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post #1 of 10 Old 04-06-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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2011, mirror relocation

I got the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation kit to take may doors off and still have mirrors. The directions are very straight forward but guess what, some 2011s have heated mirrors and there is a freaking wire harness involved. Just a heads up for others with 2011 models.

Can you guys think of a way around this? I don't really need heated mirrors down south. I would be afraid to just cut them off because of "unintended consequences" with the electrical system. Anyone else run into this and found a way around?
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without seeing them, is there a way to tuck the harness into the housing itself to attach to yout bracket?

Or if it all wont fit back in, cut it close and add a couple small spade style connectors for when you do run the full doors.
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saw somewhere else, they just unplugged them and left the harness down in the door.......
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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Buy a second set of mirrors from an 08 or 09 to use on the brackets.

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Rugged Ridge actually sells mirrors that are exactly like the OEM ones, but about half the price, and don't require Thor's hammer to remove from the bracket.

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Charlie....if you need heated mirrors in Louisianna...it's time to get the hell outta there......

Just sayin'....



Seriously...I'd unplug them and see if you get any weird ass codes or anything.....if not, just terminate the harness and tuck it down into the door in case you ever change your mind/sell.....


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Rugged Ridge actually sells mirrors that are exactly like the OEM ones, but about half the price, and don't require Thor's hammer to remove from the bracket.
i lol'd at thor's hammer

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-08-2011, 02:57 PM
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they should just disconnect like the power doors harness does. Also, did you look at DieTech's relocation brackets? They are much better than the rugged ridge and keeps the mirror in the stock location with the doors off so you can actually use your mirrors!

But I like the other recommendation as well to just get another set of mirrors and leave the factory ones on the doors.

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I like the look and placement for visibility of the Dietech brackets but I for one carry soft doors to throw on when bad weather comes (CO) and these mirror brackets wouldn't work for anyone wanting to run soft doors.
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-09-2011, 02:50 PM
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get a second set of normal mirrors and leave your 2011 ones on the door. then get the ditech brackets for when you have the doors off. this way you dont have to switch mirrors and you actually have usable mirrors when the doors are on and off.

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