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Rearview mirror dimming trouble


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#1 chr15ras

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:53 AM

Hi there,

I have an '02 Forester that I adore. In the last month, the rearview mirror has a strange thing going on. A small oval section at the top of the mirror is clear and easy-to-see out of. The rest of the mirror is dark and has a a double-vision thing happening. It's like the dimmer has just gone wrong. I don't know if it is temperature related, but the shape and size of the good/bad viewing areas changes. Sadly, the good area is much smaller than the bad.

Thanks for any help,
Chris

#2 ferret

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:17 AM

Sorry Chris, no way to Fix this, it must be replaced. Either a standard mirror, or another auto-dimming mirror. Bet the compass still works! Any Subaru dealer, website or maybe even Ebay may have one. List is 'about' $149. Simple to replace. No tools required.

I had the same thing in My02 Forester, but it happened while under warrenty.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:41 AM

And it's not just Subaru. Several companies have this problem. Somtimes it seems features are just not ready for prime time. If it were mine it would get a standard mirror.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:42 AM

Oh by the way, the auto dimming mirror from my BMW is in the closet in the garage and an Oldsmobile one is on the car with an adapter.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 09:25 AM

Is there a place to get a standard mirror with the compass option?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 07:04 PM

This isn't a case of the mirror being flipped over for bright light compensation by chance, is it?



Is there a place to get a standard mirror with the compass option?



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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:42 AM

This isn't a case of the mirror being flipped over for bright light compensation by chance, is it?


Yep. My ADM hasn't dimmed in some time, but I don't feel like paying big bucks to replace it.




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