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Old 08-28-2011, 03:25 AM
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My truck came with the just black heated mirrors and I prefer the looks of the chrome mirrors with the built in puddle lights etc. I wondered if they could simply be swapped out or if additional wiring would be required?
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The mirrors you're talking about are the ones on the laramies and laramie longhorns. I believe extra wiring may be needed because they tilt down when you back up
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The mirrors you're talking about are the ones on the laramies and laramie longhorns. I believe extra wiring may be needed because they tilt down when you back up
Wow, had no idea they did that.
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Can you just swap mirror covers maybe? Cuz i want to put white ones on my truck but it we have to swap over the whole mirror I may just pull mine off and have them painted
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I would, but I don't think they made chrome mirrors that didn't have the puddle lamps, did they?
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Can you just swap mirror covers maybe? Cuz i want to put white ones on my truck but it we have to swap over the whole mirror I may just pull mine off and have them painted
Do you have the mirrors with turn signals/entry lights?
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I would, but I don't think they made chrome mirrors that didn't have the puddle lamps, did they?
Nope. No chrome mirrors without the puddle lamps
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I have a 2010 ram trx that came with black heated mirrors without puddle lamps in them. I swapped them out for a set of factory mirrors that had puddle lamps in them. The puddle lamps will not light up but the mirrors will darken now when a car is behind you so it was not a total waste of time. I took my truck to the dealer and had it flashed so that the lamps would work also but they tried and could not get them to come on because my truck did not come with them from the factory so the evic does not allow you to turn them on or make the mirrors tilt down when the truck is put in reverse, hope this helps
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I have a 2010 ram trx that came with black heated mirrors without puddle lamps in them. I swapped them out for a set of factory mirrors that had puddle lamps in them. The puddle lamps will not light up but the mirrors will darken now when a car is behind you so it was not a total waste of time. I took my truck to the dealer and had it flashed so that the lamps would work also but they tried and could not get them to come on because my truck did not come with them from the factory so the evic does not allow you to turn them on or make the mirrors tilt down when the truck is put in reverse, hope this helps
you'd think they would be able to flash the ECU so the puddle lamps can operate. unless there's an extra physical wiring harness, it should just be a matter of software control. it's a shame to read this because i would also consider swapping over to the nicer mirrors.
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I have a 2010 ram trx that came with black heated mirrors without puddle lamps in them. I swapped them out for a set of factory mirrors that had puddle lamps in them. The puddle lamps will not light up but the mirrors will darken now when a car is behind you so it was not a total waste of time. I took my truck to the dealer and had it flashed so that the lamps would work also but they tried and could not get them to come on because my truck did not come with them from the factory so the evic does not allow you to turn them on or make the mirrors tilt down when the truck is put in reverse, hope this helps
Great info, thanks. So basically, the swap would be purely cosmetic and the lights would be there just for show. Still, I like the chrome. Don't know if thatd bother me too much or not. So the mirrors still functioned just as your stock ones did, you just didnt get the benefits of the built in lights, correct? Tough call, hmm.
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