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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject:  2014 2LTZ adding options Reply with quote

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I recently purchased a 2014 Impala 2LTZ. One missing feature that I am strangely bothered by is rear view mirror NOT being an auto dimming mirror. Its a simple standard mirror with just the tilt lever on the bottom of the mirror. Does anyone know if I can purchase and or just swap out the mirror for an auto-dimming mirror? I assume there is some type of wiring that is required for the auto dim...would it be tucked someplace or am I just out of luck?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I purchased a new 2014 Impala 2LTZ. One option ($1,035.00) was the "LTZ Comfort & Convenience Pkg", which included the auto dimming inside rearview mirror and the outside heated driver side mirror which was also auto dimming (as well as numerous other items).

I am not sure if you can simply buy the inside auto dimming mirror and replace the existing mirror. Perhaps you could talk to the sales person you purchased the car from and see if they could research the matter for you.

The power sunroof and panoramic top was standard on our 2014 2LTZ - a feature my wife and I did not want or need. I am surprised that GM did not make the comfort and convenience package standard on the 2LTZ (top of the line model) and make the sunroof an option on the 2LTZ. The numerous features of the comfort and convenience package are MUCH more usefull and valuable than a sunroof.

Good luck.

We purchased our 2014 2LTZ in June and we now have 3,8xx miles on it. The quality and reliability has been dismal, as it has been back repeatedly for repairs. How is your quality?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2014 2LTZ adding options Reply with quote

winty03 wrote:
Good Morning all,

I recently purchased a 2014 Impala 2LTZ. One missing feature that I am strangely bothered by is rear view mirror NOT being an auto dimming mirror. Its a simple standard mirror with just the tilt lever on the bottom of the mirror. Does anyone know if I can purchase and or just swap out the mirror for an auto-dimming mirror? I assume there is some type of wiring that is required for the auto dim...would it be tucked someplace or am I just out of luck?

Thanks


Seriously? No auto-dimming mirror? I have to say I'm somewhat surprised at that.

My wife and I purchased a 2014 2LT back in may and it came with an auto-dimming mirror. I didn't even realize it was still possible to get one without an auto-dimming mirror.

If you found an auto-dimming mirror, it should just be a simple swap. All the wiring should be internal to the mirror, just need to provide power to it, which I assume yours has, especially because of the OnStar features. Unplug the old mirror and plug in the new one. Simple as that.

As for reliability, we now have over 11,000 miles on ours and it's been a rock. Best car we have ever owned, by far.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I list many, MANY body harnesses for the 2014 Impala, which includes the roof harness. I don't think a simple cut and splice with the proper connector will cut it in this case. If you want to shoot me your VIN, i'll see what I can do.
But here is the part number for the light sensitive mirror connector anyway:
13577390

You may want to check out a kit from Gentex. I believe they make most the GM's mirrors.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I looked at the inside rear-view auto dimming mirror on our 2014 Impala 2LTZ. There is NO wiring harness that plugs into the rear of the mirror. I suspect the wiring harness runs inside the mirror "stem" that fastens to the windshield. There is not a simple bracket - as there is a large black plastic "box style" cover around the mirror stem - that also covers the forward collision alert warning system sensor.



ZSPOT: Are you sure that part no. 13577390 is a mirror? I think it is a "connector".
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ZSPOT: Are you sure that part no. 13577390 is a mirror? I think it is a "connector".

Yup, when I type too fast I forget words. LOL That's the connector for the light sensitive mirror.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The auto dimming mirror IS part of GMs comfort and convenience package, along with other options. The ONLY feature I was VERY surprised the 2LTZ vehicle didn't have was the mirror. Below is some quick pics of the mirror from driver view and below...up.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:16 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2014 2LTZ adding options Reply with quote

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winty03 wrote:
Good Morning all,

I recently purchased a 2014 Impala 2LTZ. One missing feature that I am strangely bothered by is rear view mirror NOT being an auto dimming mirror. Its a simple standard mirror with just the tilt lever on the bottom of the mirror. Does anyone know if I can purchase and or just swap out the mirror for an auto-dimming mirror? I assume there is some type of wiring that is required for the auto dim...would it be tucked someplace or am I just out of luck?

Thanks


Seriously? No auto-dimming mirror? I have to say I'm somewhat surprised at that.

My wife and I purchased a 2014 2LT back in may and it came with an auto-dimming mirror. I didn't even realize it was still possible to get one without an auto-dimming mirror.

If you found an auto-dimming mirror, it should just be a simple swap. All the wiring should be internal to the mirror, just need to provide power to it, which I assume yours has, especially because of the OnStar features. Unplug the old mirror and plug in the new one. Simple as that.

As for reliability, we now have over 11,000 miles on ours and it's been a rock. Best car we have ever owned, by far.


I'm glad your new Impala has been a rock.

We bought our 2014 Impala 2LTZ new - now with 4,2xx miles and the following has been repaired at the dealer:

Airbag passenger presence system - malfunctioned the day we bought it, while it was being driven home.

Remote start system malfunctioned.

Theft deterrrent system malfunctioned.

Intermittent "hood ajar warnings".

Rear view camera stopped working.

Trunk lid stopped "self raising" after several weeks.

Parking brake safety recall.

Electric power steering safety recall.

Clock and oil life percentage randomly reset - and intermittently, the radio volume would mute. Updated software downloaded.

There is a pending safety recall repair for a chasis control module that may be defective.

My wife and I love the car - but the qualitiy and reliability has been dismal. The 2014 Impala (not the Limited) has been the subject of at least eight safety recalls (although not all vehicles made are affected). With that many safety recalls, it is clear the "new GM" does not have its act together and is still manufacturing poor quality vehicles.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2014 2LTZ adding options Reply with quote

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With that many safety recalls, it is clear the "new GM" does not have its act together and is still manufacturing poor quality vehicles.


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Unfortunately it's been that way since I was born... (in the 80s..)
Especially unfortunate situations with the first few years of a new model

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I've been with GM for 14 years now. You can ALWAYS count on first model year vehicles being quirky, having 'one year' run options and having some very hard parts to find. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well, you learn something every day. I'll have to take a closer look at the mirror in our car tomorrow (not going outside right now—to freaking cold!). I'm pretty sure ours doesn't have that huge box at the top-center of the windshield, but can't say that for certain. If it does have it, it's obviously never registered in me.

As for reliability, I was concerned about buying the first year of the new Impala, but through everything we looked at, the new Impala was the one that impressed my wife the most, by far. It wasn't really up to me. Very Happy Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe you're unlucky. I haven't really seen anything about overall reliability of the new Impalas yet to figure which one is right.

I firmly believe that GM has upped their game over the past several years, but in truth, that wouldn't be all that hard, considering where they were for so long.

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Besides the brake and steering recall, everything else looks to be related to the faulty chassis module. So if you want to look at it with the glass half full, you've only had 1 issue.... a bad module. Cool Laughing

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I've been with GM for 14 years now. You can ALWAYS count on first model year vehicles being quirky, having 'one year' run options and having some very hard parts to find. Laughing
Anyone remember the 83 Corvette. Except for a few prototypes, there wasn't one. 83 was supposed to be a totally new design, but it was such a POS, GM decided to wait until they could fix all the problems, & it wasn't until the 84 came out months later. Even then, the 84 had numerous problems. Offhand I remember power window problems, but there were many more. I was already at the GM parts counter for 5 years by then. But I must say cars are made much better today. But I would never buy a redesigned car in it's first year. GARY

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ZSPOT wrote:
I've been with GM for 14 years now. You can ALWAYS count on first model year vehicles being quirky, having 'one year' run options and having some very hard parts to find. Laughing
Anyone remember the 83 Corvette. Except for a few prototypes, there wasn't one. 83 was supposed to be a totally new design, but it was such a POS, GM decided to wait until they could fix all the problems, & it wasn't until the 84 came out months later. Even then, the 84 had numerous problems. Offhand I remember power window problems, but there were many more. I was already at the GM parts counter for 5 years by then. But I must say cars are made much better today. But I would never buy a redesigned car in it's first year. GARY


Plus the 80's C4 Corvettes were ugly as s**t any way. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2014 2LTZ adding options Reply with quote

winty03 wrote:
Good Morning all,

I recently purchased a 2014 Impala 2LTZ. One missing feature that I am strangely bothered by is rear view mirror NOT being an auto dimming mirror. Its a simple standard mirror with just the tilt lever on the bottom of the mirror. Does anyone know if I can purchase and or just swap out the mirror for an auto-dimming mirror? I assume there is some type of wiring that is required for the auto dim...would it be tucked someplace or am I just out of luck?

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The only bad thing I've noticed about the auto-dimming mirrors is that it does NOT dim with sunlight in my eyes. damn. I wish I had the lever sometimes!!
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