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..in my opinion.

PROBLEM: When someone approaches you from the rear with their lights on in the daytime the mirror don't do its thing. I am 5'10" and I either have to shift my body to an awkward position, adjust the mirror to eliminate the glare, which means eliminating the utlity of the mirror, or get away from the offending vehicle.

I prefer the third (i.e., gives me a reason to speed)


Seriously, what can be done?

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I have them on my 98 Suburban as well and I knew I would not like them . I want to know what is in back of me at night (marked police car) which you can not see with electrochromic mirrors. My car was ordered without it but BG installed them anyway.
I was not going to reject the car over that issue.

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I experience the same problem. I've put my finger over the sensor to see if that helps, but it doesn't. Seems the headlights have to be on in order for them to work.
It works great at night, but under the conditions you mentioned, I have yet to figure a solution.

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These mirrors work on the brightness differential between the two photocells. There are two photocells - the one you can see on the front and another on the back. When the brightness differential between them is great, the mirror darkens. The problem with daytime operation is that manmade light (eg headlights) cannot overcome daylight so the differential is not great enough to make the mirror darken.

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I wonder if trying various shaded of tint over the sensor in the front would help ?

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I have not noticed any of problems with lights as you guys mention. One thing to mention is my windows are tinted. The back is very dark and the sides are medium dark (as dark as Florida law allows). I also have the visor trip on the front, it's about 6" down from the top. That may be why I don't have the problem. I do notice the mirrors changing color at night, but I do not get a glare in my eyes. You may want to tint your rear window at least. We do it here to protect the interior and cut down some of the heat build-up from the sun.

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I installed a Donnelly (sp?) aftermarket rear view mirror and it works great in the day or the night, I think it's sensor is in the mirror itself, works well.


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Gotta disagree with the initial post. These mirrors do what they are intended to do -- and asking them to dim lights of some dolt who has his lights on during the daytime is not one of those things they're intended to do.

To each his own, I suppose.

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I havn't experienced that problem. I guess there aren't as many idiots here running around with their lights on in the daytime.

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In Pennsylvania we shoot people that have their lights on in the daytime.


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My mirrors work just fine, even when someone is behind me with their lights on during the day.

Maybe your eyes are more sensitive than most persons (since few are reporting this as a problem). You could suggest to Chevrolet that they add an adjustment to the electrochromic mirrors.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KMeloney:
Gotta disagree with the initial post. These mirrors do what they are intended to do -- and asking them to dim lights of some dolt who has his lights on during the daytime is not one of those things they're intended to do.

To each his own, I suppose.

-Kirk
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Given that there are dolts in the world who do run with lights on during the daytime, what do you do when the light shines in your eyes?



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SMFCPACFP -- What Carl said!


Seriously, though.. When it's sunny out, I've never been blinded by someone's daytime lights since the brightness of the day offsets any headlights I've encountered behind me. Now, if someone has his high beams on, and has them positioned in your mirror, during the day, then that's just plain ol' annoying, I suppose -- but, again, I don't think the mirrors should be labeled as "sucking" just 'cause they don't account for a couple folks on the road being stupid/annoying.

I really think that the mirrors DO "do their thing" -- and that the whole daytime thing is not one of their things...

Now, like someone else said, I wish I could better discern cops behind me when they ARE doing their thing -- just a hair to dark to see the lights on top, I 'd say!


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The Z does not have the self-dimmers, however they are standard on my DeVille DHS and I have no problems with them. Might be a diferent scenario in the low sitting Vet.

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I wish the outside passenger mirror would dim, also.
 

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I too wish the Passenger Mirror would dim. But I must say... I LOVE the Electrochromic Mirrors, personally! They ROCK on my car! I have had experience with the mirrors when I bought the car (No window Tint) and later, with DARK BLACK Window Tint! They still work AWESOME! If a car with it's lights on gets within *Maybe* 100 ft... they are starting to dim! And my back window is about Limo Dark! So I don't know why everyone else's seem to not work quick enough... Lights in my mirror are always dimmed!
 

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On 2001-04-02 13:33, JasonBrent spewed forth this drivel:
I have a quick fix to the daylight dimming issue... Oakleys. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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Jason,

Can you expound upon your answer a bit
 
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