vjpaddy
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17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:28 am

I have a 17 reg Nissan Leaf 30KW Tekna which at the moment has normal side mirrors. Does anyone know if i can upgrade to one of the newer mirrors with blind spot detection ? I assume that the newer mirrors with blind spot detection have to be powered so question is does the older leafs have power supply feed near mirrors that can be tapped onto by the new mirrors ?

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Re: 17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:04 am

I am fairly sure that much if not most of the necessary hardware resides away from the mirror itself.
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Re: 17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:43 am

Yes, that sounds like it would be a very difficult retrofit. My sister's Mazda with BSM has the proximity sensors located above and behind the rear wheel openings. Only the little warning indicator lights are in the side mirrors.
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Re: 17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:48 am

vjpaddy wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:28 am
I have a 17 reg Nissan Leaf 30KW Tekna which at the moment has normal side mirrors. Does anyone know if i can upgrade to one of the newer mirrors with blind spot detection ? I assume that the newer mirrors with blind spot detection have to be powered so question is does the older leafs have power supply feed near mirrors that can be tapped onto by the new mirrors ?
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LeftieBiker wrote: I am fairly sure that much if not most of the necessary hardware resides away from the mirror itself.
Yep.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2017/ ... 2-9999.pdf is an example of where you'd find the detection hardware on a Bolt.

Ditto for '16 Prius as to where the sensors are:
https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/prius/20 ... -saga.html - search for blind
https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/prius/20 ... -2018.html - search for BSM

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Re: 17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:40 am

I retrofitted my car with blind spot detection...

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Cost me $8 for a two pack :D
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Re: 17 Reg Leaf - Does it support Side mirrors supporting Blind Spot alerts

Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 pm

alozzy wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:40 am
I retrofitted my car with blind spot detection...

Cost me $8 for a two pack :D
:D That's the way! I've got some of those on the Yoat.
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