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post #61 of 182 Old 02-05-2011, 08:25 PM
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I have a question. In the write-up, you state that the mirror will need too be calibrated if "off" for a long time. As I see it, there is no constant +12v to the mirror. Will this be an issue (do you know) if the vehicle is off for a few weeks or are we long months?

Also, I just found a mirror and sensor. The temp is still wildly off, even after trying each of the 3 sensors I bought, so I assume that it must be the mirror. Well, back to the junk yard. Good thing they gave me a 6 month warranty, too bad the yard is an hour away.


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Oh yeah, one more thing. There are a couple of mirror styles out there. I found one with a more "square" window for the compass/temp. This one will display both at the same time. The one with a more "rectangular" window will only display one or the other at a time. But I do not know what year model it ame off of.

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question, i have a 99 tj and it doesnt have all that nice plastic that hides the painted windshield frame from view. is there anyway of making this look professional by hiding the wires? i mean by not having them visible to view except for right where it comes out of the mirror? it looks like the op just ran his wires along the top of the frame but im not sure...

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If anyone is curious, here is the color code for the GM mirrors:

PIN 1 PINK POWER +12 volts (wire 39)

PIN 2 BK CHASSIS, GND (wire 1850)

PIN 3 LT GRN BACKUP LIGHTS (wire 1324)

PIN 4 GY TO AUTO DIM OUTSIDE MIRROR (wire 1690)

PIN 5 PINK TO AUTO DIM OUTSIDE MIRROR (wire 1691)

PIN 6 DR GRN/WT TEMP PROBE (wire 636)

PIN 7 BK/WT TEMP PROBE (wire 1704)

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question, i have a 99 tj and it doesnt have all that nice plastic that hides the painted windshield frame from view. is there anyway of making this look professional by hiding the wires? i mean by not having them visible to view except for right where it comes out of the mirror? it looks like the op just ran his wires along the top of the frame but im not sure...
Here's what I used: Cordmate by Wiremold at Home Depot. It is self adhesive, trimmable, paintable
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/i...3/#post7339875

I also used heat shrink wrap in the area of the wiring that makes the right angle turn from the upper right corner of the windshield. This gives a clean look for the 5 wires running around.

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Here's what I used: Cordmate by Wiremold at Home Depot. It is self adhesive, trimmable, paintable
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/i...3/#post7339875
that doesnt look bad. but i guess im too much of a perfectionist to want to do that. i want to be able to hide the wire completely while retaining some sort of oem look. has anyone drilled into the windshield frame itself and ran the wire through that somehow?

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Check out either Stu Olsen's site or the Oman 4X4 site. I think one of those two did it that way.

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Had a chance to go hunting today. I found 2 mirrors and 2 sensors. I wanted a spare of each in case one did not work. All work, so now I have an extra set. Anyone want a mirror (square window type- shows both temp and compass at the same time), mirror pigtail, air sensor and sensor pigtail? Shipped to your door for $45. I have tested it to confirm it works.

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Nevermind, its gone now.

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I have an auto dimming mirror in the TJ now, but I would like to have map lights as well. The temp readout would be a bonus.
Anyone know of a GM vehicle that came with map lights and temp? I wouldn't miss the auto dimming part, it's okay but not the reason I picked out this mirror to begin with, it was just larger and not broken like my original.

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Here is another great write-up on the install...

http://www.wanderingtrail.com/Mods/T...lec_Mirror.htm

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Had a chance to go hunting today. I found 2 mirrors and 2 sensors. I wanted a spare of each in case one did not work. All work, so now I have an extra set. Anyone want a mirror (square window type- shows both temp and compass at the same time), mirror pigtail, air sensor and sensor pigtail? Shipped to your door for $45. I have tested it to confirm it works.
Just curious what the donor vehicles were?
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In the summer you may you may get undesirable readings by installing the temperature sensor as in your picture above. Initially, I installed my sensor similarly and the sensor would pick up the heat radiated by the sun off the road surface. I would see temps in the 100*F+ range when it was only 85*F. Ironically, moving the sensor behind the grill improved the function drastically. The factory location for the sensor is so far the best position but it is not perfect.

Nice writeup!
I like the write as well but would also question mounting the temp sensor under the fender. I can't imagine what a sensor would read when caked in mud or snow.
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I like the write as well but would also question mounting the temp sensor under the fender. I can't imagine what a sensor would read when caked in mud or snow.
Its not there anymore. See below:


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that doesnt look bad. but i guess im too much of a perfectionist to want to do that. i want to be able to hide the wire completely while retaining some sort of oem look. has anyone drilled into the windshield frame itself and ran the wire through that somehow?
Have you thought about getting the plastic header piece from a later TJ and mounting it in yours?

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