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 Post subject: BenJ's Exterior Mods
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:47 pm 
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Well, got busy today.

Seeing as I had all the bits I needed for the EF Mirror mod, I got stuck into it.

The finished product.

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I am really happy with the way this turned out. I am keeping the mirrors black as I think this works well with the look I am trying to achieve with the EB.

While this isn't too difficult I thought I would do a short tutorial.

This is to use EF Door Trims with EF Mirrors in an EB. EA and ED should be the same.

Parts Needed.

EF/EL Mirrors and screws
EF/EL External Weather Strips for Front Doors.
EF Door Wiring Looms, left and right - at least the plugs for the mirrors and the mirror switch.
EB Mirror Switch assembly plugs and loom.
EB Left hand mirror plug and short length of wires.


Optional Parts Needed.

EF Front Door Window Rubbers - the ones the window goes up and down etc.
EF Rear Wagon External Weather Strips.

Tools Needed.

Philips Screwdriver.
10mm Socket and Ratchet - if using EF Window Rubber.
Drill and assorted Drill Bits.
Round File.
Soldering Iron.
Heat Shrink.
Electrical Tape.
Common Sense.


1. Remove Door Trim, Speaker and Backing.
2. Remove EB Mirror.
3. Remove EB External Weather Strip.
4. Optional - Remove Front Window.
5. Optional - Remove EB Window Rubber
6. Optional - Install EF Window Rubber
7. Optional - Install Front Window
8. Use EF Mirror and mark and drill and file holes for mounting lugs.
9. When happy with fit of Mirror Install EF External Weather Strip.
10. Install EF Mirror for final time, first plugging in loom and tucking it in the door cavity.
11. Check Mirror Operation.
12. Install Door Trim, Speaker and Backing.
13. Enjoy and brag to your mates.

Now for the wiring part, check out the following pictures.

Drivers Door Loom
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Passenger Door Loom
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By acquiring extra plugs and wires, I was able to create new looms to plug into the various parts, meaning I didn't have to butcher my looms.

Good Luck and PM me if you need help.

BenJ

 

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Last edited by BenJ on Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:00 pm 
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Nice work, Should be a Sticky
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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:34 am 
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ya very nice work

seen it before and does look good

sticky it please

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:48 am 
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well done mate. looks good.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:35 pm 
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nice work there mate! you don't waste time do ya.
nice step by step and photo's.
get the modder's to make it into a sticky..
keep up the nice mods mate..

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:24 pm 
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nice job BenJ ;)

another vote for sticky...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:22 pm 
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It's a good job.
Shame I didn't see this before doing similar with mine (only mirrors, not door trims) over the weekend! Ah well, it still worked out fine.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:14 am 
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got my mirrors working thats to ben, mine are hard wired

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Ok, well it never rains, it pours.

Seeing as I was home today, waiting for NRMA insurance assessors to look at our dead white goods (some fool ran into a power pole a few weeks back), I was looking for things to do. I was poking around in my garage and found my EL external door handles.

So I grabbed some sand paper and paint and got to work.

Dissasembled and 1st coat of paint.

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And some before and after shots.

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And being EL handles, no locks on the passenger side

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This shot I just like

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It is amazing how something so simple as this mod changes the appearance of the car, especially when combined with the mirrors.


Regards
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:14 am 
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good work mate..

personally i think the mirrors would look better if they were colour coded.

i had el mirrors on my old eb but they seemed to stick out like big ears lol.
so i kept the eb mirrors this time. but the door handle mod ive done and like.
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:04 am 
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looks great, id paint the mirrors red aswell

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:10 am 
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GeZza200 wrote:
looks great, id paint the mirrors red aswell


yep they seem to stick out too far unless they are body coloured.
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:10 am 
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Looking schmick now Benj......Colour code the mirrors and fix the facia on the door lock then I reckon she'll be spot on.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:42 am 
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Sorry guys, but the mirrors are staying black as I want and like them that way :wink: Once I paint the B Pillars Black they will blend in well.

revcore - The door lock is the standard EB GLi lock. The Fairmont ones look different with a flat face and are illuminated and it is a lot of work to get it hooked up properley as the car is pre smartlock.

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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:04 pm 
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looks great, nice job

 

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