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Old 01-18-2016, 01:49 PM
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Default Alternative to OEM Dome lights

They are expensive, and have really crappy slide switches that corrode and fail, so I thought it would be cool to install one of these, about $10-15 off of Ebay



So I made this little thingy:





You can get really fancy and get one with a compass and/or clock, but I'm not sure if all of the necessary electronics are inside the mirror, so I just kept it simple and looked for one that just had map lights.
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I like it!
Are we looking at a 40 windshield frame?
Did you just tap the wire for factory dome light?
Do you remember the rear view mirror you ordered?
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Nice! So the bracket you made (hopefully made another couple for club peeps!) just bolts into factory spot? Any mod that can be un-modded is a win in my book.
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Yes its a 40 frame and I haven't drilled the hole or fished the wire yet. Each light is individually switched at the bottom of the mirror, so it just needs a 12 Volt tap off of the fuse block. It has a 4 conductor pigtail, I have the connector part number around here somewhere as well as a few extra connectors.

The mirror is a Donnelly IE 8012001. you'll also need a glue on button, I got that on ebay too.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:36 PM
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Nice! So the bracket you made (hopefully made another couple for club peeps!) just bolts into factory spot? Any mod that can be un-modded is a win in my book.
Yes, factory mirror holes reused.

I could make up a batch if a dozen or so people want them. I plan on making the February meeting so I can join R/S in time for Moab.
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That's awesome!

Not to take away from anything you are doing but if anyone has a 40, 60,70 and i think 80 these are by far the best led's for domes i've ever seen/had. I replaced the dome in my 70 and it's unbelievable. I've had some led's in my 80 and the ones below are far superior

http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/led-...#post-10117739
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Lighted rear view mirrors are seen in S-10 pickups (and similar GM stuff), so if you're a junkyard troller, you could look there, too.
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Yes, factory mirror holes reused.

I could make up a batch if a dozen or so people want them. I plan on making the February meeting so I can join R/S in time for Moab.
Will the factory holes on my 64 match up?
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No idea, is the spacing 45mm?
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Will the factory holes on my 64 match up?
Nope. And I don't think my 78 works either. Would be cool to make a plate that works for all three hole patterns.
https://www.sor.com/cat166.sor
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