How Tos / Installations Post or link to your detailed how to / installation articles in here. If you have any questions regarding the how tos, feel free to post them in the Request sub-forum.

S13 Power Folding Mirror Install

Old 05-28-2007, 01:43 PM
  #1  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
positron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Starkville, MS.
Posts: 1,192
S13 Power Folding Mirror Install

After three attempts, I finally installed my power folding mirrors today. Here's the process for those who don't know.

Tools needed:
Phillips head screwdriver
Soldering kit
Electrical tape
Metal coat hanger
Wire cutters
Extra wire
Socket wrench

Name:  IMG_0569.jpg
Views: 883
Size:  92.8 KB
Power folding mirrors with switch. The reason that I failed on the first two attempts to install these mirrors was because my harness was incomplete, so make sure that you have a complete harness or your attempt to install these mirrors will be futileName:  Assimilate.gif
Views: 609
Size:  10.9 KB
Name:  IMG_0510.jpg
Views: 1120
Size:  78.5 KB
The full JDM harness will have 10 wires total. My incomplete harness only had 7...whoops! Name:  slap.gif
Views: 611
Size:  714 Bytes
Name:  IMG_0508.jpg
Views: 752
Size:  80.3 KB
The full 10 wires compose of the following colors-yellow/blue, yellow/black, purple/white, black(for the ground), blue/black, blue/red, blue/white, blue(power folding), green/white, green(power folding). The plain blue and the plain green wires are the two extra wires that control the fold out fold in actions on the JDM mirrors. These are the two wires that you will need to splice and run to the center console. The other wires are exactly like your stock power mirrors if you have them and you will only need to connect the corresponding colors together and solder.
Name:  IMG_0097.jpg
Views: 694
Size:  85.4 KB
The first thing you need to do is disconnect your battery and then gain access to the power mirror harness by removing the trim plate and center console.
Grab the sides of the trim plate and carefully pull to remove it from the dash.
Name:  IMG_0098.jpg
Views: 699
Size:  69.7 KB

Name:  IMG_0099.jpg
Views: 708
Size:  75.4 KB

Name:  IMG_0103.jpg
Views: 665
Size:  52.2 KB
Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the shifter trim plate from your shift boot.
Name:  IMG_0101.jpg
Views: 711
Size:  61.6 KB
Now you'll need to remove the screws on the center console. There's two at the top of the console...
Name:  IMG_0102.jpg
Views: 667
Size:  81.5 KB
and four on the sides of the front and back of the console.
Name:  IMG_0105.jpg
Views: 672
Size:  72.1 KB
Now you can pull the console away from the dash.
Name:  IMG_0106.jpg
Views: 765
Size:  53.4 KB
Before you do, remember to remove the cigarette lighter harness and the ashtray light harness from the underside of the console.
Name:  IMG_0107.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  58.3 KB
Sit the console on the passenger floorboard and out of the way.
Name:  IMG_0109.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  61.0 KB
The mirror harness.
Now you'll need to remove the door panel. If you don't know how, use this thread-S13 Door Panel Removal http://www.club240.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38899

After removing the door panels you'll need to swap out your USDM mirrors with the JDM mirrors.
Name:  IMG_0134.jpg
Views: 722
Size:  58.6 KB
Start by removing the black bases. They pull off with ease.
Name:  IMG_0135.jpg
Views: 663
Size:  50.3 KB
Using a phillips head screwdriver or a socket wrench, remove the three bolts holding the mirrors in and put the JDM mirrors in their place.
Name:  IMG_0516.jpg
Views: 899
Size:  108.2 KB
Now you need to take your stock mirror harness and your JDM harness and match up the corresponding wires.
Name:  IMG_0523.jpg
Views: 694
Size:  100.3 KB
Sloppily connect the wires on your USDM harness to the wires on your JDM harness. At this point it just needs a connection, we want to make sure everything works before we start running any wires or soldering.
Name:  IMG_0132.jpg
Views: 669
Size:  66.6 KB
The JDM mirrors will have a white harness for the power function on the mirrors and a blue harness for the power folding function.
Name:  IMG_0519.jpg
Views: 668
Size:  99.5 KB
The blue harness will have a blue and a green wire, this is where you need to run two extra wires in order for the folding function to work.
Name:  IMG_0529.jpg
Views: 699
Size:  53.3 KB
Go ahead and run the wires to the mirror harness...
Name:  IMG_0532.jpg
Views: 720
Size:  66.1 KB
and the switch harness.
Now that you have everything wired, you need to connect your battery and test the mirror to see if it works properly.
Name:  IMG_0534.jpg
Views: 666
Size:  58.2 KB
If everything goes well...voila! You now have power folding mirrors! Fold in!
Name:  IMG_0533.jpg
Views: 662
Size:  56.2 KB
Fold out!
If your mirrors didn't function at all you might want to check the fuse.
Name:  IMG_0537.jpg
Views: 3660
Size:  80.1 KB
Mine didn't do anything the first time and it turns out that I didn't have a fuse for them.
Name:  IMG_0541.jpg
Views: 2168
Size:  47.9 KB
Now that everything is functioning you can go ahead and run your extra wires thru the door and the dash.
Name:  IMG_0542-1.jpg
Views: 658
Size:  67.5 KB
Remove the kick panel.
Name:  IMG_0543.jpg
Views: 644
Size:  51.5 KB
And the lower column cover.
Name:  IMG_0096.jpg
Views: 663
Size:  83.1 KB
The coat hanger, man's best friend for running wires.
Name:  IMG_0547.jpg
Views: 699
Size:  89.2 KB
First, you need to run the coat hanger thru the rubber grommet on the door.
Name:  IMG_0548.jpg
Views: 669
Size:  52.5 KB
Out.
Name:  IMG_0549.jpg
Views: 655
Size:  53.1 KB
Tie the wires.
Name:  IMG_0550.jpg
Views: 658
Size:  90.3 KB
Pull them thru.
Name:  IMG_0551.jpg
Views: 665
Size:  63.5 KB
Now run the hanger thru the rubber grommet for the inside.
Name:  IMG_0554.jpg
Views: 687
Size:  65.1 KB
Tie the wires.
Name:  IMG_0555.jpg
Views: 658
Size:  70.6 KB
Pull the wires thru.
Name:  IMG_0556.jpg
Views: 664
Size:  58.3 KB
Before you go any further tie the wires at the door to something so that they don't get pulled through the door while you're tugging away on the other side.
Name:  IMG_0557.jpg
Views: 664
Size:  87.6 KB
Almost done. Run the hanger through the center console and out the bottom of the dash near the gas pedal.
Name:  IMG_0558.jpg
Views: 704
Size:  76.3 KB
Finally, tie the wires and pull them through the center console. Now that you have the extra wires ran, you need to tie everything together again and test one last time to make sure that the mirrors still function.
Name:  IMG_0146.jpg
Views: 654
Size:  68.1 KB
If they do you can start cutting, soldering and shrink wrapping where it is required. If you don't know how to solder, read this very informative thread(props to Durdan) How To Solder Like A Man! http://www.club240.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39061
Name:  IMG_0570.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  90.1 KB
Repeat the procedure for the passenger side, secure the wires that you ran under the dash and the console.
Name:  IMG_0564.jpg
Views: 688
Size:  64.3 KB
Put everything back together and you're done.
Name:  IMG_0563.jpg
Views: 650
Size:  74.9 KB
You now have power folding mirrors.Name:  pimpin.gif
Views: 586
Size:  398 Bytes

Last edited by positron; 10-02-2008 at 01:38 AM.
positron is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 01:53 PM
  #2  
Contributing Member
iTrader: (1)
 
ryguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Highland, IN (Chicago)
Posts: 2,288
Nice write up man. I see you are a complete JDM ***** lol. Do you have all the correct sensors for that climate control too? And I take it thats the JDM cupholder? Does it actually hold drinks with that angle? I like how it all looks. Again, nice write up man. Makes me want folding mirrors.
ryguy is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 01:54 PM
  #3  
Contributing Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Biggamehit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Misawa, Japan
Posts: 5,091
Good work bro.. good wiring job.. i see you are **** about wiring just like me..

good work
Biggamehit is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 02:31 PM
  #4  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
positron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Starkville, MS.
Posts: 1,192
Originally Posted by ryguy View Post
Nice write up man. I see you are a complete JDM ***** lol. Do you have all the correct sensors for that climate control too? And I take it thats the JDM cupholder? Does it actually hold drinks with that angle? I like how it all looks. Again, nice write up man. Makes me want folding mirrors.
Ry guy, I hate I got that friggin' cupholder. On a good day it might hold a RedBull. It cringes in fear at the 44 oz. Big Gulps us "fat Americans" like to consume. I have all the sensors for the digi-unit but I don't have A/C so the auto function is useless at this time. Airman Jackson, I know nothing of wiring, I'm praying my car doesn't burst into flames while I'm sleeping tonight. Thanks for the input guys!
positron is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 03:47 PM
  #5  
Contributing Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Biggamehit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Misawa, Japan
Posts: 5,091
you could have fooled me.. u did a good job of routing the wire properly
Biggamehit is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 04:15 PM
  #6  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
positron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Starkville, MS.
Posts: 1,192
Thanks. I tried to do it as properly as I could.
positron is offline  
Old 05-28-2007, 04:46 PM
  #7  
Contributing Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,069
nice write up. you need to make a ride thread mang.
MS!3 is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 12:09 PM
  #8  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
positron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Starkville, MS.
Posts: 1,192
Update!!!

Name:  IMG_0638.jpg
Views: 646
Size:  64.7 KB
When running the wires on the passenger side...
Name:  IMG_0639.jpg
Views: 645
Size:  63.2 KB
make sure you close up the rubber grommets and replace the foam sealing the opening to prevent any chances of water getting in and onto your ECU which is directly below this opening.
Name:  IMG_0642.jpg
Views: 670
Size:  68.5 KB
Name:  IMG_0643.jpg
Views: 729
Size:  55.8 KB
Name:  IMG_0740-1.jpg
Views: 647
Size:  45.2 KB

Last edited by positron; 06-08-2007 at 06:17 AM.
positron is offline  
Old 06-11-2007, 03:45 PM
  #9  
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1
did you have any issues with the positioning of the mirrors? just wondering about switching from a rhd to a lhd while using the jdm folding mirrors. i have them for my S14 but havent hooked them up yet.
Nicks240sxt is offline  
Old 06-12-2007, 06:58 AM
  #10  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
 
positron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Starkville, MS.
Posts: 1,192
No, I haven't had any problems. The only thing is that the viewpoints are slightly different. Everything on the JDM mirrors looks smaller and closer than on the USDM mirrors but you can swap out the glass itself from the housing and solve this problem. I would have done it but I've gotten use to it as it is.
positron is offline  
Old 06-12-2007, 09:02 PM
  #11  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SoCal 909
Posts: 57
great writeup. i just picked up a set for my s14. this will be very helpful for the install.
PXRacing is offline  
Old 06-27-2007, 10:58 AM
  #12  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SoCal 909
Posts: 57
Originally Posted by Nicks240sxt View Post
did you have any issues with the positioning of the mirrors? just wondering about switching from a rhd to a lhd while using the jdm folding mirrors. i have them for my S14 but havent hooked them up yet.
I just finished installing these on my S14 and there are some differences in the positioning of the mirrors. The adjustments of the mirror are meant for someone sitting on the right side. Some things that I've notice is the drivers mirror can't go to the left as far as you would like. The passenger mirror can't look at the ground.
PXRacing is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
whowutwut
For Sale - Interior / Exterior / Sound / Styling
2
05-19-2008 05:09 AM
NVDCustomsBrian
NA Motor
0
12-05-2004 04:51 PM
dantang
Private For Sale / Wanted
3
11-10-2004 11:56 AM
DrifterXJDM
Show and Shine
4
07-20-2004 07:25 PM
3S Drifter
Service, Parts & Tuning Review
1
01-15-2004 10:03 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: S13 Power Folding Mirror Install


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.