One of the greatest things since sliced bread is the invention of side mirrors with turn signals. Not only do these things look pretty cool, but they definitely contribute to safer driving. When you’re cruising in a vehicle’s blind spot (which you really shouldn’t be doing in the first place, tsk tsk), you can’t see their rear turn signals when they use them. And, they definitely can’t see you. But, with mirror turn signal lights, you can anticipate their next move, and make sure you’re out of the way.
Popular Turn Signal Mirrors
When it comes time to replace your side view mirrors, it’s surprising how many people still opt for the standard replacement. That’s because they think that installing a side mirror with turn signals is hard work. In reality, however, it can be done easily and usually only takes an hour or two.
Before it comes time to install your new side mirrors, you need to choose which ones are best for you. We always recommend you stick with the most trusted names in the game, like CIPA, Street Scene and K Source mirrors. And, depending on what your specific needs are, you may want to look into tow mirrors. If you’re not sure which mirrors to choose, make sure to check out the customer reviews on our website. You can read about the various Ford F150 mirror replacement options, the different Chevy tow mirrors and more. You can even read about specific products and accessories, like StreetScene Cal-Vu Sport Mirrors and the Putco Chrome Mirror Cover.
Side View Mirrors Installation Steps
Once you choose your new custom side mirrors, you’re ready to begin the installation. But, first you need to know just how to install a turn signal mirror. Although each brand and style may be a little bit different, the instructions below will give you an idea of what the installation process entails.
- Once you’ve removed your stock mirror, run your gauge wire from the mirror to your vehicle’s door, all the way to where you see that all the wires lead to. Next to the rubber conduit, you’ll see a door trim beside all the wires. Tuck your wires in.
- Route the wires of your turn signal mirrors all the way to the headlights by snaking the wire from the mirror all the way to the engine bay.
- Tap the wires into the turn signal using a t-tap connector to the red and black wires.
- Attach your turn signal mirrors and assemble everything back. You should be able to tape the wires before you reassemble the mirror.