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Turning signals in mirrors

Discussion in 'GM Electrical Tech' started by Red Z71 Max, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I have a truck that is NOT equipped with turning signals in the side mirrors. I was wondering if I purchased new nirrors with the turn signals in them, will they work or is each truck equipped with a special wiring harness for various features??? My 09 had them and I kind of liked them My 11 doesn't and I was thinking about making the upgrade if its possible. Maybe Mike or one the other guys can answer my question!! Thanks
     
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I'm kind of interested in this as well. Of course, I don't have any power or accessory options so I think I will be a little more involved in it but am still curious on what it might take to do this mod.
     
  3. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    There is a good chance if your truck did not come equipped with turn signal mirrors your current mirror harness will NOT be equipped with that feature. Almost all aftermarket turn signal mirrors come with instructions on how to wire them into your existing wiring for the truck turn signals.

    good Luck and post some pics when you get them installed!
     
  4. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I did find that I have the DL8 mirror package on my truck which is power/ heated mirrors. No turn signals or power folding. Just wondering if I getting mirrors with turning signals if they will flash or just plain old not work??
     
  5. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Plug and play brother. They will indeed work. I did this with my tows I have now.
     
  6. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    If you get aftermarket mirrors with turn signal they will have instructions on how to connect the turn signals in the mirror. If you buy OEM it could still be done but require some additional ingenuity to make it work.

    Shawn S

    ---------- Post added at 08:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:27 PM ----------

    Did you have the OEM turn signal mirror and upgraded to the tow mirrors?
     
  7. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Maybe I wasn't clear. Plug them in and the signals will work. No extra wiring....no flash. This mod has been documented countless times on various forums. The signals in my tows work and I only had power/heat before with no signals.
     
  8. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Thank you Blackout 07!!! You answered my question!!
     
  9. ljmueller

    ljmueller Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Yep, Blackout is right. The truck signals are wired to the plug in the door, the plug on the mirror without turns just doesn't have that pin in the plug. That's how mine worked anyway. You should go with the tow mirror upgrade.
     
  10. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Agreed. Tows would look good.
     

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