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Wiring Help for Power Mirror Mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by arifleman, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Nov 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    arifleman

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    Hello. I am setting up some power mirrors on a '99 Tacoma that had manual mirrors on it. Got the power mirrors off a 2004 Tacoma and got the mirror switch from a '99 (?) Camry.

    Please, will one of you wiring aces take a look at this photo of the switch and give me advice on which wire goes where when I hook up to the mirrors? When the wiring connector is plugged into the back of the mirror switch, the green wire is on top behind the "L". Mirrors have three wires each: brown, black, and red.

    Also, I thought I would tap into power to the cigarette lighter to run this. Would I need to put anything besides a fuse on that line?

    Thanks all for the help!

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    Hi Taco47001. I appreciate the diagram, especially locating it for me on page 109, but I'm a very simple man when it comes to electrical diagrams. I will need further help.

    from the diagram, pg 109 pdf, it looks like the white/black wire is ground, but I can't be sure. I either can't make out what the colors are supposed to be on the diagram or the abbreviations do not correlate to the same color wires in my photo.

    If I had to guess at the diagram and wire harness connector I would say the lone green wire at top of connector is power, with the other six wires mating up as shown in diagram with the far left white/black wire ground and others in order shown to both mirrors.

    Am I reading that right?
     

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    I believe you are correct as for the power and ground wires. It does appear that the wire colors on your switch, are different from what is on the diagram. Utilizing the switching diagram you could easily determine which functions were associated with which wires by using an ohm meter as well. You should be able to youtube how to use an ohm meter...fairly simple.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    I believe as long as you have the power and ground correct, the only thing effected by the other wires is the direction the mirror moves. You could test the mirror as you connect wires to make sure it's working correctly.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Finally got some time for this. Still stumped. Here's what I learned:

    Thinking back on it, I think the mirror switch may have actually came off a '97 or '99 RAV4. I looked inside lots of Toyotas that day in the wrecking yard. I looked up some different wiring diagrams on line and found one that mates up with my mirror switch back (attached), but when I hook up wires, I get nothing.

    When I test I am hooking up at bench on a 12v battery with positive and negative wires. I can't read electrical diagrams that well but it doesn't look like there are any relays I need to be putting in on the power line. The number 6 wire looks to be a simple splice, and ground should just go to ground. Or am I missing something?

    When checking different combinations with the ohm meter, the only wire combination I get any 0.00 readings off involves the #6 wire. Seems I should get more than that if the switch is working through all positions? I popped the back on the switch - looks fine. These things should be pretty straight forward. Any thoughts on next steps? Thanks for any help!
     

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