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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

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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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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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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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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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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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