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Old 05-21-2009, 04:05 PM
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Why are these different?

why are these different?

I bought a set of honda prelude 5th gen door mirrors off ebay a few weeks ago, i have just had them back from the bodyshop after having them resprayed.

but guess what - the connectors on the mirrors are different, they are bigger than the connectors on my existing mirrors and dont fit?

what are the bigger connectors for?

the pic shown below is of the connector? it has five wires attached to it whereas the connector on my car on has three wires and is smaller in size?

im guessing it may be for the heated mirror options? can anyone shed any light on this or is there any way of getting around the problem??

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Re: Why are these different?

bump for help ...anyone??
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Re: Why are these different?

you guys get power folding mirrors in the uk? the usdm mirrors have three wires and a small connector. when i swapped mine out for the jdm power folding ones, there were five wires, and the connector is like the one in your picture.
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Re: Why are these different?

you can take the housing apart and swap the internals.... something you should have done before the respray.
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you can take the housing apart and swap the internals.... something you should have done before the respray.
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you guys get power folding mirrors in the uk? the usdm mirrors have three wires and a small connector. when i swapped mine out for the jdm power folding ones, there were five wires, and the connector is like the one in your picture.
x2 to both of these....

i'm staring at the JDM plug right now on a pic of my JDM mirrors. that is def the plug for the power folding mirrors.

good luck...
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you can take the housing apart and swap the internals.... something you should have done before the respray.
the internal motor is connected to the wiring loom - even if i swapped the internals it wouldnt solve the problem of the connector or am i looking at this all wrong?

the whole reason i bought new mirrors was because the motors on my mirrors are knackered! is there any way of just changing the loom?
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Re: Why are these different?

If you dont care to use the power folding function... splice your 3 existing wires into the 3 wires in-line with eachother. (they will be different colors but have the same function) The 2 that are not in line are for the power folding input.

I would suggest using alligator clips and testing the wiring first. Then when you know you have the correct wires spliced in... solder and heat-shrink-tube it.

This is so hard to explain without pictures. Ill take some pics of my PF Mirrors and USDM mirrors and harnesses. If my memory comes back enough, I might be able to make you a color coded wire diagram.

Hopefully this helped a bit, but I know I can be more helpful when I get home from work.
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Re: Why are these different?

i spoke to an electrician about the mirrors today and he tells me that he can wire them in and put an extra on/off switch for the power folding mirrors to work too so im happy..i just hope it works..if it does ill have jdm pf mirrors on my ukdm lude.
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Re: Why are these different?

hey in the end its all good, you bought something better then your old one without even knowing.
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Re: Why are these different?

Awesome man. You can get ahold of an actual PF mirror switch for pretty decent prices... I think around $25USD on ebay and a little less around the forums. Being in the UK may not be worth the shipping costs though.

have fun with the power folding function, I LOVE mine because I end up parking on the street a lot and people drive like idiots around here.
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