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I ordered some side mirror lights from eBay and they came in the mail today! I'll be installing them this weekend provided the fit is correct. They were sold for the Toyota iQ so I'm hoping they will also fit the Scion. I'll post up pics of the finished product. These lights ad the "welcome" LED's that shine down when the door locks are activated.



 

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hello:) do those fit in place of the mirror marker lights that exist as per stock.
 

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That is the idea. I'll fit them this weekend and hope they match.
 

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I finally got the mirror lights installed today. They fit perfectly into the stock locations and I think they look great. It was a lot more work than I expected but worth the time and effort.

Some pictures of the lights.

Welcome lights...



Turn signal...



Running lights...



All lights on...



Close up pictures...







After installing the lights it was time for the first wash and wax of the iQ. Sure doesn't take long, another advantage to having a small car.



 

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very cool.what,when are they activated,and do they allso have the turn signal feature?
 

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very cool.what,when are they activated,and do they allso have the turn signal feature?
Sorry, the welcome lights come on when the doors are unlocked, they dim to off when the ignition is turned on or the interior light times out. The running lights and turn signal on the mirrors are connected to the stock running and turn signal leads so they work the same.
 

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May have to get me some of those. Looks good Taz
Let me know if you do, I have a few small tips that may help with the installation process.
 

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I'm confused. Are the white lights in the turn signals ON all the time when the headlights are ON?
Yes, those are the running lights. The white welcome lights do not stay on when the car is started.
 

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Yes, those are the running lights. The white welcome lights do not stay on when the car is started.
OK. Last question, I think:
You're calling them running lights. Do they only come on with the headlights ON, or are they DRLs that come on when the engine is started, without the headlights or parking lights being ON?

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OK. Last question, I think:
You're calling them running lights. Do they only come on with the headlights ON, or are they DRLs that come on when the engine is started, without the headlights or parking lights being ON?

Thanks.
I use the term "running" light. Some may call them "parking" lights. They are not however DRL's. The running lights come on when the running/parking lights of the vehicle are turned on. They remain on when the headlights are turned on. The turn off when the vehicle running/parking lights are turned off. I hope that explains it better.
 

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A video that may help explain...

 

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Thank you! Your further explanation and video helped greatly.

Do you know if this is a JDM standard part, or is it an accessory for the aftermarket?

It's very cool. I like it, but I'm not sure if I'd do the job. It sounds like it was more than you expected.

The main question would be this: Did you have to do any wiring beyond the rear view mirror, into the door and dash, or were all necessary connections already in the mirror?

Thanks for showing us all this mod.
 

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Thank you! Your further explanation and video helped greatly.

Do you know if this is a JDM standard part, or is it an accessory for the aftermarket?

It's very cool. I like it, but I'm not sure if I'd do the job. It sounds like it was more than you expected.

The main question would be this: Did you have to do any wiring beyond the rear view mirror, into the door and dash, or were all necessary connections already in the mirror?

Thanks for showing us all this mod.
The part is from an aftermarket company in Taiwan. It fits exactly into the stock location.

Wiring is required from the front running light to the mirror and from the dome light to the mirror. You will need to splice into the black and white wires of the dome light and the green (driver side) and pink (passenger) side for the running lights. All wires will be run through the existing rubber boot between the cabin and the door. You will also need to remove the mirror housing completely to run the wires into the housing.

I'be been out of town but have received several requests for more specific directions. I will post up what few pictures I have as soon as I can.
 
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