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I have the navigation system, and the rear view mirror does not have compass capability. Is it possible to replace the original mirror with one with a compass?

The only way to get a compass in the nav system is to give up half the screen to an oversized compass display
 

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I have the navigation system, and the rear view mirror does not have compass capability. Is it possible to replace the original mirror with one with a compass?

The only way to get a compass in the nav system is to give up half the screen to an oversized compass display
Why do you want a compass or need one when you have the NAV? I have a compass in my car and never use it, as I use an aftermarket NAVI. Just wondering. Good luck, but I'm thinking the answer would be yes.
 

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Yes, it is possible. I've installed a Gentex with compass/temp display. I know there was no point in the temperature feature, but it was only like...an extra $5 in price (not worth the extra labor, though! ~lol). Autodimming mirror is a must for this vehicle, in my opinion.
 

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I was wondering something similar. The car I am looking to buy does not have Nav or a backup camera. I was hoping to add the backup camera option later. Need the camera and a new rear view mirror with the screen. If it can be done and wiring is already part of the car's wire harness, I would have a stock mirror with compass and auto dimming for sale.
 

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I was wondering something similar. The car I am looking to buy does not have Nav or a backup camera. I was hoping to add the backup camera option later. Need the camera and a new rear view mirror with the screen. If it can be done and wiring is already part of the car's wire harness, I would have a stock mirror with compass and auto dimming for sale.
Not sure I understand... are you asking if you can simply take out the old mirror and plug in the new one with a camera display on it?

If you get a backup camera with a mirror display, you'd get a complete installation/wiring kit. Maybe you can compare the harnesses? Either way, some wire work will have to be done because I highly doubt our CT's are pre-wired for a backup camera.
 

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Why do you want a compass or need one when you have the NAV? I have a compass in my car and never use it, as I use an aftermarket NAVI. Just wondering. Good luck, but I'm thinking the answer would be yes.
Familiarity. I've driven a car with a mirror compass for the past six years, and I've used Garmin gps units, which display direction, for considerably longer. Besides I'm an old (from years when almost half the AF planes still used propellers) Air Force navigator. Habit is a hard thing to break.:)
 
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