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Auto dimming rear view mirror

The left or right mirror light will not come on

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 03 monte carlo ss, the wire on the back of the light may have a loose connection. I have to wiggle the cord around once and a while to establish a connection. Once i do it stays on for a couple weeks untill it gets loose again. i belive this is a common problem with thoes mirrors.

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SOURCE: unplugging wiring from the rear view mirror

Should just be a plastic clip with a hook over a tab take a small flathead and pry up the tab

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

reichweinj
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SOURCE: 2000 Buick Regal rear view

There is no fix for this the element in the mirror is going out and you will eventually see foggy areas around the outside part of the mirror and through the middle. These are very expensive I would just live with it or try to find one on Ebay or a salvage yard. Sorry

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Express Van

bad ground in back wiring harness there somewhere

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

SOURCE: replace the rear view mirror

Gently tap the base of the mount upwards. I just replaced mine and I thought there was a cover over the winshield mount, turns out it is just pushed on to the wedge that is mounted to the windshield. Good Luck, webree

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: broken rear view mirror 2000 monte

If the mirror had map lights in it the wires may be shorting out. The fuse for the dash lights also run the mirror mounted map lights. Mike

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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