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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Auto-Dim Mirror

The Auto-Dimming mirror on our 2008 Outlook XR has always been dimmed since the day we bought it. It could be the sunniest day out and the mirror would be fully dimmed. We have brought it to the dealer and all the techs had absolutely no clue what the problem could be. Currently the only solution is to hold the power button on the mirror for a couple seconds every time the car is started to turn it off. Anyone else have this issue and come up with any fixes? Also if someone has a wiring diagram for the mirror I'd like to see if the problem could be fixed by giving the sensor a constant power source or just cutting a wire. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

Fortunately mine does not dim during the day. But I still do not like the auto dimming feature at all. I had never had one before so I was not familiar with it....and it came with the '08 XR. If it was up to me I'd like to keep the compass on all the time and never have the autodimming feature come on. It is a pain to have to hold that button 5 seconds every time you cut the vehicle on at night to cut the auto dimming feature off....

If I had your problem I would have the dealer replace it because if it dims in the day then it is malfuctioning.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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I have not experienced the auto dimming outside mirrors, but I do love the inside rear view mirror dimming automatically!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 06:23 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

The Driver side mirror is auto dimming
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 01:10 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

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The Driver side mirror is auto dimming
Why doesn't the passenger side mirror dim as well

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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The Driver side mirror is auto dimming
This is an option. Or it is included within a package of options. Not all drivers side mirrors are auto dimming.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 03:47 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

It is the Enhanced Convenience Pkg that has the auto dimming drivers side mirror.




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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 05:03 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

Hope you get the problem figured out!

For those who don't like this option, why is that? I personally love the option and haven't yet found any reason to turn it off, but I may not be having the same experiences others are having. I have auto dimming mirrors on both our cars and really like the feature.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 05:40 PM
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Re: Auto-Dim Mirror

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.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 07:03 PM
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I love it. my last 3 cars have had it.
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