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Old 08-04-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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I'd like to upgrade my mirror to a compass/temp unit (auto-dim too perhaps but not critical). Is Gentex the way to go or should I shop around some junkyards?

Do any detailed instructions exist for installation? I'm not afraid to try it if I've got instructions for it regarding wiring, etc.

Would this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...spagenameZWDVW

I like this one a lot as well...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GNTX-...spagenameZWDVW

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talk to billboost37
he found mine for me. it works awesome. but defiently do your Homework before you install. fuses like to blow when wires touch that shouldnt.
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Gentex is the same manufacturer that makes them for the auto makers. It'* a good brand. And if interested..I do have a couple of the autodim compass around.
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Temperature sensor on any of yours Bill? I figure I'd go all out and get a compass/temp unit if I'm going to do it.
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No.. only compass.

My truck has both..it'* nice. Be prepared to run a wire out of the cabin to the front of the car for the sensor.
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I was thinking of using an 'Add-A-Circuit' for power. Find a keyed ignition source on the fuse block.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=071-585

Beyond power, am I just looking at running a ground and then the temp. sensor through the firewall to somewhere in front of the engine?

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If you don't have a sunroof..you'll have power close by. I forget if Toasty used a sunroof connector or something from the overhead cubby
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I don't have a sunroof. I want to find power that'* only on with the ignition, correct? If I used power from the accessory outlet in the overhead cubby, wouldn't the mirror always be powered up? Thanks for your help.
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