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Old 02-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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I already found this post
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...romatic+mirror

but not really sure what is going on here. I have the FSM for my car. it looks to be that all you would need is 12V power and a ground. Is the wire to reverse really necessary??. I also have another question....my parents blazer has the driver outside mirrors that changes to blue when a bright light hits it......it will do this sometimes in the garage with the car off.....could i just hook the power up to the cig lighter in the overhead console? I never use that outlet anyway....any thoughts?

No sunroof to get power from BUT i do have the connector on the A pillar that leads to the sunroof wiring could i use that?
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Cig lighter is fine, that ciruit is 30amp fused if i'm not mistaken. I'd do the reverse setup if you got the time, It makes it go off so you can see while backing up.
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Shouldn't be using the mirror to back up!! That'* how accidents happen!

"The Maker" gave us flexible necks for a reason. Use 'em people!!

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sorry. pet peeve......
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Oh i know, i don't use it to backup!

But I can use it to line up the car perfectly backing into the garage at home, i still look back once i'm lined up)

It'd be nice if people use their necks when changing lanes, merging onto the freeway, etc.
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Cig lighter is fine, that ciruit is 30amp fused if i'm not mistaken. I'd do the reverse setup if you got the time, It makes it go off so you can see while backing up.
yea i looked at the FSM and it is a 30 amp fuse, although like i said there is a lead for the moonroof that is on the a pillar, one is power and one is ground, I am looking at that as a source, because the Cig lighter would be on all the time, the moonroof would be included in RAC.....correct in this thought?
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Makes sense, i'd run it off there since it'* not really that much further to dig.
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Why are the side mirrors tinted blue? Is there something special about them?
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Aren't the tinted ones set up for heat? Or maybe, it'* just to make up for the fact that most states don't allow for much tint on the front windows, so it could just be for anti-glare
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Aren't the tinted ones set up for heat? Or maybe, it'* just to make up for the fact that most states don't allow for much tint on the front windows, so it could just be for anti-glare
yup the blue tinted mirrros are heated (when the rear defroster is on), and tinted to reduce glare
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