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    I have these:
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    ^See the amber marker on the side? They light up with the turn signals...

    My question, has anyone wired them to also come on with the running light? What wire to I splice into? Do I take the turn signal wire from the mirror and run it to the turn signal/running light up front?
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    i know 88gmctruck has a pic of the wiring he did with the diodes and stuff to make the lights work on his mirrors with the running light and turn signal

    check it out

    cant be to much different for the nbs trucks
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    I dont know, I just looked, he had wire in everything on his. I might try it with a 5 amp fuse inline and see what it does. It should work as long as its getting 12V, might have to put a relay in there. I'll figure it out.

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    check out this

    this is just the wiring thing he made up so the lights work with parking lights and turn signal


    Quote Originally Posted by 88GMCtruck View Post
    After multiple people asking how to wire the LEDs in as signal and parking lights, I FINALLY had enough time to draw a wiring diagram. If you can't figure it out from here, there isn't really much else I can do. You'll need 4 diodes for each mirror, and 12v+ from the parking lights and each respective signal 12V+

    Basically, whichever circuit is de-energized acts as the ground circuit, if both are energized they have no ground and the light turns off. Both the parking and signal circuit have a floating ground when off, hence how the light can utilize this wiring to function. It's exactly how the front 194 marker light is wired.

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    Somehow I totally missed that diagram.

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    thats what i was trying to tell you to look for

    i dont remember what page that was on in his thread though

    it pretty much describes and shows you how to wire it up with some diodes and stuff so that they work both ways
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    so from what im seeing.....
    Parking 12v goes to diode 12v+ for LED and LED ground. Same for signal 12v+???

    I think I can figure that out!

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    pretty much one uses the other ground so you put diodes in them so that it can work like that pretty much
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    so has anyone done this yet? I've been kicking around the idea and just stumbled across this. thanks chris

    also do they offer replacement lights for these when they go bad or if we fry them.
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    I havent felt like fvckin with it. 2 of the LEDs have burnt out (one on each side) and I'm thinkin of changing them to some hyper bright amber LEDs and I'll tackle it then.............not sure when that will be tho.

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    Just did mine today, tied them in to the front corner marker/turns. mirror turn signal now only works when the marker lights are on. I just bought 25 feet of the 2 wire in a grey loom/shield from napa, worked out great. Drivers side I ran it through the firewall where the wiper or cruise wires go ( cant remember) but its right under the brake booster. passenger side is a little trickier since there are no wires going through firewall on that, I just ran it up along the fender and brought it out the back side of the fender where the door is and ran it through the door grommet. I did notice on the drivers side the plug that controls the turn signal has 3 wires. a black (which i believe tested 12V)and a blue and brown wire which is for the turn signal. the other passenger side harness plug has a brown wire. you have to use the blue wire from the second plug (must just be how the switch circuits are wired). I just cut the wires and used butt connectors. I didn't take any pics of the install. but i can get some of the wire routes if needed.

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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    Squeaky, are those NNBS tow mirrors on an OBS? I would like to know how you did that. How is the fit from mirror to door? Are there any issues? Thanks.
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    yes and no

    they are the gmt800 mirrors but on a base made for the obs trucks

    there are from a seller on ebay, they are the only ones that make the tow mirrors for the obs trucks like this
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    Squeaky...one last thought on your mirrors, do you remember the seller on Ebay with those mirrors/mounts for the OBS? Thanks again.
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    optionracing was the seller i got mine from

    you can get anything from the all manual to ones with signal to the power heat and signal like i got
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    they work good too.. i love mine

    still wonderin if i can just run the signal wire up front where i taped into the corner light when i added the upper corner lights if it will work that way?
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    Re: Tow mirrors with led running lights......

    I have those same led tow mirrors but mine were simply JUST for running lights. I could hook them up to my turn signals too but i havnt had the motivation too lol.

 

 

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