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DkBG

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All the other cars and trucks I've had , have had auto dimming mirrors with a built in compass . I like the auto dim but what I really miss is the compass . I'm thinking about going to a dealer or a boneyard and asking about one . I found one at the Chicago Vettefest but it wasn't out of a Vette and I wasn't sure it would work . Any Ideas ? And , NO , I don't want a suction cup held nasty looking thing like my dad would lagbolt onto the dash !
 

danl72

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I replaced my mirror with the compass and it works just fine. i have not problems with it. It does take time to install the wires though, but it was worth it.
 
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DkBG

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Hi Danl Thanks for posting . Did you get a regular Corvette mirror. I thought it just took the pos and neg wires that were already there . What would I be looking at costwise ?
 

danl72

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I got a Donnelly mirror and it cost about $200. You need to rewire it though because it needs to have power for the compass and auto dim mirror. You will also need a relay if you want the lights to work when you open the doors like it does now.
 

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Hey Dan, do they make the Donnelly mirror for C4s?

_ken :w
 
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DkBG

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Thanks for the info . I'll have to think about it .
 

danl72

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You are very welcome Ken. Any time I can help a fellow CACC member just let me know.
 
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vettepilot

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Just wondering here, since many GM trucks and cars do have available auto dimming / compass mirrors, can one be retro-fitted into other GM vehicles. I would think the wiring and connectors would be very similar, if not exactly the same.
Just a thought.
 

danl72

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vettepilot,

The cars without the auto dimming/compass mirrors have a different connector than the cars with them. The connector is for the map lights only. I don't know why this is, but it is. If you get an auto dim/compass mirror, you will need to get a new wiring harness as well.
 
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DkBG

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Well it took me awhile but I finally broke down and bought a Donnely mirror from lovecars . It took only 6 days from when I ordered it till it came . Installation was a snap and it works great . Thanks for the info Danl72 .
 

danl72

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DkBG said:
Well it took me awhile but I finally broke down and bought a Donnely mirror from lovecars . It took only 6 days from when I ordered it till it came . Installation was a snap and it works great . Thanks for the info Danl72 .
You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy the new mirror. Did you get the one with the compass and map lights, just the map light, or just the compass?
 
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DkBG

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I got the one with the compass and map lights . Cliff
 

danl72

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That's the one I have. It works well and the map lights are brighter than stock. Enjoy it. At least you will never get lost now, just kidding.:)
 

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