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Sport Mirrors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigfoote13, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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    bigfoote13

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    Anyone else notice that during the day you really can't see the turn signals in the mirrors? I was in front of a store with mirrored windows hit the turn signal and nothing happened. I got out to see if they were working and they were but they were very faint.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    outlawtacoma

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    Mine are tinted, to blend in with my black truck. Doesn't bother me. But I know what you mean
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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    Bocsy44

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    This that and the other thing.
    sounds like an excuse to do an LED swap :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

    o0oSHADOWo0o Just Lurking in the Darkness

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    The "lens" in the turn signals for the mirrors are setup to be visible from the rear of the truck. I made a modification to mine first by cracking open the lens assembly and adding and LED strip to the silver face on the inside, but I do not recommend trying this because while I got lucky on the first one, I cracked two of them trying to do the passenger side. I eventually drilled holes and mounted a strip behind the silver face so the LEDs would shine through it. I have not gotten around to it yet, but I plan on doing a new set of signals with holes drilled to just the right size so I can mount either 3mm or 5mm individual LEDs which I'll then wire up with a resistor so they will work on 12v.

    I also made a modification to have them work as parking lights as well as turn signals, but that is another project in another thread.

     
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  5. Jan 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    Looks nice. I would like to set them up on the dome ground so they go off and on with the clicker!

    You confused me when you say they are meant to be seen from behind.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

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    The stock turn signals in the sport mirrors are much brighter when viewed by a driver in a vehicle behind the truck. The lens channels the light from the three LEDs to the other end of the lens. Try turning on your hazard lights and look at the truck from several different angles and you'll see what I'm talking about. ;)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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