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2000 Mirror Replacement Wiring

Just posting this up in case someone runs into the same problem I just had.

Bought a replacement tow mirror for my truck on the driver side since some kids decided to play home run derby with mine apparently.


Power, non heated, manual telescoping to replace the same that was on the truck.

I found a pair for $40 on Craigslist - cheaper than 1 from anywhere else (at least $100 after shipping). I'm only replacing the driver side mirror though, saving the other in case I need it later on down the road.

Only catch - there's no plug on it, pins are still there, but plug is gone.

Wire colors on new Mirror are as follows:

Yellow
Purple
Green

Old mirror wire colors are as follows:

Yellow
Red
Blue

To get the old wires out of the plug, you need to push the red tab out toward the pins of the wire (I folded a prong on a fork out and pushed from behind - carefully, It may fly across the room!)

Next, there's little tabs holding the pins of the wiring in place. I used a very small flathead screwdrive (since I don't have my pick kit here for depinning - I'm at our company house 300 miles from home). Pull the tab away from the pin and pull the wire on the back of the plug. It will slide right out.

Now, I just went ahead and figured Yellow-Yellow. I was correct, fortunately, assuming that's the power wire for both motors L/R and Up/Down in the housing.

Now, I took a guess figuring I had a 50/50 chance of getting the next two right and fortunately I got it the first try.

So the correct way to wire the 3 wires is as follows:

Yellow - Yellow
Red - Green
Blue - Purple

now when done, simply push the little red clip back in from the front of the plug to lock the tabs down onto the pins. And you're done! Bolt the new mirror to the truck, of course, lol.

Now, I have no clue what brand this mirror is, if aftermarket or not, but I figured if someone had a similar problem down the road this thread would at least be there for them since all the threads I searched were for the new mirrors on our trucks. As much as I'd like to do it to my other truck, this was simply my work truck so I just wanted it replaced, period.

Hope this helps!

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