Notices
GX - 2nd Gen (2010-present) Discussion topics related to the 2010 + GX460 models

Auto Mirror Folding

 
Old 02-26-17, 07:36 AM
  #1  
kazter011
Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 59
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default Auto Mirror Folding

Hey! After doing some research, I see that there is not much love for wanting our GX mirrors to auto fold on the lock and unlock command. I am currently in the research phase and looking to install this Mod.

Let me know your thoughts.
kazter011 is offline  
Old 02-26-17, 03:23 PM
  #2  
pinoyesv6
Driver
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: MD
Posts: 132
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

I am guessing you are looking for something like this or this
pinoyesv6 is offline  
Old 02-26-17, 05:25 PM
  #3  
ELEX470
Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 196
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

I may be also interested in the second lick you sent
have anyone installed it on GX460?
is it plug and play what is required for installation?
Thank
ELEX470 is offline  
Old 02-26-17, 06:15 PM
  #4  
tecman
Lexus Champion
 
tecman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 2,834
Received 372 Likes on 287 Posts
Default

Connectors and modules seem to vary with search results.






This is the only one I have read about here that works on the Prado. I would be willing to try it if I had power mirrors.
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-...-gx-460-a.html

Last edited by tecman; 02-26-17 at 06:27 PM.
tecman is offline  
Old 03-04-17, 06:43 PM
  #5  
rmtannerjr
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: LA
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

My brother has an LX570 and I find the folding mirrors on lock extremely useful in visually making sure the doors are locked even out of range of the key fob. I did some testing and found that all I need to find is a ground trigger upon lock to make the mirrors fold. None of the DIY threads seem to apply to the GX but maybe I've missed it in my search. If anyone is interested, I can provide a picture of the wire needed to be grounded just behind the mirror switch, but it is an easy test.
rmtannerjr is offline  
Old 03-04-17, 07:19 PM
  #6  
kazter011
Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 59
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rmtannerjr View Post
My brother has an LX570 and I find the folding mirrors on lock extremely useful in visually making sure the doors are locked even out of range of the key fob. I did some testing and found that all I need to find is a ground trigger upon lock to make the mirrors fold. None of the DIY threads seem to apply to the GX but maybe I've missed it in my search. If anyone is interested, I can provide a picture of the wire needed to be grounded just behind the mirror switch, but it is an easy test.
if this is true, that'd be awesome because I just bought a Kit that'll require me to take the door panel off and cut wires and what not.
kazter011 is offline  
Old 03-05-17, 09:00 PM
  #7  
rmtannerjr
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: LA
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I will attempt this in the coming week or two and report back.

-Richard
rmtannerjr is offline  
Old 03-09-17, 05:17 PM
  #8  
ducttape
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Lots of info over at the Prado forum on this mod.
http://www.pradopoint.com.au/showthr...mirror-module&
ducttape is offline  
Old 03-09-17, 05:31 PM
  #9  
kazter011
Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 59
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by ducttape View Post
Lots of info over at the Prado forum on this mod.
http://www.pradopoint.com.au/showthr...mirror-module&

ive read through that and I don't think it's the exact same connectors. Check these pictures out.


kazter011 is offline  
Old 03-09-17, 08:54 PM
  #10  
ducttape
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Here is link to a product made for LC Prado 2010-2015 that shows a closeup of the connector.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Inte...08.4.50.MkGHvr
ducttape is offline  
Old 03-09-17, 09:17 PM
  #11  
ducttape
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

ducttape is offline  
Old 03-10-17, 07:33 AM
  #12  
kazter011
Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 59
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default


Originally Posted by ducttape View Post

Ducttape, it seems like this kit might work https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Intelligent-safety-module-Toyota-original-car-side-mirror-folding-kit-for-Avensis-Prado-automatic-close-open/32667768345.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.YRV2n2

connector is the same but he has a lot more wires going into that connector than my GX.

Last edited by kazter011; 03-10-17 at 09:06 AM.
kazter011 is offline  
Old 03-20-17, 07:39 AM
  #13  
ELEX470
Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 196
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Has anyone successfully did this modification on GX460?
ELEX470 is offline  
Old 03-21-17, 05:17 AM
  #14  
ROSCOGX470
Lead Lap
 
ROSCOGX470's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: BOSTON,MA
Posts: 686
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by ELEX470 View Post
Has anyone successfully did this modification on GX460?
very interested as well.
ROSCOGX470 is online now  
Old 03-27-17, 07:45 PM
  #15  
GX460PREM
Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rmtannerjr View Post
I will attempt this in the coming week or two and report back.

-Richard
Did you ever completed the Folding Mirrors Mod yet?
GX460PREM is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Auto Mirror Folding


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: