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post #1 of 11 Old 04-30-2010, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sync Rearview Mirror Replacement

I have Sync, and just replaced my rearview mirror with one with temp, compass, and map lights (my wife hates how bright the dome map lights are). Needless to say, I quickly figured out where the microphone is for voice commands and hands free when I tried using it today and nobody could hear me.
Has anyone replaced a mirror with a non-sync mirror and taken the guts out of the stock one to use the mic? I just can't figure out how to get the mirror apart without busting it, which I'm about to do.
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I've been wanting to replace mine as well, didn't know the mic was in there. glad you bought this up.

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I'm going to try to figure out how and where to mount the mic today. I'm probably going to remove the whole insides of the stock mirror, plug the stock connector to it, and stow the innards up in the headliner with the speaker sticking out where the harness exits from the headliner to the mirror. Just trying to figure out how to make it look like it's supposed to be that way...I don't just want a mic dangling there.
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I got it. I meant to take pictures during the process, but once I got rolling, I forgot to. I took a couple of the finished product. What I ended up doing is taking the whole circuit board out of the stock mirror. It needs to come out because you the mic plugs into it, and so does the main connector that goes into the back of the OEM mirror. I wrapped the circuit board in pink (ESD) bubble wrap. I was going to make a small plastic box to house it, but figured with the bubble wrap, it will never rattle. I had to extend the wires to the mic, because there is a support in the roof at the front, so the circuit board needs to go behind that for clearance. I mounted the mic right where the wire from the OEM mirror (and the replacement mirror) goes up into the headliner. I made the notch slightly bigger so it would fit, and also put a notch in the mic for the wires to the mirror. Looks like it came from the factory, and you still get all the features of the OEM mirror on opt of the features of the mirror I replaced it with.

Finished pics to come....
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It works, but my wife says I don't sound as clear when I talk to her on it now. It could either be because of the mic's new location, or maybe the resistance in the wire I used to extend the mic is the problem. She said I sound "robotic" on it now. I'm going to try to slightly reposition it first, and if that doesn't work, I'll re-do the wire extensions with a different wire.
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I'm wondering if you can describe what was involved in dismantling the mirror and removing the circuit board. I need to do this to mine and would appreciate any advice you can share.

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That was a while back. I don't remember exactly how I got it apart, but I took everything that was inside it and wrapped it in bubble wrap and put it up behind the headliner. I had to extend the wires on the microphone to reach. If I remember correctly, there were a couple screws holding the mirror together, and then it snaps apart.
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If you are still looking for a solution for your mic situation, I got one of these when installing a rear camera system

Replacement Microphone for OEM Mirror-based Microphones 5000-PESM - Accessories - Rear View Cameras

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