What does auto-dimming mirrors do?
The auto-dimming rear view mirror offers greater safety when driving at night, as it stops you from being dazzled by traffic travelling behind. It consists of a mirror element and an electronic system that detects light from in front and behind by means of photo sensors.
What is automatic dip?
Auto-dipping (sometimes called high-beam assist) headlights do what they say on the tin, they can detect other vehicles and dip automatically so you don’t dazzle drivers. They’re a great safety feature, giving you maximum illumination at night without having to worry about blinding people.
How do I know if my mirror is auto dimming?
The easiest way to see if it’s working is, when there’s a car behind you with lights on, cover the front sensor — the mirror should get brighter. Take your hand away from the sensor and it should dim again.
How do you know if a mirror is auto dim?
go for a drive after dark. The red knob below the mirror should allow you to adjust the auto dimming feature. After that, simply turn on the map light in your car and see if you can see what’s behind you. If it’s hard to see then it works.
How far should you be able to see in your rearview mirror?
Legally, your mirror has to be located in a position that allows the driver to view the road behind them for a minimum distance of 200 feet.
How do I stop my rearview mirror from dimming?
To turn off the automatic dimming mirror function, press and hold the on/off button for six seconds, until the green indicator lights turn off.
What is the dot on my rear view mirror?
When auto-dimming is turned on, your rear view mirror will automatically darken in order to reduce headlight glare. There is a rear light sensor that can detect when a vehicle behind you is shining its headlights toward your mirrors.