AutoDimming Mirror mod - too dark???
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This is a discussion on AutoDimming Mirror mod - too dark??? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; My WRX is the first car I've ever been in with an auto-dimming compass mirror. Don't get me wrong, I ...

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    AutoDimming Mirror mod - too dark???

    My WRX is the first car I've ever been in with an auto-dimming compass mirror. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but for my own personal tastes, it seems to dim a little *too* much sometimes, almost becoming deep purplish - so much so that I can see the headlights of the cars behind me, but it becomes difficult to actually see the cars themselves (obviously worse when it's really dark out). So I tried this out and so far it seems to be working pretty well. The mirror still gets dark in response to a bright light, but not so much so that I can't see behind me anymore.

    This has got to be one of the silliest "mods" I've ever done, but it works, and seems to work well, so I guess I shouldn't complain, but when you see the pic I think you'll understand what I mean (it's scotch tape)

    Obviously you'll have to try it and see for yourselves if it works. I only used one layer of tape.
    Last edited by cannibal869; 05-15-2008 at 03:25 AM.

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    pseudo hijack:

    has anyone noticed the tint disappearing from the mirror? there used to be a 1/4" border around the mirror that wasnt tinted...but thats grown to about 1" around (more in some places, less than others) in the past few months

    am i alone in this?

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