The difference between anti-dazzle dimming blue and normal mirrors is that when you have cars in the back with the headlights on, the light will not reflect in mirrors if dimming mirrors are mounted on the car. The same goes for the sun’s rays in mirror.
In most cases, the cars come from the factory with normal mirrors, with a white shade.
For the dimming ones, there are two types, some with a blue shade that fit on the car perfectly without the need to make changes. It is very simple, take down the mirrors and replace them with blue ones, which are provided with heating wires if necessary. The blue dimming mirrors can be mounted on both electric and mechanical mirrors.
See below the difference between white normal and dimming mirrors, mounted on different types of cars.
On the left is the normal mirror where the driver is disturbed by the sun’s rays, and on the right is the dimming blue mirror.
Another example below, with car headlights.
Such mirrors can be found on many car models in the VW range can be found for Golf 4, Bora, Golf 5, Passat B6, Jetta, Golf 6, Golf 7, etc. Skoda Octavia and Superb, Audi A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, Q3 and many other BMW, Citroen, Peugeot, Seat, Renault, etc.
There is another type of AUTO-DIMMING mirror called Electro Chrome. The problem is that they are activated by a circuit, they have a separate plug. If you want to equip your car with such mirrors, it will not work if it did not come with this option from the factory. If the car is not equipped with an Electro Chrome system, you cannot install this model of mirrors.
The electro chrome mirrors have a stripe on their edge, see the pictures below.
These are the original and aftermarket codes:
- Left: 7623837 Van Wezel, 3507G04 Abakus, 5862,730,1 Blinder.
- Right: 7623838 Van Wezel, 3507G02 Abakus.
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