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Old 05-02-2011, 11:00 AM
klinger86 klinger86 is offline
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Question autodim mirror question?

i'm installing an autodim mirror in my truck and the how to says to locate the thick brown wire.... clinton says it looked dark grey to him i cannot find the brown/grey wire that he is talking about i have a thin black wire.... the only thick wire that i havenot spliced into is a tan/black one.... help please...

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:22 PM
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You should have a tan/white wire and a brownish color wire, remember all the wires you are splicing are the thicker wires. When I did mine, the brown was actually a thick greyish color
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: autodim mirror question?

Didn't have the thick brown grey wire. Went back to the how to and carefully read the schematics and I have the white/black wire instead of brown. Got it in and I'll be damned it works. Also got my center console in. Just as I get the seat and stuff put back in go to take a test drive wouldn't you know it. Here comes the rain. But I've got it in and working so this thread can be closed.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: autodim mirror question?

In the 95~2000 Rangers, that "park lamps" wire can be either solid brown or white/black depending on how the truck is optioned. It makes the Autolamps installation a little confusing but that's what we get for modding our trucks.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:38 PM
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Lol I know.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:45 PM
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Didn't have the thick brown grey wire. Went back to the how to and carefully read the schematics and I have the white/black wire instead of brown. Got it in and I'll be damned it works. Also got my center console in. Just as I get the seat and stuff put back in go to take a test drive wouldn't you know it. Here comes the rain. But I've got it in and working so this thread can be closed.
Thats cool man! Glad you got it worked out. I was pretty excited I did it once the autolamps turned on!
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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And theres an easier way to test them than throwing the blanket over the windows. If before you put the mirror on you can let the sensor that clips to the bottom of the mirror hang and once you get it all hooked up you can cover the sensors with electrical tape to test.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:25 PM
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Thats good to know, I didnt think of that!
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