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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Will window tint affect auto dimming rear view mirror? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Just purchased a really clean, low mileage, red 2011 CTS4 Premium. I want to have the windows tinted, especially the ...
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    Question Will window tint affect auto dimming rear view mirror?

    Just purchased a really clean, low mileage, red 2011 CTS4 Premium. I want to have the windows tinted, especially the rear windshield to cut down on glare from high intensity headlights even with the day/nite mirror. Does anyone know how what triggers the dimming - ambient light in the cabin or the headlights behind you? Obviously, I don't want to tint the rear windshield if it is going to stop the rear view mirror from automatically dimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFont
    Just purchased a really clean, low mileage, red 2011 CTS4 Premium. I want to have the windows tinted, especially the rear windshield to cut down on glare from high intensity headlights even with the day/nite mirror. Does anyone know how what triggers the dimming - ambient light in the cabin or the headlights behind you? Obviously, I don't want to tint the rear windshield if it is going to stop the rear view mirror from automatically dimming.
    The purpose of the auto dimming mirror is to cut down glare so if you tint your rear window, that will cut down some glare and as your mirror as a result won't have to dim as much.

    That said, I have tinted windows and it's not an issue.

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    No issue for me as well with my windows tinted.

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    Re: Will window tint affect auto dimming rear view mirror?

    I have very dark tint and no problem.

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    I have tint and no issues. There is a sensor in the mirror that detects incoming light through your rear window. The more/brighter the light the more the mirror dims. The sensor is only for mirror too, so nothing else is affected

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    There are two sensors one behind the mirror (front if the car) that measures outside light and one in front of the mirror that measures ambient light coming into the cabin like glare from headlights behind you.

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