(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey guys, today I'm here with the DV8 Off-Road LED mirror housing with the optional turn signals, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. This is gonna be a great option to you guys out there looking for some extra accent lighting on your Wrangler while increasing your visibility on the road. This will be very helpful for those dark back roads. And since these do have the turn signals wired in, these will make your turn signals a lot more visible to other drivers on the road. These are for both the JK that stays on the pavement and goes on the trail. These will give you a clean upgraded look while also being very durable and being able to hold their own. So for the guys out there that do have the power mirrors and the heated mirrors, that will not affect this install, because this is strictly the mirror housing. So at the moment, this will be your most affordable option for LED mirror housings on the site, and compared to the other option on there by Oracle, that will be double in price, this will be a more basic kit. With this, you're not getting any of the additional wiring or the switch, but if you're okay with outsourcing for those small things, these are definitely gonna be worth it and save you a couple of bucks in the long run. So the install is gonna be a two out of three wrenches because there is a lot of wiring involved and it's gonna take a little bit of time, but it's nothing that you can't do in your driveway. So speaking of that, let's jump into the install now. The tools that we used for our install were a rubber mallet, a quarter inch drive extension, a 10-millimeter socket, a 5/16-inch Allen key, a T40, T30 and T20 Torx bit, wire cutters, strippers, and crimpers, some pliers, snips, a screwdriver with a magnetic tip, a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver and an impact wrench, or you could use a standard ratchet. So, in order to give ourselves a little bit more room to work with, we're gonna unplug our door's wiring harness and unhook our limiting strap. So in order to install our mirrors, we have to remove our door panel to get to the wiring inside. You can start by removing these two Allen bolts, and they are gonna be a 5/16-inch Allen key. So now you can use a trim removal tool or you could use a flathead screwdriver that's smaller in order to pop it out. So now you can remove this piece behind the handle. You may have to use a flathead screwdriver to pop this off as well. So now we can remove the T20 Torx bits behind the latch handle and also behind this trim piece. I'm using a small extension just so I have a little bit more room to work with. So now we can remove the two Phillips head screws down here at the bottom and that should release our door panel. So now you're able to pop your door panel off. So after your door panel is off, it's still gonna be connected to this harness here. All you have to do is remove it. And you could put this aside. So in order to get our mirror out, we need to disconnect the harness that's connected to it, so we can pull back this cover here, and we can unclip our harness. So we also have a wire that's fed through here that's connected to our mirror, so we can remove that as well. So before we remove our mirror, we want to attach a fishing wire or a piece of string to our wiring harness, so we can pull the harness back through after we're done replacing our mirror housing. So now that our string is attached, we can remove the two T40 Torx bits that are holding in our mirror. So now we can remove our mirror, being careful of the wiring harness. So before we can pull our harness through, we have to remove this grommet, and then we can feed the wire through. So after our mirror is removed, we can untape our string so we can transfer everything over inside of our old mirror into our new mirror housing. So there are three bolts holding the mirror internals inside this mirror housing, and I'm gonna remove those with a T20 Torx bit. So in order to see these bolts on the side here, you have to move the mirror back and forth. So you can fit your screwdriver behind the mirror once it's tilted all the way back, and remove those bolts. So you can remove the glass portion of the mirror first, so you can have easier access to those bolts that we just removed. However, it is on a ball-and-socket style attachment, and you will have to tug on the mirror in order to remove it. And there has been instances where other people have broken the mirror, so if you just grab a screwdriver, you can bend the mirror back and forth and fit around it that way. So now we can remove this bottom Torx bolt that's holding in our base. So this is a little money, but it is a T40 Torx bolt. So you can remove that. So the post of the mirror will be stuck in the base in the mirror, and they will not come apart very easily, so if you want to mount your mirror up to a vise, you can tap it out with a flathead screwdriver and a hammer. So we have to get our wiring through our base so we can transfer our mirror internals in our other housing. So we have to get our wiring harness through this mount, so on the underside of the mirror where we took that T40 Torx bolt out, if you slide that clip out, you'll be able to shimmy the internals out. And you can fully remove that from there and remove the mirror from the housing. So obviously, the big difference between our stock housing and the new DV8 housing is the LED strip on the side here. This is gonna come with nine Cree LEDs that will increase your peripheral visibility while you're out on the road or while you're out on the trail. These are also gonna be very durable with a polycarbonate lens on the front, so it will be able to take a hit on the trail while still offering full transparency. And these are gonna be IP67 rated, so no dust or water can get into the LED lights and ruin them. So this is gonna be a little bit boxier than your stock housing, however, they did need it to make a little bit bigger inside to fit the extra electronics. Not to mention you're getting riveted accenting on the outside of the lens, which gives you a bit of an off-road look. So now, let's get our new housing wired up. Feed this wire through the bottom. So now you can insert the mirror harness and pull it through. So now you can take your wire and feed it through the bottom mount. So once that's in place, you can take the inside piece and run the wires through this little cutout here, which is specifically for the wire, and you can position that inside of the base. Once the base is on and all the wires are pulled through, we can bolt in our mirror internals. So you can take the three T20 Torx bits and bolt those back in. They'll be in the same OEM mounting location, and really everything about this is OEM besides the LED strip on the back. Now we can re-bolt in our T40 Torx bolt. Lastly, you can put your foam protective cover back on. So before we feed all this through, we wanna make sure that it feeds through correctly. I'm just gonna put a piece of tape on here to keep all of the wires together, make it a little bit easier on ourselves. Now we can tape our harness to our string. So we wanna make sure we can tape up everything so nothing gets caught. Now we can go to the other side and we can fish our wiring through. So once your wire's through all the way and your mirror is lined up, we can bolt this back in with the T40 Torx bolts. Now we can reposition our grommet, and we can remove all of this tape. So now we can reconnect our OEM connectors. Now our next step is going to be to extend this wiring. So the wiring coming off of the mirror housing will be a black for a negative, a white for your power, and then this yellow wire is responsible for the turn signal. So since the wires are short, we are going to extend them and we'll be able to run them through the factory sleeve. However, to make sure that you can take your door off in the future, I would recommend to add some quick disconnects on the end of this wire so you can disconnect it along with your factory harness. So now we can extend our wires, and I would recommend to measure them beforehand to where you want to mount your switch before you cut your wire. So we measured ours out already. We're just going to cut it. So now we have to extend our wiring to inside the cab. We're gonna run it through this sleeve here and we're gonna measure about as long as this stock harness. So just like this stock harness, you unplug it to take off your doors. We're also gonna add some quick disconnects on the other side, so you're able to disconnect those as well and take off your doors in the future. So now we can take a snake and fish the wires through this sleeve here. So now we can add our quick disconnects on to our extended wire. So at this point, we can wire up these lights just like how we would wire up any other accessory lights. Unfortunately, this kit does not come with a switch, so I would recommend going out and getting a 12-volt switch. After you have the switch and find a good mounting location inside your cab, you're going to have to measure out your positive wire in order to reach that switch on either side. You're also gonna have to measure out a decent amount of wire to run all the way to the turn signals, and you also have to measure out a wire for your ground. So now we're ready to attach our quick disconnects to our wiring harness here. I measured out a short wire for our ground, which I can just attach to the inside of the door. I have a longer wire for our positive lead that's gonna be going to our switch. And I also measured out a longer wire which I ran through the firewall and down into our turn signal harness. So let's add these quick disconnects. So on the end of our negative wire, we are gonna attach a terminal so we can bolt it up inside for a good ground. So after we have all of our wiring extended and all situated, we can button our door back up. But what I would recommend first is to plug in the wiring harness, and then we'll need to pull our handle out to fish it through the door, and that will put it in position. Wanna make sure that this top lip goes over the seal so your window is sealed. So once all your pins are lined up and you have this lip over the top of the window here, you can just punch it into place. So now we can button up our door and secure it down in the same way that we took it off with the two Phillips head screws down here, the couple of Torx bolts that we have up here, as well as the Allen bolts. So now we can go ahead and complete the other side. So on any standard 12-volt switch, you will have a negative, a power for your lights, and then a power that you want to put on an actual power source. So we're just going to use these little connectors to wire up everything to our switch. So since we have two wires going to the lights that need power to turn them on, we're going to put those together and put those on our switch. And then we're going to run a wire from here to our battery and then on this gold prong, which is pretty normal in a basic 12-volt switch, we will put our negative, and ground that out somewhere in the jeep. What we need to do is put these two positive leads together, so when you flip the switch, both lights come on. So on our negative wire, you wanna make sure that you do have a terminal, like I said before, so we can attach it to a bolt or a metal surface in our cabin area. And after you're done crimping and everything, I would recommend heat shrinking all of your connections, and electrical taping everything just to be safe. So on the other side, you're just going to put one of those connections so we can attach the negative to the switch. So this lead will be attached to our switch and run through the firewall to our battery as our main power source. So we are going to add another one of those connectors so we can connect it to our switch. So before we put power to anything, I wanted to wire up our turn signal leads first. So we're gonna remove our grille to do that. You just have to remove the six pop clips holding it on and you can pull back your grille. I'm just using a flathead screwdriver to get all of these pop clips out. You can use a trim removal tool if you'd like, but I find a flathead is easier. So with a flathead, you just have to be careful that you're not scratching your paint. After those are off, you can pull out your grille. So with this back, we can disconnect our turn signals to get our grille out of the way. So now we're ready to tap our wire into our turn signal wiring harness. We're just gonna use a vampire clip, but you can splice into these if you're looking for a more permanent solution. So you will be tapping into the white wire with the red stripe, which will be our actuation. So you wanna make sure that you're not tapping into the white wire with the yellow light, because this will be your constant steady running light. So we are going to take our vampire clip, after both wires are in, you can clamp it down and that will tap into both of those wires, and then you can secure it here. So on the driver side, the colors will be different. You wanna make sure that you're tapping into the white wire with the gray stripe instead of the white wire with the green stripe. So our last step is over at the battery. So now we can take our wire that's going to be connected to our switch, and connect it to our power. So we will need to put a terminal on it so we can connect it to our positive battery terminal. So then you can take a 10-millimeter socket after this is on, and we can wire this up to the battery. So now that all of your wiring is finished, I would recommend that you test your lights out and test the turn signals out before you clean up any of your wiring and put everything all back together. But we've already tested them out and they work, so we are going to put our grille back on and clean up our wiring. After those are in, we can plug our turn signals back in. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. If you have a 2007 to 2018 JK Wrangler, you can check out the DV8 Off-Road LED Mirror Housings with the optional turn signals right here at extremeterrain.com.
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