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What is this?

Post by lightning » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 19:06

There seem to be wires going to the rear view mirror on the windscreen, inside a small concertina type rubber sleeve.

What are these wires for? Surely the mirror can't be heated? Is there a light behind it or something?

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Re: What is this?

Post by Brian H » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 19:09

The receiver for the remote central locking is behind the mirror glass.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Davejue1 » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 19:19

You could be onto something the lightning! :D
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Re: What is this?

Post by Boysie » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 23:44

Auto dimming mirror to stop rear view light dazzle
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Re: What is this?

Post by Robert T » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 13:52

Not on a Z3, Ray. Brian is right - receiver for the alarm remote control.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Boysie » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 20:08

I'm sure my ///M has Rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
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Re: What is this?

Post by Brian H » Mon 30 Jun, 2014 21:22

Ray,

I'm fairly certain that the auto dimming rear view mirrors were on the US cars but did not make it to the UK. If your car has it maybe it was a optional extra?

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