I'm not sure if this has already been posted or already been discussed, but I'll post it anyways. Everyone knows the 12/13 TRD Sport side mirrors comes with integrated turn signals, but it maybe possible to add that turn signal to your existing black non-TRD Sport mirrors. With a few exceptions, see below.
I compared the Sport mirror with a non-Sport mirror.
Here's a Sport takin off of a 12. The signal lamp mounts into 4 spots. 2 screw and 2 nipple. It's hard to see from this pic, but one is on the top left of the screw and one is on the bottom right of the screw.
Here's non-Sport mirror. You can see all 4 location where the signal lamp mounts up to. As you can see it's technically built the same as the Sport mirrors, but with the exception of the missing plug that plugs into the turn signal lamp.
For those of you who wants to add the turn signal at a lower price than going with an entirely new housing, I think this would be perfect for you. Main parts that'll you need is the signal lamps and color match mirror covers.
I use this site just to see the prices on the parts, and have at least an estimated total price that you'll probably spend.
- 1 lamp cost $59.03 X2
- 1 color match mirror cover cost $38.91 X2
Sub Total= $195.88
Shipping= $68.56(that's shipping to HI. For the mainlands guys there's a choice for ground shipping $23.51 your total would then be $219.39.)
Your also going to have to get wires and screws. Since the non-Sport doesn't come with a plug or screw. You're going to have to run your own wiring. As for the size of the screw I'm not sure on that one, but I'm pretty sure you can find one at your local hardware store.
I'd also priced out how much would it be if you just end up buying the whole mirror assembly.
-Mirro Assy. (it doesn't come with the color matching mirror cover)
Left Side $184.98 (I'm not sure why the price difference)
Right Side $178.87
Sub Total- $441.67
Sipping- $154.58(that's shipping to HI. mainland ground shipping $53.00)
Total- $596.25 to HI. Mainland- $494.67
^^^that's fuckin ridiculous huh.
As you can see when you add the feature yourself you'll be spending less, then if you're gonna all out and buy a whole new mirror assembly which doesn't even come with color match covers.
Some will argue that there's cheaper options out there like Muth turn signal. But some member(s) like to keeps things as OEM as possible, like myself. That's why I said it "maybe possible", cause I've never seen anyone just add the turn signal lamp and a mirror cover to their existing mirrors.
Here's how you actually remove the cover from 2012/13 side mirror.
First pop off your mirror lense, pulling up gently from the bottom until it pops off.
How it looks like from the back. You can see how it attaches to the motor.
Now you can see the inside of the assy and how the cover attaches to the mirror assy. Red circles indicate how the cover locks to the mirror motor assy. You can use a flat head screwdriver to release the tabs.
Here's your non-Sport mirror cover. You can see the locking tabs.
^^pic courtesy of Hot Taco. much props.
Above procedure is also perfect for those who just wants to color match their existing mirror cover.
Here's the steps into removing the door panel and mirror assembly.
Wiring the signal lamp is easy. All you need is 2 wires for each lamp. Ones for ground and one to the fuse panel.