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    Default Towing mirrors on 1500 question

    Im thinking about getting the 2500 tow mirrors and putting them on my 2009 1500. my question is, does everything hook up and work properly . my truck has power and heated rear view mirrors now.
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    Yep it is a direct bolt and swap as long as you get power heated towing mirrors.. there are a few guys that have done this on here.
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    X2....On what Murdog94 has mentioned,about Power and Heated Mirror's bolting up.

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    I am looking at doing this in the near future on my '08 1500. I have also researched that if you have the DL8 mirrors which are power and heat and you get the tow mirrors that have power, heat and turn signal that all the wires are already there for that. Are you going to go the OEM mirror or a company like Kool Vue?

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    Just installed the Kool Vues...everything hooked right up easily and fits nice. Turn signals and mirror adjustments work, but I still need to test the heater part (haven't thought about how to do that yet though). So far, I am very impressed with their function, features, and especially the added overall look to my truck.


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    Hi everyone

    I'm picking up the K-Source tow mirrors for my 2006 Sierra (SLE2 Nevada) 1/2 ton. They had the 'heated, power, w/signals". We tow alot during the spring and summer and had to get pair for towing our trailer. The stock mirrors just don't cut it, even if you pick up the slip-on mirrors. I find the vibrate a little too much.
    One question about the mirror harnesses on the Sierra. I pulled the passenger mirror away from the door on the weekend and noticed the stock wire harness was zip strapped, and tucked up into the mirror so I couldn't find the electric connections. Are the two connections for the stock mirrors inside the mirror or tucked away behind the door panel? Just trying to sort it out before I recieve the mirrors.
    Thanks

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbolivar View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'm picking up the K-Source tow mirrors for my 2006 Sierra (SLE2 Nevada) 1/2 ton. They had the 'heated, power, w/signals". We tow alot during the spring and summer and had to get pair for towing our trailer. The stock mirrors just don't cut it, even if you pick up the slip-on mirrors. I find the vibrate a little too much.
    One question about the mirror harnesses on the Sierra. I pulled the passenger mirror away from the door on the weekend and noticed the stock wire harness was zip strapped, and tucked up into the mirror so I couldn't find the electric connections. Are the two connections for the stock mirrors inside the mirror or tucked away behind the door panel? Just trying to sort it out before I recieve the mirrors.
    Thanks

    Tony
    Tony........Are you asking about the connection from mirror to the wiring harness connection??...if that is what you are asking then below are a few of pictures showing the connection for the mirror's....so you can see what you are looking for and where they are located.








    Hope the pictures help you out.
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    Thanks for the reply

    Yes, I'm wondering where the wires disappear after they leave the mirrors into the door. Behind the door panel ?

    Here is an image of the harness leaving the mirror. My first impression was the connector would have been located here.

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    Thanks

    Tony
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    5.3Lt 3.73 rear Automatic
    28-ft Travel Trailer for all those family vacations

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbolivar View Post
    Thanks for the reply

    Yes, I'm wondering where the wires disappear after they leave the mirrors into the door. Behind the door panel ?

    Here is an image of the harness leaving the mirror. My first impression was the connector would have been located here.

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    Thanks

    Tony
    Ya.....the wiring drops down the door panel...just a a little bit...and then you'll see the Connection......you will need to remove the door panel to get to it.

    MIKE


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    Hi

    I've attached a larger image.

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    The connector must be behind the door panel ?

    Thanks

    Tony
    2006 Sierra-Nevada Edition SLE Crew cab 4x4 short box
    5.3Lt 3.73 rear Automatic
    28-ft Travel Trailer for all those family vacations

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