Originally Posted by rkjunior
yeah, I realized that once I took the glass off the mirror. I ended up ordering a set of 2011 STI housings and I will just transfer the required parts from my WRX mirrors. I debated pulling the wires for the LEDs out of the harness and transfering them into my WRX harness but I couldn't get the damn pins out.
It's actually really easy once you have the right tool. I learned to do this with NiCad battery connectors way back in my RC Car days as a kid and these work just the same. Get a really small screwdriver like a 1-2mm jewelers screwdriver and you can insert that into the pin socket and use it to release the pins.
Once you get the hang of it it is very easy to do. I think that the dissassembly operation was posted in the tutorial thread over on 3gwrx.
When I converted my mirrors over and added the power folders I started with a set of STI signal mirrors (8 pin connector) and then, based on Power6 and other's wire maps, combined the power fold unit, the signals, and my own heated mirrors into one housing and ran that all back through the 10-pin connector that was already in my car.