As the title indicated, this is a thread on installing the the LED turn single Mirrors with puddle lights on a Ram that came with standard mirrors, no puddle light and no LED turn signal. As we have come to know from all the great people in the forum, you cannot program the truck to use these mirror's, the mirror adjustments, and heating of the mirrors will work fine, but the puddle light and the turn signal have to be hard wired into the trucks wiring. Here's how to do it.
Time to do the full install, around 3hrs.
so here goes.
Open the Driver side door and remove the top cap of the door that hides the 3 bolts that hold the mirror.
then remove the 6 push in plugs that hold the door and pull upwards on the door panel to remove it will lift off
Locate the plug and wire for the old mirror and unclip, unscrew the 3 bolts that hold the mirror in place and push on the top most bolt, the mirror will pop off.
install the new mirror in the same way you removed it, and look at the plugs. there will be a black plug and a white one.
You can cut the wires but I like to keep things in a way that it can be put back to original so I pull the pins of the wires I need out of the plugs, there are 2 wires you need, one for the puddle light and one for the turn signal. The puddle light is the Dark Green/black wire, its on the white plug, the turn signal is the Black/gray wire on the black plug.
Plug the 2 plugs back into the door module and your left with 2 wires.
pull the dash panel off to expose the green connector for the interior ceiling lights
on the connector you will see wire #13, this is the dome light wire, again you can cut into the wire, I like to take those connectors apart and get to the wire so as to make a clean just that can be put back to its original state.
use a multi meter to verifiy which wire is the dome light, on my truck it was the yellow/white wire in position #13.
here comes the long part, remove the rubber door gasket the one that goes all the way around the door, just pull down and out then up to remove it from its clips, do 2 clips down and 2 up from the center area
then remove the 2 screws that hold the wiring harness from the door
take the tape off and remove the plastic white sleeve that holds the wires together, pull up the rubber cover on the connectors that are attached to the truck wall
remove the foot cover on the inside of the truck to access the wire area where they come in from the door
fish , and this is not easy, but fish a double wire from the 2 wires that you removed from the mirror plugs via the rubber suckle into the foot area on the inside of the truck, I passed them on the outside of the connector unit and fished them to the inside of the truck just below the parking brake area, I had to remove the white clip that holds the carpet to the side wall to access the hole were the wires come in.
once you have passed your double wire, connect the wire for the puddle lights to the green connector wire #13 on my truck
Clean up your wiring and your almost done on this side.
I fished the wire through the rubber sleeve and into the truck via the outside of the door wire connector, its tight but it goes through and when you Close up everything in revers of what you did to get to it you can't see the double wire you passed, and your puddle light is linked, you will need to run a second wire to this location for the passenger side puddle light.