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Auto Dim Mirror

Hey guys...how hard is it to hook up one of these? I know where I can get one pretty cheap. I don't care about the Auto-lamp part, I wast the dimming part.
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The autodimming part is very easy. If it is a stock Explorer mirror, just 3 or 4 wires. The autolamps feature adds two relays and a few more wires.
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i would like to find an auto dim with headlight option on it.......that is on my "do ASAP" to-do list....
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Well I would like the Auto lamp, but I really don't need it. As far as the Auto Dim....where do I have to run the wires from?
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i think if you have an OHC, you can just tap into the power and ground wires there....i believe that it is just a power and a ground...
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What about the power to my dome light?
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As far as the Auto Dim....where do I have to run the wires from?
Using the color codes at the mirror connector:

red/yellow to yellow black at the radio harness
light green/yellow to the green/orange at the dome light
black to another ground wire or directly to chassis ground
black/pink to the black/pink reverse light wire

Complete autodim/autolamp How-to:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=7112
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wow...that's alot of wiring. I think my stocker is just fine....ANYONE NEED A AUTO DIM MIRROR?????
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wow...that's alot of wiring.
It's very easy to do. You don't even need to hook up the reverse wire if you don't want to..... That leaves just 3 wire connections. How much easier could it be?
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wow...that's alot of wiring. I think my stocker is just fine....ANYONE NEED A AUTO DIM MIRROR?????
does it have auto lamps on it?
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yup.
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ahhhh do you have the wiring harness for it? and do you have any pictures for it? i want it but i want to see pictures 1st please.....
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Well it is still in the exploder....I have to take it out.
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how much you want for it and the wiring harness? i have cash in hand to buy it....if it has the auto light feature....
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I think she said $45....I dunno if that is a good price or not. As far as I know is has the Autolamp....it have that lil slide at the bottom.
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hmmmmmm let me think about it...
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I have the Mirror. I got as much as the harness as I could. They really didn't want me to tear up too much.
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