On my return I found out someone had bashed the mirror on my Astravan and smashed the rear cover on my door mirror. Don't forget to slide the shrink tubing over the wire prior to soldering! Once you know all the lights work you can pop the housing back in. Wasn't willing to spend £135 on them!! Will Remove the 2 small phillips head screws underneath the mirror first. The process is the same for both left and right sides. Information and technical articles within this website are for reference only. Next you will see two clips that are holding the whole housing from falling down.
Plug one on the bottom and one on the top of the side of the switch with the +12V connection. Next take the two torx screws out. To fix this just take your pliers and bend the metal towards each other until you know the fit is tight. Solder to the Blue and Black mirror ground wire. This way when the light is on the outer edge of the door won't cut off the laser light image. A old gift card or flathead with some tape will also do the trick. Note that new mirror caps will come primed and require painting.
Just wondering how tricky it is to replace whole thing as I think the electrics may go right into the door, and haven't got any mechanics experience - though how hard can it be right??!! They are a bit fiddly to get in so you might need a fine ended tool to help push them in and it's vital to make sure the purple securing mechanism is disengaged or they just won't. Mine have been removed 4 times already per the video way, and no issues. Grab the end and then feed up into the hole again following the factory wiring as shown. I tried to force the rear ones in until I realised, so compare sizes first. But i thought i may aswell have tried and if i didnt succeed i could watch the video and give it another try! This is due to your password not being migrated across during our conversion. Finally you should be able to see the clips that hold the cap in place.
Insert heat wrap, Solder the Repair Wire with the Power Brown cable, Remove the 16 Pin lower door connector Separate the inner housing Insert the repair wire into the Pin 10 Tidy up with a cable ties Method 2: Thanks Nabsta! The rear Dome light was probably the easiest to do. I suggest soldering these wires as well as crimping them. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. Remove cap covering the screw that holds the mirror on with a suitable tool to avoid damaging it. Next came the wiring into the lower door connector. Red is live, brown is earth.
Sometimes they detach and remain on the larger panel. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. I prepared the second puddle light up front because I found siliconing too fiddly - and wasn't set - after it was wired in so I soldered the 25cm piece of wire black in pic to the ground wire grey and a 115cm piece of wire red in pic to the live wire brown , shrink wrapped both solders, pushed all the shrink wrapping into the lamp housing and siliconed them in there. Connections: Pin 1 on the Light to Pin 4 is the Ground Connector Pin 2 on the Light to Pin 14 is the Live Connector Remember to push the locking sliders back across and re-cable tie the wires.
Next I did the front dome lights. I'll have to take some more photos and post them later as I didn't take photos during the install. There is a third screw to the right not shown in this photo: This screw is at the bottom center of the door panel: This is where the flashlight comes in handy. I removed the top cover easy enough there are video's on YouTube. You'll want to be mindful not to break the little stoppers that hold the cover in place red circles.
Now push the light into the door panel. I suggest soldering these wires as well as crimping them. See following picture for reference. Step 1: Remove door trims and drill a hole for the laser light using the cutter provided. To give slightly better access you can remove the glass. Before you start unplugging bulbs left and right and blowing fuses I would make sure that you have all the doors closed and ignition off so no lights turn on. Now remove the wiring through the panel.
Took me about four goes to correct. The glovebox and the passenger side footwell look pretty much the same you will find the notch on the light and pop it open from there. Just bear in mind that the red wire is live, the brown is earth. Install it following the path of the factory wiring. It's an electric, heated mirror, but not the kind that folds in automatically on locking the car. Connect this spade connector to the centre connector on one side of the switch. This site was designed and produced solely by Pelican Parts.
Once again after plugging in the lights make sure the the polarity is correct before putting everything back in reverse order that you did it. Re-insert the white connector block into the housing and secure the wires with a new cable tie. Using a flat blade screw driver push locking slider inwards to allow the new wires to be inserted. The arrows show the notches and where I stuck the flathead in from. Make sure the red matches up with the red and black with black on the connector it will still work, however could make things confusing. Or am I going to have to take it to a garage? Step 3: Next take some wire cutters and cut the safety light wire coming from the door control module to the safety light.
You will need pliers for this but gently does it. The Mk4 Jetta has a set of plastic side mirror caps that tend to age rather badly due to oxidation and the elements. I suggest soldering them all together into another spade connector and attaching it to the other side of the switch. Now you should be able to rotate the rest of the mirror housing toward the front of the car so you can see the tabs holding top and bottom together as shown. Clean up the edge of the hole and install the switch. I won the auction for £65 so saves me from using scoth brite 3m as they already have the brushed look.