Chris from Wattsburg, PA, stopped by our store to inquire about adding power folding tow mirrors to his 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD work truck. Chris is often on the worksite for commercial building projects and, when on the job, he usually has his enclosed work trailer in tow. His Silverado is a base work-truck model and came with entry-level (non-tow) mirrors.
Chris was referred to ENORMIS by a contractor friend of his who has worked with our integration specialist, Doug Reichert, in the past. Chris told Doug he wanted to keep the truck as original as possible, and Doug responded, “So do we!”
Doug recommended that Chris go with the original equipment (OE) tow mirrors with LED turn signals, marker lights, heated defrost and a convenient rear-facing LED work light. Doug looked up the options for the Silverado 2500s and found that the higher-end models like the Z71 even came with power folding mirrors.
Doug told Chris that we could add the OE tow mirrors with power fold and even the add the original equipment factory mirror switch with the power-fold option. Chris was excited that ENORMIS could add all the options he wanted, and give him the power-fold option from a factory switch.
On the day of installation, MECP-certified Ken Whiteman began the install by removing the old mirrors and mounting the new tow mirrors. Ken then created a custom wire harness that would account for each of the mirror’s functions: power fold, heated defrost, power glass, LED marker and turn signals, and LED work light.
After creating the custom harness, Ken created a corresponding connector to plug into the vehicle’s Body Control Module (BCM). Then he tested all the mirror functions, expertly re-assembled the vehicle’s door panels, and wired the mirrors to the vehicle’s existing cargo light switch, so the LED work light could be used while the vehicle is in motion.
If you would like the safety and convenience of power-fold heated tow mirrors ,just contact the electrical pros at ENORMIS in Harborcreek.