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    Has anyone swapped door mirror's on a wrx?

    The side mirror's on my '12 wrx are hideous, so I'm looking to see if anyone has put the sti mirrors on and if they wired them in to blink accordingly.

    Depending on how much they are I may do the swap and wire them up.

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    Good call. I'm now subscribed - I like the STI mirrors as well.
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    I converted my 11 WRX mirrors to STI mirrors. You just need to add the LED signal lights and replace the mirror caps. It probably cost about $200.

    STi mirror markers on 08+ Impreza

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardiner View Post
    I converted my 11 WRX mirrors to STI mirrors. You just need to add the LED signal lights and replace the mirror caps. It probably cost about $200.

    STi mirror markers on 08+ Impreza
    Great.Do those mirror caps come colored?
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    Probably not but you could do a cool vinyl over it instead of painting to match your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free2be4ever7 View Post
    Probably not but you could do a cool vinyl over it instead of painting to match your car.
    Good idea.

    Would love to do this.Too bad my mirror caps have clearbra on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by free2be4ever7 View Post
    Probably not but you could do a cool vinyl over it instead of painting to match your car.
    Or even just black would probably look great on any color car.

    Good walkthrough with lots of information - thanx!
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    If it were me, I would try to get JDM power folding mirrors. Those would be so handy in the tight city parking garages. I would totally buy that option if they were offered stateside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    If it were me, I would try to get JDM power folding mirrors. Those would be so handy in the tight city parking garages.
    Yeah, like that guy around here that had to park in a garage that is half an inch wider than his car...

    Do you have a link to a supplier or is ordering right from the dealership possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by etnpnys View Post
    Yeah, like that guy around here that had to park in a garage that is half an inch wider than his car...

    Do you have a link to a supplier or is ordering right from the dealership possible?
    No idea. I have a bugeye, so I would probably use different channels that you GR guys would, but asking the dealer is worth a shot. Places like Japanparts parts carry them, but since it's a direct JDM import, prices are astronomical. It probably wouldn't be cheap from the dealer either, if they could even order them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etnpnys View Post
    Yeah, like that guy around here that had to park in a garage that is half an inch wider than his car...

    Do you have a link to a supplier or is ordering right from the dealership possible?
    You can just go to any parts dept and ask them for it.Or you could check out online parts sellers for Subaru.Most are run by dealerships.

    I use http://www.subarupartsforyou.com/
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    So some digging around Japanparts.com got me this kit: Power Heated Mirror Kit. $1000 for the pair, and they come in any OEM color. HOWEVER! This is only one piece of the puzzle. You still need to get the wiring harness/switches for all of the functions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    $1000 for the pair
    Wowsers. Never mind, but good find. If I happen to accidentally saw off mine and the ins. company is willing to fork over the $$, I'll be getting them. Otherwise, I think stock looks great!
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    Yeah, like I said, it would be cool to do, but it's so damn expensive. I wish it was a offered as an option in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Good idea.

    Would love to do this.Too bad my mirror caps have clearbra on them
    My OEM mirror caps had clearbra on them, too. That doesn't prevent you from switching them and now my new STI mirror caps have clearbra on them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    You can just go to any parts dept and ask them for it.Or you could check out online parts sellers for Subaru.Most are run by dealerships.

    I use http://www.subarupartsforyou.com/
    The power folding mirrors are not available in North America. You would have to order them from Japan, either new or off a wreck.

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