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PostSubject: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyTue Nov 13, 2007 5:52 am

I have a 96'er. I would like to upgrade to the Rear-View mirror that has the compass built in(98-99??) as well as the more advanced auto-dimmer. My auto-dimmer blows. The vehicle behind me must be right on my ass for it to "Dim"/ turn aqua colored. By then I'm blind!!shocked Just wondering if it will work? Also, can the passenger side mirror auto-dim like the drivers? Is that an option, or was it an option on the 97-99? I like how the drivers side does that.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyTue Nov 13, 2007 4:20 pm

maybe yours is on its way out. i too have a 96 and it works well. it is dark green in color. ebay sometimes has the compass mirrors, but the electro-chromatic mirrors are harder to find.
good luck

oh, and i dont believe any of them had passenger tinting. just heated on both sides for the 97+

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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyTue Nov 13, 2007 5:03 pm

Kevin, do you have window tint?

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyTue Nov 13, 2007 8:39 pm

I always keep my mirror "on" even in daylight...the button is all pushed in and the greenlight inside it is on. I never really have a problem at night, my drivers side mirror has gotten discolored and like brownish, I',m not really sure what happened to it. The color is off on it.

Edit: the mirror itselft, not the housing itself, is discolored....any thoughts guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyTue Nov 13, 2007 8:41 pm

the liquid leaked out.
is it heated too? if so its probably what leaked out.

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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySat Nov 17, 2007 9:35 am

Het guys,
No, my windows are not tinted....yet. I also have the driver side mirror "Brown colored" thing going on. I'm not sure whats up with the inside mirror?? I would really like to have the upgraded mirror, not sure if it is interchangable?
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySat Nov 17, 2007 11:28 am

The sensing mechanism or the fluid (likely) goes bad over time, so the mirror goes into "dim mode" and looks yellow or brown. Mine did this at around 30k miles. When the fluid actually leaks out, the color leaves the mirror, and it goes back to clear, although probably cloudy. It's more prone to leaking in very hot weather, and you'll notice it because it happens slowly, making a distinct line across the mirror. Mine started last year, and now is about 1/4 way down.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySat Nov 17, 2007 12:08 pm

Mine is doing just that(line). Well, looks like I need to replace it. Will the mirror with the compass fit?
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySat Nov 17, 2007 6:29 pm

I was referring to the side mirror. Usually not a problem with the rearview, but it can happen. I don't see why a compass mirror wouldn't fit.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySat Nov 17, 2007 8:18 pm

might want to take alook at the mirrors in the JCWhitney catalog.

Might want to contact Ed Morad and get used ones.

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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyMon Nov 19, 2007 1:02 am

Thanks, I'll check with Ed, and jc Whitney.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptyFri Nov 23, 2007 5:35 pm

heh.. i've always wondered why my driver side mirror was a little darker then the other side..
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PostSubject: Re: Mirror switch-a-roo??   Mirror switch-a-roo?? EmptySun Nov 25, 2007 3:56 pm

mine is cloudy and hard to see thru. Any idea what a new one is worth from gm or if it is even avalible?
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