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Upgraded Mirror w/ amber turn signal and defroster

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by DirtyBacon04 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:27 pm

So a few of us with the LS or LT probably just have the standard power mirror. Well, since I lost the forward facing black cover on both of my mirrors, I decided to swing by the local junkyard to see what I can find.
Found a 2002 Envoy SLT which was equipped with amber turn signals in the bottom of the mirror and defrosters. Took the mirrors off of that and brought them home (along with some other "trail spare" parts i found). To my pleseant surprise, it's a plug-n-play mod that requires NO extra wiring or work. I know it seems like a simple, irrelevant mod, but I'm excited for it.

Procedure is identical for both sides.
Pull back door panel just enough to get your hands back there and pop off window/lock swich panel

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Center plug is for mirror (on both sides)

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Pull out weatherproofing and loosen the (3) 10mm nuts.

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Once all three nuts are off the mirror will still be held in (loosely) by a spring tab. Just wiggle and pull!

Then installation is the reverse procedure!

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by v7guy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:30 pm

That defrost on the mirror would be nice in the winter, pretty cool to see how simple it is.
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by mikekey » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:19 pm

The defroster comes in real handy here in Florida. :poke:
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by JorDaneeKey » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:26 pm

mikekey wrote:The defroster comes in real handy here in Florida. :poke:


It does! Used it the last three mornings to clear the dew off my mirrors so I could see. :raspberry:

But you would know that if you drove the rig. :poke:
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by NC_IslandRunner » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Cool, how do you turn it on/off?
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by DirtyBacon04 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:59 pm

NC_IslandRunner wrote:Cool, how do you turn it on/off?


My owner's manual doesn't have that chapter... i might just be all the time heated. or it'll go off with the rear defroster. If someone who has this feature stock could read throug their manual and tell me it'd be appreciated.
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by Karo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:38 pm

It's connected to the rear window defroster and that way you can turn it on / off. When turned on it switches off after a time round about 5 Minutes. Standard in all Trailblazer LTZ.
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by mikekey » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:47 pm

Karo wrote:It's connected to the rear window defroster and that way you can turn it on / off. When turned on it switches off after a time round about 5 Minutes. Standard in all Trailblazer LTZ.


Was just about to say that's how it works on ours.
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by JorDaneeKey » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:57 am

Mine often works faster than the rear window defroster. So you can usually turn them back off before the auto-shut off engages.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:46 pm

Handy dandy! I'm excited to use it. It's the little things in life!
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by NC_IslandRunner » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:00 pm

DirtyBacon04 wrote:Handy dandy! I'm excited to use it. It's the little things in life!


Good thing you got it installed before the first summer frost.:mrgreen:
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:54 am

well, I work nights and get off shift around 6am, when the dew/condensation is at it heaviest. I use my front and rear defrost every morning. so in FL the defroster is to be renamed de-fogger or de-condensationer. Just like coolant vs antifreeze.
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by The Roadie » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:22 am

You know why I like you? You just do it. You don't post up asking first if anybody's done it. You search and see. You don't post up asking for a ten page writeup with pictures because you're a "visual learner." You make it up as you go along if you have to. You don't PM me asking me to look up the connector diagram so you can check it out first, only to tell me you don't have a voltmeter and convince me you're wasting my time. You find the empty mating connector and assume it's there for a reason. :excited:

Moving across the country lets me sleep better at night, too. Not going to get any of "those calls." :finger:
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:53 pm

Oh shucks, Bill. You sure are swell. ;)

and enjoy the sleep while you can, because it's only a matter of months before I'll be within reach of your winch again. :twisted:
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