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I just ditched my stock mirrors for a set of remote mirrors from a sport coupe. I did however have to do a couple of small modifications to make them work.
First problem I encountered was that the top mounting hole had to be elongated to line up with the mirror, and secondly, I couldn't use the coupe trim pieces inside the car so I ended up drilling a hole in my stock ones for the remote stick to pass through. Does anyone know if these type of mirrors were even an option for these cars ? I also did notice that there is a slight difference in the angles of the door frames between the 2 cars. All that said, they are a great upgrade over the stock flag type mirrors that constantly get bumped or move on their own. :)

 

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Cool, I was going to buy those "M3" style mirrors on, eBay, I might try those instead.
Thanks, I see those Ebay ones all the time too and had considered them. The coupe mirrors are built really well plus they fold in. putting them on is no big deal, just takes a little adjustment. Having the adjustment from inside the car is a nice bonus. I saw another B12 in the boneyard with these mirrors on it, but I didn't examine it to see if they were any different than the coupe mirrors ? Figured somebody probably just stuck them on there too? :rolleyes: That is why I wondered if they were an option or not ?
 

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i bought the M3 mirrors on ebay that "say" they are for the 1990 sentra. they didnt even come close to fitting, they are way to big. ill sell em if you want to try and make em fit. the holes dont match up and the mirror is way to big on the outside of the door they cover up the all paint on the door frame. bottom line that loser is getting back some negative feedback form me. i hate people on ebay that say a part will work on our cars and either A. they think b13 is 90-94, or B, its some "universal" part that has never been tried on our cars. ebay rant
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The only reason I haven't bought them is that my car's paint is pretty crappy, and there's some rust and a couple of small dents, so "carbon fiber LED M3" mirrors would look lame. I'm actually looking for fender mirrors, that would look really different. A guy I know has them on his AE86 and looks totally unique.
 

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i bought the carbon ones, heh they do look kool i got a red and carbon color scheme goin. to bad they dont fit, they might fit on a b13 or b14.
 

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if u cannot find any sport coupe mirrors, the mirrors from an earlier B12 premium sedan or wagon r the exact same and will work perfectly. when i was at the junkyard, i wanted the mirrors from a sport coupe. the junkyard dude wanted too much money ($50) so i capitalized on his stupidity. i offered $20 for the same mirrors from a sedan and he took the bait. proof that jy people dont even understand what they sell. identical part, half price.
 

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SuperStock said:
if u cannot find any sport coupe mirrors, the mirrors from an earlier B12 premium sedan or wagon r the exact same and will work perfectly. when i was at the junkyard, i wanted the mirrors from a sport coupe. the junkyard dude wanted too much money ($50) so i capitalized on his stupidity. i offered $20 for the same mirrors from a sedan and he took the bait. proof that jy people dont even understand what they sell. identical part, half price.
They always ask me what the parts are from and I always say an 87 Sentra no matter where I got the parts from. I don't even think there is an 87 in the yard where I go. :)
 

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id find some sport coupe door panels to complement your seats, seein as u got the sc mirrors.
my sc seats and door panels really dress up the interior of my car. your seats r in fine shape, unlike mine
 

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power mirrors

Now you are going to kick yourself for drilling holes in your factory trim. get a set of power mirrors off of a pulsar 87-90. Take the mirrors apart, the mirror housing from the base, the pulsar mirror will bolt to the S/C base with 2 of the 3 screws. and you can wiggle the wiring through the opening on the base. the wiring is really easy taking the wiring from the donor pulsar is the hard part I removed the dash it made it easier. Luckily nissan used an independent harness for the mirrors so you just have to find it and pull it from the rest of the harness. the only two wires you need to cut are the + & - wires. installation is a snap.

Also when you get the mirrors if your lot has a good return policy you can abuse it since they always mark the inside of the base you can later return the Pulsar base with the S/C mirror for a refund. :thumbup: And they look like factory you just have to find a nice spot to put the control I only paid 30 bucks before I returned my mirrors something like 8 bucks after that
 

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mille-16i said:
Now you are going to kick yourself for drilling holes in your factory trim. get a set of power mirrors off of a pulsar 87-90. Take the mirrors apart, the mirror housing from the base, the pulsar mirror will bolt to the S/C base with 2 of the 3 screws. and you can wiggle the wiring through the opening on the base. the wiring is really easy taking the wiring from the donor pulsar is the hard part I removed the dash it made it easier. Luckily nissan used an independent harness for the mirrors so you just have to find it and pull it from the rest of the harness. the only two wires you need to cut are the + & - wires. installation is a snap.

Also when you get the mirrors if your lot has a good return policy you can abuse it since they always mark the inside of the base you can later return the Pulsar base with the S/C mirror for a refund. :thumbup: And they look like factory you just have to find a nice spot to put the control I only paid 30 bucks before I returned my mirrors something like 8 bucks after that
That's a good tip too. I bet I could wire that bad boy even w/out the harness, if need be.
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Why the harness is not that hard to get and makes it a no brainer just hook it to a hot and a ground. And you really should be able to get the harness cheap. But yeah with paitence you should be able to wire it yourself there is only 3 wires to each mirror. If I had a digi camera I would post pics but they do look like the factory S/C mirrors.
 

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I will try to take some pictures of the inside of the car with the trim pieces taken off so you can see where you need to elongate the top hole and how I had to drill the trim caps for the control rod to fit through.

Also, the B12 sedan does already have a hole cut through the door itself for the control rod, but i am not so sure about a place to run the wiring if you were to try to install power mirrors. I'll look at it and snap a picture of that too. I am just happy to have the remote mirrors and to just have mirrors that stay in one place. The stock mirrors seem to have a chronic tendency to move. :rolleyes:
 

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What I did was trim off the alignment tit on the conector and persuaded it down by the very corner ( front of door inbetween the mounting area for the mirror and the inner door) it was a tight fit but made it. Also I replaced the harness in the doors the pulsar and sentra ones are different. I just went and looked to remind myself I got the wires for the front speakers as well and rewired those so the pulsar connectors would work. I think it took about 3 hours to do it. Well worth it.

What you will need
2 power mirrors from a 87-90 pulsar
2 remote adjustable mirrors ( I think I have seen then on reg sentras but I know the B12 S/C's will work will not work with B11 adjustable mirrors I checked)
1 the harness for the doors to include the front speaker wiring and mirror wiring only cut the speaker wires as close to the sterio as possable
1 the switch to control the mirrors
4 Butt connetors
Electrical tape and Zip ties are a big help
 

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Power Mirrors?

I have never seen power mirrors in and Sentra or Pulsar though I will look for these. In a junkyard I do recall seeing a little switch in a Pulsar that indicated it could have been a 4-way directional switch like what would be used to control a mirror and it had another switch below it seemingly to be a left-center-right toggle type OEM looking switch. Could I have seen power mirrors and not known it? I might have to peep into getting a set of these.

As for adding sport coupe mirrors to sedans type B12, the upper hole will have to be opened up more to allow it to work. I liked the bigger mirror look so this is why I got them, though I had a tweeter in the inner area where the mirror adjustable lever would be so I trimmed it all the way down to the meat so I could use the big mirror and keep my tweets.

I will look into a set though, thanks for the insight folks.
 
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