Oracle Side Mirror Ditch Lights

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I haven’t been on any forums much lately due to life, so I have been trying to catch up on all the latest here and on Bronco6G.

Anyway, I purchased these during the presale group buy over on Bronco6G in November or December. They finally delivered. Install was ok, it was much more involved compared to their install video. I have not had a good chance to get pics of them during the night, will update when I do. They’re ok.

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Pull the mirror off with your hands. There are three wires on the back (with lux package). The top two are for the heating elements, the third is for BLIS. Some people over on 6G stated to leave the BLIS connector connected during this install, I recommend this. Just support it with tape or something. On one side while I was trying to pull the connector out, the wires came out of the connector, which added two hours of me trying to figure out how to rewire it. Ford doesn’t sell just the connector, you have to buy the whole mirror.
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Pry cap off with trim removal tool. Relatively simple.
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Rear cap removed with side marker and puddle lamp connector hanging. While were on this pic, the two top screws here need removed.
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Remove puddle lamp from stock cap here.
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Oracle cap. Remove the plastic inserts for the side markers, the puddle lamp, and the rubber piece where the camera will be.
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Disconnect the wire at the red clip, makes install easier.
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Remove panel here. Unscrew then trim removal tool.
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This is where you need to fish the wire through. I found it to be somewhat difficult, but not bad. I used a flashlight on the side where the wire comes out. While pushing the wire down I had to look through the side until I caught a glimpse of it.
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Then I used my pick tool to pull the wire out. Using a pick or needle nose pliers is probably the only way you will be able to get the wire out of the small opening where the stock loom is.

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Push wire through opening into engine bay.

Continued on next post.
 
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Next I put the puddle light and side markers in the Oracle cap. The side marker does clip into place, but it can still fall out, just be careful.
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Not sure why I took this one, maybe to show how the wires were before I put the cap back on.
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Here’s another pic of the screws that need removed. The two top ones are the ones that need taken out.
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So, when installing the cap, start with the body side first, then it “should” fit on the rest of the way. There are tiny little “teeth” on the inside edges of the Oracle cap to help align it with the mirror on the Bronco. With the lux package, it’s a little harder to due because of the added accessories. My driver side does not sit straight, and the camera does not align with the Oracle camera hole. Oracle told me to make sure no wires were in the way, and that the teeth were all aligned. I took the cap off 7 times and it went back on the same time, every time. A few members on BroncoG6 have similar complaints. Now, when reversing, there is a small black triangle due to the camera view being blocked. I am still waiting to hear from Oracle. The passenger side went on with no issue. After the cap is on, screw the two screw in you see here (Oracle supplied). This further connects the OEM mirror to the Oracle cap. This is where the two OEM screws were that were taken out (from the other side).
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As for wiring. Oracle says you can run the wire inside the weather stripping along the base of the cowl. I tried this, but it kept getting stuck, so I just ran it along the loom that is already there. Butt connect the white wires from both mirrors into the aux switch of your choice (I chose 6).
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Aux 6 wire here, cut off the heat shrink, and connect to the white wires.
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Pulling the two wires out of the mirror wire loom so I can stretch the black wires over to the battery for a ground, as shown in next pic.

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I then cut the wire sheath for the mirror wires to pull the black wires over to the ground on the battery. Unscrewed the nut, butt connected the black wires, screwed the nut onto the terminal. I wrapped all of the wires in electrical tape after this and zip tied them to the stock wire looms to clean it up (not pictured).
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Aux 6 on.
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Light on and working.

Besides my mishap with pulling out the BLIS wires from the connector, the install wasn’t terrible. Hopefully Oracle responds and has an answer to the driver side fitment issue. I didn’t really want to do pod lights, which is why I went with these.
 

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Great write-up! thanks for all the pics too. Already got pods, but it’s still fantastic to see inner workings before considering a side mirror project. It’s comforting to know what you’re getting into before sliding the panel tool in…
 

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Very nice how to write-up! Thank you for sharing and posting all the detailed photo's. This is bound to assist others.
 

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