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I've been getting an OC for the temp display on my gentex mirror.
the auto dim and compass work fine. I've traced the wires and they
were soldered not splced together so they are solidly attached.
I sprayed some electrical connector cleaner to see if that helps but no it
did not. i found the temp sensor and was going to cut it out and splice
in a ford one from the junkyard.

what's the best way to do this.
thanks bryan
 

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OC=Open Circuit
 

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is it my imagination, or didn't you ask this before?

Eidt: found it http://taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?show...mp;#entry725538

Solder and heatshrink wrap, or crimp butt connector with heatshrink wrap. Based on what I have read, it doesn't matter how the wires are connected.

The mirrors either come in 7 pin connector or 16 pin (16 pin is more on GM's with onStar)

For the 7 pin:
PIN 1 PINK POWER +12 volts
PIN 2 BK CHASSIS, GND
PIN 3 LT GRN BACKUP LIGHTS
PIN 4 GY TO AUTO DIM OUTSIDE MIRROR
PIN 5 PINK TO AUTO DIM OUTSIDE MIRROR
PIN 6 DR GRN/WT TEMP PROBE
PIN 7 BK/WT TEMP PROBE

According to what I found on the12volt.com, a guy bought the temp sensor and harness from GM:
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I got the temp probe and connector plug from GM; Here are the part numbers if anyone needs them;

Temp Sensor= 15047946

Sensor plug(with 2 wires about 12" long attached)= 12101856

You can get them at gmpartsdirect website[/b]
 

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yes i forgot but wanted also to know how to splice in the new temp.

i grabbed one from a sable and i get the same OC. I wonder if the mirror a gentx 177 only will
work with one type of sensor, the one from gm is i think 16 and 11 bucks.
any ideas?
 

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QUOTE (risoworker @ Jul 14 2009, 04:15 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=739429
yes i forgot but wanted also to know how to splice in the new temp.

i grabbed one from a sable and i get the same OC. I wonder if the mirror a gentx 177 only will
work with one type of sensor, the one from gm is i think 16 and 11 bucks.
any ideas?[/b]
It might be because the sensor has to be a certain type. I am guessing that the GM one I found listed will fix it.
 
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