Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

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Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

Post by cq358 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:46 am

Went to local junkyard since it is nice weather, for me it is a candy store. got a pair of heated mirror from CDN matrix with 4 wires into the plug. I hope it is a simple plug and play. I will let you folks posted.
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Trix Mirror and 09 Mzd 6 light housing
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When you go to cash and pull wrecker, in addition to your handy tool, bring a bottle of liquid wrench with you, learnt the hard way with removing the dumb ford engineered mazda 6. they use 3 differ bolt sizes at the front and many of them are rusted..

Just replaced my valve cover gasket, Valve Cover Gasket Set Mahle VS50362 MADE IN JAPAN, and they are identical to factory one ( with notches so the gasket dont hang down when you placing your valve cover back ) and half the price.
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Re: Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

Post by zbyers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 am

i do not believe the mirrors are plug and play. keep us posted though, i am curious.
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Re: Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

Post by cq358 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 pm

At the self serve wrecker yard has a 09 matrix and a 09 awd vibe. I bring the vibe mirror to the matrix mirror to match them up and they are identical. They both have the same round 4 pins connector. Vibe only has 3 wire and Matrix has 4 which come with the heated feature. I should had take picture of the wreck vibe which has 1 the pax door missing but they left the mirror there.I was in a rush of fighting a rusted bolt on my other task so I was short on time to really think clearly to snap all the necessary pictures. But I will open up my Door Panel as long as the weather cooperates.

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Re: Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

Post by cq358 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 pm

zbyers wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 am
i do not believe the mirrors are plug and play. keep us posted though, i am curious.
Yes you are right. I took the door panel out..the other end only have 3 pin so it is missing the 4 th heater power...so it is basically have to run another wire from there to the defrost relay. I have taken a lot of photo ...
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Post by cq358 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 pm

Actual vs diagram

Link below also talks about different Molex connectors toyota uses.. it appear the connectors can be different shape that dependent on the connectors ( 8 pins.. 10 pins, they can be different) so have to pay attention on sourcing parts
https://blog.machanon.net/2013/05/13/di ... Qgcw3rPy72
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Showing wire colour (G , Light Green & yellow)
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Post by cq358 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm

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Neutral -ground wire
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Reference website
https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hea ... vy.377840/

Also look at the common ground wire that terminated and bundled with my power mirror wires

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Re: Valve Cover Gasket and swaping Heating Mirror from

Post by tpollauf » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm

Nice write-up ! ;)
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Post by cq358 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm

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Each connector per door
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tpollauf wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Nice write-up ! ;)
Thanks Tpollauf !

NASA soldering standards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ymw7d_nYo

Also confirmed from the HTR Mirror fuse that it does have 12V when enable rear defogger
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Post by cq358 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:43 am

Journey of finding all the plugs in hope somehow they are somewhat pre wired......chances is getting slim
looking at the harness 82151 from the above diagram

HE2 plug(not IE2-correction) should be at the "burnt orange" colour electrical tape
One interesting observation, Toyota does know how to proper position their electrical wire away high humidity area(avoid condensation from the floor board..etc). All main power wire harness are routed across top of the dash behind pax air bag and radio areas. In theory you could find a flooded title and can be drivable for many years as long as the water line dont go pass the red circle area
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Post by cq358 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:20 pm

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Post by cq358 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:34 pm

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Close up
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No Sky Blue wire, no pin nada..=(
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next step has to find the "2M" terminal

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