Compass/Thermometer Rearview Mirror Conversion?

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Compass/Thermometer Rearview Mirror Conversion?

Post by MoparOso » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:14 pm

Anyone successfully swap in the compass/thermometer rearview mirror. This only applies to folks who made it work. I'm spoilt by the last few vehicles I had which were equipped and would love to add this to my ride.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:19 pm

You have an R/T I thought they came standard on those?...
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Post by MoparOso » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:21 pm

I wish they did. I just have the built-in map lights.
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Post by JeffM » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:31 pm

I did. I used a mirror from a Saturn Vue. Has temp, compass, and auto dim.

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I made a how-to, but never posted it because there are about 5 different mirror options for the Saturn Vue, from standard to HomeLink, all with varying wire colors/patterns.

It's pretty simple though. Use the 2 wires (power, ground) from your original mirror, and then wire up the others to the temp sensor and such.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:59 am

MoparOso wrote:Anyone successfully swap in the compass/thermometer rearview mirror. This only applies to folks who made it work.
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Post by blueneo03 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:52 am

uhh i just plugged mine into the plug in the dash.... no wiring no nothing.. just grabbed the harness that was with it and swapped out my map light mirror...
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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:24 pm

My girlfriend bought me a auto dim/temp mirror can't remember if it's Gentex or what brand it is but I just tried plugging it in as is and it popped my "sunroof" fuse I believe and the radio quit working lol. Guess i'll have to do some wiring or pin changing
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Post by MoparOso » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:21 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:My girlfriend bought me a auto dim/temp mirror can't remember if it's Gentex or what brand it is but I just tried plugging it in as is and it popped my "sunroof" fuse I believe and the radio quit working lol. Guess i'll have to do some wiring or pin changing
Is the Gentex the factory mirror? I have a used OEM mirror on its way, and would like to know if i'm wasting my time or not. The one poster indicates that he just plugged his in without any grief.
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Post by blueneo03 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:28 pm

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If it looks like this,(im not sure on the brand but i can check later) and you have the harness to the dash it should plug and play or at least in my experience it was... it was even calibrated corectly as well.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:52 pm

I believe the factory mirror is gentex yes
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:44 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I believe the factory mirror is gentex yes

Give you $8 for it. It's clearly bad.


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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:40 pm

I don't have a caravan overhead console!
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Post by Caraudioholic24 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:39 am

I did the swap and it was well worth it. Found the mirror but the hard part was finding a harness. ..
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Post by z3roneo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:08 pm

I did as well.. Forgot what car (Suburban or Tahoe) it came out of but it has Compass, Autodim, and Temp..

I used the stock wiring as power and ground but had to run 1 wire to the temperature sensor (I used a stock neon intake air temp sensor) mounted on the radiator support..
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Post by bobneon2k » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:28 am

LOL all of you guys are doing this and I'm just trying to figure out how to wire a map light mirror intro my car.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:32 pm

I got mine out of a '98 Buick Park Avenue, but it only has compass and auto dim. I also just moved the pins in the connector to work with the new mirror.
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