Dimmable rearview mirror with built in backup LCD screen

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    You are probably right but with the tray it neatly snaps into the spot and locks in place. Not sure it is worth that extra money for that and two way tape is a lot cheaper! LOL.

    Mike--Hamilton Chevy
     
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    Hello Ron,

    I finally got a chance to drop my headliner yesterday and had the factory XM radio shark tooth antenna and wiring harness installed into my Tahoe. While I had the headliner down I did find the plug for the rear mirror sitting up there. I see the part numbers you gave for the mirror and the connecting wires and I am thinking once I get some more extra money that I am going to replace the mirror and then save some more money and just buy the backup camera you got and hook it up to the mirror. Maybe by spring I will have the camera working and will then try to get the nav radio installed again. I currently have the factory radio back in and it works just fine until I can get the backup camera working. Then I will go back to the nav radio so I can get the XM radio to work. Divorce sucks when it comes to a complete lack of spendable cash for projects like this! :-(

    Mike--Hamilton Chevy

    PS: I pretty much have given up on meeting with Joe. He never seems to be available when I am and vice versa. Maybe sooner or later we will meet up?
     
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    How bad was dropping the headliner? I want to remove the light bar wiring harness mount on my roof and plug the holes at some point.
     
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    It really sucked and there is a ton of stuff you have to remove to get the headliner down including the B-pillar trim to be able to pull it down far enough to get in there. I also have a drivers side spotlight I had to deal with as well.
     
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    Hmm I just unscrewed the "console" next to the mirror and the A pillar and the sun visor. After that I took one of the wires fron a romex cable to guide the wires to the side, you can do that pretty close to the front, near the window.. For routing cable wire, I tend to use that. a piece of wire from romex, as a snake. When you loop the tip it'll easily go past stuff... while the other end you can tape the cable you want to route to.

    I find it useful, you only need a little space to move that "snake" through.

    I installed that mirror with LCD in about 45 mins or so

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    Ah yes, the divorce thing... I did that well over a decade ago.. even had two jobs, know how it feels. (but I recovered pretty nicely)

    I am sorry to hear you have that much trouble with the camera. I hope you didn't fry it. The signal lines have very low voltage, while the power wires use 12V/GND. (12V can ruin the electronics, if hooked up wrong).

    I want to see, maybe, if I can get XM to work. I am not planning on subscribing though. I noticed, sometimes it is free and might be that some services are too. I don't know. No real priority here.

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    I took my Caddy into my local Chevy dealer for an Oil change and a couple of days later I got an e-mail from XM giving me 2 months free service.
     
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    friend of mine, in Dallas, gets free XM radio all the time too. like 3 months when she bought it, and a month every so now and then

    Ron
     
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    The problem with your method is that I was ADDING an XM radio antenna and for that you must have a ton of room to drill the 2 holes in the roof and then tighten the mounting bolt for the antenna. Fish wire will not work for that.

    Mike--Hamilton Chevy
     
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    This divorce has put me so far into the poor house that my debt has it own zip code! LOL. She got my cars, most of my guns and ALL of my money but she did NOT get the house that she wanted so bad! I still have my family house so everything else was just collateral damage and it is going to take me another 4 years to get out of this debt but it is what it is!

    I am pretty sure I have fried the camera since we added 12 volts to the blue wire and it still did not power up.

    My whole reason to do this is to get XM radio and the back-up camera. I could care less about the Nav since it is pretty much useless when you want to change something while driving. I have a really nice Garmin for that.

    I have a second Nav radio that Matt programmed and I picked up another complete conversion harness from him as well. I just need money for the camera and then I will take the time to put the Nav radio back in. Probably won't be until spring now but I am working towards it. At least I have the Shark Fin antenna mounted before it got too cold out and I ran the factory harness for the antenna across the roof and down the LH A-Pillar and the plug end of it is laying up by the GPS antenna. More work to be continued at a later date.

    I would be interested in confirming that the XM radio is built in the nav radio that we have. I know Matt said it was but it is always better to see something actually work. Let me know if you make any headway on that.

    Mike--Hamilton Chevy
     
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