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RE: Auto dimming mirror with compass and temperature


1965CS wrote:

My bad, did this about 10 yrs ago, ...gotta stop posting info as wiring I referred to was for the OH console, not a mirror.  



-- Edited by 1965CS on Monday 21st of December 2015 12:37:33 PM


 Hahaha... No ones bad... All good! I thought as the day went on, "geeze, I don't remember a provision but what if there was?" But I looked again and didn't see anything..... I've been know to be wrong many of times, though!



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I picked up these 2 from the wrecking yard today.  They are all i could find in the entire yard.  both from 99-02 ish park ave ultras.  They do not have temp unfortunately

The butons are for comp/mirror.  the mirror button just toggles the autodim on/off.  They work.  anyone have any other coments on how to program it or other features, feel free to chime in.

Can anyone tell me what the extra wire harness is coming out of the back and going to a black box with the little circuit board?

I really want to find this same mirror , but with the comp/temp feature.  and preferably with the dual display  screen,  if anyone comes across one



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Oops, forgot the pictures



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beaumontguru wrote:

Can anyone tell me what the extra wire harness is coming out of the back and going to a black box with the little circuit board?

 


 Most likely, Rainsense...

"

Outside Moisture Sensor (Option CE1)

The outside moisture sensor monitors moisture accumulation on the windshield and commands the windshield wiper module / motor. The windshield wiper / washer switch intermittent positions are used to activate the automatic operating mode and to adjust the level of sensitivity to moisture accumulation. The windshield wiper module / motor sends the status of the windshield wiper / washer switch to the moisture sensor using a PWM voltage signal through the moisture sensor signal1 circuit. Moisture sensor signal2 confirms that the moisture sensor is receiving the moisture sensor signal1. If communication is lost, the wiper module / motor will use the inputs from the windshield wiper / washer switch in the intermittent positions to operate the wiper module / motor at delay intervals. "

 



 



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I thought about that too and you could be right.  But the cars i took the mirrors out of also had a larger box about the size of a credit card on the glass too., harness just went thru the headliner.  i was thinking that would be the rain sensor??  maybe??

This harness came out the back of the mirror.



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Must be for the compass, i disconnected it and then the compass lights up blank.



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For anyone looking for one of these, they fit the old style 99 and older Tahoe as well. We had one in the shop today with it. I wanted to quietly swap it out for a normal mirror!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

For anyone looking for one of these, they fit the old style 99 and older Tahoe as well. We had one in the shop today with it. I wanted to quietly swap it out for a normal mirror!


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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Do you have a picture of it?

Is it the one with COMP and TEMP on the buttons, 7 pin on the back? Does it look like this? mirror.jpg

-- Edited by Carl Stevenson on Sunday 13th of December 2015 01:32:43 AM


 Compass Mirror.JPG

 

Compass Mirror1.JPG

 

Compass Mirror2.JPG

 

Compass Mirror Schematic.JPG

Pins 4 and 5 are used on utilities with the side chromatic mirror option...

Compass Mirror Schematic1.JPG


Compass Mirror Jimmy.JPG

 

Compass Mirror Jimmy1.JPG



-- Edited by 67Poncho on Sunday 13th of December 2015 12:05:19 PM



Vince, I have a question for you about this wiring, and thought I'd post it here rather than a PM in case anyone else is considering this project.

I found a connector to fit my temp sensor, but it's not from a wreck with auto dim, so the wire colours are wrong. Do you know if it matters which side of the connector is power and which is ground for the sensor?

Oh, and for anyone doing this, you don't need to worry if you don't get the temp sensor from the used vehicle (at least if it's from an early Equinox my donor was). The new sensor was only about 7 bucks. It's not the same in appearance as the sensor in the above picture though.

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Never mind, got it figured out.

If anyone is doing this and has a 16 pin mirror, not a 7 pin, I can tell them how to wire that one now too.

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Cool,  now i just need to find a proper one!



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I'll keep watching. This came from an Equinox, I think a 2005. I bought the sensor new (Equinox was hit in the front, couldn't find the sensor) for about 7 bucks. I may have another connector for the sensor if you find a mirror but no sensor or connector. I don't have a spare mirror connector though.

I didn't put it in the truck yet. It was too cold to bring that ice cube into my garage! I bench tested it on the table and it worked fine though, temp was right on. I didn't calibrate the compass yet but I don't care that much about it anyway.

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How many do you need?   how about with ONSTAR  will they work    



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As long as you buy a mirror for the correct application.

I can't seem to get the Onstar to work in my 97...

Or my 66 GP...

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A chart explaining how to calibrate the compass if anyone happens to do this modification-

Gentex mirror.jpg


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Carl Stevenson wrote:

 I can't seem to get the Onstar to work in my 97...

Or my 66 GP...


 I have OnStar on my '64 ... roll down the window and yell "HELP"!



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I just figured out I have compass and temperature on my I Phone     wow    



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Done.

It works like a champ. Temp sensor (GM#25775833) mounted down low in behind the grille. Pushed "comp" on the mirror until it showed "cal" for calibrate, started my 3 slow circles to calibrate and barely went 360 degrees before the "cal" disappeared and it showed the correct direction.

I wish I'd known years ago that they were this easy to install in older vehicles.

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I finally found one!  looks just like the pics at the start of this posting.  dual line display.  got it built and installed in my 91 silveado,  works mint, cool option!!!!

I got a second one that is also a gentex, out of a equnox or something like that.  its a little bit different shape, with a small screen for the airbag(who cares), not really even noticable.  but, it has a bigger harness with about 14 or 16 pins.  Anyone know how to wire that one,  i should only need 4 wires still.



-- Edited by beaumontguru on Wednesday 30th of March 2016 09:17:39 PM

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Dave, I think I have the schematic somewhere telling which 4 you need. I'm a bit under the weather right now but if you aren't in a hurry I will be able to help you eventually.

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I just found this that I had saved. Is this enough?


TOP ROW - Right to Left from REAR of plug
PIN #1,2,3,4,5 = Empty
PIN #6 = Light Green / Black tracer [AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR 12V] goes to TEMP SENSOR, pin#1, Light Green/black tracer wire.
PIN #7 = Gray / Black tracer [AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR GRD] goes to TEMP SENSOR, pin#2, BLK / red tracer wire.
PIN #8 = Black solid [GROUND] goes to GROUND point, {IF}, left kick panel.

BOTTOM ROW - Right to Left from REAR of plug
PIN #9 = Light Green [REVERSE DIM INHIBIT] goes to BACK-UP LIGHT RELAY, Tundra connector B3, pin#1, GRN / red tracer wire.
PIN #10,11,12 = Empty
PIN #13 = Yellow solid [12V SWITCHED POWER] goes to CIGARETTE LIGHTER, Tundra connector C7, pin#2, GRAY solid wire.
PIN #14,15,16 = Empty

TEMPERATURE SENSOR
PIN #1 = Light Green / Black tracer [AMBIENT AIR TEMP SENSOR SIGNAL]
PIN #2 = Black / Red tracer [LOW REFERENCE]

*TIP#1: the wires from the temp probe are not polarized. Meaning, the wires can go in reverse order and it won't make a difference. The Low REFERENCE is the "ground" from the low voltage (~5V) supplied to the probe. The probe doesn't care which wire it gets the juice from or which one it returns the low ref back to the mirror's ecu. Get it? No? Read up on how a temperature probe works and you will.

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Cool, thanks,  that should be all i need,  will check the wire colors tomorrow night.  All makes sense to me.



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I have one of these mirrors if anyone wants one. I'll get pics in the morning.

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