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Sweet write up! I got the LED's a few days ago and can't wait to try tackling this soon. I am poking around my car now and looking at the BCM and I see that the wires are in a very tight spot for soldering. How did you go about it any tips?

Is it safe to pull the J1 plug out of the BCM and access the wires that way? There doesn't seem to be much play in the set of wires. Not even enough to find the right ones.
 

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Thanks Daily! I should pick up a butane soldering iron. I had one that was battery powered for some other head unit install and it was a piece (as you would expect...really batteries driving a soldering iron??).

With your writeup and a little more time this evening I was able to 'practice', getting the door off and investigating and it didn't take long. I had trouble though with the latch cable. That is the only thing standing in my way and doing this mod! I looked, twisted the door around to get a better look, but I was unable to find a way to detach the cable. I am sure I could figure it out with a unobstructed look to check it out, but those are never present with cars. The latch cable has too little slack to simply leave the rest of the door attached. care to help a follower out?
 

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Thanks again DrivenDaily! This mod is great. Looks pretty good. I only have one thing to adjust. The right light seems to be hidden behind the mirror housing when viewed from behind the car or from where the other driver would be looking at my car.


View from behind. Notice the right edge of the right mirror is hidden.


View from the other drivers perspective.


It looks pretty sweet when you're inside the car though.

The left side looks a little dimmer along the outside edge, however it isn't horrible.

I have to decide weather or not I really care that it looks funny for the other driver and what to do about it, move the strip within the housing or consider thinning the strip and mounting it to the actual mirror rather than the housing.

Thanks again and I hope this makes the time you spent writing the how-to more worthwhile.
 

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I haev had a set of amber LED strips in my mirrors for over a year. The left one is fine, however the right one has had some trouble. It seems where the LED strip makes the bend at the bottom of the mirror to wrap up the outside it causes some stress. From that inflection point towards the tail of the LED strip it is intermittent. Fortunately, the break being where it is it doesn't look too bad in either situation. Especially considering the other drivers on the road don't know the LED strip goes along the bottom of the mirror as well. ;)
 

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Non-O,

You might want to be careful with the color you chose for your mirror strips. I could be wrong, but I believe it is technically illegal to have white lights facing backwards, unless the car is in reverse. Might want to check up on the laws where you are, especially if you do the kits for anyone else. Wouldn't want them coming back to you with a ticket eh? Just a little caution, though the white ones in your picture look sweet!
 
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