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Just installed new mirror

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ElderP, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Sep 7, 2015 at 3:47 AM
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  2. Sep 7, 2015 at 7:31 AM
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    Here's how I got power for the mirror. Add-a-fuse using AC fuse, cab fuse box.

     
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  3. Sep 7, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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    "Homelink" adds $$$ to the price of a mirror. Here's my $10.00 Amazon solution. Fits perfectly in the overhead sunglasses bin. It's a small "keychain" remote.

     
  4. Sep 15, 2015 at 3:52 AM
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    Received my mirror yesterday. Feels solid and good quality. :)

    I need to look at my fuse block to see where I can put a third add-a-fuse; already have taps for my fog lights, Light Forces, and mirror heat.

    I'll see when my son can lend me a hand; sure I could do it solo, but the extra set of hands is helpful going through the firewall and it's a good excuse for some quality time together, like back in the good old days before he moved out on his own. ;)

    Thanks again for the lead on this Op.

    Oh... @wdb @medic2230 I bought it fellas. :D
     
  5. Sep 16, 2015 at 3:59 AM
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    For no more than the mirror pulls, you could splice into the wire you already have. That's actually what I did. I had originally put in the add-a-fuse for a power outlet for my GPS. I also spliced into the ground wire I had previously installed for it.

    Enjoy the quality time (I always do with mine). You are welcome for the leads. :)
     
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  6. Sep 16, 2015 at 4:48 AM
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    :cool: My son and I discussed that exact thing (splicing off an existing tap); probably what we will do. Appreciate it. :)
     
  7. Sep 17, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    I thought I was the only one with this idea. Had the keychain remote, a little two sided tape was all i needed to complete.

     
  8. Sep 18, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Great minds "mod" alike :)
     
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    My taco 2015 AC SR5 has the plug above the console!!
     
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    I got the Gentex from Bob, how do you mount that temp sensor?
     
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    I clipped mine to the skid pan just below the bumper.

     
  12. Oct 13, 2015 at 3:41 PM
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    Finally installed mine yesterday. Very pleased; install was not difficult since I aleady had a route through firewall from my lighting installs. And the power tap provided easily "clipped" into an existing power line with no issues or splicing required.

    Thanks again OP! :)

     
  13. Oct 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    I would assume that I would need to have switched power to the mirror for the compass and temp gauge. I have an 09 Tacoma there is an always on power already in the overhead console.
     
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    I tapped off (tap came in kit) my existing power line to my rear aux light. It draws from a powered with ignition switch circuit on the fuse panel (add a circuit). The power harness provided has an inline 1A fuse. IIRC the instructions warned of battery drain with an always on power; the display would never go out, so would wear out faster at a minimum, even if the drain wasn't enough to kill your battery.
     
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    I have the plug on my 2015 TRD Sport Double Cab. Ordered a new auto dim, compass, and Homelink from Bob. Great guy to do business with. Communication was excellent.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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    I see you mounted yours to the skid plate, are there any other safe options for where to mount the probe? any places I should avoid?
     
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    You have been assimilated. ;)
     
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    Brought these over from our conversation in the other thread, more applicable here.
    There's a bracket (on my '07 anyway) that supports the lower driver side corner of the grill, I clipped my probe on it. Hopefully you can make it out in this pic, the light blue is the wire connection to the probe. For reference splash of light to the left is the driver side headlight housing.

    Location was convenient and provides accurate readings to the best of my knowledge. The readings check with my remoted (isolated sensor hanging on my shed in the back yard) thermometer at the house. Here's another pic for reference, you can sort of make it out in this pic looking from the front lower driver side corner of the grill.

    Pardon the road grime ... we're having a nasty spell of subzero temps at present.
     
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