Tinted mirror LED signal mod with RAV4 heated blindspot mirror

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by mrproduxn, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    20171226_165449.jpg Added these Me-so customs mirror lights today. Much brighter signals than stock and stealthy tint. Also installed the 16 RAV4 driver mirror. Around $150 total. 20171226_165446.jpg
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  3. DwightSchrute

    DwightSchrute Member

    How does that effect your blind spot monitor on driver's side?
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    I do not have the BSM Blind Spot Monitor. That is why I changed to a blind spot mirror (the small convex mirror in the top left corner). Did not want to use a stick on convex mirror. The heated RAV4 mirror had the convex mirror built in.
    Note if you have BSM in your Taco then the rav4 mirrors with BSM will not work with your BSM.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I have the stick on blind spot mirrors but wish I had the installed like that.
    Did the wiring connectors match up without modification?
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Plug and play
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    The rav4 driver side mirror part number is 87961-42D20 and passenger side is 87931-42D50
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017
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  8. Sean Killian

    Sean Killian Member

    Nice and easy effective mod. Two thumbs up.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    I can say after just a few hours the wide angle blind spot it great. Can easily see an extra lane and a half next to me. May end up swapping the passenger as well since the stock is so limited on wide angle.
     
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  10. cano

    cano Member

    Did you have to mod the mirror or is it a direct fit
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Exact fit replacement. Side note I ordered the passenger side rav4 mirror 87931-42d50
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    Not my truck but this is what you see with the cap off. The 2 philips screws are exposed that hold the signal in place. The 2 wires closest to the door glass are the heater. The heat coil wires work even is wires are switched. No polarity issue. Once screws are removed the plastic pulls out enough to wiggle out the stock signal. Have to remove two wires from the slot where they are tucked in and then unplug the signal light connector. Very simple 5 minute swap. Maybe 7 minutes if you install the rav4 mirror.
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  12. cano

    cano Member

    Where do i order Custom LEDs
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I like the way these look.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    They are very stealth. They blend in well with the lower black portion of the mirror housings. You wouldn't know they were signals.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Finally got my 2nd rav4 mirror. Love the wide views.
     

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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Looks great
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Cost effective alternative to a blind spot monitor system.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Spoiled pavement princess with a foot of snow on the ground.
     

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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Some have asked if the rav4 blind spot sticks out higher than the regular mirror. It is actually inset and is lower than the regular mirror. Laid a flat edge across big mirror to show that the blind spot mirror does not stick out.
     

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