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Old 08-11-2003, 05:38 PM
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How do I install blinking mirrors?

Hi -- I just bought two C/F blinking mirror covers to install on my C43 AMG. I'm hoping someone could tell me how to remove the old covers and install the new covers.

I asked someone how to connect them electrically and I posted the following question with the following response.

QUESTION:
"The blinking mirror covers have an LED blinker with three wires coming out of it: a brown, black and red. The OE mirrors have 6 wires in 2 groups: a grey, white, brown & red/black in a group of four wires; and a pink/black, red/black in a group of two wires.

To which wires do I splice the blinking mirror cover wires to get the LED blinkers to work correctly?

RESPONSE:
"You probably got yourself those mirror covers with blinkers and city lights (hence the third wire)...connect the ground and blinker wire to pos 5 and 6 of the oval 8pin connector which have a green and yellow wire that sit unconnected at the A-pillar bottom.

The ground needs to be connected to ground (or any full brown wire) and the power connectes to black with a white line for one side and black with a green line for the other side..."

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I don't exactly understand the response and would appreciate any clarification that anyone could offer. The directions as to which pins to connect the wires to are presumably correct but, does the answer mean connect the ground wire to position five and the blinker wire to postion 6? Do the pins have numbers on them? What do I do with the third wire? Could I just connect the city light and the blinker wire and have one large blinker? Could anyone tell me which of the 3 wires from blinking mirror covers is the ground, blinker and city light wire?

Also, when he says the "8-pin connector" at the bottom of the A-pillar, does this mean that I do not have to remove the door panel and that the connector will be found behind the mirror once I remove it?

Most importantly, however, I do not know how to physically remove the old covers and replace them with the new ones. Could anyone post instructions?

Sorry for all these very basic questions but, I have to start somewhere before I will know how to work on this car.

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Old 08-12-2003, 06:53 PM
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To simplify my request: any help/instruction on how to remove the existing side view mirrors would be really helpful. I believe I can figure the rest out once I'm in.

I searched the forum but have not found anything useful. I'll try again.

In the mean time, I figured out which wires on the C/F blinkers to use. The Brown wire is the ground. The positive Black wire controls the blinker (full size yellow LED) and the positive Red wire controls the city lights (two small white LED's).

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Old 08-12-2003, 07:33 PM
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One of my mirrors got blown apart a few weeks ago after hitting an extremely large grouse at highway speed with it. I had to replace the glass after putting it all back together on the side of the road.
If you adjust the glass so that it is roughly parallel to the mirror housing, then bend the mirror back toward the door, you should be able to whack the thick inboard end of the housing with a rubber mallet and it will pop off it's mount (outward). You can then carefully withdraw it past the glass. It's method of attachment and all else will become evident once it is off. I did it with the heel of my hand rather than a mallet. It worked but it hurt (a lot). Don't do that.
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