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post #1 of 10 Old 05-29-2020, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Help Identifying Driver Side Mirror

I'm working through a new-to-me '04 Limited WJ and am wondering if someone can explain what went wrong with the driver side mirror:



My rear-view mirror looks like it's the auto-dimming kind due to a wire coming down from the roof liner.

wjjeeps.com says if it was an auto-dimming side view mirror I would see "GNTX" etched in the bottom of the glass. I don't. I also don't see the little heat icon either:



Any idea what kind of mirror I've got or what might have happened to the lower third?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-29-2020, 01:17 PM
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I think this feature is on the Limited and the Overland?

Mine is the same way, though mine only covers maybe 1/8th of an inch at the bottom.

Basically, the Auto-Dimming uses a fluid that eventually fails and puddles in the bottom like that.

The only fix is to replace.

When I get around to it, I'm just going to go with a standard heated replacement.

I don't care for the auto-dimming enough to pay the extra $$ for it.

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I think you can pull just the mirror itself from a junk yard WJ. The easiest way to remove the mirror is to tilt the mirror top all the way forward, then pry up on the glass with a plastic scoche bar or trim tool. They pop right out. Replacement is the reverse of removal. It took me less than 2 minutes to do this job. That's with the removal of the mirror from the donor WJ.

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Most FCA dimming mirrors allow you to replace the glass only as Mattyjm described above.

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I think you can pull just the mirror itself from a junk yard WJ. The easiest way to remove the mirror is to tilt the mirror top all the way forward, then pry up on the glass with a plastic scoche bar or trim tool. They pop right out. Replacement is the reverse of removal. It took me less than 2 minutes to do this job. That's with the removal of the mirror from the donor WJ.
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Terribly sorry for the late reply on this one guys. I really appreciate the info and am in the process of sourcing a no-dim, just-heat replacement mirror.
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Terribly sorry for the late reply on this one guys. I really appreciate the info and am in the process of sourcing a no-dim, just-heat replacement mirror.
Don't buy a new mirror before you try this free fix.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...irror-3029273/

I had read somewhere that the auto dimming pane could be removed and then the mirror functions as a heated only mirror and I found this write-up.

Going to be doing this same thing to mine.

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-09-2020, 07:44 PM
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I had an auto-dim, heated mirror on my Overland. The heating element eventually burned a dark ring/circle into the mirror and I hate the auto-dim on the rear and side view mirrors, have had them both turned off for years. Just what I want at night, make the mirrors even harder to see through. I just bought a custom cut mirror glass only on ebay and bonded it right on top of the existing mirror. with silicone adhesive 6 years ago. Works perfectly and the mirror still looks oem
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I took my original mirror apart to clean the goo out but my defrost was broken on that mirror so I ended up finding a set off a low mile 02 overland and swapped my mirrors and I was able to get the memory to work on the passenger mirror in my 04.
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