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Hi all if anyone can help I purchased a used Carens 1967/8 my problem is the auto dimming mirror with compass.
The mirror auto dims perfect but the compass display does not work it does not light up at all. If you shine a light into the sensor the mirror dims if you put gear into reverse it overrides the dimming feature hence works perfectly.Any ideas as to why no compass feature.
My mirror does not have homelink.
If any body has an installation circuit for my type mirror can you send it to me. Thanks
 

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WOW! didn't know they made Carens in 1967? Kia didn't even start making a vehicle till 1974!, they were building bicycles before that :D

First generation Carens came out in 1999.
 

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Haha, glad it wasn't just me thinking that sounded a bit strange.

Peter(Spain), have you tried looking on KGIS?
 

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Peter, this was the reply you got on the UK forum which is yet to be acknowledged:

Peter,
did a bit of googling.
Looks like your mirror/compass is made by Gentex.
Here's link to instructions for setting up the compass. Hope it's of use:
http://www.gentex.com/sites/default/files/CompassReferenceGuideAndTroubleshooting.pdf

The mirror looks identical to mine - without the compass in the UK of course.
Let us know how you get on.

& for you guys "over there" I believe it's the same as the Rondo has/had.
 

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Thanks for the help should have put 2007/8 don't know where my brain was at.
.......in 1967 :D

However, how can your vehicle be a 2007/8 model, it has to be one or the other :confused: The 10th digit in your VIN number tells you the model year.
7 = 2007
8 = 2008
 

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2007 however I took apart the mirror yes it had 12volts getting in but no compass lcd display removed glued down rubber from the back of the lcd part and it then worked fine maybe the glue shorted out the display after getting hot and changed the glue properties.
Thanks for all your help.
 
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