Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

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Thread: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

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    Default Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    I bought a 2011 SR5 Tundra a few months ago and wanted to upgrade the mirror. I wanted an EC Mirror with a compass, but didn't need the backup camera. So, I went on-line and found a plug 'n play mirror for the 2007-2009 Tundra, and figured it would work fine in my 2011 Tundra. It's the PT 374-34070 (or 00016-34011) mirror. which is the Gentex 536, and has EC, Compass, Homelink, and the silly shift light. Well, on install I found that I only have the 14 pin connector, and do not have a 10 pin to mate with the new mirror. It was then searched the forums and found that the 10 pin connector was dropped for the 2010 Tundra model year.

    The forums also mentioned that only three pin are needed out of the 14 pin connector. So I searched around and found a suitable 10-pin connector for the mirror side. What I found was a 10-pin USB 1.0 connector for AT/ATX motherboards ... see the link:
    Amazon.com: DUAL USB CONNECTOR, 10 PIN CONN.: Electronics

    This is a USB 1.0 connector for AT/ATX. Note: USB 2.0 connectors are 9-pin. If you go the USB 2.0 route, you will need to drill out a new pin hole in the connector. So I cut-out the unnecessary wires, soldered pins on the three needed wires, and shrink-wrapped. I attached two pictures of the connector, a before and after shot. I used pins off the back of an old hard drive, they fit nicely into the 14-pin socket holes.

    The install was now easy: mounted the mirror, inserted the three pins into the 14-pin connector, slipped the 10-pin connector through the headliner, plugged the 10-pin connector into the mirror, and re-hung the overhead console. All mirror functions tested fine. I still need to program the homelink functions.
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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    Nicely done.

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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    Nice write up man! When they discontinued that mirror, sparks toyota and other venders had them really cheap. But like you found out, a lot of guys ended up with mirrors that didn't work with their harness. There was an adapter that they sold for a while and some mirrors even came with it, but now it's hard to find that mirror or that adapter. This is great that you figured out how to do it without it and this should come in handy for some members. Great job and rep points sent to you!
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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    I decided I wanted a longer cable to reduce the possibility of the pins pulling out of the 14 pin socket, so I made another cable. This time I used a USB 2.0 9-pin connector, as it's cable was about 12" long. One of the pins is blocked with a plastic plug, which was easy to pop out from behind, making the connector into a 10-pin socket. When first tried to seat this new connector with the mirror, the pins wouldn't line up. So I removed the seven unneeded socket pins inside the 10-pin connector I just made (I only need three pins: 1,2,6). Now the new connector fits perfectly, and the longer cable gives me piece-of-mind the pins will not pull out 14-pin connector. These cables are pretty easy to make. All the mirror functions (EC, compass, shift light, homelink) tested out fine.
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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    I still wanna do this mirror upgrade on my 07. It should be plug and play with that mirror for me right?
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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    I would assume so. To be sure, you should check behind your overhead console and see if you have a lengthy 10-pin connector.

    FYI - below is a picture of a 4-port PCI USB 2.0 Header. I used one of these to make the longer patch cable for my 2011 Tundra.
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    Default diagram of 10 pin Gentex 536

    I just bought a Gentex 536 and created this diagram of the mirrors connector:

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    Default Re: Found: 10 pin connector, EC Mirror

    Just a note there's a Toyota 536 mirror (it has a visible display) and there's Hyundai/Kia 536 hidden display mirror, they are both wired differently. There's also a 536 with a 5 pin connector.

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