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Old 10-01-2011, 04:17 PM
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02 manual mirror replacements. Can I snip and cap the doggone wires?

Received manual mirrors off ebay instead of powered. I don't care. My mirrors are cracked, busted, falling apart, and junk. Manual mirrors will be an improvement over my current situation.

The seller refunded me a huge chunk, since they were advertised as powered and he didn't want to eat the return shipping.

My question is, can I just snip the harness wires without removing the panel, and simply cap them? I don't want to try without knowing for sure, for fear of causing havoc with the electrical system.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:46 PM
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Snip what harness to do what?
If they are manual, just unplug the old mirrors, take them off, and install the new ones with nothing to plug in.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:24 PM
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Snip what harness to do what?
If they are manual, just unplug the old mirrors, take them off, and install the new ones with nothing to plug in.
I think you answered my question, jesilvas. As far as snipping, I'm saying I don't want to pop the door panel to unplug if I don't have to. If it's okay to save the time and simply snip them from the outside, I'll just do that and cap them.
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Oh well yea you can do that. I don't think it will hurt anything. Maybe tape up each wire to make sure it doesn't ground out to something else.
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The door panel takes all of 30 seconds to remove but yes, capping off the wires will do the same thing as unplugging the mirrors.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:59 AM
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Thanks guys! Yeah I know it's a quick thing but I'm sick of replacing mirrors. It's a work truck so soon enough these will need to be replaced. I'll get in there when that time comes, to install some powered ones.
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