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Unread 01-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #16
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Looking at the manufacturers for these it looks like CIPA and GENTEX are the big ones.
Which is better?
The CIPA is cool because you can get the maps lights, but I've read that some people think the GENTEX is a better product....also what GM uses?

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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #17
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These are gentex. Pretty sure all the GM ones will be made by them. All the ones I have seen were.
I have never heard of the other company, I had to google them to see what they were.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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got the mirror installed, temp works good but compass is off. I set the zone and tried calibrating it a couple of times. north and south are correct but east and west are reversed. anyone have any ideas whats wrong?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #19
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FIXED IT!! compass is located in the base of the mirror and somehow I managed to install it upside down. DUH!!! turned it over and it works great. thanks again cobra, very cool mod.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #20
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What an awesome little mod! All over it. Thanks for sharing. Love this forum and all the great ideas and help on here!!
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:18 AM   #21
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Sweet! I'll be doing this to both of my vehicles.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #22
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Eggsellent! I've been looking for a reason to replace mine. Thanks for the thread.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #23
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I looked at my sons '02 Avalanche and it has the temp and compass without Onstar. Think he will notice if I jack it?
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Unread 01-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #24
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Glad everyone like this. I am still loving mine.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 04:41 AM   #25
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Very nice. I like the pix, write up, and your follow up. I'll certainly look into it. Can't wait for the cold weather in Feb when it gets down to 68. Had to turn the fans off last nite.

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Unread 01-17-2013, 05:23 AM   #26
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I know what I'm doing this weekend. Great mod.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #27
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I've been meaning to do this mod for a long time. I love the mirror in my Suburban, and the map lights in the Blazer. Actually, having a mirror with lights at all would be really helpful. If I am going anywhere unfamiliar I bring a GPS, so the compass isn't a big deal, but the temp sensor would be awesome!
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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #28
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Great idea. I'm definitely doing this. Will the stock mounting tab be able to hold the weight of the new mirror or do I need to replace it with another?
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #29
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Oh sorry. I read that it fit the tab on your Cherokee and was too lazy to read on. It's morning. Lol. Back on topic, it's pretty cold out now. Will a heat gun crack the glass? What would be your suggestion on how to remove the tab?
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:01 AM   #30
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If you use the one from the vue like I did, you will need the tab from it also. Its slightly larger and the mirror will not attach to the factory jeep tab. The jeep tab is too small. However the older style like I put in my Cherokee, it can use the stock tab.
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