Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

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    Default Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    Want to install the above in my 05 tundra. Does anyone know how this installation will be or if anyone who has the above as OEM, take some pictures to show how the wires are run, if they are visible? Thanks

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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    Hey Himself,

    The wires do not show other than a very short piece from the headliner to the mirror.

    My wife bought me one for Christmas and also pre-paid for the installation by the Dealer. However, it would not be to hard to install yourself ..... I found a complete installation description on the Internet ..... don't know where I put it.

    Do a Google search for the installation instructions.

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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    I installed the auto dimming mirror in my 05 AC. Very easy install. You will have to pull a couple of the plastic molding off to run the wires and tap into a positive lead so the mirror will know to activate when the iginition turns on. The instructions tell you to tap into a wire, I went and bought a fuse extender to plug into the correct wire without splicing anything. You will also have to run the actual temp sensor to the outside of the truck, but again, not very difficult.

    With a couple of basic tools, it is an easy job.

    I don't know how I lived without the mirror, I love the auto dim feature....although it takes a little getting used to at first.

    Worth the effort.

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    How much was it.

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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    So there is no wire showing? Do you have the detailed instructions or how it looks like after install? ie. I mean the wires etc?
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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

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    So there is no wire showing?
    Like I said, "The wires do not show other than a very short piece from the headliner to the mirror." The short piece of exposed wire is covered with a plastic piece that came with the mirror kit.

    I will try to find the instructions by doing a Google search. If I can find them, I will post the link.

    Ok, found the link ..... it is for a Highlander but the Tundra installation would be the same:

    http://www.toyotaparts4u.com/pdf_fil...e%20Mirror.pdf
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    Thank you so much. The link is really informative. At least I can see how much work is required. I will prob ask the dealer to install it for me for I can see that this installation is gonna be a little challenging for me. How much did installation cost typically'? Thanks

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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    I just installed an aftermarket mirror and have documented the installation on my 05 access cab. FYI, the only connection in the map light fixture is for battery and door switch. You can pull the battery line by tapping in, but you need an ignition source or the mirror will always be on. Also, there will be no temp. sensor so if the mirror comes with that then you will have to wire that in as well.

    Here is a link to my installation: http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...-compass-temp/

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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    Install it yourself and save the money. I purchased mine off ebay for around $75. Compared to dealer pricing, that is pretty cheap. It is worth the cost in my opinion.

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    How much did installation cost typically'? Thanks
    Hey Himself,

    The installation calls for 2 hours ..... at my dealer that is about $160.00.
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    Tell me again how u removed the driver's side A-pillar?
    I tugged on mine but it would not budge? Do I have to remove the handle first? If so, how do I do it?
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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    Pop off the two plastic rectangular screw covers on the assist handle, remove the screws then tug on the pillar cover.
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    Ok...so can someone recommend me exactly what I need to get? I understand that there are a few brands floating around like Gentech, Mito etc. and they come with different adaptors. I would like to get the OEM one as far as possible. And where would be a good place to purchase? Thanks

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    Hey Himself,

    Ok, here is a link to the mirror that is sold as an aftermarket accessory by my Toyota dealer:

    http://www.mitocorp.com/html/nightvi...ingmirrors.htm

    And here is a link to Ebay where lots of these units are listed:

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...tex&category0=

    Remeber, Google is your friend
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    Default Re: Installing OEM autodimming, compass, temperature rear view mirror

    Some of the Gentex models come with an "easy install" wiring harness and are significantly more money than others. What's the deal with it? Would it make the install significantly easier on a Tundra? I assumed that it wasn't very hard anyway. Also, is there a better (either closer to the unit or more accurate) location to install the temp sensor than behind the front bumper or is that the best spot?
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