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Unhappy is the rearview mirror manual dimmer known to fail?

tested it this morning, flicking the switch front to back and nothing changes.. it used to work before, dont really use it but it sucks it doesnt work anymore..
how could i mend it?
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A replacement from a scrappy would be the best idea imo.

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A replacement from a scrappy would be the best idea imo.
ahh i dont think it's worth the risk of breaking stuff.. i wonder how it broke though, literally only used it once ever
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Most click to dip, and click back for normal mode. I would have thought a few quid from a scrappy as all cars have them, and many low tech types will be interchangable.

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Most click to dip, and click back for normal mode. I would have thought a few quid from a scrappy as all cars have them, and many low tech types will be interchangable.
my peugeot didnt have one... does the mirror disconnect from the swivelling ball joint or do i have to yank the whole thing off?
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Most click to dip, and click back for normal mode. I would have thought a few quid from a scrappy as all cars have them, and many low tech types will be interchangable.
It used to dim and i can see horizontal lines on it, now flicking the switch only tilts the mirror up and down
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It used to dim and i can see horizontal lines on it, now flicking the switch only tilts the mirror up and down
Are you trying it in day light or night light?
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Are you trying it in day light or night light?
I tried it this morņing and afternoon so I suppose daylight,
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Nip out now and try it.
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ha. i get it now, and it works!

apparently it's (rearview mirror) supposed to tilt down when switched, it will reflect the rear seats' back rests but the reflection from the rear view mirror can still be seen albeit dimmer, which i suppose is how it's supposed to work. clever this, will definitely come in handy against night time tail gaiters!!!
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