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Side view mirrors #76888 Jan 5, 2:53am Jan 5, 2:53am
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Side view mirrors
Is there a way to take the Mirrors apart, and install mini neons in them? The neons I have bought are 3" neon rods, thin line from lite glow. I was wondering if one can install anything back there without messing with the motor behind the Mirror?

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76889 Jan 5, 2:56am Jan 5, 2:56am
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im sure you could but it would be a little ricy if you dont have the necessity looks of import from exterior. plus it might bother you when you want to look back through the Mirror and probably a ticket
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Re: Side view mirrors [Re: stefanoc] #76890 Jan 5, 5:57am Jan 5, 5:57am
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i'm not sure about the celica...but i know many cars' Mirrors are glued onto a stud so the only way to take this off would be to break it.


Re: Side view mirrors [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #76891 Jan 5, 8:10am Jan 5, 8:10am
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I think that if you tried to install a neon back there, the Mirror wouldn't have full range of adjustability any more because the neon would be in the way. Maby some tiny LED's would work better?

I don't think that any one has ever tried taking their Mirrors apart to install some thing back there. You would be the first! Let us know how it goes. wink

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76892 Jan 5, 8:18am Jan 5, 8:18am
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if you remove the black piece from inside the cabin (by the A pillar on the door)

you can get into the Mirror assembly without taking it off. It would be very tricky, but you could somehow "stuff" the LED's in there, and it would glow.

it might render the Mirror unable to move, so make sure it's where you like it.

You can feed the power wires down behind the door panel, and over to the firewall


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Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76893 Jan 7, 2:02am Jan 7, 2:02am
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Thanks guys from this point on, it's trial and error. thumbsup

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76894 Jan 7, 5:26am Jan 7, 5:26am
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Originally Posted by ahyoumonkey
Thanks guys from this point on, it's trial and error. thumbsup


well if you do decide to do the mod...definately let us know how it goes. post some pics, maybe even an install guide thumbsup

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76895 Jan 7, 11:51am Jan 7, 11:51am
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I saw this pretty nice VW Gti today at the airport.

Then I saw the side view Mirrors, it ruined the whole car.

The chump owner painted the side views Chrome puke

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: beans] #76896 Jan 7, 1:55pm Jan 7, 1:55pm
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Originally Posted by beans
I saw this pretty nice VW Gti today at the airport.

Then I saw the side view Mirrors, it ruined the whole car.

The chump owner painted the side views Chrome puke


What does a VW with chrome paint have to do with this topic? confused

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: ahyoumonkey] #76897 Jan 7, 2:47pm Jan 7, 2:47pm
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I have a bad motor in mine & tried to break it down at the shop. You can not gain full access to the internals without f^ckin up the Mirror. Wouldn't do. Plus you could end up crimping the wiring trying to adjust the Mirror & fry something since there is metal inside of it & other wiring.
You can't get in withou removing it from the car, you'll just hit the Mirror mounting plate from inside the door.

Re: Side view mirrors [Re: dvs1] #76898 Jan 7, 4:52pm Jan 7, 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by dvs1
I have a bad motor in mine & tried to break it down at the shop. You can not gain full access to the internals without f^ckin up the Mirror. Wouldn't do. Plus you could end up crimping the wiring trying to adjust the Mirror & fry something since there is metal inside of it & other wiring.
You can't get in withou removing it from the car, you'll just hit the mirror mounting plate from inside the door.


yeah, i'm pretty sure the Mirror is glued onto its mounting hardware. i think you'd have to brake the Mirror to get into the internals. or you can use jamesons idea (diablogts) he talked about in the beginning of this thread. it may work, i havnt tried it.

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