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Where is auto dim mirrors and rearview mirror with compass

Uhhh.. my '11 IS350 w/ F-Sport package does not appear to have side auto dimming mirrors and rear view auto dim and compass mirror. I remember I had all of that in my '08 IS350 w/ Sport pkg. Knightshade did mention something about a few items missing on the '11 IS350 w/ F-Sport pkg where the older models have them.

The side mirrors seem to have quality mirror. It's got *some* tint to it so when the light reflects it's doesn't lit as bright. But it's not as good as the auto dim mirror I had before. Also the rear view mirror doesn't have dim and no digital compass! uhgggggg... I want them back. Can these items be purchased separately?? How much are they.

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Uhhh.. my '11 IS350 w/ F-Sport package does not appear to have side auto dimming mirrors and rear view auto dim and compass mirror. I remember I had all of that in my '08 IS350 w/ Sport pkg. Knightshade did mention something about a few items missing on the '11 IS350 w/ F-Sport pkg where the older models have them.
The F-sport package contains very very few of the items in the old (and IMHO much better) sport package... the the auto-dim and tilt side mirrors are among the items not included with the F-sport package.

Pretty much you get the suspension and the pedals from the old Sport package and that's about it. No memory seats, no auto dim/tilt side mirrors, no rainsensing wipers, no power tilt/telescope wheel, etc...

As to the compass, as I understand nav cars don't get a mirror compass anymore, regardless of package

The rear-view should still auto dim though far as I know- the rear view auto dimming is a standard 2IS feature, not related to any package.

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The side mirrors seem to have quality mirror. It's got *some* tint to it so when the light reflects it's doesn't lit as bright. But it's not as good as the auto dim mirror I had before. Also the rear view mirror doesn't have dim and no digital compass! uhgggggg... I want them back. Can these items be purchased separately?? How much are they.

The old style rear view could be swapped pretty easily but they cost like $900 from Lexus... you can likely find a nice aftermarket one with a compass for massively less.

The side mirrors I'm not aware of anyone succesfully swapping into a car that didn't come with em...I think the feature has some tie-in with the body ECU (note only cars with memory seats have the auto dim/tilt mirrors too).... but I suspect even if possible it'd again be stupidly expensive for parts.
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Pretty much you get the suspension and the pedals from the old Sport package and that's about it. No memory seats, no auto dim/tilt side mirrors, no rainsensing wipers, no power tilt/telescope wheel, etc...
That's a bummer.. I can live without the memory seats but not having auto dim side mirrors is bothersome for me. I kind of like having telescope wheel though. I didn't know my side mirrors do not tilt?? When I get home I will check.. Are you referring to auto tilt when backing up?

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As to the compass, as I understand nav cars don't get a mirror compass anymore, regardless of package
I didn't know that. Good to know!! Yeah my Nav has compass, though I don't quite like as much. The one I had on the rear view mirror was very handy / convenient. It looks cool too.

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The rear-view should still auto dim though far as I know- the rear view auto dimming is a standard 2IS feature, not related to any package.
Yes you are right. It did indeed turn like blue tint and reduced light intensity. I thought the previous model had manual tilt or something so that it reduces the light tremendously. My Mazdaspeed 3 had it, most cars have it! Or is mine tiltable? [me scratching head]


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The old style rear view could be swapped pretty easily but they cost like $900 from Lexus... you can likely find a nice aftermarket one with a compass for massively less.
HOLLY CRAP... 900 bucks. I only want geniune Lexus parts, no aftermarket. I can't afford to get that.. I think I'll just stick with what I have.

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The side mirrors I'm not aware of anyone succesfully swapping into a car that didn't come with em...I think the feature has some tie-in with the body ECU (note only cars with memory seats have the auto dim/tilt mirrors too).... but I suspect even if possible it'd again be stupidly expensive for parts.
Thanks for the info. Glad to know about this.

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