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Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

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

  1. cashie

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    Well they are screen grabs of the actual Holden Workshop Manual so I'm pretty confident if you've found the same colours on the same two pins it's 99.9% chance of being right.
     
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    For some reason I can't see that.

    Edit--> downloaded the app and yep they'll be the two pins.
     
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    Yeah, I'm happy with that.

    Posted link to pic in prev post.

    I don't think I'm any chance of getting a male connector for that so I'll solder tails onto the R and B/W, hollow out the female connector (use as a guide) and run the wires down to the DOC connector.
    I read it only draws 1 watt so it'll only need light cable.
     
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    Yep that's what I was thinking I'd do too...
    Would be keen to know what the other pins do, I'm guessing ones reverse but not sure on the rest.
     
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    If it's standard in Chev SS's it may be for dimming drivers door mirror.

    Not unusual on stuff over there.

    We should have it here in around 2030.
     
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    I missed that bit of your post.

    Holden asked me to drop it over to but I couldn't find you...

    https://ibb.co/gbVjcQ
     
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    Haha... thanks.
     
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    Hooked mirror up for a dry run without routing the cable - works well; very responsive.

    A bit fiddly soldering the longer cable onto to the cut tails (and then insulating them) but not difficult.

    Connected to ACC pin in the DOC connector, earthed it, and Bob's your mothers brother.

    I've taken pics along the way so I"ll take some more as I route the cable and create a thread in a day or two.

    All in all, happy to have a self dimming mirror again.
     
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    Well done mate.
     
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    I've looked a bit further into this Poor old dad, the mirror uses the following connections:

    1 - Green - Reverse
    2 - Red - 12V Ignition
    5 - White/Black - Ground

    Pin one is used so at light the mirrors lightens up when reversing.
     
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    Yeah, green is a common reverse colour on different Genex models.

    I actually thought about hooking it up (it's really no extra work) but I figured it's just something else to go wrong and if I'm reversing into headlights my rear camera and sensors should do the job.
     
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    e: nm...worked it out
     
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    What's the latest update Mate?
     
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    Yeah, all installed, pics taken.

    I wasn't sure how best to upload multiple pics (direct to JC. or via Photobucket, etc) but when I looked at prev mirror guy he's created a thread and inserted images via imgur.

    That's easy enough so I'll try and get it done tonight but if not, tomorrow sometime.
     
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    That's great looking forward to your pics.
    Did you also get the cable cover with your mirror?
     
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    You can upload photos directly to the site with the red "upload file" button at the bottom of the reply box. It's really easy from a tablet or PC.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    So I can type "blah blah blah" then "Upload a File" then more "blah blah" and hit "Upload a File" again and the photo will be in the position I want it (presumably where the cursor is)?
     
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    Yes! The only limitation is file sizes, some large pics may need resizing.
     

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