Before getting this high dollar mirror with a heater, pan, tilt, memory and auto dimming, I had looked at draining the fluid out and other options. If I where going the inexpensive way, I would just go down to the junkyard and pop the mirror part out of one that was non-dimming.
I don’t like those HID lights behind me either.
My 98 ZJ - 5.9 looks almost like new and most everything works with over 150,000 miles on it, and I want to keep it that way. And I do use it off-road too.
Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go.