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    Cool Power mirrors....motors

    Has anyone ever used a power mirror motor to move anything? I am in the design stage of my new dash for my lilly and was thinking about mounting it to a power mirror motor so I could adjust the viewing angle.

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    I never thought of using the mirror controls for anything carputer, it seems like they would be pretty difficult to hack, but if you can do it, awesome.
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    Er... I think he wants to mount the monitor onto the servos and adjust the angle with the controls.

    When I get around to adding my rearview camera, I'd like to have it mounted on a mirror motor so I can adjust it. Lot cheaper than cameras with built-in motors. Best bet would probably be a Pick-n-Pull (junkyard). But no, I haven't done it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan69
    Er... I think he wants to mount the monitor onto the servos and adjust the angle with the controls.
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    that idea is the shizzit

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    Seems that you just pull off the mirror and glue a nice backplane for your device.
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    you could also use two mirrors & two cam with a standard mirror switch.
    as in one cam high and one low or left and right etc. wiring may seem complex but is not 1 power 1 ground into switch, 4 wires to each moter.

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    Wow...two great uses. camera and lcd.
    they made me laugh
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    Motorized screen has been attempted by many ambitious DIY but succeeded by none I'm aware of.

    I know it's mostly cool factor. I had Alpine IVA900(?) motorized screen before jumped into carputer.

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    It's just a motorized angle adjust, not the full retraction system.

    This got me rethinking what I'm going to do with my passenger screen. I was going to build a polished wooden shelf/housing for it to mount to the dash, but now I'm thinking of all the people who get in and go to adjust it before I have to tell them it's not adjustable (not without messin' around with the arm and set screw). Hm...

    Now that I think about it, it would be perfect, since I could get a pair of mirror motors and have one for the camera.
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