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post #1 of 10 Old 08-09-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Auto Dim rear view mirror leaking black goo / not working

I noticed that since I purchased the truck a couple months back that the auto dim rearview mirror never dimmed, even though the little light was on. I had the trans rebuilt and it sat outside at the shop for a few days in the sun. when I picked it up today, there was a black ball of semi-liquid goop hanging off the bottom of the mirror, and the mirror itself was all greasy inside (behind the glass, as if someone sprayed a grease mist behind the glass). Based on the above, I'm guessing it finally gave up anything it had left inside.

I've seen some replacements online, and one is the Gantex mirror with temp, compass and such. I already have an overhead console with that stuff, and would prefer a replacement that has no other displays. I would however like to add homelink to the mirror. I found one Gantex that was set up similar to what I'm looking for at $140, but I wasn't sure if the wiring would have to change? Does anyone have any recommendations?
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I would like to know more about this also. Mine did the same thing. I noticed the mirror this morning looked distorted , then this afternoon when I got in it, I noticed the black goo coming out of the bottom. Anyone have any input on this?
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I don't have the goo..........yet, but the mirror is cloudy....I'd like to hear if anyone has found a good replacement as well.......the homelink would be nice too.

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seriously look for the mirror you want to replace it with. the 2 brand name oem are gentex and (another i forgot). i installed one into an older vehicle with no electronics and it was a breeze. i would bet money that the homelink only requires power input, same as power dimmer function. the wire harnesses only have 2-3 wires in them. easy peasy.
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i got a Gentex K2 Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
and it plugged right up worked great
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Let's see some pics.
You have a link to order one?
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I don't have a picture hosting site to post to or I would
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If you have an iPhone you can upload pics from your phone.
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Picture of gentex

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Very nice now I need to find one.

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