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Old 05-18-2010
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Auto dim/E-compass mirror

I dont want an OHC, I have more storage than I need right now. So I figure I could get something like a Gentex mirror or something off ebay or a GM junker and wire it in. My question is, would I be able to wire it into the Dome light in the truck? Since it can draw its own power or would I need to put it to something thats on constantly like the PCM power wire?
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If you wired it into the domelight it would only be on when the domelight is on. I would just wire it up like its supposed to be with a hot in run, its not hard at all to run a wire up there.
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If you wired it into the domelight it would only be on when the domelight is on. I would just wire it up like its supposed to be with a hot in run, its not hard at all to run a wire up there.
Maybe its me but I got the part about wiring it like its supposed to be, but hows that?
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I guess it really depends on the actual mirror and all the functions its capable of. Some need a constant power for like clock memory and others just need a power wire thats hot on run. Then some will need a dim wire or reverse input wire.
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I guess it really depends on the actual mirror and all the functions its capable of. Some need a constant power for like clock memory and others just need a power wire thats hot on run. Then some will need a dim wire or reverse input wire.
Oh okay i got you now. This is basically what I'm looking at:

Auto Dimming Rear View Safety Mirror - Compass/Temperature
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