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Old 05-17-2012, 11:09 AM
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Rear view mirror replaced!

I hate the 50˘ mirror that comes with the 2012 JK. I hate all the ghosting it has. I could see everything except what was behind me. So I replaced it. I put in an auto dimming mirror I got from autoanything.com. I got the Gentex K2 Autp-Dimming Rear View Mirror $83.95. It is awesome. I can see. I have not wired the auto part but the mirror is crystal clear. The mirror is about 1 inch wider than the factory mirror which is great because I can now see from side to side through the back window and it fits just perfect between the sun visors.

It also fit perfectly on the factory windshield wedge mount. I also added the Gentex wire cover. You need the short one for up to 3 inches. I already have my radar detector wire tucked into it.

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awesome work, looks great.

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Cool. I can't use my mirror because I have a big ass tire blocking my window
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I replaced mine to, I went with one that has homelink and autodim.
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I replaced mine to, I went with one that has homelink and autodim.
What mirror was it and do you have a part # ?
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does it need wiring? because i have the normal one non dimming
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It is a Gentex Genk41. I got a kit off ebay, here's the link.

Brand New Gentex GENK41 Rear View Mirror Kit Auto Dimming Homelink | eBay

I have mine wired to be able to open the garage or shop doors even when the key is off. My jeep is stored indoors at night so not a security issue. The homelink on these mirrors have a lot better range and will open the shop doors through the metal walls. The handheld remotes aren't powerful enough to operate through the metal.

I installed a similar mirror (except for also having outside temp) on my Nissan Frontier. Easy with the included harness.
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I did this because I couldn't see shit out the back of my Jeep. Now I don't have to worry about my tire, trail rack, cargo barrier, etc.





Camera mounted in this bracket I fabbed up:
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^^ Looks great- can you share more details? Parts required, install process, etc?
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Just bought one. Any tips on installing?



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It is a Gentex Genk41. I got a kit off ebay, here's the link.

Brand New Gentex GENK41 Rear View Mirror Kit Auto Dimming Homelink | eBay

I have mine wired to be able to open the garage or shop doors even when the key is off. My jeep is stored indoors at night so not a security issue. The homelink on these mirrors have a lot better range and will open the shop doors through the metal walls. The handheld remotes aren't powerful enough to operate through the metal.

I installed a similar mirror (except for also having outside temp) on my Nissan Frontier. Easy with the included harness.
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I did this because I couldn't see shit out the back of my Jeep. Now I don't have to worry about my tire, trail rack, cargo barrier, etc.





Camera mounted in this bracket I fabbed up:
This is a great idea with great visability! Does it pass inspection? I'm not sure what the state/Fed laws are with mirrors...
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I did this because I couldn't see shit out the back of my Jeep. Now I don't have to worry about my tire, trail rack, cargo barrier, etc.





Camera mounted in this bracket I fabbed up:
Very cool!
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I did this because I couldn't see shit out the back of my Jeep. Now I don't have to worry about my tire, trail rack, cargo barrier, etc.





Camera mounted in this bracket I fabbed up:
Where did you get it? Link?
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Guys see here for the info on the screen and camera. I have less than $50 in this mod.

Rear View Camera set up
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It is a Gentex Genk41. I got a kit off ebay, here's the link.

Brand New Gentex GENK41 Rear View Mirror Kit Auto Dimming Homelink | eBay
Just installed mine. Since there was no directions, I had to scour the internet for about an hour looking up wire colors. After that, install was a snap. This is a mirror with Homelink and Auto Dimming.

For those looking to do this install, this is how you hook it up. (sorry, don't have pics but it's really simple)

The harness that comes with the Gentex Homelink Mirror has (3) wires coming out of it. Two of the wires are identical length and are attached together and at the end separate and have their own made adapter. One of these wires is solid Black and the other is Black with a Red stripe. The third wire is much longer than the other two co-joined ones and it is also solid Black.

1. On the co-joined, identical length wires, you will connect the solid Black wire to the Black/White striped (Ground) wire of the Jeep rearview mirror harness.

2. The remaining (2) wires on the Gentex harness (the long solid Black wire AND the other co-joined Black/Red striped wire) will be both connected to the Pink with Yellow stripe (Power) wire of the Jeep rearview mirror harness.

That's it. Be sure to do a hard reset of the Homelink unit by holding down both the outside Homelink buttons on the mirror until the red light starts flashing (about 20 seconds). After that, I had to press the Learn Button on the garage door opener and then press the desired Homelink button on the mirror about 3 times to get it set.

While I was at it, I went ahead and hardwired my radar detector that I have attached to the rearview mirror. This is simply done by taking an old telephone and stripping the 2 wires apart inside. You should have a Red wire and a Green wire. The Red wire connects to the Black with White stripe ground wire on the Jeep mirror harness while the Green wire connects the Pink with Yellow stripe power wire on the Jeep mirror harness.
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The radar detector in a jeep cracks me up. My JK is easily the slowest vehicle I have ever owned.
Love the mirror ideas though !
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