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Old 04-13-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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I picked up an auto dimming rear view mirror at the junk yard today. My car has no wires for the mirror. There are 3 wires : red w/stripe, green w/stripe, black
Im going to tap into the dome light wiring, im pretty sure red is power and black is ground, but whats green? There are no lights in this mirror.
Also, does this mirror have a compass built in too?
AND the problem with this mirror is that it has a golden hue to the glass, is there a mirror i could find that is more of a clear colour? I figure I can just swap another one in easily once the wiring is in.
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the Pink/Stripe is your power and the Black is ground....you will not use the Green wire

you need to get the Pink/Stripe it a KEYED 12v power source and then the ground is obvious
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yup that is it Travis....and you dont need to do the Green for the reverse...I did my mirror this way and i just installed one at NEBF and both work perfect
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thats exactly what I needed to know, thanks guys
but why would there even be a wire connecting the mirror to the reverse light circuit?
does this mirror have a compass in it? if not where would I be able to get one that does?
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thats exactly what I needed to know, thanks guys
but why would there even be a wire connecting the mirror to the reverse light circuit?
does this mirror have a compass in it? if not where would I be able to get one that does?
in reverse, the mirror goes back to "default" mode
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thats exactly what I needed to know, thanks guys
but why would there even be a wire connecting the mirror to the reverse light circuit?
its for when the car is put into reverse the mirror is supposed to DIM out so you can see the objects behind you....i didnt connect the green wire and have never had a problem on over a year
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The auto dimming rear view mirror, with compass and exterior temperature, in my '05 Bonneville has only works intermittently. I suspect a poor electrical connection somewhere. Any ideas where to look?
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it seems pretty self contained as far as sensors being in the mirror, so if the display doesnt go out then your power to it and ground has to be good and its likely something in the mirror itself
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The problem is that there is only power to the mirror occasionally. When there is power to the mirror, everything works fine.
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