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Old 04-21-2011, 05:02 PM
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:12 PM
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I know its the white/pink wire, I just need to know what that wire actually does to actuate the relays. Does it put out 12v, or does it give the relays a ground path? I need to know how it triggers the relays, lol
Sorry for any confusion!
The white/purple supplies ground to the relay coils to turn on the lights.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

thanks for that bit of info, rwenzing!
i wired mine up to a brown nissan DPST relay, like in

as two relays seemed unnecessary. i got it with holder from the jy. let me know, i can get more!
to wire it into your 2010:


if you have any questions pm me!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Auto dim mirror install from an explorer

FWIW, the WH/PK connection to the reverse lights functions to disable the auto-dimming of the mirror while the truck is in reverse. I didn't bother hooking mine up, since I don't use the mirror while travelling in reverse, anyway.

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:37 PM
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The mirror's black/pink connects to the truck's reverse lamp circuit. When hot in reverse, this tells the mirror to disable the autodim feature while backing.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:55 PM
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just edited my image, hah
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:07 PM
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I like this schematic!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:38 PM
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thanks! im seriously thinking of selling the wiring kits with relays installed lol

oh, and ive drawn out lots of wiring diagrams like that hahah
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:45 PM
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thanks! im seriously thinking of selling the wiring kits with relays installed lol

oh, and ive drawn out lots of wiring diagrams like that hahah
Pure genious!! lol
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:40 AM
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thank you! lol
the brown nissan relay realllly simplifies the wiring
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:27 AM
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Been working on installing one of these, all my wiring is done but no green power indicator light on the mirror. I've checked connections with a volt meter and I have power at the mirror. I assume this means the mirror is crap?

EDIT: My headlights and interior lights work off the switch, just no autolamps or dimming on the mirror.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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You did the relay setup right? The ground and power connections good?
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:23 PM
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You did the relay setup right? The ground and power connections good?
Yeh everything was getting power and grounded well. I think I may have fixed it, theres still no green power light but I used a jumper to force the headlamp relay on and everything worked(thinking the relay may have been stuck). Going out tonight so we'll if it works or not for good.

Thanks for all the diagrams and instructions, made this a million times easier!

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:42 PM
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:57 PM
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Question...

If I were to run a wire through a y connection to the wire that powers the map lights (OHC) and dome light could i use the autolamp circuit to turn the head lights on when I unlock the doors?

In my head this makes since and I imagine it would work just want to make sure there's no reason why not to do this.
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