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Old 05-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #51
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The auto dimming mirror must be bigger than the regular mirror.
oh, thats why one is bulky and rounded, and the other is slender looking with out the extra plastic all the way around?
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:48 PM   #52
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oh, thats why one is bulky and rounded, and the other is slender looking with out the extra plastic all the way around?
The auto dimming has a sensor on the face of it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:08 AM   #53
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This is the exact reason I will only make right hand turns at 4way stop signs
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:43 AM   #54
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The interior mirror is about 2X as tall/thick as it needs to be and creates a MAJOR BLIND SPOT (that I didn’t even think about being there.)
The mirror could have been much much smaller and done the job… maybe I can get a smaller one from GMPP because it has OnStar in it.

BTW GM, windshield space is a PREMIUM on this car, please move OnStar buttons somewhere else.
I'm glad someone else noticed this. I noticed it as soon as I sat in one. I think a good fix would be if GM would put the buttons for Onstar along the top of the mirror, instead of the bottom. The glass along the top there is blacked out anyway, so it wouldn't make any difference.

I wonder if you could just rotate the mirror upside down? Although that would screw up the dimming function. Moving it up as high as possible is probably the best thing to do short of replacing it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #55
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I'm 5' 11'' and I noticed this too when I went to check out the new Camaro. I even took a picture with the camera agaist my face looking into the mirror, so it is literally from my exact perspective. Also, check out the sun visor from my perspective... check it out.
I only sat in a new Camaro, (2LT/RS), not driven one. I must admit, the mirror does bother me though. It does eat up quite a bit of forward visibility to me, because it sits so low. I can't help but think they could have done a better job with it. I will say this however. The Camaro i sat in had the more rounded mirror, not the more rectangular one in the photo "Camaro Lives On" provided. I think I'd actually prefer the rectangular version...but would still like to look into it for real.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:16 AM   #56
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I only sat in a new Camaro, (2LT/RS), not driven one. I must admit, the mirror does bother me though. It does eat up quite a bit of forward visibility to me, because it sits so low. I can't help but think they could have done a better job with it. I will say this however. The Camaro i sat in had the more rounded mirror, not the more rectangular one in the photo "Camaro Lives On" provided. I think I'd actually prefer the rectangular version...but would still like to look into it for real.
The one I looked at was a 1LT/RS, so this might explain why the mirror is less bulky.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #57
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... wonder if you could just rotate the mirror upside down? Although that would screw up the dimming function. Moving it up as high as possible is probably the best thing to do short of replacing it.
I was wondering that too... someone wanna test and report back?
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:14 AM   #58
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Take it off. Semis don't have rearview mirrors and they do O.K.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:52 AM   #59
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I have it 100% as high as possible. Believe me, if I pushed any harder the windshield woulda popped out! ;-)
I'll try rotating it and see about a non auto dim replacement.
Thanks all!
Ps. I would not have been so harsh if it were just a cosmetic thing. I see it as a safety issue and wanted to inform our members.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #60
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I have it from a pretty reliable source that the mirror was made larger so that the owner will have a bigger view of the ear to ear smile he/she has on their face when driving.

Now that's funny...

Also, I hate to see what owners say the first time you pull up to a stop light and try to look up at it...
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #61
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The mirror is too low on the windshield for tall people.
it might be a little on the big side also, but get it up an inch or so and that would help me a lot.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:30 AM   #62
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I have it 100% as high as possible. Believe me, if I pushed any harder the windshield woulda popped out! ;-)
I'll try rotating it and see about a non auto dim replacement.
Thanks all!
Ps. I would not have been so harsh if it were just a cosmetic thing. I see it as a safety issue and wanted to inform our members.
thanks! tell us how it works, where is the sensor? is it also on the bottom? thats where it is on my truck. but as long as you have it where the light will still hit it, upside down should work, right? how are the wires routed into it?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:35 AM   #63
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Also, I hate to see what owners say the first time you pull up to a stop light and try to look up at it...
I have to do that already in my Tahoe, so no biggy for me, got used to it.
Usually look at the cross-way signal lights for when they turn amber, then red. Then duck down to confirm mine has turned green and punch it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #64
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I have to do that already in my Tahoe, so no biggy for me, got used to it.
Usually look at the cross-way signal lights for when they turn amber, then red. Then duck down to confirm mine has turned green and punch it.
wanna go retro?
in the '50s cars with visors used a plasitc prism "trafic light viewer"
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #65
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I have to do that already in my Tahoe, so no biggy for me, got used to it.
Usually look at the cross-way signal lights for when they turn amber, then red. Then duck down to confirm mine has turned green and punch it.
There was a solution to this problem way back in the middle of last century...

Behold...the traffic light viewer, available as a GM accessory from your Chevy dealer on 1955-1958 Chevy cars and trucks.

http://www.classicchevy.com/product....1&dept_id=1597



Today's approach is a bit less bulky though:

http://www.lightinsight.com/default.aspx
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Well if that isn't disorienting, I don't know what is. Trippy.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #67
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I noticed it is a little larger than needed. It might be to house the extra goodies like On Star and auto dim hardware.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #68
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On second thought I might take mine back and ask for a refund because of this problem.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:05 PM   #69
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You're in DFW? maybe they gave you the BIG Texan Edition.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:01 PM   #70
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Since I'm only 5'1", I can see right under it. The only view it's going to block for me is low flying aircraft.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:04 PM   #71
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You're in DFW? maybe they gave you the BIG Texan Edition.


aw man! will i get that too? i knew i shouldve ordered from rhode island
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:14 PM   #72
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I looked. Turning it over won't help. Maybe somebody without auto dim (and not 6'2") will wanna trade. Mine does dim I just didn't notice it.


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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:39 PM   #73
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I drove one twice and am 5'8" with long torsoe and didn't notice a blind spot with the mirror in the 1LT. But i pput the power seat all the way down as I allways have to.
My LS will not have auto dimming or power seats so I should be OK.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:45 PM   #74
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oh my god the mirror is to big. just the excuse we need to attack n. korea. of all the things ive lost imiss my mind the most.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #75
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i think this guy has problems with ticking clocks too you know the more you listen the more irritates you?
you've got to stop staring at the mirror when you don't need to.
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