June 02, 2019
Great mirrors, bad directions
Like many others here, I wanted to add a unique touch to my Pony, and these Raxiom mirrors look OEM from the pix. Mixed reviews on the labor intensive wiring to get them up and running, but I decided to get them and have a go. I did all of the wiring myself - I didn't have a stereo shop install them since others here are quoting $300 or so for labor and that's ridiculous.
As others have stated, get Sean Settle's directions from this site and throw away the paper that comes with the mirrors - those directions are wrong. However, Sean's directions also have an error - the Page 16 tells you to disconnect the third plug from the top - it's actually the fourth (furthest away from the blue peg). You'll find the blue/orange (passenger) and gray/black (driver) wires in that plug. I lost a day testing wires and asking for help on forums due to this error.
The install is straightforward. Start with passenger side first. Pull the door panel and run the wires using a flexible cable wire chase. This is a must! If not, you'll have trouble getting the turn signal wires through the door boot and into the cabin. Patience is key when fishing wires, but with the flexible wire chase getting the wires into the cabin didn't take that long. I was worried since Sean's directions had him drilling holes in the drivers side kick panel, but using the chase I was able to get the wire inside no problem, no drilling needed. You will need an extra length of wire to run the drivers side mirror wiring over to the passenger side kick panel, so be prepared!
The mirrors themselves look OEM. Other reviewers have noted that the mirrors distort the view but mine do not have that issue - the motors work great, the LED turn signals are bright! They are visible from the front and side of the car - a great safety enhancement IMO.
If you are handy, you'll want to pick up a set before they are gone! I have never seen these "in the wild" and I think the enhanced safety aspect is well worth the price of admission and the effort to wire them up. I give 5 stars for the mirrors, 4 stars to Sean Settle, and 0 stars for the directions that came in the box.