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Old 05-29-2009, 04:26 PM   #141
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rolnslo, THANKS! i owe you one

Thanks so much for the re-suggestion to flip the mirror… when I had looked at it before it appeared to be a no gain but after removing the plastic wiring cover AND unhooking the wire connector from the windshield and moving it to one side, I was able to flip the mirror and tuck the onstar buttons up behind the headliner!
I just could not see the forest for the mirror (trees). I started this thread in hopes of help and I got it! (after several bruises) Thanks!

I'm estimating that this gives another inch of visibility! (which is a big percentage)
I will have pix posted tonight (need a flash).
I would still like to see a thinner mirror but this is a great improvement while I hunt!

Glad that worked for you. Good luck with your search for a smaller mirror and let us know what you find.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #142
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Concur and the vette thing so true. I just commit to my turn and go like hell. lol. Definately safer to drive offensively. Well that's my opinion. Especially when doing a lane change on highway.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #143
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...I will have pix posted tonight (need a flash).
I would still like to see a thinner mirror but this is a great improvement while I hunt!
Definitely need to see pics of this... don't spare the shutter.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #144
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I assume you adjusted the mirror full up? This provides an inch or so. There are 2 pivots that allow you to move the mirror much higher.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:36 PM   #145
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It's nice to see I'm not the only that is having trouble getting used to that mirror, twice in the two days I've had it, I didn't see the vehicle on my right when I was at a stop sign.
I'll need to remember to 'bob and weave' at every stop now
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:39 PM   #146
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bump for solution pix on page 1
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Windshield=10" vertical
mirror= 3 7/8" (that's almost 4") vertical
that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #147
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I'm sure this is going to be a common fix for everyone once they get their cars. Nice work..
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #148
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Thanks for the great pics... makes it very clear what you did, and I agree it appears to greatly improve visibility. Guess I'll decide if I am going to do that, once I get my car. A problem I long to have really.

Are the OnStar buttons still accessible/functional with your new setup?
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #149
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dude, i usually love your posts and input but i dont get this sarcasm...

this is a REAL safety isuue... not some rant about freakin ABL! (or skip shift)
I'm blind as a freaking batt and i have no trouble at all, and for the record skip shift sucks ok! lol just having some fun good luck with your plea
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #150
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Are the OnStar buttons still accessible/functional with your new setup?
yup... PLENTY of room to push them... but you have to duck a bit to see them.
i'd rather duck to see them that need to duck to see a car!
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24612
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #151
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skip shift sucks
i wouldnt go there if i were you

$20 fix for Skip Shift though!
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Windshield=10" vertical
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that means that the mirror is 38.75% the size of the vertical windshield...
it sure seems like the ratio could be better... just sayin....

our collective MIRROR patch:
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #152
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yup... PLENTY of room to push them... but you have to duck a bit to see them.
i'd rather duck to see them that need to duck to see a car!
Excellent, thanks for the extra pic!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #153
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Do you know how tall the rear view mirror is on your 2SS car?
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #154
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How tall is it on yours?
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