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....
1.JPG 92.24K 287 downloads
Step 1: Removing the drivers side door card.
2.JPG 112.07K 246 downloads
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.
3.JPG 99.73K 175 downloads
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.
4.JPG 134.07K 175 downloads
Next, is this black clip thingy (No clue what it's actually called hah), use a flat head screw driver to remove.
5.JPG 79.6K 211 downloads
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.
6.JPG 103.35K 252 downloads
Unplug the clips to the stock switches and unhook the door handle cables and you will now have complete access to the door.
7.JPG 77.97K 266 downloads
Now it is as straight forward as connecting the corresponding plugs to one another.
8.JPG 124.66K 262 downloads
Next unplug the clip which connects the door locking mechanism.
9.JPG 151.01K 282 downloads Auto mirror wire tap 2.jpg 75.18K 214 downloads Added for clarity.
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.
10.JPG 93.18K 280 downloads Auto mirror wire tap 1.jpg 106.97K 168 downloads Added to illustrate the best route for the wire.
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.