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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #136
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What did you use for the + source? I have my mirror mounted and the wiring ran through the windshield frame (like the clean look of that), however I still need to wire it up. I was thinking about using the fuse intercept and pulling power directly from the fuse box.
I wired it to the fuse box using these little guys that I found on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i02

I've used them for this mirror (ignition powered fuse), an inclinometer (headlights fuse), and cb radio (radio fuse). They're better space savers than add-a-fuse devices and work just as well in my opinion.

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Unread 04-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #137
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Where is the fuse located for the mirror???
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:20 AM   #138
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temp sensor

It looks like my 06 Rubi has the temp sensor on the passanger side,but there is also a plug on the driver side with nothing in it, what plugs in there???
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Unread 04-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #139
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It looks like my 06 Rubi has the temp sensor on the passanger side,but there is also a plug on the driver side with nothing in it, what plugs in there???
If you don't have the mirror, the temp sensor for the mirror plugs in there. The other temp sensor is used by the PCM for engine control.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #140
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Well poop,looks like I need to order a sensor also thank you for the info..

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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #141
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Cool idea

Man this is a cool idea, was thinking overhead console. Saw this is alright, got mirror from wrecking yard $25, ordered plug connector and sensor $16 apiece. Gonna like this in my 2000 XJ
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #142
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I ordered the original Jeep mirror from Daveysjeeps and it was a little pricey but I like giving him my business.

Do the GM alternative mirrors also have the LED map lights on both sides?
I am floored by how handy and bright those things are on the Jeep version
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Unread 07-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #143
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the one i got doesn t, but i might have to look in on it
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Unread 08-02-2013, 01:33 AM   #144
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Man this is a cool idea, was thinking overhead console. Saw this is alright, got mirror from wrecking yard $25, ordered plug connector and sensor $16 apiece. Gonna like this in my 2000 XJ
Wow! I cant believe this thread is this long now! Good idea on the mirror in a different model of Jeep, I actually re-did this mod on my GC 5.9 so I can display compass/temp on my mirror and leave my overhead console on the mpg setting.... helps me avoid getting 5mpg on premium from mashing my foot down constantly!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 01:53 AM   #145
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Wow! I cant believe this thread is this long now! Good idea on the mirror in a different model of Jeep, I actually re-did this mod on my GC 5.9 so I can display compass/temp on my mirror and leave my overhead console on the mpg setting.... helps me avoid getting 5mpg on premium from mashing my foot down constantly!
Topical niner owner... I'd have a hard time staying out of it myself.
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Autodimming mirror temperature accuracy issue

Long time reader, first time poster! First, thank you to all that have added information and assistance to this post. It's a great resource for new TJ owners. Has anyone had an issue with the temp reading 20 degrees F too cold? I have installed a used Gentex 347 with a new Gentex temp sensor; both ordered on Ebay. All other functionality of the mirror works great; map light, compass, auto dim, etc. The temp reading adjusts regularly and even shows the ICE warning when too cold. It is just constantly 20 degree too cold. I tried reversing the wires with no difference. It has been installed for about three weeks, and I thought it may self adjust with some time but nothing. The location of the sensor does not change the problem. Is there a way to test if the sensor is working? Multimeter or something?
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Unread 12-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #147
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Your not in the C setting by any chance?

I would plan a trip to the local pick and pull and pick up a couple sensors.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #148
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No, not in Celcius because ICE warning comes on around 35 degrees. Do you think the sensor is bad? If so, I can get Ebay seller to send a replacement. Any other causes?
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Unread 12-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #149
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I would check the resistance of the sensor. Do you have solid connections? Where did you mount temp probe?

I figured you had the temp set right.

Is this the temp prob you have?



I found this link with a similar issue
http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=207349

Interesting part from the link above

The company that I bought the sensor from gave me this explanation:

Our experience with the symptoms you're seeing
(assuming it's connected to the correct pins) is
that the connection is failing/weak somewhere
between the sensor and the pins in the mirror
head.

The other possibility is if maybe the sensor got
damaged a bit during install (not uncommon to hear
of some accidentally smacking it against the side
of the bumper or some other hard surface)
It's a delicate item with liquid inside and if
jarred hard enough can damage it; however, the
symptoms you're experiencing are classic symptoms
of a failed connection or loose connection.
I would double and triple check that first.
We see this quite often and pretty much every time
that we hear of either a really high reading or a
very low reading it's a connection issue
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Unread 12-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #150
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Thanks for the help. This certainly sounds like it, and that sensor is very similar to mine if not exact. The sensor and harness are brand new though, so not much opportunity for bad wiring there. I will have to check the connections at the mirror. it's possible the mirror harness is worn. Being that this is a variable sensor, how do I test for resistance? I am a wiring neophyte, so not sure how this would work. I will check everything when I have a moment and report back. Just thought of one more thing, I put dielectric grease on the sensor prior to install. Would this cause a problem?
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