: Sun in auto-dimming mirrors

10-24-10, 10:06 AM
I was wondering, I love the automatic dimming mirrors, but sometimes I'll be driving before sunset (people tell me the sun rises too but I don't really believe it), and the sun is right in the mirror, but it doesn't seem to dim, I guess probably because it's overall bright out.

In a normal car I can just flip the mirror thing and get a little relief, but is there some way to control that on our cars? The section about the mirrors in my manual is just wrong, as if it were for a totally different car.

Thanks in advance :)

10-24-10, 11:38 AM
Can't you just physically move the mirror?

10-24-10, 06:04 PM
I think they ONLY go into dimming mode, when the lights are ON !

10-24-10, 07:33 PM
Absolutely correct, Subs, if you don't have your headlights on the "dimming mirror" thing doesn't get activated.

10-24-10, 11:37 PM
The system compares the light coming through the windshield with the light coming from behind and darkens the mirrors to match. It only works when the lights are on.