TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Lighted vanity mirrors same mount hardware as old mirrors?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by sorka, May 12, 2018.

  1. sorka

    sorka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,249
    Location:
    Merced, CA
    From the videos, the bracket covers at least look identical. But has anyone been able to confirm for sure that the new lighted vanity mirrors will mount to our older model S's?
     
  2. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,785
    Location:
    Clark Co, WA
    The older cars almost certainly don't have the wiring harness to get power to the visors. The mounting holes are probably the same though.
     
  3. JPP

    JPP Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,608
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    ...uuuuh, not true. many older Model S do have the 12V wiring and connectors under the headliner. Not sure if the new Model S sun visor has the matching connector to the old one. For sure in my 2012 S I have the connectors. I could not find them on my wife's 2015 S. Search TMC for threads on the subject, and look for posts by herbie in NL who runs an aftermarket business.
     
  4. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,785
    Location:
    Clark Co, WA
    Interesting. That's news to me. My SO has complained about the unlighted vanity mirrors.
     
  5. JPP

    JPP Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,608
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
  6. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,785
    Location:
    Clark Co, WA
    Interesting, but looks like it's an extra hassle to install for a newer car. Mine is a 2016. It's also 125 Euros which is a bit steep for my budget at the moment.

    Herbie has some interesting accessories I haven't seen from other aftermarket places.
     
  7. JPP

    JPP Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,608
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Herbie is doing a retrofit of your mirror. But I am exploring the idea of buying current production visors from Tesla and installing them--hopefully less $$ than Herbie and made with the proper connector. The problem is matching the headliner-I would assume all current visor production is not Alcantara.
     
  8. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,785
    Location:
    Clark Co, WA
    Matching the material is going to be tough. They've been through a few over time. My car has the light color Alcantara.
     
  9. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    14,662
    Location:
    Texas
    They do--at least mine does. Lighted vanity mirrors were part of the initial plan. Some folks have used the vanity mirror connection to power dash cams.
     
  10. sorka

    sorka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,249
    Location:
    Merced, CA
    FYI, in case it hasn't been mentioned elsewhere, the new lighted vanity mirrors are a direct bolt in replacement requiring no modification except the 2 wire connector.

    Just installed mine this morning.

    George, you promised us free retroactive upgrades. Why did I have to spend $300 out of my own pocket when you promised us these for free??
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC