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Windshield / Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saf023, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    saf023

    saf023 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have an idea of what a windshield costs for our Tacoma's?

    Also, has anyone added the auto dimming rear view mirror to their truck? Any idea of the best place to buy the mirror?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    chrisman8995

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    i bought a mirror off ebay for 150 when i first bought the truck. and actually had to replace the windsheild last week cost 250 installed through safelight. mirror however was my first mod and i still love it

    edit.... I bought the Homelink auto dim mirror. truck came with the auto dim homelink rules considering the visors are so thick i couldnt clip the opener on them
     
  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Janster

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    I installed an Auto Dimming Homelink mirror in my truck. LOVE IT!!

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    This is where I got it...
    http://www.wembleysells.com./

    He has all sorts of mirrors and auto dimmers without homelink.
    Good Luck!
     
  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    DdayIsNear

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    whats homelink do..like the buttons that are on it...if you canexplain please
     
  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Just a remote control for your garage door/lights.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    programmable mrror, didn't knwo they exist, hard to install, now i want me one...
     
  7. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    saf023

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    Thanks for the heads-up. How long did it take you to install? Did you have to pull down any significant part of the headliner?
     
  8. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    saf023

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    Anyone use a glass shop in Maryland that did excellent work that you would recommend?
     
  9. Aug 30, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Simple install on mine with the overhead console (map lights & compass/temp gauge). From what I remember, two screws and a two of Toyota's famous clips to pull the overhead console down and everything you need is in there. Never touched the headliner.


    In terms of wiring - we attached ground directly to the body through sheet metal at one of the attachment points for the overhead console. For the Homelink - we wanted constant power and wired it to the map light power. For the auto dimming - we used ignition power to the compass/temp gauge power.

    The mirror just slides overtop the original mounting tab (from what I remember). The original mirror was a PITA to get off - a tab/button or something like that to disconnect it. The black plastic piece behind it just helps hide the wiring - it's included with the mirror. Instructions are easy to follow and all wiring is there.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    chrisman8995

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    yep easy install 15 min job. star bit removes old mirror replace with new one. tapped into the hot wire for the map lights for the auto dim, used the groud for the map lights as well and for the homelink tapped into compass power worked fine......LOVE IT
     
  11. Oct 29, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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    2011 taillights and grille Steering wheel swap w/audio and BT controls Auto-dimming mirror Backup camera DNX691HD head unit Kenwood speaker system Kobalt slim toolbox In channel Ventvisors N-Fab running boards
    This post originally asked for info on which wires above the compass were the ground, constant power, and ignition power. I have updated the post with the info since I have figured it out on my own. Hopefully this will help others.

    constant power: map light wire WITHOUT black stripe
    ignition power: green wire from compass
    ground: map light wire WITH black stripe

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    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
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