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Auto dimming mirror/compass became very dim

Compass reading became too dim to identify

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  • Frank Culotta
    Frank Culotta Jul 24, 2013

    autudimmingmirror / digital lighted compas is not repairable acording to Las Vegas Subaru

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The installation of mirror and setup of Compass and Home-link is made available by Kia in a 15 pages PDF in the website: at http://www.kiatechinfo.com/

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I have a 1999 DII and have just replaced the auto dim mirror with a new style with compass, how do I remove the old mirror


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I was able to avoid buying a new mirror, but my mirror also became so foggy that it was unusable. This correction will not allow the Auto Dimm feature to work!!!!!!! But at least the mirror will function as a mirror. This took me about an 1 1/2 hours (glue needs to dry).

1) Take the mirror off the windshield
metal lever held mine in place
mirror then slides off
disconnect wires

2) Pull the mirror apart
it's glued together
Don't brake the plastic

3) Seperate front glass from the auto dim element
a clear front glass is sandwiched to the
element with a series (or piano style)
of metal clamps
the element is a reflective surface
the clear glass may brake, this is OK
it will not be reused, Be Careful Not
To Cut Yourself
Don't damage the reflective element, though

4) Clean the surface of the element
Be Careful Here, the element scratches
more easily than the glass surface would
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5) Disconnect the 2 wire connector connected
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this is just a safety step to prevent the
element from trying to work and possibly
heating up

6) Put everything back together
glue the mirror back together
reconnect the mirror wiring if you
need to (my mirror had the compass
that needs power)
put it back on the windshield

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