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Old 04-23-2011, 11:57 AM   #18
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Final pictures added.

Final thoughts:

I think this cost about $350, for everything. Maybe less. Most of that is the mirror. Audio shops want over $1000 to do this.

If you have kids like me, this new mirror is wide enough that you can see both of them in the back seat. Bonus. And the mounting arm allows the mirror to tilt up higher, I think. So even though this mirror is larger, it doesn't hang down as far as the other one.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #19
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I think Ofer is selling the whole thing for 300 but you need to look on his vendor sale and see to make sure. It is well worth the money it is a great mod.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #20
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Did you have to remove the head unit above the mirror where the dome light is?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #21
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No. The plug for the mirror is underneath the plastic runner that goes from the mirror to the headliner. I just plugged Ofer's harness into that, plugged into the new mirror, and stuffed it all into the headliner. I am not sure why folks are removing the overhead console.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #22
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No. The plug for the mirror is underneath the plastic runner that goes from the mirror to the headliner. I just plugged Ofer's harness into that, plugged into the new mirror, and stuffed it all into the headliner. I am not sure why folks are removing the overhead console.
Thanks, that would simplify things. I have all the pieces to do this mod now, but I have to get my car back from the shop (cam install).
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #23
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cam and headers maybe after my warranty expires...
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #24
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cam and headers maybe after my warranty expires...
I liberated myself from the shackles of the warranty ages ago.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #25
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Ofer is a great guy! One question, does the LCD in the mirror stay on, or only when you put the car in reverse?
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #26
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Ofer is a great guy! One question, does the LCD in the mirror stay on, or only when you put the car in reverse?
Only when you put the car in reverse. You connect it to the backup light power (Ofer's harness takes care of that).
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:16 PM   #27
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I know that jimmyh said you can do it with out removing overhead console, But take it easy doing it that way, On 2010 cars past VIN 9110000 GM added glue to hold the wiring harness to the headliner.

Darth_Emma we don't need no stinking warranty, LOL i lost my warranty long time ago, 55000 Mi does that to you.
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I know that jimmyh said you can do it with out removing overhead console, But take it easy doing it that way, On 2010 cars past VIN 9110000 GM added glue to hold the wiring harness to the headliner.

Darth_Emma we don't need no stinking warranty, LOL i lost my warranty long time ago, 55000 Mi does that to you.
My VIN is 9181297, so does that mean I have glue and should remove the overhead console?

Thanks for all your help.

If there was any doubt before, I think my warranty was certainly voided when this happened:

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No. but take it easy pushing the wires back in.

So more info on what your having done to your monster.
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No. but take it easy pushing the wires back in.

So more info on what your having done to your monster.
What you see there is the cam install with LS3 conversion.

I kinda went nuts with mods this spring. It's a long list that starts with the motor, goes through the tranny (torque converter), and ends with some suspension mods. It is supposed to be on the dyno this weekend for tuning. Updates will be in my car journal soon.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:18 PM   #31
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I didn't have problems tucking the wires into the headliner. You can tell it's glued down (or up? ha) But there was enough room.

Besides which, the plug was not in the headliner or the overhead console, it was outside the headliner. Covered by a plastic cover between the mirror and the headliner.
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I didn't have problems tucking the wires into the headliner. You can tell it's glued down (or up? ha) But there was enough room.

Besides which, the plug was not in the headliner or the overhead console, it was outside the headliner. Covered by a plastic cover between the mirror and the headliner.
But, once you connect the harness, you have to stuff the harness (connectors and all) up into the headliner. No? I'll figure it out.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:13 PM   #33
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That is correct. It's a tight fit, but it all DID fit. otoh, the headliner has a nice curl to it by the windshield, so the wire that you run from the mirror to the pillar falls in and stays in. I have done LOTS of speaker phone kits, so I have mounted alot of microphones up there. On most cars, it is a major PITA to get a wire to stay in the headliner. they always want to fall out.
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That is correct. It's a tight fit, but it all DID fit. otoh, the headliner has a nice curl to it by the windshield, so the wire that you run from the mirror to the pillar falls in and stays in. I have done LOTS of speaker phone kits, so I have mounted alot of microphones up there. On most cars, it is a major PITA to get a wire to stay in the headliner. they always want to fall out.
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