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

  1. Poor old Dad

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    Thanks cashie, good to have you onboard :)

    I'm working tonight but I'll wade through that thread when I get home.

    Cheers...
     
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    All you should need is a postive and ground for it to work
     
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    Yep, take an accessory and ground from the doc connector behind the glovebox.
     
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    No probs mate, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Now you tell me :)
    Ordered mine from Holden last week, on its way across the Nullarbor.

    Is this what the connector looks like? Different style again.
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    Yeah, that's the one.

    Probably changed to stop the use of usb connectors.

    I bought off the dealer because I wasn't sure about ebay etc windscreen attachment.

    Won't be hard to wire up. Just gotta figure out which pin is which.

    Oh, I pulled out the interior light panel just to make sure there wasn't a connector hidden in the recess.

    There wasn't :(
     
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    There is a thread on here somewhere outlining how this connection is done, a member has already installed one of these. Can't remember the thread though.
     
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    If it's the one I came across he's used a usb header as the connecting plug.

    The oem mirror now has a different socket and pinout so that can't be done.

    It's not rocket science (there's only 5 wires to sort out) but without a wiring diagram I'm a bit wary of frying the pcb trying to find + and e.

    There's lots of info out there but I haven't found any specific to VF or this model mirror (GNTX 689).

    Perhaps the dealer might send me a pic of the connecting plug wiring/pinout.
     
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    We really need someone with a statesman to test their wiring and let us know the pin outs...
     
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    Dealer was no help - "can't email pages from the manual" but was happy to send me a pic of the mirror. Go figure.

    'Sposed to get back to me with verbal colour coding. Nope, not yet. I think they were happy to have me off the phone.

    I emailed Mito in the US. Hopefully they will assist.
     
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    Try that
     
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    Sorry, the requested page does not exist.

    What I think is the #2 pin is the Red wire.

    If that is #2 pin then #5 pin is White/Black which is an odd colour for earth (or maybe these days it's not).

    It's only about 7am in Detroit. Hopefully shagger from Mito will treat my email as a high prioity... :)
     
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    Did you post an image? If so I can't see it.

    I traced those wires in the service manual and the pins are as I stated.

    Pin 2 is red as shown on my image and the ground is white/black
     
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    No, I couldn't access your prev.

    Ok, so if W/B is earth I guess we're on the way.

    e: I'll get a bit of cable, a couple of hundred fuses and a fire extinguisher and hook it up tomorrow night.
     
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    Where did you see the cable colours on your mirror? Does the cover unclip or something?
    Can you post some pics?
     
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    You can see the above diagrams can't you old dad?
     
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    Yes, but I misunderstood what they were I've got dozens of browser tabs open and my head is spinning (I'll be dreaming of Gentex for a week, lol)

    I'll edit this with a pic in a mo...

    http://imgur.com/a/AElIt
     
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