View Full Version : Mirror w/compass in GMMG cars... What's it from???


6LITEREATER
09-30-2006, 02:14 AM
Anyone know what mirror they used? Like what vehicle did it come out of (maybe even a part number)???

I know they tried to use all GM parts (example: power antenna from the Trans-Am)... I just can't find anything on what mirror they used :confused: ???

Thanks in advance for your help... :)

LS1-Mike
09-30-2006, 02:52 AM
Not sure if this is the exact brand used in the GMMG cars but a company called Gentex makes auto-dimming mirrors with temp and compass. Looks very similar to the ones in the GMMG cars. They sell for about $220 - $230.

ROCNDAV
09-30-2006, 04:13 AM
aren't they out of tahoes?

TODDS93T/A
10-01-2006, 11:08 PM
i got mine out of a 98 suburan the auto dim feature is nice but one problim no dome lights i am going to disect it see if i can combine the 2 you should get form a salvage yar for like 50.00

TODDS93T/A
10-01-2006, 11:13 PM
1999
Mirror-Rear View
Chevy Tahoe W/COMP & TEMP CVS50777 $40 GreenLeaf FL Crestview USA-FL(Crestview) E-mail 1-800-747-1888

you will ned tobuy a sending unit for the temp but it sound like you inly want the compas www.car-part.com you can find one near you theasw ppl ship i worked for them for a year 30 warnty

Wolfgang427
10-02-2006, 01:31 AM
Gentex makes it. It comes in many different ways. The CMMG cars had the Auto-Dim, temp and compass aswell as the map lights built in. The Tahoe and Yukon models don't have the map lights built in.

Xsta Z 28
10-02-2006, 04:55 PM
GM uses Gentex mirrors . . . . SO? The GMMG mirror is by Gentex. The GENK30.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/82000023/Images/1/50genk30.jpg

My Berger came with one, I added one to my other Camaro and to my GTO.

ROCNDAV
10-02-2006, 06:09 PM
love it!

mcG
10-02-2006, 06:44 PM
i think my buddy's g6 has one, but i could be thinking of another car where i saw it..

DrEvyl
10-03-2006, 01:05 AM
My dad's Sierra has a mirror like that in it.

Roadhouse
10-03-2006, 05:19 AM
I bought mine from ebay.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9958/pict11817pa.jpg

Splitz
10-03-2006, 07:10 AM
That's awesome, how hard was the install, where did you put the temp sensor, and where did you route the wiring harness?

Xsta Z 28
10-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Not too hard to install. The temp sensor is up front near the grille. Wire was routed through an existing hole under the ECM. Wires to the mirror run up the A piller.

ROCNDAV
10-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Not too hard to install. The temp sensor is up front near the grille. Wire was routed through an existing hole under the ECM. Wires to the mirror run up the A piller.


Does anybody have a picture of the temp sensor installed on a tahoe/yukon? I have someone willing to sell me the rear view mirrow out of a tahoe, and will also send me the sesnor if they know where it is installed or what it looks like.

THanks,
David

Sebring 00
10-03-2006, 11:29 PM
GM uses Gentex mirrors . . . . SO? The GMMG mirror is by Gentex. The GENK30.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/82000023/Images/1/50genk30.jpg

My Berger came with one, I added one to my other Camaro and to my GTO.

Most if not all of the Dale Earhardt Intimidators came with this mirror.

Good info and thanks Xsat.Z.28 Nice stable of cars you have there.....

98ws61le
01-09-2007, 12:21 PM
i see it has LED lights..... but do the lights operate when the door is opened and then fade out (theater dimming effect)..... what i know about LEDs they can not fade out as they have smaller current demands versus regular bulbs

01pewter2001z28
01-09-2007, 03:48 PM
Most if not all of the Dale Earhardt Intimidators came with this mirror.



All of the GMMG cars came with these (Berger, Tom Henry, Carl Black, Hot Rod, ZL-1, Dick Harrell, Intimidator SS, and Year One cars

Xsta Z 28
01-09-2007, 05:24 PM
i see it has LED lights..... but do the lights operate when the door is opened and then fade out (theater dimming effect)..... what i know about LEDs they can not fade out as they have smaller current demands versus regular bulbs

The "dimming" effect is kinda messed up with the LED's, it sort of takes 2 to 3 steps and then go out . . .

Judge Smales
01-11-2007, 07:45 AM
You have to get the right mirror for the lights to work correctly. There are several different mirrors that Gentex makes and I had to try several mirrors before we found the right mirror to work in my 99 SS. I know a Sales rep that works for Gentex and he finally found the right one to work correctly. The light works like the dome light did in the stock mirror. It comes on when the door is open and goes off slowly after it is closed. Mine also has a orange mood light that comes on when it gets dark outside and throws a orange glow down on the shifter and radio section. It's actually kind of cool and I get questions all the time when out cruising after sunset.

STS SUPERCAR
01-11-2007, 08:59 AM
Judge Smales

Do you have pics
and a part number for yours

98ws61le
01-11-2007, 09:09 AM
You have to get the right mirror for the lights to work correctly. There are several different mirrors that Gentex makes and I had to try several mirrors before we found the right mirror to work in my 99 SS. I know a Sales rep that works for Gentex and he finally found the right one to work correctly. The light works like the dome light did in the stock mirror. It comes on when the door is open and goes off slowly after it is closed. Mine also has a orange mood light that comes on when it gets dark outside and throws a orange glow down on the shifter and radio section. It's actually kind of cool and I get questions all the time when out cruising after sunset.

exactly what i want.....which one did u get.... please pass on the info

Judge Smales
01-11-2007, 09:18 AM
I will look tonight when I get home for the part number. I also forgot to mention that it also has homelink on it.

Judge Smales
01-11-2007, 06:36 PM
Judge Smales

Do you have pics
and a part number for yours
The Gentex mirror I have is the one with homelink, compass, temp and with the dimming lights after the door shuts. The part # on the back on the mirror is NZLLCTH3. The numbers are very hard to see. I hope that number correspends with something so you can try to find one. The next time I see the person that I got mine from I will try to get some more info if that's not a part number to order from. If you go to the gentex website you will see one with the homelink but without the compass/temp in the pic but trust me it does come with it also. I will get a pic of mine this weekend when it's light out as it's not very light in my garage after sunset.

-Freak-
01-11-2007, 08:59 PM
auto dim would be so nice to have.

CULATR
01-15-2007, 01:49 AM
gentex is deffinetly what you after .....though donnelly makes one similar to the gentex mirror ..

djsanchez2
01-29-2007, 04:38 PM
http://www.mitocorp.com/flash/nightvisionsaftey_autodimmingmirrors.htm

THis was the closest thing i could find. the one for $299

Xsta Z 28
01-29-2007, 05:13 PM
http://www.mitocorp.com/flash/nightvisionsaftey_autodimmingmirrors.htm

THis was the closest thing i could find. the one for $299

Mito = Gentex, FYI.

djsanchez2
01-29-2007, 06:27 PM
Yeah there was a link to that company from the gentrex site.

ZeeVert
01-30-2007, 09:46 PM
Here's the one I installed.... 50-GENK60 has everything. I can't remember about the dome light dimming. I think it just goes off... no dimming.
I couldn't find it on Ebay, but contacted a dealer in Goshen, IN who had a couple. I paid $300-350?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y48/ZeeVert/2002%20Z28%20Convertible/CIMG5489.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y48/ZeeVert/2002%20Z28%20Convertible/060527MirrorinstallP1050167crop.jpg

sakrafice
04-07-2010, 01:56 PM
I know this is an old post but its better then starting a new one...

Wondering since its been 3 years has anyone found the best mirror for the trans am / camaro , want it to look roughly stock with the options Judge Smales had spoke about.

ZeeVert
04-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Well! It has been 3 years. Mine still looks and works well.

sakrafice
04-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Well! It has been 3 years. Mine still looks and works well.

okay but in your photo it doesnt show the compass or temp, and you said it has everything so is it like just invisable when not on or something?? lol sorry if i sound nooby here just wanting to buy the correct rear view mirror. maybe get me a picture of it showing the displays thanks bud!

ZeeVert
04-09-2010, 08:37 AM
I didn't realize that the temp/compass got washed out in the picture. You can see the slightlty darker square in the upper right corner of the second picture. It will show the the compass and outside temperature in Green LED. It can be turned off. Easy to read, except sometimes with the top down. I'll look for another picture.

ZeeVert
04-09-2010, 08:16 PM
This is a bad picture. The square is also reflective, so a picture can be a pain to take. It's brighter and easier to read than this picture. The LED color is more blue than green.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y48/ZeeVert/2002%20Z28%20Convertible/CIMG5491.jpg

Brangeta
04-10-2010, 02:57 PM
I need one of these BAD. I get so lost without a compass. Thanks for bumping this old topic to the top!!!

ZeeVert
04-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Here's a website explaining the different part numbers for the Gentex mirrors. Apparently, they don't make the 50-GENK60 anymore. The 60 was important to me because I have a convertible and really need the map light. Many of the Gentex don't have map lights anymore.
http://www.wembleysells.com/mirrortech/GentexHomelinkMirrorComparison.htm
There was a USED one on Ebay for $300:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Gentex-Homelink-Temperature-Compass-Map-Lt-Dim-Kit_W0QQitemZ300416384877QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Au dio_Video?hash=item45f2363f6d

sakrafice
04-12-2010, 08:58 AM
Thanks for all your help zeevert! :thumb:

Navadisha
04-14-2010, 01:56 PM
All of the GMMG cars came with these (Berger, Tom Henry, Carl Black, Hot Rod, ZL-1, Dick Harrell, Intimidator SS, and Year One cars

I wouldn't be so quick to make that broad statement. Our 2000 came with a Donnelly (now MagnaDonnelly) mirror. I worked there at the time. They also did the side mirrors.

Xsta Z 28
04-14-2010, 08:13 PM
I wouldn't be so quick to make that broad statement. Our 2000 came with a Donnelly (now MagnaDonnelly) mirror. I worked there at the time. They also did the side mirrors.

Your 2000 what? . . .

FredoCamaro
04-19-2010, 12:11 PM
I would like to have one of these mirrors in my car but you can buy GPS for those prices

ROCNDAV
04-19-2010, 01:08 PM
I would like to have one of these mirrors in my car but you can buy GPS for those prices
seriously!