So due to the fact that there was little to no info on here regarding the mirror swap, I decided to do a write-up on the process as i experienced it. Please note, you do this at you own risk.
24 FT Electric Wire
Flat Head Screwdriver
Metal Drill Bit
Mirrors (Left and Right)
Remove door panel by removing the 3 screws. The panel is also held with clips. Pull the ends of the panel to pop the clips out. Be careful not to yank the puddle light connector when removing. Once panel is out, you can completely detach it from the car by removing the actuator cables or you can leave those intact and rest the panel to the side.
Locate the mirror harness. You will be splicing into the harness using the above wiring schematic. Repeat as needed for both sides.
Note: I kept the stock wiring intact just in case i decide to go back to the original mirrors, its plug and play.
Once the wiring for the mirror movement is complete. Proceed to wiring the power and ground for the signal lights. I ran mine from the rear turn signals. You will be tapping into the black and green wire at the harness. Once you tap in, you will need to route the wire to the front. I ran mine through the panels and through the grommet at the door.
Once all wiring is done, you will now need to mount the mirrors.
Note: This is not a perfect mount. It will not be as clean and flush as the stock mirrors were mounted. But if aligned properly, it can be made to fit neatly. I am including a picture of how my passenger side was mounted to give you an idea.
Once mounted, you will notice a small portion of the mounted portion will need to be shaved off as it touches the mounting on the car when the door closes. I used my Dremel here.
In order for it to fit flush, you have to trim the bottom part and the little triangle insert on the opposite side.
The wiring IS IDENTICAL to the North American Counterpart and the power controls work flawlessly.
The wiring harness is a direct fit for the 05-06 Altima. I’ve read that the 02-04 Altimas have slightly different harnesses, so the harness will require modifications for 02-04 Altimas ONLY.
The folding mirrors are noticeably heavier than the standard non-folding mirrors. Just to get a feel for it, I would say that the folding mirror weighs as much as one and a half times the weight of the non-folding mirror.
The folding mirror appears to be of a much higher quality than the standard mirror (although there is one minor aesthetic flaw which I will mention later). The reflection in the mirrors seems to be a bit easier on the eyes. It’s almost like there’s an anti-glare coating on it. The power mechanisms sound a lot more expensive. The plastic used to make the mirror also seems to be of a higher quality.
The one aesthetic flaw that I found was the felt material that is used to cushion between the folding parts. The felt is slightly exposed even when the mirrors aren’t folded. This is only noticeable if you look up close, otherwise, it can easily be disregarded.
Also, I’m not sure if it was intentional, but the Arabic writing (which btw I think is really cool) on the passenger mirror is printed crooked, but maybe it’s to compensate for the angle that the mirrors will be at when they are mounted.
Another drawback is that they will probably be expensive to paint. I can only imagine what a nightmare the prep work would be. For the record, I don’t think the white Altimas could get away without painting them. They seem to be a different shade but I could be wrong.
Lastly, here are the confirmed part numbers for the mirrors:
I installed 2006 G35 folding mirrors on my 6-speed Altima SE-R. SE-R’s do not come with folding mirrors.
Stock Mirrors – Non-Foldable
2006 G35 Stock Mirrors – Foldable
Cut this part out that ur mirrors go on to, and have a sheet metal shop cut u a new one…. U will have drill holes for the mirrors to fit….. I also drilled smaller holes to bolt the new metal onto the door panels also ….
If you are buying the Cefiro Power mirrors, you have two options to enable the power-folding feature. You can use the OEM switch or use your own. In many cases, whoever is selling the mirrors usually provides the OEM switch needed. But that is not always the case. I got my Cefiro mirrors for $80 bucks at an awesome deal but it didn’t have a switch.
Originally, I was looking to buy the OEM switch and I saw they ranged from $60-90 bucks. Given that, I decided to go my own route. There are probably other ways as well but this was best for me. I also got the turning signal, puddle lights, and heated functions to work as well.
Below is the OEM Switch if you wanted to go that route.
Below is the switch I used. I honestly like that I control how much up/down I want to go. And for a few bucks, I can live with manually moving up/down. I’m sure you can get these locally or cheaper but this is the type I used.
Here you can see I’ve wired up the jumpers for +12v Power and Ground. The two unplugged left/right pins in the middle are for your Orange and Pink wires from the Mirrors. The Orange and Pink wires are what allow you to put the mirrors up for down (you need to do for both Left/Right mirrors).
Clean look for the toggle switch.
Here you can see how I labeled the wired. The orange wires are really supposed to be, 1-orange and 1-pink. But this is how the mirrors came.