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Old September 12th, 2017, 17:24
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Nice.

That is one of the jobs on my list of things to get around to. I think I got everything I need out of the junkyard. Just need to find the time.

I have come to appreciate that mirror in my Suburban, most importantly for the "Ice" warning. It doesn't come into play much around home, but I have noted it a few times while traveling.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 17:26
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I've had the mirror sitting in a shelf in my living room for about two years. I just never got around to it. I think I'm going to pick up another one for my superduty.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 17:51
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I keep hearing about this mythical bird. Is it hiding out with all the dodos?
Its like you're asking for me to bring it over and show you.

I do recall you recently opened up a parking spot..
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Old September 13th, 2017, 10:20
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Love the rear view mirror install! Been on my 'to do' list for a long time... just need to pull the trigger and do it. Was the install very tough or pretty easy?
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Old September 13th, 2017, 10:29
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

The hardest part was snaking a 16/4 wire down A pillar. Plug them in to power and ground, and then run two forward to the bumper and splice the sensor in. The whole thing took me less time than drinking a cold beer on a really hot day.
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The hardest part was snaking a 16/4 wire down A pillar. Plug them in to power and ground, and then run two forward to the bumper and splice the sensor in. The whole thing took me less time than drinking a cold beer on a really hot day.
Perfect... now I just need to track one down at a good price and wire it up.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 10:33
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Ebay. They are about $50 shipped if you watch for a bit.

Make sure it has the temp sensor, and the compass, and that the compass is the correct zone for your part of the US.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 12:26
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You can change the zone setting if its wrong.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 12:28
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Thats convenient. Mine came labeled for what zone it was, so I didn't look into it.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 14:36
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If I remember correctly you just hold the comp button for several seconds and it will show the zone # its set on then if you need to change it you push the comp button again.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 20:13
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Its like you're asking for me to bring it over and show you.

I do recall you recently opened up a parking spot..
As long as it's not on the weekend, I'll be throwing people out of airplanes.

That mirror is damn fancy. I think that new camper of yours has you spoiled.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 22:12
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I have wanted outside temp, and a compass for so long... And since I lost my mirror in a sand dune jumping "incident" I am in need of a rear view mirror.. stoked that I saw this and am ordering that thing asap!
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Old September 14th, 2017, 07:48
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If I remember correctly you just hold the comp button for several seconds and it will show the zone # its set on then if you need to change it you push the comp button again.
So this is dead on accurate.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 07:50
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

So driving around, i get a 10-12 degree swing in temp's. It doesn't surprise me that parts of town are hotter than others, but the temps are not accurate. Yesterday on the way home from work I was seeing 91, but I had the windows down and it was a comfortable low 80's.


Trying to figure out if I was provided the wrong sensor, or the sensor is in the wrong location, or maybe its just failing?

Shocking little info out there on this. A lot of internet guessing.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 08:00
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Do you have any play in the wiring such that you can experiment with some alternate locations?

The one in my Suburban seems to be reasonably accurate. Certainly not as far off as what you are experiencing.

Let us know what you find out, especially if it is a matter of locations that do/don't work.
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