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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 01:25 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

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Okay, I'll chime in. I hate this feature. Always have. In my VUE, I would always get in and immediately shut off the auto dim feature. I understand that in the Outlook, much like the VUE, you can't change the settings to have the feature automatically off. Each time you start the car the auto dim come on.

I think the dimming distorts your view of the road, and is dangerous. I like to see things naturally.

I just wish you could order the mirror with the compass but not the auto dimming feature.
That's interesting. Maybe it's just personal preference. I don't ever notice any distortion, and I much prefer not being blinded by lights in my rear view mirror at night. I have this on my MINI Cooper, which may actually be more useful than it is on the Outlook, because I frequently have big old trucks shining their lights directly through my rear window in that car. With the Outlook, I'm high enough that this doesn't ever happen, so I would imagine it wouldn't be as "necessary" in this car.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 01:38 PM
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It's definitely preference. My wife, for instance, thinks I'm nuts.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 09:57 PM
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I agree whole heartedly with Stiffi.
I also hate it for the same reasons. In my other vehicle on the very rare occaision someone would drive behind me with their high beams on I would just easily flip the rear view mirror up so the lights did not appear so bright. That was much better for me than barely being able to see whats behind me the other 99.999% of the time when there is no highbeam shining in my rearview....
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 12:54 PM
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See and that is what I always have liked about the auto dim mirror. It doesn't dim simply when it is dark, only when there is a bright light shining into the mirror, so most of the time, you actually see more at night than you would with a manually dimmed mirror. This is also nice during the daytime when you get reflections from the sun off of someone's windshield right into your mirror, it will dim the mirror to reduce the glare automatically.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

OUR OUTLOOK HAS THE AUTO DIM MIRRORS AND WE LOVE IT. I ONLY WISH THEY WOULD HAVE PUT THEM IN OUR SKY RL. SITTING SO LOW TO THE GROUND AND CARS COMING UP SO CLOSE TO THE BACK OF US AT A STOP LIGHT. IT BLIND YOU. ITS HARD TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE STOP LIGHT. OH WELL, GIVE A LITTLE -TAKE A LITTLE.
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