Gentex Mirror wiring ??

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  1. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Guys, I'm kinda stuck here and I'm hoping SOMEONE might have the proper wiring Diagram or info for these wires.
    I've been googling my ass off to no avail. NONE of the wiring diagrams out there match what I have on my 16 pin
    connector. Yes, I've seen the one's on 12Volt.com and you'll notice my wiring doesn't match the one's they posted,
    OR any other one's online. Any GM Service techs maybe that know what goes where......

    This mirror came out of a 2004'ish Saturn Vue.
    It's a Gentex 015607, Autodim, Compass, Temp Display mirror.

    I'm EDITING THIS with the finished results for pin outs.


    I have TOP ROW - Right to Left from REAR of plug
    PIN #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = empty.
    PIN #6 = Lite Green / Black stripe [AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR 12V]
    PIN #7 = Gray / Black stripe [AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR GRD]
    PIN #8 = Black [GROUND]

    BOTTOM ROW
    PIN #9 = Lite Green[REVERSE DIM INHIBIT]
    PIN #10, 11, 12 = Empty
    PIN #13 = Yellow [12V SWITCHED POWER]
    PIN # 14, 15, 16 = Empty


    Just an FYI too, the GM 70's wedge base is too narrow by roughly 1/4 of an inch.
    You need a 1" wide wedge base, and they sell this adaptor .....don't buy it, it REALLY doesn't work well at all.

    Save yourself the headache that I had, and just buy a new 1" wide wedge base for the windshield.
    They sell them at NAPA but you can't Google for it for some reason.
    NAPA Item # 730-2023 - Chrysler / VW Mirror Kit.
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  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just apply 120v either AC or DC to pin #4. After the smoke clears, your problems are gone.:)
     
  3. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    LOL at gary !!!!!:):)
     
  4. green 1977

    green 1977 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    not gonna be much help for ya Ace.....Scotty and I were talking about this a while back.... I found this guy on ebay..... he does his own install kits .... if all else fails try shooting him an email

    http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ddave57/
     
  5. 80ZGuy

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    Hey Ace,

    Hope this helps, here what I found on AllData for a 2005 Saturn VUE AWD with a 3.5l V6...

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    As Far as I can see you WILL NOT use or are NOT EQUIPPED with pins 11, 12, 14, 15 They are your OnStar controls...Which leaves you with five wires

    Black=Pin #8=Ground
    LT Green w/Black tracer=Pin #6=Ambient Air Temp Sensor Signal
    Gray= Pin#7=Ground for Ambient Air Temp Sensor
    Yellow=Pin#13=Switched 12v
    LT Green=Pin #9=Backup Lamps Supply Voltage

    Here is the diagram from the rest of the Backup lamps Supply Voltage Circuit #24:

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  6. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    YOU ARE DA FOOKIN MAN!!!!!

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    AHAH!!! So I was looking at this backwards......so the pinouts is from the INSIDE view.
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! It matches up perfectly.

    If you are ever in Chicago brother, first round of shots is on me. :cool:
    NOw I can go delete all the other forum threads I created on TeamChevelle, Lateral G, etc.

    OH SNAP.....QUICK QUESTION.....

    Do you know what PIN#7 Grey = Low Reference is ??
    I don't know what that would be.....or what that would hook up to.....hmmm.....
     
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  7. 80ZGuy

    80ZGuy Veteran Member

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    Low Reference is another term for Ground: Hence the Ground Fork pointing downward or "low"...
     
  8. 80ZGuy

    80ZGuy Veteran Member

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    So you have the ambient air temp sensor as well?? This is a killer trick little install, never thought of it for a non-equipped vehicle...Nice!!! Good luck and post some pics of the finished product!!
     
  9. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ahah.......so that's probably the 2nd wire that goes to the Ambient temp sensor in the front grill.

    Thanks alot mah brother. :bowtie: Yeah, I have the sensor.....it's only $3.27 off www.gmpartsdirect.com
    Let me go pull the info off my email of data I gathered and post it . hang on....

    When you are trolling Ebay for these, MAKE SURE they are including the Pigtail.
    If they don't you're going to have to spend $25 MORE to get one off Ebay. :screwup:

    Now I'm realizing that they had this info on 12Volt.com in ANOTHER thread I saw before
    but I didn't realize it was backwards.......dee dee dee.....:screwup:
     
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  10. 80ZGuy

    80ZGuy Veteran Member

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    Yes Gray wire is ground for the Ambient Temp Sensor
     

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