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I'm installing a an auto dim mirror/headlights in my 2001 XLT. I got the wires wired in with 2 relays according to install post but I dont think Im getting power. Should the mirror have a power light on it to show its on? I see a little hole (1/8" or so) on the bottom of the mirror face, looks light a light (led?) for a power indicator?
Also, will the dimmer work independently of the headlights, just trying to figure out if I have power?

I have the auto dimmer mirror with just the slide for the switch. It is out of a 1998 Explorer.

Thanks all for any troubleshooting,
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When its dark outside it will light up green, just make sure the slider isnt on the off position.

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Ok,

I'm installing a an auto dim mirror/headlights in my 2001 XLT. I got the wires wired in with 2 relays according to install post but I dont think Im getting power.
Power to the mirror plug is on the RED/YELLOW wire (I believe the how-to calls it red/white). It should have voltage with the ignition on. This is NOT the same as the heavy red/yellow wire that powers the headlights, so do not connect them together.

The mirror has a green "headlights on" LED to the right of the slide bar. The small circle in the glass is for a light sensor that autodims the EL mirror when it detects bright headlights of following vehicles.
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Aye, gotcha. No green lite LED on, I've got no power. I'll check my connections.

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