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I installed tow mirrors on my 2016 Silverado some time ago and picked up the conversion harness from Harness Dr to do it. I've been happy with them and they have been very helpful when towing my toyhauler. I have been wanting to convert the front amber running lights into turn signals. I have seen numerous switchback kits that will do this. However all that I have found have the running lights in white and when turn signals are activated, they display a flashing amber color. I would prefer to keep the amber running light color and then have amber flashing lights for turn signals as well. I haven't been able to find any kits to do this.

 

Is there a specific reason for this? Is there a kit that would do this for me or maybe a harness I can add that will make my existing lights flash amber? I will probably reach out to @pgamboa and ask but wanted to ask here first.

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11 minutes ago, mikeyk101 said:

I installed tow mirrors on my 2016 Silverado some time ago and picked up the conversion harness from Harness Dr to do it. I've been happy with them and they have been very helpful when towing my toyhauler. I have been wanting to convert the front amber running lights into turn signals. I have seen numerous switchback kits that will do this. However all that I have found have the running lights in white and when turn signals are activated, they display a flashing amber color. I would prefer to keep the amber running light color and then have amber flashing lights for turn signals as well. I haven't been able to find any kits to do this.

 

Is there a specific reason for this? Is there a kit that would do this for me or maybe a harness I can add that will make my existing lights flash amber? I will probably reach out to @pgamboa and ask but wanted to ask here first.

Rev. 1 - Will slightly dim your amber light when it is on.  When the blinker is used, it will go full bright (like they do now) and will blink in sync with your from headlight blink and blinker in the glass.

 

Here is a video of this mode.  Fast forward to the 9:25 mark of this video.

 

https://youtu.be/qM-rhtbAL1w

 

Rev. 2 - Will keep your amber light full bright when it is on.  Then, when blinker is used, the amber light to turn off when blink is on.  So it will blink, but will blink in an alternating sequence.  If you are in front of your truck looking at it while the blinker is on - the amber light will be off when your headlight blink is on and vice/versa.

 

Here are some videos of Rev. 2 on a customer truck:

 

Headlights On

https://youtu.be/ZtOzFcY27OQ

https://youtu.be/AHF99PM4EEI

 

Headlights Off

https://youtu.be/ZqSHCqhQZqc

https://youtu.be/o5C57uddw7M

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I think I like the second method better. 

 

So the question is how to I get this done. Do you sell a specific harness or is it a mod I would need to do on my own?

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I got in touch with @pgamboa and found out that he has harnesses to do what I want and just hasn't added them to the product listings on the Harness Dr website yet. I ordered the harnesses direct and he will be shipping them to me sometime soon. I went with Rev 2. The nice thing is that either method keeps the stock amber running light, which is what I wanted. This really should have been a function of the stock tow mirrors and surprised its not. 

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I am waiting for the harnesses to be shipped by @pgamboa He was out of the country when I contacted him and placed the order. The set of harnesses are $125 plus shipping and the total was just over $141. I was told that these plug in between the door harness and the mirrors. I already dealt with removing the door panels when I upgraded my mirrors to the tie mirrors I have on now. This should be a simple job.

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