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    Default Auto Dip Mirror

    I'm not sure mine actually works - anyone able to show me a surefire test, please?

    TIA!

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    what mirror.. inside?

    let it be dark enough.. then hold a little light infront of the sensor (same side as mirror) then it should DIM.

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    Sit in the dark and point a torch from the back seats at it, It should gradually dim down

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    Tried that and really can't see if anything happens!
    Could be my Specsavers, I guess..........

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    you will notice a blue/green tint in the reflection of the light you are pointing at it

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    Is there not a sensor also on the back of the mirror?

    If there is during the day cover up the back sensor (Windscreen side) and it should dim.

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    Switch ignition on ... headlights on .... cover the sensor facing the windscreen (finger is fine)...... shine torch/lamp onto the sensor below the mirror face.... mirror should quickly go deep 'bottle green'. If fitted, you should also notice amber light on on underside of mirror unit, pointing straight down at gearstick.

    Turn off torch or remove finger from front sensor and the glass should return to 'white'.

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    Why bother with a torch. The simple act of switching on the interior light is enough to flood the sensor.

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    Interior lights and putting the car turns the auto tint off (I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Interior lights and putting the car turns the auto tint off (I think)
    Only if you open a door will it disable the auto tint (or if you were to select reverse gear). Switching the interior light on via the on/off buttons doesn't disable it.

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