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Old 01-08-2012, 02:35 PM
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Bob, can i refer you to post 161?
I read it but I don't understand what you are asking.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

He is wondering how to install an auto-dim mirror that has a temp gauge built into it. Something like the ones that come in Mazda 6's.

He was also wondering if you knew if the auto-dims like I just explained come with an auto-lamp feature.


To answer this last question, Eric, it is easy to tell if they do or not.

You'll be able to see a little tiny light sensor on the windshield/mount part (will actually be facing the windshield built into the mount) if it does have an auto-lamp feature.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:18 PM
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He is wondering how to install an auto-dim mirror that has a temp gauge built into it. Something like the ones that come in Mazda 6's.
Best bet would be to get the factory wiring diagrams for the Ranger and also for the specific donor vehicle that supplied the mirror. After you have the color codes from the schematics, the wiring should be simple enough.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Question, I installed my gentex-104 autolamp/autodim over the weekend, and my headlights are on all the time. Today, I turned the key on and the lights were not on until I covered the 2 sensors until they came on. I then uncovered them, and the lights turned off. I covered the sensors again until the lights turned on. Once I uncovered them, nadda. The lights stayed on. Does this mean my mirror is faulty? The auto dim is awesome just watching it dim! I LOVE autolamps!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:53 PM
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I got it sorted. I bought another used Gentex-104 and plugged it in. That one functions for the most part "normally." At first it seemed the slider wasnt working by going the whole 3 minutes of timer. I popped the face off and it seemed the slider was not hooked up. After I put it all back together, I plugged it in and now my lights turn off about 30-45 seconds.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:52 PM
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Great write up Clinton. Thanks!
Got my Explorer mirror installed in my Ranger and it works great.

John
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:40 PM
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can I get a diagram for 2010 using the 2 relays and preferably not done in crayon? lol. nothing against the diagram, I can follow it but i dont really want to use the nissan relay.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

Here you go!!!
2010 Headlight wire set-up with 2 relays.

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

You might want to recheck the diagram. Configured as shown, the autolamps function won't work.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

On the relays 86 should be connected to Ground.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

Rwenzing- Totally didn't know that the White/purple was the ground trigger. Will fix wiring diagram n post a new one.

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

Hi
I am hoping someone might be able to help me and im lost otherwise. I have a 2008 Taurus and Im curious on if i can add this mirror to my car and get auto headlights. Heres what i know about my car, from the headlight switch all the wires go to the smart junction block and then the smart junction block turns on the lights. on the Taurus auto headlamp system the auto lamp switch wire goes to the SJB then the SJB receives the signal from the sun sensor which then tells the sjb to turn the lights on

Question is will the diagram displayed in this thread be used on a vehicle where the SJB controls the lights?
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:14 PM
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All of the electronics are in the mirror. The wire running to the relay acts as a switch for the relays so it should work for your Taurus but the wire colors may be different, I've never worked on a Taurus so im not sure. Pull up the wiring schematics for both vehicles and match up which colored wires you need to splice into on your car
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer



Ok my headlight switch plug is just like the 2010 plug shown above but the wiring is different here's mine

1-GROUND
2-CNTRL MOD, IP SWITCH ILLUMINATION
3-RELAY FOG LAMPS
4-SWITCH AUTO LAMPS ON
5-SWITCH PARK LAMPS
6-SWITCH FOG LAMPS FRONT
7-GROUND
8-NOT USED
9-SWITCH HEADLAMP OFF
10-SWITCH BEAM LOW

so which wires would i hook to?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:22 PM
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Is there a way to disable the ding ding ding sound?
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