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Unread 10-21-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
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Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/ Compass & Temperature sensor

For those interested, here is the Install write up of Quadratec's auto-dimming rear view mirror with Compass and Temperature read-out on a 2001 Jeep Wrangler.



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If you hadn't guessed by all the lights, I do a lot of night driving, and I really like this thing. Very very happy with it.

Hope this helps anyone considering it, or those that are just curious.

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Unread 10-21-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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How durable are these? And the factory ones? I ask, because I used to have a 98 Tahoe with one...the sensor wore out before 25k miles and I had it replaced under warranty...then the replacement wore out just over 50k miles. In both cases, it stopped dimming unless a very, very bright light hit it...and even then it was a lame, greenish tint. I was not too impressed with this type of mirror, especially when it didn't function correctly...there was no way to "tilt" it up, so I was dealing with lights in it all the time at night.
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How durable are these? And the factory ones? I ask, because I used to have a 98 Tahoe with one...the sensor wore out before 25k miles and I had it replaced under warranty...then the replacement wore out just over 50k miles. In both cases, it stopped dimming unless a very, very bright light hit it...and even then it was a lame, greenish tint. I was not too impressed with this type of mirror, especially when it didn't function correctly...there was no way to "tilt" it up, so I was dealing with lights in it all the time at night.

I won't be able to comment on long-term durability for a long time to be honest. You say yours wore out after 25k miles? I have 23,150 miles on the odometer since 2001 and the mirror has only been on for 3 weeks.

If I have to buy a new one for $200 in 3 years time, I won't be that upset.

I honestly can't say anything other than it doesn't rattle, it's well put together, and I'm not worried at all, even with the roof off and sand flying everywhere. For a big desert trip I might put clear tape over the sensors to keep sand from getting anywhere near them but that's all.

Ask me if it still works in 3 years
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Unread 10-22-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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I got 20k on my factory one still going strong. Waste of money IMO, but mine came with it nothing I could do about it. Tempature gauge is never right and auto dimmer is annoying at best. Compass has been handy when looking at maps howvever.
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