I liked the look of the new Mirror Switch available from DMC-Houston, however the price was a little high for an unneeded upgrade. I know it’s made from a mirror switch used in a Saturn, so decided to try and make my own. I went to a salvage yard, and found one. Next I made a plastic plate to hold the switch:
I didn’t like how the DMC-Houston switch looked upside-down:
I could see the polarity of the mirror motors was opposite of what the switch was. Up was down, Right was left, and so on. The options I had were:
- Do what DMC-Houston did: flip the switch upside–down, and swap the right and left mirror wires
- Reverse the wiring in my cars wiring harness.
I choose option 2. I pried the wire connections out of the mirror connectors, and reversed them. If the cars next owner ever tries to install an original switch, they’re going to hate what I did!
Original mirror switches have been going for a good price on ebay, so I decided to sell mine.
Since I bought my car in 2007, my passenger mirror hasn’t had up and down functionality. I was happy to find out during testing that it was a dirty/bad connection.
From the pictures, it looks like the interior is still kind of dusty. Time for a complete detailing.
(It’s not too often I make money!)
|Mirror Switch Sale||Ebay||
|9-Way 3mm Pin & Socket Connector||BritishWiring.com||
|Saturn Mirror Switch||Salvage Yard||
|Black Plastic||On Hand||
|SEM Black Landau Color Coat||On Hand||