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In my old car I had the Auto dimming mirrors as I have in my Eos. But back then, the mirror only turned "green" when someone was 'blinding' me from behind.

In my Eos, it turns on every time it is dark. Like in the garage and no one behind to shine any lights at me. Then the mirror turns "greenish". Is this normal?
My dealer says that no errors on the computer, hence this is normal, but then it is not auto-dimming, then it is just dark-dimming?
 

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Hi Harin,

Ours only turns green if there is another car with its lights on behind. Once the car has gone it turns back to normal.

Cheers
 

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Thank you Gavster. I though so too, but just had to make sure before I made my claims to my dealer :)
 

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They can be activated by bright lights too. They take the "difference" in brightness from what's in front of the car and what is behind it.

So, in your scenario, if your car is facing "out" of the garage, and it is dark outside then the system will register night and activate your headlights and notice the dark "front of windshield".

If you have a bright light in your garage, such that you have higher level of light hitting the rear-view mirror and side mirrors, then the car will notice that there is a higher level of light behind and start the dimming process.

This is done on purpose. The last thing you want is for the bright light of a car to get really close and blind you before the mirrors start to dim. The idea here is as soon as the ambient light is lower than the light behind, start dimming to protect the driver.

I wouldn't complain to the dealer of your VW Eos, I'd complain to the manufacturer of your other car for having it blind you before acting on the light level... :)

You are a victim of a typical syndrome... I call it "comparisonitis" and define it as "the tendancy to compare older technology to the improved and more modern version with the idea that older will be the same as newer. In advanced cases, upgrades and refinements are looked at as inferior to the older version." :)

Basically, you've been cured! :) In your old car, you were blinded first. In your new car, you can still see enough to notice that you aren't blinded! Woot for upgraded technology!
 

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I must admit, I might be suffering from a case of "comparisonitis" :rolleyes: - and I liked the old version, where it was a normal mirror, until someone came up from behind... Really don't like this "version" that is ALWAYS dimmed when it is just remotely dark in front of the car (like a sun set).
 

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If I,m not mistaken they can be turned on and off with a button on the undersied or the rear view mirror. Its worth a try anyway.
 
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