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not sure if this is the right forum, but i want to know if there will be any problems installing a 2002 auto dimming rearview mirror in a 2001? i mean can i just take the old one out and put the new one in, or is it more complicated than that? thanks for any advice you can give.
 

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The auto dimming mirror requires a wiring harness as well as an aluminum mount that goes on the windshield. Last time I remember, the stock auto-dimming mirror costs around $700.
 

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If you want the auto dimming side mirrors you are going to have to replace those as well. And you'll need to wire the side mirrors to the inside one. Not too sure what else is involved though
 

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has this alraedy been discussed, or does anyone know where i can get some more detailed information about this.

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waldog said:
has this alraedy been discussed, or does anyone know where i can get some more detailed information about this.

thanks
I don't believe this has been discussed before. I can share with you what I know from experience. Like I said earlier, the mirror mounts to the windshield with a metal star shaped clip. This clip screws to a round metal mount that sticks to the windshield with glass adhesive.

If you do decide to get an auto-dimming mirror you need to be careful when you screw the mirror to the mounting surface. The clip is very fragile, you need to buy a whole new mirror if the clip gets damaged. The reason why I know this is because I had my windshield replaced but the glass company damaged the clip. When I took the mirror off to hard wire my Valentine 1, I realize 2 ends of the clip were broken and the mirror would not stick to the round mount anymore. A whole new rear view mirror had to be ordered just for me to use a clip, thank god the glass company took the bill.

Here's a break down of the pieces you'll need, there may be more that I didn't visually see when I took my mirror off.

- auto-dimming rear-view mirror ~$700
- plastic rear-view mirror plastic clip that covers the wires ~$10 (I bought a new one because mine was pryed off and scratched with a screw driver)
- windshield mirror mount ~$20 (I bought a new one too, the glass company filled mine up with glue to make the rear-view mirror stick)
- wiring harness (I don't know the price on this or if one exists at the dealership but you'll need to connect the mirror to a power source)

By the way, you may want a whole new windshield too. The auto-dimming mirror windshields have a a black painted strip about 2" wide and 4" long that runs down the middle of the windshield. That black strip covers the round mirror mount that sticks to the windshield. Without the strip, you can see plastic shape of the mirror and aluminum mount. Looks shitty without it in my opinion. Hope that helps.
 

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DevilDog66 said:
lambchop11078 said:
- windshield mirror mount ~$20 (I bought a new one too, the glass company filled mine up with glue to make the rear-view mirror stick)
Did you buy the mirror mount from the glass shop or from the dealer????
Dealership, it's a round aluminum mount. It's flat on one side and the other side is drilled out. Just a FYI, turn the mirror counter-clockwise to remove it and clockwise to seat/screw it in the mount. It should cost about $17.
 

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bad to the bone said:
need the order #
I don't know the part numbers but any Lexus parts department can give it to you. Just ask for the following:

- 2002 auto dimming mirror
- 2002 round aluminum rear view mirror mount
- 2002 plastic rear view mirror wire cover clip

That's all the parts you need minus the wiring harness.
 
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