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Old 09-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Mirror relocation

I have a 2012 JKU and I'm pondering relocating my door mirrors to the body. I've seen kits for the non power and non heated mirrors but nothing for power ones. Has anyone relocated their power mirrors? Can they be moved?

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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I was thinking about this a while back too. There isn't anything off the shelf that will work.

You would have to figure out which wires in the door harness are for the mirrors and figure out a way to route them to the mirror. This would require you to cut into the existing wiring, the relocation bracket and possibly the body to get the wiring to the mirrors. I'm sure it's doable but seemed like more trouble then it's worth, plus I think the passenger side mirror is basically useless with most of the relocation brackets as the dash is in the way.

Lots of doorless mirror solutions on the forum. I was running motorcycle mirrors that went in the hinges for a while and then my wife bought me the rugged ridge mirrors and I'm happy with those.

I don't mean to discourage, just sharing my experience. ymmv

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have the Olympic mirrors and they work great. Just looking for other options. I figured there would be a wiring issue and I never realized just how far the passenger side dash stuck out until I put the Olympic mirrors on and I had to do some serious adjustments to be able to see anything.
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It does stick out far, I was running only a driver's mirror when I was using the hinge mounted mirrors. I have also seen guys put the passenger mirror in the bottom hinge for visibility.

Always wondered why they attached the mirrors to the door on a vehicle that has removable doors as a selling point
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I have thought about running the passenger mirror down low but didn't want to explain it to my wife.
I agree its poor design to mount mirrors on removable doors. Would make more sense to body mount them.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:08 AM   #6
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I was thinking about buying some after market door mirrors and relocating them. Anyone know if it will be ok to leave the power/heat connections disconnected and stuffed into the door? I don't use the heated mirrors and rarely use the power options now so they won't be missed.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:33 PM   #7
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It's just fine to leave them disconnected, I ran that way all summer. I used the Die-tech brackets and bought some non-electric OEM mirrors for about $65 and couldn't have been happier. Solid mirrors, with virtually no vibration even at highway speeds.
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It's just fine to leave them disconnected, I ran that way all summer. I used the Die-tech brackets and bought some non-electric OEM mirrors for about $65 and couldn't have been happier. Solid mirrors, with virtually no vibration even at highway speeds.
Cool thanks! I have some Olympic door hinge mirrors but they shake so bad they are useless.
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Cool thanks! I have some Olympic door hinge mirrors but they shake so bad they are useless.
We have a few different Mirror Relocation Brackets mount solidly to the windshield frame or to the hinges so you won't have any vibration issues. Let me know if you see any you like and I can get you a quote!

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We have a few different Mirror Relocation Brackets mount solidly to the windshield frame or to the hinges so you won't have any vibration issues. Let me know if you see any you like and I can get you a quote! -Ryan
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #11
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It's just fine to leave them disconnected, I ran that way all summer. I used the Die-tech brackets and bought some non-electric OEM mirrors for about $65 and couldn't have been happier. Solid mirrors, with virtually no vibration even at highway speeds.
Just FYI I pulled my door panels today and was able to disconnect my mirrors with no problem. For now I'm just letting the wire hang free inside the door until I can get my new mirrors. Should be an easy change now by just unbolt ing the mirrors and pulling the wire out. Thanks for your input.

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