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Side mirror swap to add turn signal and puddle lamp

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Das Capitolin, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    Lol.. okay
     
  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    Do these help?

    Looks like someone was already in here splicing something. I have no idea (yet) what these wires are.


     
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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    Some more pics

    Definitely missing some wires to my door harness:


    Looks like I'm missing some wires back here, so even if I add wires to my connector they're not going to work.

     
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  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM
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    It looks like you’d need to add the pins and wires that are missing in the kick panel connector, then exchange the mirror connector for the right one for the mirrors with signals and puddle lights, re-pinning what’s already there to the new connector with the added wires you need.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Looking at the backside of the connector in the kickpanel, it looks like I'm missing wires, so even if I add pins to the kick panel connector there's nothing there to connect them to, right? Where would I get the pins, wires and connectors from?
     
  6. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    sarcy,

    thanks for the pictures. well we tried. i was hoping for the best that the plug was just missing the wires. but looks like where the plug goes into is also missing wires. only if i had a truck with no turn signals, i could poke around more.

    perhaps if you have the time, you can turn on your blinkers and poke around with a meter :) try to find the turn signals somewhere in there.

    until the turn signal wires are found in the cab, only option is to wire thru the fender to the physical turn signals. perhaps you can look at the colors of the turn signals in the fender, they might match something in the cab.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    My 2019 SR5 just has standard heated mirrors, no turn signals or lamps. I did try to dig into the driver's kick panel, but aside from the plastic nut I did not immediately see how to remove the panel. I'll need to research, so I don't break anything.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Since it's all off now I'll see if I can find where the turn signal wires are and also need to figure out what I'm going to splice into for the puddle lamps to work. Any thoughts where I can get a new connector for the mirror since mine is round and the replacement is rectangle? Is this something you can just order from Toyota?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    Daytonaviolet, any chance you can take a look at this connector and give me the part #?

    Screenshot - 9_16_2020 , 5_13_29 PM.jpg
     
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  10. Sep 16, 2020 at 5:28 PM
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    it may be an entire harness which you’ll need to replace. It may not be worth it. If you can find the turn signal signals, you can just hardwire directly to the mirrors without they harness. I believe you can just tap of the dome/vanity lights for the puddle.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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  12. Sep 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    Thanks for the pics. Sarcy posted the other day that that the receptacle for that 22pin plug is also missing the turn signal wires. That means non premium or models with out turn signals and puddles use a different harness under the kick panel.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    If you get the super bright MESO puddle pod LED modules you can check for monsters before getting in at night.
    I wired mine with a switch for anytime control for use as pseudo ditch lights.
    5E7AA384-4E2C-4C6F-B303-73532D939C26.jpg
     
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  14. Oct 17, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    is there setting for these light. i open door, unlock turn on light all switch. puddle light would not turn on at all?
     
  15. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    did your truck originally have puddle ?
     
  16. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    I just bought it 2021, I look under i see light bulb both mirror.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    afaik, they should automatically turn on when you unlock the door. Also when you walk by.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    Mine is nothing, I wonder any settings?
     
  19. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    Is this a new truck ? I wonder if the dealer needs to program it ?
     
  20. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    its 2021 , bought few days ago
     
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  21. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    Take it back to dealer and ask them why puddle lights don’t work.
     
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  22. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    ^^ it working properly, i closed my garage so there are no light then all good. I thinking it shud be on everytime unlock. but yes only at dark.
     
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  23. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Ohh okay, so it does work. It should also turn on if you walk close to your truck(doors locked).

    https://youtu.be/05DUE4Wvv3Y
     
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  24. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    yes all ok. even jsut walk close , but when dawn only. Now need to shop for LED . lolzzz. Is that ur mirror? too sexy.
     
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  25. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    this is the best and brightest led ever. They will email you when available

    https://mesocustoms.com/products/4-runner-puddle-pods
     
  26. Oct 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    out of stock. did you add folding mod too? total cost and time to install? you know how much it cost for puddle light. website doesnt show
     
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  27. Oct 19, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    Meso puddle is ~ $100 but worth every penny. Yes I have folding mirrors from Cartrimhome.
     
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  28. Oct 19, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    CTH folding motor work on 2021 models? they listed 2014-2019
     
  29. Oct 19, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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    I know it works for you 2020. The only difference was the trigger wire for auto fold during unlock.

    I haven’t worked on 2021 yet, but It may be similar to 2020. If you read the diy, I explain the 2020 wiring which is slightly different.
     
  30. Oct 20, 2020 at 4:30 AM
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    can you show your diy write up for folding mirror?
     

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