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Old 02-27-2009, 10:37 PM
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Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

Hey all, just found this site a few weeks ago, it's pretty cool. Love all the DIY tutorials.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has done a rear view mirror mod out of another car? Any generation really, I've got a 4th gen though (96).

The reason I ask is, I had a rental car all last week while my car was in the shop, and they gave me an 08 Ford Focus. And I think what I liked most (actually...the only thing) was the rear view mirror. (that's a lie too, the auto sun roof was nice..)

What was cool about this was that it had like an auto detect shade feature thing, so at night when other cars would try to blind you with their headlights, it would do the night time greenish shade tint. And when there wasn't anyone there, it'd go back to normal for better visibility. I'm sure other cars out there have this feature. Some have all the fancy Onstar and phones and ****. But this one was cool because it was still really slim, about the thickness of our 4th gen mirrors.

It attached to the windshield, but has wires running up into all the little ceiling controls. I was just wondering if anyone has done such a mod before? Not necessarily from a Focus, but any rear view mirror mod. I think I remember seeing someone got a Nissan of sorts a couple years ago.
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Re: Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

That's different' for sure, never really heard of that, but kinda cool
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Re: Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

yeah a lot of cars i believe 2000 and up have it (luxury ones). Not the lude obv or us 5th genners would be doing swaps like crazy lol.

my mother has it on her 01 maxima, and my father on his jeep.
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Re: Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

Yeah I started checking mirrors out on ebay and stuff, auto dimming mirrors. Someone over at honda-tech said to just get a broadway convex mirror, but obviously that's not exactly what I was looking for. I have a problem, as I'm sure we all do, with big SUVs getting behind me real close. And even their normal beams are blinding me all around.

I found a write up for a 4runner. The guy found a mirror out of a Suburban or something at a junkyard and installed everything necessary. Didn't seem too complicated, so I may look into doing it eventually. And when I do, I'll try and make a write up as well...if it turns out good, haha.

Here's a few I found an ebay real quick

The 08 Focus I was talking about, complete auto detect:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...Q5fAccessories

And here's one from an 08 Sentra, apparently has a power button to manually turn it on and off:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-...Q5fAccessories
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Re: Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

Go to the JY, that's where I got the one I put in My Ranger. The only problem I forsee is mounting. You'll probably have to mount it on the windshield.
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Re: Rear view mirrors - from other cars?

u should try to get your hands on one from the JY or price it from a dealer and see how it works out. seems pretty cool.
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