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Just installed new mirror

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ElderP, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Nov 18, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    @ClammyPeach I tapped the line coming off an add-a-fuse that powers my bed aux light switch (light is powered thru a relay). That add-a-fuse is plugged into the 7.5 amp Gauge fuse on the in cabin panel. On my truck, that's the top row, second from the left. Hope you can interpret this, and my post above. Please let me know if you have more questions.
     
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  2. Nov 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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    Okay, so I don't have an AAF line. But I think I can tap into the ignition wire directly. This is what the instructions say to do. Can anyone confirm the ignition wiring colors...

    Thought I saw somewhere that it was the blue / yellow stripe but I could be wrong.

    I found that wire, just nervous to tap it and then not be able to start my truck or something else equally bad! This is my first install, previous experience is changing light bulbs and tires lol!
     
  3. Nov 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    I will try and get a pic of where I mounted mine. It's almost center of the radiator on a support. Ours should be the same front end. When routing your wire through the firewall there is a spot designed for user added wire runs, makes life super easy. It's under the main wire harness, you will need to cut the end of the rubber nipple and the the wires will pass through easily.
     
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  4. Nov 18, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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    thanks @MQQSE and @Ares0311. Mine should arrive Friday and I'm gonna bet i'll be on here as much as I'll be working on the truck. good to know about the user wired firewall and the pictures are making this install a lot clearer.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    Okay, all installed and working great. @MQQSE Thanks for your advice and time.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2015 at 4:22 PM
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    You bet brother ... glad you figured it all out. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Nov 19, 2015 at 3:18 AM
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    And another happy modder. :)
     
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  8. Nov 19, 2015 at 4:50 AM
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    Hmm subd
     
  9. Nov 19, 2015 at 5:42 AM
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    Do you have a picture of the access through the firewall? I was looking last night for the port for aftermarket wires but wasn't sure what I was looking at.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2015 at 6:22 AM
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    Neither of these images are mine- just found them on google images - but this is exactly what you are looking for. (dont mind the green text on the second picture.) It is a rubber nipple, about 3 inches long at the 7 o'clock position under the main harness. You will need to cut the end off of it. I just used scissors and snipped the end off.

    On the inside of the cab, look at the firewall port (just left of the E-brake) and fold down the carpet flap at the 4 o'clock position and you will see a hole about 3/8" big.

    firewall.jpg 20150114_135724.jpg
     
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  11. Nov 19, 2015 at 6:25 AM
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    Also if you have an Add-A-Fuse then you can tap off that (like MQQSE mentioned). I did not have an AAF so I tapped the ignition line directly. Have driven 20 miles so far and everything works perfect.
     
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    I ordered an aaf with the mirror. I think I'll tap that into the ac like mqqse was showing.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2015 at 1:20 PM
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    Add-a-fuse off the AC is often used.
     
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    Yep, it was your post I was quoting. ;)
     
  15. Nov 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM
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    Had no clue there are mini fuses! Thought it was all one size lol. Trying to figure out how to remove the overhead console right now for routing.
     
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    Match the amp of the inline one that came with the mirror is what I would do. The primary fuse should be the same one that comes out of that slot if I recall how those work correctly.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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    Yeah, I found out they were mini low profile fuses, no stores in my area carried the mini low pro AAF and I was too impatient to wait for one to ship to me hahaha. Did you get the CIPA mirror? You shouldn't have to remove the overhead console. I believe just the Gentex version accesses the plug in the overhead console...
     
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  18. Nov 22, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    Job complete, thanks for all the info. Install is easy enough. I used a hangar to get through the firewall, slipped through easy enough and taped the leads to the hangar and pulled.
     
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    Weird, the nav and the clock stopped working..

    Edit: fixed by adding another 10amp fuse to the line. So I have a 7.5 and a 10 in the aaf.
     
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    Bilstein 5100s, OME 885, LR UCAs, BFG KO2, AO Rims, Auto-dimming infinity edge mirror w/ compass and HomeLink, 30" Bi-Color LED light bar in lower valence, Raptor grille mod, Blacked out emblems, Fog light anytime mod, Rear Diff breather relocated to bed cubby, Front windows tinted 20%, Blacked out grille, Hi-Lift bed mount, LED interior lights, LED reverse lights, LED license plate lights, TRS LED fog lights, Wet Okole TRD Off Road seat covers, NFAB Bed-mount light rack, 4x 6" KC ProSport HID, 2x 6" rear LED pods, CrimeStopper Remote Start.
    This was also one of the first mods I did to my truck. I couldn't stand the flipper/prismatic style mirror that my truck came with. I decided to go with a Gentex mirror as I've had bad luck in the past with Donnelly (my old Lexus had one and it got spots in it as well as shook constantly while driving). Also, mine has a little LED on the bottom of it that turns on as a PRNDL light at night for a slight illumination of the center console (my Lexus also had this feature and I could not see anything in the Tacoma cab at night without it). It's just enough light to be able to see things in the cab at night without having to turn on my dome or reading lights. Love it.

    For install, I cut the connector thats located in the factory headliner and wired the +,-,and ign. accordingly to the mirror. Here are the results:

    IMG_1057.jpg
    IMG_1053.jpg
     
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