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Anyone with an '09 thinking of going with the bigger 3.5" screen mirror....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe B, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Jan 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You can't just order the Gentex 3.5" screen mirror from an online auto part site.
    You'll get the 50-GENK352 part# and it won't work.
    Ask me how I know.:frusty:
    For the '09 Tacoma,you need to order a 50-GENK352TAC3 that comes with a different plug in area and small jumper piece of harness wire that's in this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4tAZHVMfl0

    I called the Mito Corp which makes the Gentex mirrors when the 50-GENK352 plug area was different than the stock 2.4" mirror and was told it's the wrong mirror.
    Just sent it back directly to Mito for the exchange to the proper mirror and jumper piece of harness.
    The stock 2.4" screen mirror will fit '09s with non monitor mirrors along the small jumper piece I will change to.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Horizon

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    How much is the replacement mirror? Where in Jersey are you?
     
  3. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    Joe B

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    North Jersey.
    $349 and I'm selling the OEM mirror to a forum member here.:)
     
  4. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    JDCPA

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    I find the stock mirror to be adequate. I am able to see well enough to put the ball on my hitch directly under the coupler on my boat trailer and I am able to back up within an inch of something behind me. Don't need any more detail than that. I'll spend the $349 somewhere else.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    hashemg

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    that cool hpow they offer that for people that prfer the bigger screen...but man is that mirrir huge compared to the other one.


    I prefer the old fasion way hahaha
     
  6. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    Joe B

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    That's $349 less just under $200 for the sale of my OEM mirror.
    So the difference isn't that great and worth it to me as I find the OEM mirror too small.
    The 3.5" is actually double the size of the 2.4" screen mirror.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not really.
    Stock 2.4"
    Mirror measures 10 1/2" wide x 3 1/8" tall
    3.5"
    Mirror measures 11 1/4" wide x 3 1/4" tall

    doesn't really look any bigger.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    petyanca

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    Did you just send it back and got replacement without paying extra ? I've done same thing (brick wall smiley applies), but they told me for extra $60 they would send me an adapter. I'm currently gathering info to make my own, and probably I'll put a switch there so I can turn camera on on demand.


     
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