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Old 07-24-2012, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by brkf View Post
What advantage are people seeing from auto dim mirrors? This is what I can't fathom. How is it a benefit for cars behind you to be less clear?
The benefit is that you don't get a dazzling level of brightness from a truck or SUV whose lights shine directly into your mirror.

Reaching up to flip a manual dim switch is fine, but won't do anything for the side mirrors, which can also glare/dazzle pretty badly at the right approach angle.

In the bad old days I would reach up and manually turn the mirror away, and manually adjust my side mirrors if a truck was following me for a long distance and was blinding me.

with the auto dimming mirrors I have never had to do that on my current car.
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