductions 10-29-2010 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by overhaulengines (Post 2493923)
i will get some pic tomorrow, just finished one side, im tired, dude it look killer in person:D

lupe

Cool, I really like it, I was hoping that someone would do this rather than the slim ones on the front of the mirror.

96_2010_CAMARO 10-29-2010 09:33 AM

DIY ?

overhaulengines 10-29-2010 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 96_2010_CAMARO (Post 2494665)
DIY ?

just finished. it turn out real well, its about an 8 hr job. I will post more pics tonight and maybe a DIY section.

lupe

AdamCzap 10-29-2010 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by overhaulengines (Post 2495153)
just finished. it turn out real well, its about an 8 hr job. I will post more pics tonight and maybe a DIY section.

lupe

Ummm definitely post on this!!! I would love more info

blackknight 10-29-2010 03:12 PM

MOAR!!! pics

overhaulengines 10-29-2010 10:36 PM

new video and pics in the first post

Lupe

Sevn86 10-29-2010 10:53 PM

I was hoping someone would do this and u did...Looks awesome! Cant wait for the DIY.

overhaulengines 10-29-2010 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Sevn86 (Post 2497015)
I was hoping someone would do this and u did...Looks awesome! Cant wait for the DIY.

well it is DIY, i guess its just not in the DIY section. originally i was just gonna post a few pics. that is why i had it here is cosmetics, but then i decided to get in more details.

lupe

YOUNGnRECKLESS 10-29-2010 11:05 PM

DIY is awesome, just have a question cause I dont know much about the wiring for the mirrors, where did you connect to to have it activate as the blinker? THANKS.

Looks AWESOME. well done

overhaulengines 10-29-2010 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by YOUNGnRECKLESS (Post 2497053)
DIY is awesome, just have a question cause I dont know much about the wiring for the mirrors, where did you connect to to have it activate as the blinker? THANKS.

Looks AWESOME. well done

hello, i tapped into the blinker on the front of the car. i have it written up at the bottom of the first post, :)

lupe

Sevn86 10-29-2010 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overhaulengines (Post 2497052)
well it is DIY, i guess its just not in the DIY section. originally i was just gonna post a few pics. that is why i had it here is cosmetics, but then i decided to get in more details.

lupe

:facepalm: Oops...lol

BWProductions 10-30-2010 12:49 AM

I really like that, nice job!

overhaulengines 10-30-2010 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by BWProductions (Post 2497350)
I really like that, nice job!

thank you

lupe

overhaulengines 11-02-2010 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sevn86 (Post 2497015)
I was hoping someone would do this and u did...Looks awesome! Cant wait for the DIY.

DIY now. Thx mods

Cam 427 11-02-2010 11:59 PM

Very nice!

overhaulengines 11-03-2010 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Cam 427 (Post 2510386)
Very nice!

thx man, i going to post some video with the car being filmed while on the hwy to see what others are seeing.:)

lupe

2SSRS@Gen5diy 11-03-2010 10:44 AM

Nice did you remove the Mirror only and mount the LED,(not the housing the Mirror)

d69chris 11-03-2010 10:50 AM

Good Work!

overhaulengines 11-03-2010 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 2511292)
Nice did you remove the Mirror only and mount the LED,(not the housing the Mirror)

i removed the housing/ mirror assembly, but i did not take the actual mirror out of the housing, see the pics in 1st post, i was able to fish a wire through the assembly with the mirror still installed.:) then with the mirror moved all the way to one side, i was easily able to clean the back of the mirror and glue the LED strip.:)

lupe

khislop007 11-11-2010 04:16 PM

Very cool.:thumbup:


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