Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by CivicSky, Feb 23, 2011.
don't remember any tabs sticking out will check and take a pic..
GPG, here is the pic I took........no tabs sticking out:
hmmmm... It looks like the oem bottom of the mirror is black. The way they put mine together, there is a tab on the bottom part of the white cover that they have lapped over the black bottom, right by the mirror stalk (between the stalk and the lens/light part of the cover). It's just a small tab, but it obviously needs to be stuck inside the mirror instead of poking out. I woulda never noticed it if I wouldn't have been underneath my mirrors doing something out in my garage. Looks like they just missed the slots inside each mirror where those tabs are supposed to stick.
I just purchased my Prius and looking to do this to it. I miss having puddle and signal lights on this car.
did you have an older Prius that had them on it?
I had the gen II that had the signal mirror covers. It didn't have puddle lamps. I have a Lexus that has them both with the power fold.
Had Tommy install mine this weekend. Look amazing and work perfectly. Tommy is really good, took about 80 minutes.
For those that are interested, go here for how I wired up my signal/pilot/puddle lights:
HOW TO DIY: JDM Folding Mirrors with Signals | PriusChat
wow 80 mins that is record time ... but then i guess once you do a few it is alot faster . i just finish putting in the puddle lights and yeah the wire behind ecu is not for the guy with thick fingers or big hand or tall guy.
Here is what i figure out is that the connector that you will be tapping will be the lower one/ connector closest to the floor. What you do is start with the top connector. You place your finger on the top edge of the connector and move little down with fingernail to metal indentation tab and push down then you can push the top edge down and pull the black piece of the connector out and the rest of plug comes out. This is the first time i see this kind of plug. Once you have the top plug out then you proceed to the bottom plug and repeat the process of removal.
Here is example of the metal tab that you push down.
Once you have it off then take the pink/red tape off the connector and for MODEL 2 the blue wire is located between 2 black wires as shown in the following pic from another member here.
Go ahead and tap that blue wire with the black wire from both left and right puddle. I combined the 2 black wire into splice in one end and have one black wire on other end of splice to tap into the blue wire of ecu. Make sure to have the tap atleast 1 inch away from the connector to allow bend of connector into ecu.
Then I combined the 2 white wires from puddle into splice again and one white out of splice going to pin 24 white wire with little red stripe on connector on driver side.
Go ahead and close doors and make sure puddle lights work and then tie wrap and close up all panels.
Man now the car looks nice Glad to finally have it done. I will take a pic of puddle light when i can.
thanks for the writeup! Installed them this week, and great at night. The only negative are the lights are pretty dim during the daytime.
anyone want to sell me their stock blizzard pearl ones? i had my passenger side one crack from my garage. Please PM a price. I also have some Tein Springs that I could do a trade for plus cash on whoever has the covers. Thanks in advance!
I have 2 brand new blizzard pearl covers, but it doesn't have the cut out for the led turn signals
let me know if ur interested
my blizzard pearl painted covers were fading, so I complained to MIT acessories, the paint job was poorly done, he could only refunded me $10 back , total he refunded me $20 for the painted covers
$20 is better than nothing.
$20 is how much the ebay seller charges for the paint job so he got his money back.
i clay bar mines and then put tech wax on top hopefully it lasts
At least he got his back out of how many people including myself
I had a auto body shop paint my side mirror covers and the cost was 140.00 for blizzard.
Tim, I was going over this very long thread preparing to add signal mirrors to my 2012, when I noticed your comment on a tilt passenger mirror. I just successfully added a KP Technologies mirror tilt module and it was pretty easy (although I customized a bit). Without reading every post in every thread, it is hard to tell if you went ahead with this or not. I too liked the tilt function from an old BMW and wanted to try it again.
how did you add the tilt ?
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