Took some (extremely rough) pics while installing my 86/BRZ auto-fold side mirror kit, so thought I would do a quick write-up as I could not find any info online on how to do this. As the product suggest, this allows the mirrors to automatically fold in upon pressing the lock button (Or swiping the sensor on the door handle for GTS owners). Then automatically unfold when the car is switched to accessories prior to starting the vehicle.
WARNING: Do this mod at your own risk, I am 100% NOT qualified in anything relating to vehicle electronics and completed this all by guess work
Note: A quick thank-you to @Agent86 for picking the kit up for me whilst at Garage88!
Estimated Time: Aprox 15mins
-Phillips Head screwdriver
-Flat head screwdriver
This is how the kit arrives, included is a complete 'plug-and-play' loom setup with the auto-fold module, plus a few zipties, doublesided tape and a page of Japanese to admire, of which I have no-idea how to interpret....
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Step 1: Removing the drivers side door card.
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This is done by first using a flat head screw driver to pop open the small cap behind the door handle. A phillips head screw can then be removed.
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Next, the plastic cover piece on the arm rest needs to be removed. This is held on by clips and a small lip at the top. So use a small amount of force and from the bottom-up.
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Next, is this black clip thingy (No clue what it's actually called hah), use a flat head screw driver to remove.
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The door card is now just held on by clips around the perimeter of the door, which simply pop out when a small amount of force is applied.
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Unplug the clips to the stock switches and unhook the door handle cables and you will now have complete access to the door.
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Now it is as straight forward as connecting the corresponding plugs to one another.
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Next unplug the clip which connects the door locking mechanism.
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Now, using the final remaining black wire which runs from the automatic-fold module, split this wire into the pinkish/red wire of the door locking mechanism. (NOT the yellow wire like pictured). The black plastic piece supplied is folded and splits into this wire without the need of any cutting/splitting/soldiering.
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Finally, attempt to neaten up the wires with the zip-ties provided. Tape the black module box to an area of the door card which will not be affected when re-installed.
Finally, re-install the door card.
Excuse the lack of clarity, found it rather difficult to put into writing what was involved, but it really is a straight forward mod. Happy to expand on anything if anyone has any questions.