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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject:  disable auto-darkening mirror? Reply with quote

is there a way to disable the auto-dark rear view mirror so it doesn't come on automatically? i have tinted windows and get sick of having to turn it off every time i drive it, i cant see anything when its on. id even cut the wire if i knew which one it was, (dont wanna lose my interior lights)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't believe there is a way to default it to auto-off. How dark is your tint that are having issues? I had 35% tint on the Monte and never bothered to turn off the autodim.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject:  mirror Reply with quote

You answered your own question . . .cut the wire. Although. I would trace it and unplug it. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Wait.. you guys don't have the button on yours to turn off the auto dim feature?

My '00 and '02 did..

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, all the mirrors have an on/off switch, but at least on my car it always defaulted to on after you turned off the car. I think that's the same problem the OP is having.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Trace and cut. I really doubt there is an auto off. I gotta expect you've got vision problems or you went too dark with the tint.

You could, of course, swap out to a base mirror... pretty sure not all Imps came with the auto-dim.If you did this, you'd also gain a little bit of forward vision.

I'm 6'4" and the autodim/onstar mirror is a pretty sizeable obstruction to my view forward and to the right, I've been debating removing it entirely.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I don't believe there is a way to default it to auto-off. How dark is your tint that are having issues? I had 35% tint on the Monte and never bothered to turn off the autodim.


my back glass read 11% on the meter and never had an issue either.

As stated, should be a simple snip of the wire or an unplug of the harness.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject:  rear miror Reply with quote

In thinking, why use the mirror anyway, you've already been there, seen that. Rip it out. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My rear window isn't that dark, only 35% tint, I've never had a issue seeing until recently and realized its because of the weather. , the snow is always so bright that it darkens considerably more than if headlights were hitting it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The pre-onstar mirrors have a button that clicks on and off, no preset to on. Its a different connector at the back than the onstar mirror though.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Use the side mirrors.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I don't believe there is a way to default it to auto-off. How dark is your tint that are having issues? I had 35% tint on the Monte and never bothered to turn off the autodim.


my back glass read 11% on the meter and never had an issue either.

As stated, should be a simple snip of the wire or an unplug of the harness.


My back glass rated 3%. I don't have much of an issue about it. Really never bothered me.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had a sensor in te back of my onstar mirror i just wadded a small piece of paper and stuck it in the hole problem solved. mine was dark during the day and light at night
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject:  Re: disable auto-darkening mirror? Reply with quote

AdamSabz wrote:
is there a way to disable the auto-dark rear view mirror so it doesn't come on automatically? i have tinted windows and get sick of having to turn it off every time i drive it, i cant see anything when its on. id even cut the wire if i knew which one it was, (dont wanna lose my interior lights)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Two possible options:

1. Place a pair of sunglasses in from of the interior sensor. If it behaves better, make it permanent.

2. Force the Backup signal to be on. The mirror is disabled when your backing up.
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