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Okay so I bought a set of mirrors for my truck off the net. Things got all f'ed up so I had to reorder them. I am having a local body shop paint them for me, but anyways, my question is how do I wire up the puddle lamp part? The mirrors that came on the truck are power and heated. Will the new ones with lamps just simply plug right into the existing harness and work? Or do I need to do some wiring to make the puddle lamps work? I think Belmont put these on his truc, but I could be wrong. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
 

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Cool. It is a 2001 Sierra. I know about the harness inside the triangle piece. I wasn't sure if my truck was prewired for the upgrade or not. So I will have to do some minor wiring to make them work when the doors open?
 

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it wont plug and play if your an 01. I had do to alot of custom wiring for my '00 to work with my escalade mirrors that are fully loaded.

Matter of fact my mirrors are hardwired in the door.

An easy way to hook up the puddle lamp is to tie your puddle lamp wire into the wire for the light in the door. I think its an orange wire.
well my truck had power heated mirrors from the factory. so that part i am not worried about, just the puddle lamp. I will have to look at the wiring of it once I get them. thanks for all the info.
 

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DAMN IT!!!!!!


well then is it pretty easy to wire them up or not? I am half assed color blind so wiring for me is a :nono: If it is going to be a pain in the ass, I am going to order another set of regular factory mirrors and put these up on ebay. The ones I have on order are these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...RK:MEWA:IT&viewitem=&item=330149075566&rd=1,1

The invoice says they fit a 2001-2002 Aalanche. The auction said they fit a 2001-2002 Sierra. :think:
 

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cool i will post up pics of the truck once I get my stuff back and i have my puter home for the weekend.
 

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Okay so I went and put these on last nite. I hooked up the puddle lamp on the mirror just like Denaliano said into the orange wire. I hooked it into the orange wire on the door light in the lower corner of the door. I close the door, the inside door light goes off, but the puddle lamp stays on?:think: Did I hook it into the correct wire or what? I am baffled at this. I tried to think of everything. So then I hooked it into the white wire on the door light. The lamp would go off when the door was open, but then when it was closed it would go on and STAY on. I need some help please!!! Do I need to hook it into the orange wire on the switch in the control panel? Some one help me please!!! Denaliano!!?!?!??!!?!?!
 

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It is an SLT model if that helps. Power everything with key fob.
 

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The mirror is from an 01-02 Avalanche. The harness on the mirror plugs right into the factory harness on the truck. There is just one (1) wire extra that doesn't get plugged into anything on the mirror side of the harness.
 

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and no my switch console for mirrors and windows doesn't look like yours.
 

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I will see if I can get some pictures tonight of the mirror plug and the truck plug if you need them.
 

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okay I will try to get them tonight.
 

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These aren't true GM mirrors. They are aftermarket mirrors and they won't plug and play. Here are the pictures of the factory truck side plug and the mirror side plug. They aren't very clear let me know if you need better pictures. You can see what I was talking about when I mentioned the extra wire.









 

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That's the thing, it had heated mirrors stock. I will try what cajundragger suggested. If that doesn't work I will be back. I will give it a try tomorrow night. Thanks for all the help guys!!
 

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Okay, I did the extra wire that plugs into nothing and the black wire on the mirror harness to the orange wire on the door light and the black wire to the white on the door light and the door light, dome light and puddle lights stay on. Here is a picture of the before wiring:





 

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I know the wire I have the connector on is red, but it is the only one that is not getting plugged into anything from the truck harness. I am about ready to say fuck it and not even hook them up.
 

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no blue 2 on the mirror goes to white 10 on the door.
 

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Discussion Starter · #37 ·
The puddle lamp ground is shared with the defrost.... the black wire on the existing harness.

Do not wire the black wire to anything. What happens if you wire the red to the orange wire in the lower door light and hit unlock on the key fob? The Light should come on and then go off after 30 seconds...?
i did this monday night and the puddle lights just stayed on. they never went off even after like 5 minutes.
 

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does anyone want a set of puddle lamp mirrors????
 

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well thanks for the help guys!!! i am just not going to use them damn things and if I ever get to a meet or something maybe someone will be able to walk me through getting these fuckers wired in.
 
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