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Old 11-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #11
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Good job on this man. Sounds like you got it all worked up. Way to go gettin' it done yourself.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #12
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I just wired up a Gentex 50GENK-2A mirror (basic dimming, no frills) to my Titanium hatch and it was dead easy. Hardest part was removing the original mirror. Used an Add-A-Circuit fuse extender off Fuse 85 (7.5A original, and put a 3A fuse inline with it -- probably not necessary as the mirror draws less than 500mA). Just snake the wires under the headliner, under the top of the A pillar (easy to pull out a bit and get the wires in there) and down the passenger door weather stripping and out under the glove box). You will need to do either some minimal soldering to connect the Gentex wire to the Add-A-Circuit line or you can use a vampire clip that is supplied in the Gentex kit. There's a convenient grounding bolt near the fusebox for the mirror ground.

The beauty of this install is that it can be cleanly removed and the stock mirror put back in with no splices or other warranty-denying issues.

Bonus is that unlike the no-longer-offered factory installed mirror the 50GENK-2A has an off switch if you temporarily don't need the dimming function.

Total cost $50 CDN -- $35 for mirror off local Kijiji, $15 for the Add-A-Circuit. Cheapest I've seen for new 50GENK-2A's is $80 online. As a factory option I believe it cost you around $150-200 for the dimming mirror.
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I've been thinking about doing this to my 02 ZX3.

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