Turn Signals in Mirrors (M3 style)

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  1. Quik LS

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    M3 Mirrors



    I've wanted to update my mirrors to M3 looking mirrors for a while.

    Here's what I did:
    - purchased the el'cheapo mirros from e-bay

    - then I cut out the clear signal window lens
    - I then 'trimmed' the lens with a dremel tool
    - I took my LS mirrors off my car
    - I then cut a hole in my LS mirror housing
    - I then epoxy’ed the clear lens in the hole

    Here's the result:


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      more outside pics:

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      I then:
      - wired in two amber bulbs into the mirror interior housing
      - one pointed to the outside (toward the clear lens)
      - one pointed inside

      I also drilled in 3 puddle lights:
      - one toward the clear lens
      - two in the bottom of the mirror housing


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      I then wired the lights up:

      Here's the diagram for the turn signals:


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      Here's the driver's door:

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      Here's the passenger door:

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      Hooking up the signal wires were tricky - as the LS uses a multiplex wiring system - there is a Front Electronics Module:

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      night time puddle light pics:

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      HOLY Toledo again what a job, want to fly to Ohio and install a set in mine!?

      Nice work great discreption and detail!

      -Scott-
       
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      Pic of the turn signals:

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      to Add LED V-Signals in your mirrors:

      while you are at it:

      LED V Turn Signal Mirrors



      I followed the instructions posted a while ago from the Taurus Club:

      http://www.taurusclub.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=106


      I purchased :
      - 12,000mcd RED LEDs off e-bay (100 LEDs for $18)
      - 560ohm resisters from Radioshack

      I then
      - soldered 9 LEDs in parallel into a V and attached a resistor to one leg
      - covered them in glue to keep it water tight
      - pulled the mirror out of the housing
      - pulled the mirror out of the plastic holder
      - peeled the heater pad off the corner of the mirror (and cleaned the glue goop off the mirror)
      - cut enough of the plastic housing away to mount the LEDs
      - filled the cavity with black silicon sealant (to keep it water tight)
      - attached the LEDs to the turn signal wires (already in my mirror from my earlier project)

      took a couple of hours - but pretty easy.


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      Oh yeah! I remember this project. Very nice and detailed instructions. Looks good!
       
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      I think we all need to find a cool custim project to try to one up Quik.
       
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      Dont think it can be done!! WTF do you do for a living again Quik? :Beer
       
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      lookin good Quik, the mans a genius :Beer
       
    • GrayGhost1

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      He's a hitman with the Mafia!
       
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      :Beer
       
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      Quik do you still have this on your car? I was thinking of doing it myself and it looks kind of hard.

      Has anyone else done this?
       
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      sure - those are the stock mirrors so they are on the car.

      I think itsnotmydaddys did the LED Vs.
      I don't think anyone else tried the M3s....
       
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      I might give this a try. I guess now I have to find the cheap ones on ebay so I can take them apart.
       
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      Would you like to make me some.
       
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      wow quik, im impressed, this is some GREAT work!
       
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      nice stuffers :-D
       
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      Awesome job :) .
       
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      threads never die there just brought up like its yesterdays topic... when its actually been 3 years
       

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