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Auto dimming mirror with compass installed!

I posted some pics of the mirror and wiring install points at my new cardomain page. Here is the link.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2326733

On the mirror, there are 2 wires. The one that is black with a red stripe, goes to a key on +, the one that is solid black goes to a ground. On the passenger side of the console, there is a pop off panel, gaining you access to the fuse box. There is a semi-thick green wire (key on) that you can tap in for the hot lead, and to your right of this there are a couple of excellent grounding points(use a 10 mm socket to loosen a nut, put a connector on the ground wire, install on stud, then retighten the nut). I had to take off the passenger side a-pillar trim (remove one screw, then it will pop out, it's held in by two additional clips). The wires tucked up in the headliner nicely. Any questions, let me know.
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I would love to do that, but I have onstar. I bought an auto-dim mirror with compass and onstar off ebay, but that crazy gm data bus system or whatnot has made installing it impossible because i can't figure out how to power up the compass and/or auto dim featues...
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Very nice! Should be a factory option!
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I would love to do that, but I have onstar. I bought an auto-dim mirror with compass and onstar off ebay, but that crazy gm data bus system or whatnot has made installing it impossible because i can't figure out how to power up the compass and/or auto dim featues...
What do you want to know. If its a Gentex mirror i can help. Since i work there.
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Here is my mirror. Notice i lasered G6 into the element on the left side and put a piece of stainless steel behind it. Homelink Dual Display. There is also a pic of my old mirror, but i got sick of the Pontiac symbol.
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Thats a nice mirror, how much does something like that one cost? I've always wanted the homelink built into it.
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Thats a nice mirror, how much does something like that one cost? I've always wanted the homelink built into it.
Well we dont sell mirrors to the general public. But you can buy one from http://www.mitocorp.com/flash/homeli...ingmirrors.htm. Looks like you have to call for pricing.
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The G6 looks good on there. Im thinking of getting the gentex with just the compass. I wonder if the compass only mirror can be changed to red LED instead of the green.

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What do you want to know. If its a Gentex mirror i can help. Since i work there.
Crap, I just saw your reply now. I can't say for sure, but I THINK it IS a Gentex! It's an OEM mirror out of a cadillac I think, the codes on the back read 015322 GNTX-261. Does that mean anything to you?
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The G6 looks good on there. Im thinking of getting the gentex with just the compass. I wonder if the compass only mirror can be changed to red LED instead of the green.
Yes it can. i have done many.
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Crap, I just saw your reply now. I can't say for sure, but I THINK it IS a Gentex! It's an OEM mirror out of a cadillac I think, the codes on the back read 015322 GNTX-261. Does that mean anything to you?
Well it tells me its a Gentex mirror. Is it a base (no compass or tempurature), compass, Comp/Temp?
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it's an auto dim with compass and onstar capabilities...
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it's an auto dim with compass and onstar capabilities...
Pin 13 is ignition. And pin 8 is ground. From the back of the connector. if you have it, it should tell you which pins are which.

Now unless the vehicle is setup for Onstar, it probably wont work. But the autodim and compass will.
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Yes it can. i have done many.
Thanks, I will have to look into it when I get it.

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Pin 13 is ignition. And pin 8 is ground. From the back of the connector. if you have it, it should tell you which pins are which.

Now unless the vehicle is setup for Onstar, it probably wont work. But the autodim and compass will.
thanks! i do have onstar, which is why i sprung for this particular one. another question: there's a second 4 wire mini white harness coming out the rear of the mirror. (see below) what is that supposed to connect to? and is the compass built into the mirror, or is there supposed to be an additional external part of it? because if so, i'm missing that part.
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