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Aftermarket RV mirror mounting and powersource

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NeonTaco, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Sep 7, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    NeonTaco

    NeonTaco [OP] Can I put this jet engine in my truck?

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    I found a E13-010103 mirror in a 4Runner at the scrapyard and want to mount it in my 04' for that sweet compass and thermometer.

    I have 4 problems to solve first though.

    :help:

    Mounting:
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    This mirror is windshield mounted and my taco is headliner mounted.

    I don't have the bracket for the new mirror to mount to the windshield and even if I did, there is a dash-camera in the way.

    there has to be a way to retrofit this onto (or next to) the OEM mount with out making any permanent modifications to the mount, which is problem #2.

    If I don't like this mirror, the old one needs to go back on.

    A power source is the 3rd problem, either route the power line down to a 12v source inside the cab that operates in the Acc & on positions...

    -or-

    Run a 12v line up to the headliner area and create a tiny junction box/fuse panel for other accessories and future mods. (overhead console planned)

    Last is orientation and encasement of the compass or? thermometer module. I don't know which component this is...)
    20180907_163911.jpg

    This little bastard is just dangling from the back of the mirror and is on about 3" of wire. It was encased in plastic near the windshield mount.

    I have some 1/8" Tivar 1000 plastic (somewhat soft) and a little 1/8 6061 aluminum for material. The plastic to encase PCB, and the aluminum pre-drilled and mounted between headliner and OEM RV mirror mount so I can mount the new mirror to the aluminum and get it close to windshield to get the angle better to what it was designed for.

    As for power I dont know what wiring diagrams to search for a good point to draw from but a diagram would be great.

    I have a few ideas in my head but you guys are some of the most creative little shits I have ever seen and will never be able to think of all the solutions ya'll can...

    Thanks for reading and shoot some ideas at me.
    :hattip:

    Edit: This was suggested as a power feed from the interior fuse box. Anyone have any experience with these?
    https://www.amazon.com/Circuit-ATC-Piggy-Standard-Holder/dp/B009K6U582
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    License2Ill

    License2Ill Woke like a Coma Toyota Tacoma

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  3. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    NeonTaco [OP] Can I put this jet engine in my truck?

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    Ah ok, Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at minis but they came with extra fuses and were more expensive, this one was suggested and cheaper. Didn't even notice it was ATC.
    Thanks. :facepalm:
     
  4. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    License2Ill

    License2Ill Woke like a Coma Toyota Tacoma

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    The ones at the brick & mortar parts stores are about the same price as that Amazon one fwiw.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    License2Ill

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    They're all ATC. There're regular, mini & micro. And it wouldn't surprise me if there were more as well. :goingcrazy:
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    NeonTaco

    NeonTaco [OP] Can I put this jet engine in my truck?

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    I have always called them "regulars" and "smaller ones" LOL

    Ya learn something new every day!
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    License2Ill

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    Tell me about it. I don't understand how people keep up with some things...

    Good luck getting the mirror installed!
     

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