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Old 07 Apr 2012, 10:02 am
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Default Automatic day/night mirror in a 2012 crv?

auto day/night mirror on honda crv 2012

I realize that the back window on the2012 crv is tinted. Now i feel stupid for ordering the auto/day night mirror. Does anyone have this mirror? After I ordered the mirror this thought came to my mind that since the rear window is tinted the auto day/night mirror would be useless.

Any inputs please? we just bought a crv this week AWD and enjoy it so far.
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Old 07 Apr 2012, 10:16 am
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It doesn't matter whether or not your rear windows are tinted. Light can still penetrate and reflect off the rear view mirrors temporarily blinding the driver.

Before automatic day/night mirrors, you remember how most traditional rear view mirrors have a little wedge underneath the mirror in the center that you can flip up and down?

At night, when someone is driving behind you, their headlights would often shine onto the driver's eyes in front of them reflecting off the rear view mirror.

What that day/night setting does is it changes the angle so that the glare doesn't 'blind' the driver when a car behind you is using their headlights.

Here is a perfect example/diagram on how it works:

Day time use:

Night time use:

Your CRV just does it automatically.
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