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    Automatic rear view mirror

    Anyone ever fitter a automatic light dimming rear view mirror if so was it hard to do??
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    i have done, wasn't the hardest job in the world. you just need to find an ignition live to attatch it to
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    Depends which mirror you get. If it's from a Vectra-c it's just ground & ignition, if it's from an Astra G/Zafira there are also wires for reverse & interior light to control the auto dip better.
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    but you dont have to use those wires as i found out. all you need is an ignition live to power it and thats it
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    So do you think the mk4 astra/zafira is probably the best mirror to buy then? Kinda taking inspiration from my dads 407 with all this widgetry inside it
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    With the Vectra one all it will do is dim. With the Astra/Zafira it will dim down when required, but will brighten back up if you select reverse or turn on the interior light.
    To fit the Astra/Zafira one you only need to run one extra wire from the passenger kickwell, up the A-pillar to the interior light, the others are available there already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    With the Vectra one all it will do is dim. With the Astra/Zafira it will dim down when required, but will brighten back up if you select reverse or turn on the interior light.
    To fit the Astra/Zafira one you only need to run one extra wire from the passenger kickwell, up the A-pillar to the interior light, the others are available there already.
    If you're going to do a job, do it right.
    there's nothing wrong about fitting the light the way i have. i didn't want to hack away at the giant multi plug that is in the passenger footwell. it still works fine!
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    Only an amatuer would "Hack away" at anything, anyone who knows what they're doing would find the appropriate wire in the loom & tap into it with a secure, soldered connection.
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    Nice one when I get one might just get a autospark to fit it havnt a clue on wires lol
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