Anyone try these mirror signals?

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  1. BellevilleMXZ

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    Id be interested as well
     
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    States emphatically that it comes with no instructions and says nothing about how to wire them up?

    Interested - but wouldn't want to be the "early adopter"...
     
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    The problem I had with another brand of LED strips was that the wires going to the strips were the tiniest gauge. Now, for home use I guess that would be fine as that is all that is needed to move the current. For vehicle use, with road vibrations, those tiny wires were the failure points at or near the lights.
     
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    I found that to be true of a couple of LED lighting devices I've installed on our sailboat. (retrofitting the old incandescent pictures) The fine wires are tough to work with - not east to splice or even make a good connection when there are only a few strands to work with. Even stripping them requires more precision tools.
     
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    All great points. The plan has to be to solder the wires to an existing larger wire or wire harness, then considering using the liquid electrical tape on both that area and at the point of light attachment. Even then, failures eventually occurred.

    So for these turn signal lights, as long as the installation doesn't mar the finish of the mirror at all - in that one could take them off when one stopped working, and not leave a mark while doing so - might be worth trying out for funsies.
     
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    I have put a few sets of these on different cars without issue. You will find most mirror wiring to be very small anyway, aseverything is very low current. I wish I knew if wiring was in mirror, as if it isn't I'm not interested in trying to run wiring. May try and pop cover off and have a look
     
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    Ordered off Amazon for $50, jumped up to $70 the next day. Claims to have a year warranty. Should be here in a week. Going to give it a try based off these steps Avest Side Mirror install | PriusChat . Having trouble finding the pin ends/molex connector/harness pins so I can route the wires through the empty pin slots in the door connectors.
     
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    Nice !! Let us know how it goes!
     
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    I'm interested also. Keep us posted.
     
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