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Rear view mirror too dark

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Post Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:51 pm
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It might be me, but I find when the rear view mirror auto tints it gets way too dark

Anyone else notice this ? I presume it can't be adjusted ?
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Post Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:11 pm
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Just have to get used to it! Thank gawd for reversing sensors when it's dark....... :eusa-whistle:
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:59 am
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PeterRCZ wrote:
It might be me, but I find when the rear view mirror auto tints it gets way too dark

Anyone else notice this ? I presume it can't be adjusted ?


Its supposed to be the same as the old flip mirrors. When you flipped it, all you could see was the white dots of headlights behind you.
Its easy to get used to, but I have noticed it is very sensitive.

Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:37 am
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donnaj1dlh wrote:
Just have to get used to it! Thank gawd for reversing sensors when it's dark....... :eusa-whistle:


Is it just me that's more concerned about how difficult it is to spot police cars marked and unmarked from dusk 'til dawn?! :o
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:22 pm
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This is definately not one of Peugeots greatest extras. In fact it is quite dangerous as you cannot see cyclists or other road users in traffic. :thumbdown:


Completely agree. You should be able to override it.
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:59 pm
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Completely agree with snowy87

You could disable it by sticking a little black electrical tape over the sensor just below the mirror I guess that would keep it in non tint mode permanently
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:12 pm
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I think you'll find that if you put tape on it, it will think it is dark all of the time and so will be in dark tint mode all of the time making it worse.

However I may be wrong :?:

Must say my wife hates it. However it doesn't bother me as I'm usually more interested in what's in front of me than what's behind me :D :D

Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:15 pm
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Jimbrodie1 wrote:
I think you'll find that if you put tape on it, it will think it is dark all of the time and so will be in dark tint mode all of the time making it worse.

However I may be wrong :?:

Must say my wife hates it. However it doesn't bother me as I'm usually more interested in what's in front of me than what's behind me :D :D


I agree with Jim. It doesn't bother me :)
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Post Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:48 pm
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I would have thought the tape would fool the mirror into thinking its dark and In turn it would not tint any further. I'll have a go and let you know my results
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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:27 pm
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Okay tried it out and here are my findings. Stick your thumb over the sensor and the mirror lightens. So there's the solution !
No not your thumb ! Use some electrical tape lol
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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:29 pm
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This really has never bothered me, in fact, I've never even noticed an issue. Need to try this!


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Post Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:05 pm
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PeterRCZ wrote:
Okay tried it out and here are my findings. Stick your thumb over the sensor and the mirror lightens. So there's the solution !
No not your thumb ! Use some electrical tape lol


Top testing..now we just need something a little more aesthetically pleasing than electrical tape.
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:20 pm
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Put a tiny piece of black electrical tape over the mirror sensor today. Looks fine, barely noticeable at all
Definitely worth doing if you find the auto tint too sensitive :thumbup:
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:49 pm
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If you use some of that "Smoked lens" stuff for wrapping rear lights it decreases the sensitivity a lot.
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Post Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:51 am
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I think the issue only comes up as the rear window is already slightly tinted. This makes it look even darker, I would assume without this the setting would be fine as is. Simple oversight during implementation :)
I will also go for the tape today, thanks for the tip :)
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Post Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:58 pm
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Never noticed it, nothin ever catches me up :auto-car:

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Post Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:27 am
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I agree, it is one of the 2 things I'd change about the car (other thing is adding a heated front screen). All it needs is a simple on/off switch so you can disable the auto dim... I like to be able to cx for police cars etc and it also makes depth perception harder when joining the motorway etc... Much nicer to be able to switch it, something which both my Jag and Octy allow...!

Bet it could be modified with a switch to remove power if you could get into it... :eusa-think:
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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:31 pm
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I also find this quite annoying at night, just sorted mine out tonight.

Grab the whole neck of the mirror where it enters the plastic box on the windscreen and twist it anticlockwise as you look up at it (it's a bayonet mounting). This does require reasonable force.
Lower mirror assembly down & disconnect the three wire multi-plug, tuck this neatly into the hole out of the way.
Replace the mirror assembly the reverse of removal, note that the mirror must engage with the triangular nut on the glass, not just the plastic trim - this requires some effort!

All fixed now - no dimming at all.

Post Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:23 pm
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gman76 wrote:
I also find this quite annoying at night, just sorted mine out tonight.

Grab the whole neck of the mirror where it enters the plastic box on the windscreen and twist it anticlockwise as you look up at it (it's a bayonet mounting). This does require reasonable force.
Lower mirror assembly down & disconnect the three wire multi-plug, tuck this neatly into the hole out of the way.
Replace the mirror assembly the reverse of removal, note that the mirror must engage with the triangular nut on the glass, not just the plastic trim - this requires some effort!

All fixed now - no dimming at all.


Thanks. That's a top tip - sounds better than sticking tape on the screen. I also find the dimmed mirror too dark. It's just about the only feature I don't like on the RCZ.


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