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Old 09-14-2009, 12:02 PM
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Rear view mirror

I found a distributor of Gentex products so Im going to install the factory monitor mirror / 3rd brake light camera. In looking at our Expy the mirror has a wire plugged into the back of it. Im assuming this wire is for the auto headlights??? I know the Gentex monitor mirror also has a wire that plugs into it. However there is also a plastic box about 2"x2" and 3/4" thick behind the mirror. At first I thought this box was for the satelite radio but there is an antenna for that on the roof. Does anyone know what this plastic box is for?
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It's for the compass.
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wires to the mirror itself are for the Camera Monitor (if installed) and the auto-dim power wire

wires to that little black box are for the compass


there is a little black sensor on the dash. that is the Auto Lights sensor.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:41 PM
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So is my truck already prewired for the camera? I didn't think it was available until '08. I guess I could always take off the 3rd brake light and see if the is a connection for the camera there.
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The camera is not in the 3rd brakelight. it is over the lic plate where the lights for the plate are.
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I didn't realize that. The Gentex distributor has one that replaces your 3rd brake light. The mirror/ monitor comes with a 6 ft cable that runs down the pilar to under the dash and a 20ft cable the runs back to the camera. Gentex is the company that is contracted with ford for their factory system.
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3rd brake light would be very odd. . .your image would be very wide unless it has an abnormal lens.
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I really want to add a camera to my 07 as well and looked at the gentex cameras, but was not sure of the actual camera route. Does gentex sell a kit? What is the price range?
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I found this site that carries Gentex equipment, there are other site out there though. They have the mirror/monitor like the one that comes from the factory. This mirror has a 2.4" display for the monitor. I believe there is a bigger one available, I think it has a 3.5" monitor. They also carry the 3rd brake light with the camera built in (apparently the factory system is over your license plate, next to the light.) The mirror comes with a 6ft wire that runs down under your dash and a 20ft wire the you would have to snake through your head liner to the back of the truck.

http://www.brandsport.com/gntx-50-genk242.html

http://www.brandsport.com/gntx-20-nav03.html
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