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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was installing “LED running lights” and turn signal LED to the front side face of my power mirrors on my 2013 Ford F150 platinum; Right side works fine. Left side does not work. I have the mirror disassembled now and disconnected the new items I added. They are installed by clipping together the wires from the LED to the wires if the rear facing turn signal indicator at the bottom of the mirror. I tried using a line tester and it seems there is no power going to the line (the line that connects to rear facing turn signal indicator at the bottom of the mirror ) . I tested the circuit using the puddle light; when I open the door, the puddle light come on; I connected the one side of the jumper into the positive puddle light and put the other end into both the positive and negative side of the clip that goes into the aforementioned turnsignal light on the mirror; circuit tester lights up both times. Fuse #47 is fine (right side works anyway, so it is not the fuse).
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have my question?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

You are wanting to add lights that come on with the park lights and headlights, correct?

You are wanting to tie them into the puddle lamps that come on with the door open and into the turn signal, that is the part I am confused on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chris, No, I was tying them into the turn signal that currently exist on the mirror (see the pictures - pic 3 is the mirror disassemble, upside down with the current turn signal at the top of the mirror). For some reason, now, there is no power to the turn signal coming from the truck, and they are inoperative (picture 1 shows the rear of the existing turn signal and the wires that are supposed to connect into it- the green wire going into the white clip is the one no longer getting power from the truck). The only reason I mentioned the puddle light, is that I used that to check the feed to the mirror turn signal wires. I checked it by touching the positive puddle light to the both the positive and negative feed to the turn signal wiring. Both times the circuit tester lit up. When I checked the pos and neg wiring using the puddle circuit ground, nothing. The idea is to hook up the LED to this existing turn signal wiring is that the LED lights I am adding will blink when the existing ones will. I do not know how to make the truck again power the existing turn signal wiring - that is what I need to do. Picture 2 is the right side mirror and the LED works on that side - the LED is behind the reflector.
Doing research, the cause may be the Ford computer system is not sending (called BCA?) and the advice was to disconnect the battery and drain the computer memory. Do not want to do that. I checked the fuse - it is good (and the right side works anyway) so it is not the fuse. That I can tell there is no relay as the computer does this function. Is this correct?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** issue is the drivers mirror blinker not working.

Below are the diagrams.

We need to check the signal out at the BCM, if there is no pulsing power signal out there either. Then you do need to try a reset by removing the battery cables and holding them together for one minute. If that fails then the BCM has failed from a wiring issue during your light add/change.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris