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    Default Dimming mirror fit standard?

    Will a dimming mirror mount onto standard (non dimming) mirror??

    If yes, how do i remove the mirror off?

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    Yep, if you look at where the mirror attaches onto the windscreen you'll see 2 little silver tabs, squeeze them together and the mirror will slide out

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    Squeeze together as by finger? Or pilers?

    So what i need to do is remove black cover this pops off and left hanging at bottom and squeeze tabs together. It falls down or slide off downwards?

    Fit new loom all way to internal light area then fit new dimming mirror on, (plug for loom face toward internal light or facing forward?) replace/refit everything (headlining) in place.

    For the extra space of cover that would be for raincover, use wrap and stick it onto windscreen to make it look more natrual. Good idea? Got thick roll of carbon wrap which is black. Which i'll heat up to ensure best resilts and better withstanding against sun and heat.

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    Iirc you'll need to use pliers but you've got the rest pretty much sorted

    I bought a new windscreen but tbh a bit of window tint/carbon film will be just as good

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    Grab the mirror and pull down it slides off and new one slides on use wrap for the black bit of the widescreen I didn't have the loom so I just wired it to 12v

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    Thanks, now i'll see if can do it later. Bit windy atm!

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    Just took me 40 minutes to install and place loom under headlining and plugged into REC and dimming mirror. All done. Now need to check fuse. What fuse amp and number to do this??

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    Or how do i test it's working correctly?? Estate i plugged it in next to towing module just under top plug.

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    I used a cloth and put it over the rear sensor try ya hand aswel sometimes works with hand

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    Wheres the sensor?

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