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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Auto Dimming Rear View

Has anyone ever installed one of those Gentex auto dimming rear view mirrors with the temp guage in it?
I want to put one in, but I don't know where the temp sensor goes. I guess it would work in a 90, but wanted to see if anyone else has done it first.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 07:56 PM
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I have an auto dimming/temp/compass mirror installed in my truck. Bought it off eBay, did a little digging and found the wiring diagram, easy install. Stole power from my dome light.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:21 PM
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I have one too... I also bought mine off ebay, works really well. Email me if you want to see it.
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I mounted my temp sensing bulb on the front bumper to get a clean reading when rolling....

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Old January 21st, 2007, 10:02 PM
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I called the company that is selling them on ebay and they told me that it wouldn't work. Something about the mount not fitting right. Did any of you have to buy anything extra for it to fit on the rearview mount that is already on the truck? Did you guys use the Gentex mirror?

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Also, how did you run your wiring from the mirror down and through the firewall?
Did you steal the power and ground at the dome light, and just run the temp sensor down the A pillar?
I really need wiring suggestions. TIA
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 12:37 PM
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I didn't buy mine on ebay. Rather, I searched the web and found one I liked and purchased from J.C. Whitney or someone. Glue-on mount wasn't tricky at all and has been up for 3 years. Wires go under the headliner and down the pillar.

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Old May 6th, 2007, 05:08 PM
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Shawn,

What did you end up doing?
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Old May 6th, 2007, 07:59 PM
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I ordered two gentex mirrors off of Ebay. I installed one in the soft top, and one in the station wagon.
I think it is one of the best additions I have done. I am a weather junkie though, and I love to know the temperature at any given moment. The mirrors have temp, compass, and map lights. They came with everything needed, including new buttons to mount to the windshield. I ran the wiring for the temp probe from the front bumper then through the engine bay and then through the firewall and up the side of the windshield to the rearview. I ran the power from the fuse panel in front of the gear selector, then above the drivers side footwell, and up the side of the windshield then under the headliner on the SW, and under the visor headers on the ST. It is relatively simple to install if you read the instructions beforehand. I love it. the hardest part is paying the $180 for the mirror.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 08:32 PM
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Nice! The extra lighting alone is worth it. I think I'm gonna add that to the list.

Thanks for the info.
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