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Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Geoff6666, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Geoff6666

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    Hi all, I have a VF1 SSV and I do a bit of night driving. Does anyone know if the CalaisV or Caprice have an auto dimming mirror? And if it could be easily fitted to my car? Or any other alternatives for that matter. Cheers Geoff​

     
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    I've been planning this since I discovered the car didn't have it standard (WTF Holden?)

    Been looking at US ebay for dimming mirrors (plenty there) but wasn't sure of the mirror attachment.

    Thanks to dgp's advice on removing lane departure camera trim cover I've been able to remove my mirror and can now order a dimming replacement.

    Gotta love forums!!
     
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    I'm interested in this mod also,keep us updated on what mirror you are going to use also how the fitting went.
     
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    Yep i can confirm the Caprice/V has the auto dimming mirror.
     
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    A closer look at my mirror tells me it's a "Magna Donnelly" brand.

    Originally, I had planned to contact Gentex in the US and just buy one. As it happens they don't sell to the public (and I don't know if the attachment is the same across brands) which is where US ebay became an option.

    I guess I could contact Magna Donnelly but if the Oz cost from Holden is $200ish then for the sake of a $100ish saving from US ebay I might just man up and buy it locally.
     
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    Oh, the pressure is on...

    I'll get a mirror price off Holden on Monday.
     
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    Ok, so auto dimming mirror inc connector from Eagers = $194.50 (inc sales tax).

    I think I'll go that way.

    Haven't got to worry about different windscreen attachment, condition, freight, etc.

    I've got a bit on for the next week or two but if wanted I'll do a how-to when I get at it.
     
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    Yes please.
     
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    But wait, there's more...

    Thought I might just go and get one in preparation so called Zupps, who are closer to me.

    Their price $165 but reckons the connector plug doesn't come with it and can't be bought separately.

    Jeez, surely they have the same parts book?
     
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    Can you please post the part number too?
    A how to will be awesome.
     
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    Why couldn't Holden just fit them in as standard equipment?
     
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    Rang another Holden dealer this morning.

    He sent me a pic of the part number kindly supplied by Anthony.

    By the looks of it, it's designed to fit under the LDW trim cover but no connecting plug in description and dealer had no reference for one.

    Presumably Holden use a standard socket/plug of some sort. If not, probably not a huge deal to cut and solder some tails.

    So that's where I'm up to. I'll order one later today.

    http://imgur.com/a/OiWvl

    (oh yeah, you'd think out of all the GM staff that one of them could spell "sensitive")
     
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    Picked up self dimming mirror.

    It's a Gentex (made in USA) - $165.

    Fits behind trim cover ok but the electrical connector has 5 pins.

    Anyone have a pinout or wiring diagram for this?
     
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