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Adding turn signal mirrors to '11 mz3

I'm thinking of adding turn signal mirrors to my 3 as part of my exterior lighting upgrades.

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I've never heard of auto retracting mirrors for the mazda3, is this a Grand Touring trim feature? I have a 2011 3 S Sport HB without any packages, would there be any hock-ups for automatic retracting mirrors on my car, and what kind of inside hardware (switches etc) would I need to make them work if I wanted to go that way?

For the heated portion, how do the heaters come on, and is there a switch? I imagine in summer you don't want them heated so a switch on the dash (perhaps in the cluster of 4 buttons where the DSC and AFS switches are) would be a nice addition.

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Re: Adding turn signal mirrors to '11 mz3

You know you can buy OEM mirrors (which should be plug-and-play) for like $75 more, right? In fact, I already posted (several times) about this in a different thread...

You'll have to look at your car in particular, but I have the same car as you (2011 3 S Sport HB, no packages) and the connector for my mirror has (I think) 6 leads to it -- just the mirror itself doesn't have the parts in them. There are 3 for power adjusting, 1 for blinker, and 1 wire for defrost, and 1 for common ground. To quote myself (from where I talked about it before):
[quote author=GrifN link=topic=180280.msg4035342#msg4035342 date=1306559378]
Just kidding. Google is awesome. Haha... You were right. Common ground.


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The rest of that thread is here.

The defrost mirror turns on when (I believe) you have rear window defrost. Being that I haven't had the spare money to try this out myself, I cannot confirm this.

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