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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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OEM Auto Dimming Mirror

Anyone have experience installing these? The wrecker where I found one doesn't have the original harness but is talking about 5 spades in the connector. There was no compass feature in this particular mirror.

I would have thought that only power and ground connections would be required.

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 02:41 PM
 
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There should be a wire for power, ground, and at least one that hooks into the reverse light switch to disable the dimming feature when you are backing up. I have no idea what the other two would be for.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 06:18 PM
 
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Actually got one of the wires with my 98 wiring harness from my OTIS. There is three wires to it.

I will try to show them here....
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| 1 2 3 |
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Looking at the front of the connector that goes into the mirror, tab at the top.

1 = Violet/Black = Back-up Lamp Feed
2 = Black/Green = Ground
3 = Blue/White = Fused Ignition Switch output.

All of these wires should be found on the A column on the left side of the car. Just pull of the plastic to access. Should be able to access running the wires across the roof via the console lights area.

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm having my windows tinted next week so I now no longer see the need.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 07:15 AM
 
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when I was grabbing my OTIS from the junk yard I had the autodimming mirror in my hand, then I decided I didnt need it since I had limotint all around my ride
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I had an autodimming mirror in my Firebird and hated it. I couldn't tell how far people were behind me which is the reason I went with tint on this car.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 08:38 AM
 
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Yep, the auto-dimming mirror has no effect since I got my windows tinted. I just keep it off.
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is there a way to set the auto dim to default to the off setting? I manually turn mine off and everytime I start the car it goes back on again. I searched the owners manual and it shows no override to this.
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I thought mine automatically says off? Maybe I am wrong. Guess I'll have to pay more attention
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is there a way to set the auto dim to default to the off setting? I manually turn mine off and everytime I start the car it goes back on again. I searched the owners manual and it shows no override to this.
I just checked tonight. If I turn the mirror off, the next time I start the car, it is still off. Wonder why yours comes back on??
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hmmm..I'm jealous, everytime I start the car that little green light is back on again..
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-27-2002, 11:29 PM
 
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Give the mirror a chance! I've noticed that even with tint the mirror still works, it's just less sensitve. I still appreciate it dimming sharply when a bozo has his high-beams on behind me. Would be nice if it was more sensitive.

For the '98 Intrepids there was a manual pushbutton -- in and out -- if the button is out then it's off no matter what. I guess yours are different?
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yep, I have two buttons, one OFF, one ON with a little green LED, so the default is ON when you start the car
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did this auto dim mirror come in the intrepid from the facotry or what? and how do i get one?
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ummm oem never mind
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