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Removing interior rear view mirror MOD

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Removing interior rear view mirror MOD

Post by black2005 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:15 pm

Anyone know how the interior review mirror comes off the mount?

For all of you SE'ers ( our there, this is a great cheap mod to add temp and compass to your ride with the 100% factory look..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWN%3AIT


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Re: Removing interior rear view mirror MOD

Post by black2005 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:07 pm

black2005 wrote:Anyone know how the interior review mirror comes off the mount?

For all of you SE'ers ( our there, this is a great cheap mod to add temp and compass to your ride with the 100% factory look..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWN%3AIT
Oh, and for those who are unaware, this one Company GENTEX makes all the mirrors for 90% of all makes/models. GM, Ford Chrysler etc. Same as you would find in a FORD OEM

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Post by sskocz » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:35 am

The hubby replaced the mirror in his F-150 with one like that. It works great.
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Post by black2005 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:46 am

could you ask him how he removed the old one? There is a little u shaped metal clip the looks like it holds it on, but I cant see where the screw is on the bottom side or top side........ I know it slides up....

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Post by RStabb » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:17 pm

Removal

If equipped, position the electronic compass sensor aside.
CAUTION: The interior rear view mirror is of the breakaway design. Excessive force in any direction will cause damage to the mirror.

Remove the interior rear view mirror.
Position the mirror in the full up position. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver between the bottom of the mirror mount and bracket. Push upward on the screwdriver until the mirror mount is released from the bracket.

Installation

Using the special tool, install the interior rear view mirror.
Press the mirror in place until it is fully seated.

If equipped, position the electronic compass sensor onto the interior mirror.

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Post by black2005 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:18 pm

Got the mirror off, looks like FORD used Donnely mirrors. Hopefully the GENTEX mirror uses the same wedge mount.... Should find out tomorrow when the new mirror comes. Then tap into the same switched power running my radar detector from the A-Pillar and run the temp sensor upfront and done, factory compass and temp for 45 bucks.....

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Post by black2005 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:19 am

Works great, now I have OEM looking compass/temp and auto dim mirror.



Simple addition to any SE

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Post by angel500 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:33 am

Going to post a picture of that new mirror so we can all see? Did it indeed use the same wedge mouht?

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Post by black2005 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:23 am

angel500 wrote:Going to post a picture of that new mirror so we can all see? Did it indeed use the same wedge mouht?

angel

Yes, used the same mount.....


My camera was stolen, so will have to wait until I can borrow one

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Post by angel500 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:06 pm

Thanks for the additional info. Sorry to hear about your camera.

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Post by johnclineii » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:43 pm

I, too, am sorry to hear about the camera.

One thing for sure...Mr. Zero Photos over there <<<<<
didn't take it....

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Post by Sandog » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:42 pm

Glad you got it off with a screwdriver, but I would advise anyone else attempting to do this not to use a screwdriver, they will pull off with your hand. I think my current broken windshield count is 3, maybe 4, using a screwdriver. We had a Ford rep come in and tell us the right way. I have some pics to post, let me find them.
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Post by black2005 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:45 pm

not sure how much anyone knows about the temp sensor probes for the units that have the display on the mirror, but a quick question.

When I hook up the sensor it is accurate. The thing I notice when I did some testing is that temp sensor will go down with the temp almost instantly, meaning as I turn on the cold air it goes down right way. BUT, when I turn the heat on, the unit does not update and display the higher temp and goes up very slow over several minutes.... However when I touch the two sides of the probe together, it updates to the new higher temp right away....


I wonder, is this some sort of lag built in to compensate for engine heat etc...? I mean, I can assume the temp normally is more likely to drop in 10 minutes and fall quickly say 10-20 degrees (like when a storm approaches) than rise quickly say 10 degrees over the same time unless caused by some outside heat source (like engine heat)


Does this make sense?

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Post by black2005 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:34 pm

installed the temp sensor today, the thing is dead on accurate. Total cost, 35 bucks for OEM compass and temp.

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Post by stiggins816 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:45 pm

So I am a Marine and have a set of hand cuffs for the job (and other things) but these aint the regular kind their the one that have a hinge so they don't allow the wrists to twist. Well after duty one day I decided to hang them on my rearview mirror but wanted both cuffs to be on the mirroe for fear that they would swing and hurt the windshield. well I secured the cuffs to the mirroe but with the access to the key hole on the inside. Needless to say the cuffs have been up there for 4 months now. this special tool they are refering to what is it? I want to remove the mirrorr so I can retrieve the cuffs but don't want to hurt any thing in the process. Ideas?
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Temp gage inside car under stereo?

Post by stiggins816 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:49 pm

How accurate is the temp gage withing the dual climate control undernieth the stereo?
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Re: Temp gage inside car under stereo?

Post by black2005 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:18 pm

stiggins816 wrote:How accurate is the temp gage withing the dual climate control undernieth the stereo?
the temp is for the outside.... I have an SE and hence did not have a compass or outside temp sensor. I picked up an OEM mirror off ebay that had both the compass and sensor (same one used on Taurus, also see my link to ebay on my first post). I mounted the sensor under the front bumper. You would never know the car did not come with this stock if you didn't have a 500 and already know they are now integrated into the dash computer.

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Post by black2005 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:13 pm

Image

Finally got an image uploaded

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Post by black2005 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:29 pm

This mirror and sensor is for sale in the classified section....Perfect for those with an SE without a auto dim mirror and no temp/compass...... Questions please ask....

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Re: Removing interior rear view mirror MOD

Post by Drivewaytech » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:01 pm

I see this thread is ancient but I hope someone picks up my question. I have a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL and just replaced it with a 2006 Ford Taurus SE. If I understand the prior post correctly, am I to assume that all I have to do is transplant the electronic mirror/compass from the SEL into the SE and it will work? Is the wiring harness installed already in the SE or am I looking at moving that over too?

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