Avest Side Mirror install

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by bobthejedi, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. sdhzlgl

    sdhzlgl New Member

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    I compared the Camry, the mirror turn signal is the same, I have already purchased, China, 40 dollars.
     

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    Cool. Good luck with the install

    I have the Prime too and installed the signal mirror. Just read the thread and you figure out the wiring & how to run wires. Is the Camry signal is just signal? If so you can ground the ground wire on the metal part on the door and run a single wire in for the signal. Should be super simple.
     
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    I think I have the TIS diagram for the Camry and it was the same type of diagram for wiring.

    I think its great to have the Camry share parts, I think only the higher tier models get the signal mirror last time I looked though and that one isn't sequential so its not as cool :D
     
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    The new Corolla has signal mirror
     
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    Have completed all but the DRL circuit.
    Really digging the welcome / puddle lights and hoping the signals have more visibility when my bike is on the hitch rack.
    bobthejedi: Thanks for the install howto
     
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    Will the drl’s only work if I connect the black and white cables?
    I have the 4 pair set wired in and the two switches. At this point I left the puddle light
    Black and white wires undone for now and I’m not getting the drl to be on.

    The. ACC wire I used was getting 10.6volts not sure I’d that is causing the problem.

     
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    I see u have a 2012? the 3rd gen prius/2nd gen plug in.

    if its these lights u have
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    The yellow should have constant power, cause its the indicator and alarm lights, so they work when the car is off.

    Green should have ACC 12V because its the DRL.

    Black and white is puddle lights. I connected them to the foot lights in my car, so whenever i open the car via the keyfob they light up, and when the car is in park they turn on, and when i get in gear it turns off.

    The light yellow, pink and purple, thats for the buttons that changes from sequental blinking or constant blinking, and what turns on and off the DRL. U just have to try and short them in eachother like a button would do to turn them on. I have the buttons in my car so i can choose when to turn them on and off, but @sfv41901 for example has just shortned them into eachother in the mirror so he dont have to route those wires into the car.

    if it is the 3rd gen u have i can make a simple diagram showing where i took power.
     
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    Hi! Guess I didn’t update my profile yet! Here is my new babe!

    Just got a 2018 prime!


     
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    Bobthejedi! Can you PLEASE explain the photo you have posted regarding “tap ACC/Negative/Constant”? You instructions are perfect except for this critical explanation. You don’t mention what color wire you have tapped into for either the constant or ACC wire. Then, BOTH red quick connectors have what appears to be a 12 gauge Red wire leading from BOTH connectors, however these are supposed to be connected to the Yellow and Green wires. The photo also is deceiving because we can’t see what color you have tapped into or which one is constant and which is ACC.
    Finally, you were kind enough to post a reference thread to ACC and constant 12 volts because Someone had PM’d you; however, the thread you have linked takes us to a thread about hardwiring a dash cam and the the only wiring the thread discusses is about tapping the ACC FUSE using a fuse tap where as your Avest install didn’t mention anything about tapping the fuse box but instead you have two red wire taps tapping 2 wires. Brother please help me out!
    Thanks!!!



     
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    Hi Arek,

    Yes, I kinda glossed over that one as I already had taps in place which was just convenient for me. You would need fuse taps to do your own or find the ACC/constant wire elseware and tap into those yourself. I believe if you pop off the interior fuse cover, it has a label diagram on the cover for the p outlet and the constant which I believe is normally empty? The 2nd post in that thread has a pic I'll have to check later as I can't remember if it was blank or not, I know for sure the taps are side by side which is a little crowded, but it still works.

    I'm assuming we're using the Avest as those came with instructions as to which goes to which (its the Avest PDF linked in the first post) which has this:

    Yellow->Connect to permanent PS via the harness of the fuse box - So this one should go to Constant 12v
    Green-»DRL lamp plus Connect to the place where you want it to be working together - And this one to ACC

    I think the red wires from this one are supposed to go to their respective "left" and "right" turn signals. This is outlined in the picture with the wiring diagram

    It sounds like you may not be using the Avest, I can't tell? My tutorial is really just supposed to be supplemental to the instructions provided in the paper, though I did try to make it universal to at least figure out the signalling :)
     
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    Just finished on my prime, would've been terrible without the guide, thanks so much.

    For premium trims, there's no yellow and blue wire, use purple and green.

    I took the opportunity to vinyl wrap it gloss black to match the rest of the mirror.

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    Purple and Green for premium trims
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    Also found this nice little spot to install the buttons. A simple pop off the side panel and there's the switches. Doesn't fit perfectly but has stayed, a washer would help.
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    I love these things, only thing is that the bottom panel doesn't fit flush, mine pops out just a bit. Still love them though.

    I'd rate this a 7 out of 10 for toughness. Easy once you get one side done. Layout the wires and they'll explain themselves to you.
     
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    Two of my buddies (Prius and Prius Prime) just completed their Avest sequential turn signals as well.. They both loved it, this is the best Functional mods in my opinion!
     

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