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    Default My Home-made turn signal mirrors

    I just finished installing these today, I had made them quite some time ago using the glass from my truck's original mirrors. I found that if you drill through the black plastic backing the mirror glass and remove the adhesive foam goes, you can put LEDs behind the mirror glass and have them shine right through.

    I used LEDs I had sitting around from the old 3rd brake light for my canopy. (They aren't great, so thats probably why a tiny little brake light needed 30+ LEDs). This means you can't really see them in the daylight, but they are cool in the dark. I can put up with this considering it didnt cost me anything to do it.

    Here's a video:



    And a picture of the glass when not lit: (Note that these are completely stealth with no cirles in the reflective surface like the factory mirrors)

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    Freebee's are always cool! Nice job.

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    i think that would bother the hell out of me at nite.....ill stck with my plain jane mirrors. but great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clgoch187 View Post
    i think that would bother the hell out of me at nite.....ill stck with my plain jane mirrors. but great job.
    I can see how that could bother you. Personally I like the signal mirrors on pretty much any vehicle, but the dim LEDs I have in mine should help make them less distracting at night, unlike the stock mirrors on my mom's Buick Lucerne, which light up the whole side of the car in red.

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    2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread.
    1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
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    Thats pretty cool, I really like how the LEDs are totally invisible when they're not being used. Good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by TELORVEHC View Post
    Thats pretty cool, I really like how the LEDs are totally invisible when they're not being used. Good work
    Thanks. I like the hidden LEDs too. If I were to do it over again though, I would buy new LEDs and make them bright enough to be useful in the day, but for $0, I'm happy with them

    2001 Silverado Reg. Cab Not-So-Base -- SOLD
    2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread.
    1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
    2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck


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    Wow, good job. They're an option for a reason, but I really like having them on the demos that I get and once you get used to them you miss something at night.

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    Yeah man this is sweet! You may have just saved a lot of people a ton of money! Including myself!

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    if you go to any good hobby store you can get really bright l.e.d.s and they have different colors too. nice job on the mirror i will do the same ting now that i know thanks again.

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    Looks great and I like the cost. How did you wire the lights? Is there power coming in for the signal or did you power in the cab?

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