Has anyone swapped out door mirrors for OEM optional puddle light mirrors on 2013-14 Mustang GT?

Discussion in '2011+ Mustang GT 5.0L Tech' started by 302pony, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. 302pony

    302pony Junior Member

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    I own a 2014 Mustang GT Premium Coupe with the standard door mirrors. I want to put in the optional puddle light mirrors that shoots a running pony logo in white light from under the mirror to the street below it. I thought it would be a fairly easy case of getting the last 8 digits VIN# of a car who has the optional mirrors, and calling a big high Performance dealership's part dept. and getting the mirrors with the puddle lights built in but the parts guy said it's not a simple plug and play, I would also need to change the whole door harness which he made it seem DIFFICULT and probably expensive. Has anyone gone from a non puddle light door mirror to putting on the optional puddle light mirrors. I really like the look of having the pony image coming from the mirrors.
    Appreciate any suggestions and experiences.
     
  2. skwerl

    skwerl tree hugger

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    I doubt very seriously he told you the truth. For years Mustangs (and most cars it seems) have one or maybe two standard wiring harness variations. Too expensive to make 47 different wiring harnesses for the same car. If you add an option then the wiring is already there. I know when I added a premium rear view mirror to my 2009 Bullitt the wiring plug was already there under the headliner to plug it in.
     
  3. 08MustangDude

    08MustangDude Newest Parole of the Pink Bus

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    The plug may be there, but the power wires for the puddle light may not.

    As far as not using multiple harnesses, that's true for some items, not all.
    The Shaker 500, Shaker 1000, and non Shaker door harnesses are different.

    It's still not hard to install them in any case, and wire the light.
     
  4. Gabe

    Gabe Whippled Coyote

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    I have a base model '13 GT and I put in the pony-logo / heated mirrors.
    Plug and play on '13-'14 Mustangs.

    You'll need to transfer the painted caps from the existing mirrors:

    2014-03-26_pony-mirrors2.jpg 2014-03-26_pony-mirrors3.jpg 2014-03-26_pony-mirrors7.JPG mirrors_heated-pony.jpg
     
  5. happyjackson

    happyjackson Junior Member

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    My 2013 GT Premium has puddle lamps. About once every eight to twelve months they start to disfigure. They get streaks, burn marks, bubbles and the like. Most everyone seems to share this misery. I tried reducing the current going to them with a resistor with no success. It's not a huge pain to replace them. Running the mirror all the way out then use a long thin standard screwdriver to unlock the holding tab on the lamp. It just pops out, unplug and pop it back in. The first few times I replaced them the price was reasonable, $15 +/- . Now it's hard to find them under $35, most in the $50 range. Unless you're also wanting the heated mirrors I would go a different direction. I have seen lots of other setups for puddle lamps, under the mirror, bottom side of the door, the power is there. I have saved the last pair I replaced. Removing the innards and have mounted a high quality red (color of the car) LED in each. Next time they go bad I'll put these in, no pony but brighter.
     
  6. Gabe

    Gabe Whippled Coyote

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    I've seen a bunch of people complain about their pony projectors looking disfigured after so much time, whatever it might be.
    Mine have been installed for about 4 years now with no issues.

    For those that do have issues, you can always pop the lamp assembly out of the bottom of the mirror, unplug it and pop the lamp back in.
    No more puddle lamp, no more distorted pony.
    I believe this is what @skwerl did to his car.
     
  7. 13v6

    13v6 Junior Member

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    You can always go another way on this and install a projector in the bottom of the door.
    https://goo.gl/4GhU78
    Picture is similar but would have a tri bar pony.
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