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Old 10-28-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Side Mirrors with Flashing Turn Signals

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



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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, they looked really cool driving at night, when i turned my blinker on,

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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COOL!!! Any pictures?
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:56 PM   #5
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COOL!!! Any pictures?
i will get some pic tomorrow, just finished one side, im tired, dude it look killer in person

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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i will get some pic tomorrow, just finished one side, im tired, dude it look killer in person

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Cool, I really like it, I was hoping that someone would do this rather than the slim ones on the front of the mirror.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:33 AM   #7
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 10-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #9
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just finished. it turn out real well, its about an 8 hr job. I will post more pics tonight and maybe a DIY section.

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Ummm definitely post on this!!! I would love more info
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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new video and pics in the first post

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Old 10-29-2010, 10:53 PM   #12
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I was hoping someone would do this and u did...Looks awesome! Cant wait for the DIY.
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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.

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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
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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,

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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.

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I really like that, nice job!
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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.

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

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