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Side Mirror Camry 2003 - Japan vs USA

Old 06-27-2011, 09:42 PM
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I broke driver side (left) mirror (heated) of my Japan build Camry XLE 2003. The replacement mirror I found ($10 on Kijiji) is from a US build.
The white connector on Japan build has 5 wires on one straight line pins. Wires on connector on Japan build left to right:
1. Green & Black - 2. White - 3. Black - 4. Red - 5. Green & Black
Wires on connector on US build:
1. Black - 2. Black - 3. Yellow - 4. white - 5. red (dont know which colour wire is connected to which pin.
3 pins in line one
2 pins in line 2
Can some one guide me the connection. Which two wires for heater and and other 3 for motor.
I can splice and connect to work it. or guide me to any place where I can find drawing for both kind of mirrors.
Thank you
Old 06-28-2011, 11:38 AM
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Don't know. Just a guess.

There are two motors each having having two wires. One wire from each motor runs to the switch for power.

The other wire from each motor connects to each other before running to the switch.

The switch selects the polarity of power flowing to the motor. Power will flow to the motor then back via the common wiring connect the two motors.

Or power can flow via the common wire then through both motors. The switch will then determine which wire connection from which motor is completed to operate that motor.

There is no ground except at the switch.

Use an ohm meter to probe the window connectors or a volt meter to probe the chassis harness.

The power window connector should have two wires that have a common third wire. There will be some resistance due to the motor but this should be the same for each motor.

The heater may be on a different circuit having no electrical connection to the motors. Thus there may be only two wires having continuity with each other.

Or take voltage readings of the chassis harness with window heater on. Two wires should have power when the heater is on.

The wire setup would be 3 wires for the motors, two wires for the heater. There is no ground wire accept at the switch.
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