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> Mirror turn signals., Has anyone done this?
bmtrnavsky
post Sep 12 2018, 08:42 AM
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One of the things I am thinking about doing is adding turn signals to my mirrors. Its a minor addition, but it adds a touch of safety and depending on how I do it won't cost very much.

I found this: https://www.amazon.com/iJDMTOY-Universal-Tu...t/dp/B008B86O7Q

But was curious how others have done it?

BTW I do not have the original mirror. the current mirror is a baby turbo. I will likely change that out for something else, but no idea what yet.
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post Sep 12 2018, 11:02 AM
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.........just where they are the most vulnerable: they get banged, knocked, scraped and eventually break and stop working. Every time I go to a Mercedes dealer to buy a replacement I curse the numbskull designer who thought it was a good idea to place them there.....
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post Sep 12 2018, 11:48 AM
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Looks like a better fit for a flag mirror ? And might be more suitable for slower-moving cars and trucks ?
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post Sep 12 2018, 11:55 AM
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Adding that inside the mirror doesn't make a lot of sense as it can only be seen from behind.
You would probably want them on the outside of the mirror so the will get lateral visibility.
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post Sep 12 2018, 08:16 PM
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After nearly getting hit by someone not seeing my front turn signals I just cross wired the front warts to blink with blinkers like GM cars used to. Don’t ask me how I did it since it was about 10 years ago.
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post Sep 12 2018, 11:14 PM
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Nobody is going to be looking for flashers in an old car mirror. The flashing wart is a good idea.
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post Sep 13 2018, 05:06 AM
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The flashing wart works great especially with a good led bulb.
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post Sep 13 2018, 12:14 PM
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It seems to be all here

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post Sep 14 2018, 08:01 AM
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My truck has the red flashers in the mirror... I figure every bit helps... I am seriously looking at the flashing wart though. that's brilliant. Sadly I also wanted to french those in a little so they were less "out there" that may defeat the purpose. I wonder if I can figure out how to make both sides of the flag mirror flash?
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post Sep 14 2018, 01:22 PM
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I did it once with a Miata Mirror. Added a few LEDS to the outer edge, worked great. Do not have pictures, sorry that was a long time ago.
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post Sep 14 2018, 02:33 PM
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Using the side markers seems like a much better idea.
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post Sep 14 2018, 07:08 PM
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If I remember correctly I ran a positive jumper from the forward turn signal to the negative/ground on the wart. With running/headlights off the positive lead on the wart acts as the ground. With them on the flasher short circuits the wart light and it flashes. Use a multimeter to verify this is right.

But I could be wrong so if you go up in flames do this mod at your own risk
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post Sep 14 2018, 10:59 PM
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I think I've seen motorcycle mirrors with turn lights built in. Might be hard to find a big enough one to see with though.
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