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Adding Side Mirror Turn Signals


ntoda00

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I currently have the DB5Z-17682-DB side mirrors. According to Ford's description it's "Base Limited XLT Sport ; Dual Power/Heated Mirrors Mic, Less Side Marker Lamps, (+) North American Markets; RH, Black". I wanted to add the Side Marker Lamps (Turn Signals) into it. I assume that you could either tap off the existing wiring harness (if it's there) or run a new cable tap off the actual turn signal lines to power up. What I need to know is how do I go about adding the Side Marker Lamps (Turn Signals)? Anyone have any disassembly instructions for the side mirror?
 


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I would tend to agree with you Mark. I doubt that the signal light portion can be added to the mirror. It looks like it is integrated into the mirror's design. Trying to add it looks like it would require cutting into the body of the mirror.
I believe the mirror on the Base model is the only one that doesn't have the built in signal lamps. Going by the OP's post, I guess the PI model doesn't either although I have seen pictures of some PI with the integrated signals.

Peter
 




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You're correct, Peter. The PIs do not have integrated mirror signals. I've done some installs on them, so that I'm sure of. When looking at one that has them, they look like their manufactured with them. I'm not sure exactly how they're mounted, so I can't speak with certainty, but I'd be willing to bet it wouldn't work easily, if at all.

But hey, anything is possible with enough time and money... My suggestion would be finding one that is totaled that has them and buy them from there.
 




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I am attempting adding turn signal mirrors to my 2017 PIU. The mirrors are physically interchangeable with the non-signal, non-heated mirrors currently on the vehicle. I know that, on some Ford products, these features can be enabled by re-programming the driver's door module; however, reading my configuration with Forscan, no driver's door module appears to be present. Can anyone advise if these functions (heated mirrors, turn signals, puddle lamps) require programming, or additional wiring?
 




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Mirror heat will work without doing anything. I've installed heated mirrors and they work. I cant get the puddle or turn signals to work though.
 




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Thank you. I'll take up the signal/puddle issue on Forscan's forum.
 




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Has anybody been successful in trying to upgrade their heat-only outside mirrors to the OEM unit that also includes the exterior turn signals, on a 5th-generation XLT?

I'd love to be able to do that (even if it involves FORScan programming)... but I have my doubts that it could be possible on my own 2018 XLT.

I lack this confidence because a while back, I had been hoping to upgrade my front door scuff plates to the ones that have the lighted "Explorer" name in them... only to find that my car was totally lacking in having the small harness and connector for that option in the kickpanels. I therefore worry that the connectors plugged-in to my heated power mirrors are also lacking in the proper wiring to allow a simple plug-in for the better-featured OEM mirror.

While I have searched the forums for this subject, any info available seemed to cover only Generation 3 and lower. Has anybody been able to do this upgrade, on the more basic Gen-5 XLT? Again, I'm only looking to upgrade to the OEM mirror that also has the exterior turn signals, that help indicate to oncoming drivers that my turn signals are in use.
 




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^^ thread has been merged with this one.
 




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