RRLeafEV
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DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sat May 20, 2017 7:58 pm

I was told, and read many places "no changes on SV or SL from 2016 to 2017."

Not True! I picked up my new 2017 SV today, and after driving over 100 miles, only then did I notice that the auto-dimming mirror is GONE from the 2017 (and it's definitely on the 2016 SV).

So, now my plan to upgrade the auto-dimming mirror to an auto-dimming HomeLink mirror (from eBay or a salvage yard) has been dealt a serious blow.

The previous SV auto-dimming only and the SL HomeLink shared the same mount and same conduit/shroud covering the wires to power each mirror--my 2017 has neither. DAMMIT!

Need your pearls of wisdom, folks. How big a problem have I encountered and how do I rectify this gut punch? (HomeLink is one of the BEST SL features, imho.)

My thoughts are that I can still get the mirror & conduit/cover at salvage or eBay, but how are they attached to the windshield? I know there's a modular connector with 3-wire pigtail that connects to the HomeLink--and can I find all the necessary connections in the map light area? In the past, the upgrade only required a single extra wire go in the map area, and then only if you wanted the HomeLink to work with the ignition off.

Otherwise, you could abandon the 3rd wire and have the HomeLink operate only when the car was on, which really made the upgrade a piece of cake.

TiA.

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alozzy
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sat May 20, 2017 8:12 pm

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RRLeafEV
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sat May 20, 2017 9:35 pm

alozzy wrote:Aftermarket?

https://goo.gl/DhjcjQ


Please re-read the OP. The problem is NOT where to get the hardware; it's how to attach it...

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tk1971
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sat May 20, 2017 10:29 pm

I thought I read from this forum that the map light has a ignition 12v that has a delay on it. If that's true then connect your mirror to that. If the Homelink mirror remembers your remote's programming then you can connect both ign and batt 12v to this 12v with delay.

I think it was the dash cam install thread.

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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sun May 21, 2017 1:18 am

RRLeafEV wrote:I was told, and read many places "no changes on SV or SL from 2016 to 2017."

Not True! I picked up my new 2017 SV today, and after driving over 100 miles, only then did I notice that the auto-dimming mirror is GONE from the 2017 (and it's definitely on the 2016 SV).

I didn't realize until now either. It's on my '13 SV w/premium, as it was on my '13 SV w/premium + QC & LED.

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit in the Specs tab confirms this.

I guess this is another way to cut costs on the SV and do forced upsell/segmentation to get people to move to SL. Rear heated seats, auto-dimming mirror and LED headlights require one choosing SL. It wasn't that way w/model year 2013.

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alozzy
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sun May 21, 2017 8:15 pm

Perhaps this YouTube video will help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrNHWhj3BU

He was installing a homelink remote into his 2014 Leaf, but not one built into the rear view mirror. However, perhaps you can adapt what he did
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Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

RRLeafEV
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Sun May 21, 2017 10:43 pm

alozzy wrote:Perhaps this YouTube video will help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrNHWhj3BU

He was installing a homelink remote into his 2014 Leaf, but not one built into the rear view mirror. However, perhaps you can adapt what he did


Yes, I watched that earlier today. I marked it in my favorites, as the wiring could help plenty. Now, I have to figure out:

1) There's a "wedge mount" tab that's glued to the inside of the LEAF's windshield for those models w/HomeLink or Self-Dimming mirrors). Does this new 2017 SV have that type of mount or is it different? If different, how do I swap it out? To me, it looks different, but I think I'll need to get a torx screwgie on it to loosen the set screw, slide it off and see what I've got. Has anyone else done this?

2) Removing the plastic panel that covers the map light area (there are YouTube videos on this process) to expose the necessary wiring in the headliner.

3) Getting wires from the back of the mirror up into the headliner map light area and getting the three leads connected properly.

4) Button it back up and put the wire cover from the mirror to the headliner (this comes with some of the HomeLink mirrors for sale on eBay, and since I don't have any wires currently feeding the mirror, I'm going to have to get one.
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chirpyboy
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Mon May 22, 2017 10:05 pm

On my 2017 SV the mirror was on a standard wedge mount. No set screw, just a friction spring clip... stick something in the slot on the bottom to push the spring and you can slide the mirror up and off.

I swapped mine out with am autodimming Homelink mirror and tapped it into the overhead map light. Works great! It stays powered on for 10 min after the car shuts off (like a map light would) but no big deal.

RRLeafEV
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Tue May 23, 2017 7:32 am

chirpyboy wrote:On my 2017 SV the mirror was on a standard wedge mount. No set screw, just a friction spring clip... stick something in the slot on the bottom to push the spring and you can slide the mirror up and off.

I swapped mine out with am autodimming Homelink mirror and tapped it into the overhead map light. Works great! It stays powered on for 10 min after the car shuts off (like a map light would) but no big deal.


That's fantastic! Can you please go into detail about...

1) your exact parts list, such as which HomeLink mirror model # (could you please photograph front & back?), clip-in wiring connector, wire cover, splicing supplies, etc.? Did it have a compass on the mirror (could be another Nissan, non-LEAF replacement)?

2) tips on removing map light cover assembly & were you able to completely disconnect it to get it out of the way while working in there?

3) which wires you connected & HOW you spliced them? Someone reminded me that if the HomeLink doesn't have constant 12v power, the programming will be lost. How many wires did you have to connect, three?

4) any other tips, tricks & traps?
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chirpyboy
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Re: DAMMIT! NO auto-dimming mirror on 2017 SV

Fri May 26, 2017 7:06 am

1) I actually bought a OEM mirror kit for a Hyundai Accent 2012-13, sometimes you can find them real cheap on eBay. Compass/autodimming/Homelink. It included splices, wire cover, everything needed to install. It's Hyundai part 1R062 ADU01 but really just a Gentex ZTVHL3. Pretty much any Gentex universal mirror should work.
The only downside for that kit is the wire cover is about 1/2" too short, but it looks ok and hasn't fallen out yet.

2) the youtube vid above is how I did it, just left it dangling there while working

3) Sorry, this I don't remember. I probed with a multimeter to find power/ground. There are indeed three leads on the mirror; I tied the two 12v leads together. It remembers the programming.
I guess there are two 12v leads because the standard usage is you would have constant power for HomeLink would work while the car is off, and ACC so that the compass/dimming only happens when the car is on.

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