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Accessory power for auto-dim rearview mirror? by lorennerol
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Picked up a rear view mirror with autodim, compass, and Homelink. It needs constant power for the Homelink buttons, a ground, and accessory power for the compass and autodim. The first two I can get from the overhead courtesy light area, but I'm not sure the best source for accessory power. Suggestions?
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There are 2 vacant spade connector sockets in the lower left corner of the fuse box (put there for just this purpose). They are labeled IGN, Use a standard spade connector and an in-line fuse.

edit: squeeze the 2 tabs on the left and right sides of the fuse box to swing it down.....makes it much easier to see and work on.

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GM has plugs that will fit into those fusebox connections. I look for them with I go to the Pick and Pull. GM used them sometimes on cars to drive accessories that were not pre-wired, like power seats. You can buy the connectors here. $3 ea.

First item on this page ( Clear connector for Ign Power).
http://www.repairconnector....sort=featured&page=2

Last item on this page for BAT power ( constant on) connector:
http://www.repairconnector....sort=featured&page=1

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Originally posted by Gall757:

There are 2 vacant spade connector sockets in the lower left corner of the fuse box (put there for just this purpose). They are labeled IGN, Use a standard spade connector and an in-line fuse.

edit: squeeze the 2 tabs on the left and right sides of the fuse box to swing it down.....makes it much easier to see and work on.



Just got this done. Worked perfectly with a spade connector with most of the insulator cut off. Also discovered that the cover you mention does not exist on my car
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Also discovered that the cover you mention does not exist on my car


It wasn't a "cover" that Gall757 was telling you about. It's the whole fuse box swings down. Perhaps yours was already in the down position.

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It wasn't a "cover" that Gall757 was telling you about. It's the whole fuse box swings down. Perhaps yours was already in the down position.


LOL. Yeah, that would have made things easier. I must have crawled in upside down 10 times.
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LOL. Yeah, that would have made things easier. I must have crawled in upside down 10 times.


Owner's Manuals are SO handy (if you read them)


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I must have crawled in upside down 10 times.


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Owner's Manuals are SO handy (if you read them)


I work in IT. We have a term for that: RTFM.

Guilty.

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Owner's Manuals are SO handy (if you read them)


 
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Originally posted by lorennerol:

I work in IT. We have a term for that: RTFM.

Guilty.


I can say the Owner's Manual was handy the day I got my first Fiero.
I was at the Gas Bar wondering how to open the fuel door.
Luckily, directions for the fuel door release (and a lot of other stuff) are in there.

I've had the fuel door release broken by Service Shop dunces thinking it was the decklid release.
Of course they didn't say anything. I only found out days later whenI needed to gas up.

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