The njjoe-MO now has signal mirrors!
The installation process was relatively easy. The whole process took about three hours, but if I had to do it again I could probably shave an hour off that.
Removing the door interiors is a piece of cake, especially considering it is the second time I have done it (last year I upgraded the speakers). The mirrors are fastened to the door with three nuts. They are easily removed so you can work on them off the car. The OEM mirror glass pops right off. Installing the new glass was even simpler. Routing the wires through the doors, under the dash and over to the fuse block took some time but it was pretty easy.
The time consuming part was locating the turn signal wires to power the mirrors. I spent close to an hour trying to find the two wires that I needed to tap into. Locating a green wire with a black stripe and a green wire with a yellow stripe in one of five bundles of wires in a small, confined space in 90-degree heat was no easy task (as evidenced by the blood-stained instruction sheet
). However, now that I know where they are I could find and tap into them in about 5 minutes.
The results look good! The LEDS are very bright and can be seen from within the car, which is exactly what I was looking for.
The mirrors are LED and they come on and go off just a fraction of a second quicker than the incandescent turn signal lamps. It is very eye-catching.
It looks like it is time to upgrade my signature again.