I didn't take photos, but you don't need them.Matman said:I wouldn't mind seeing your DIY photos. I have a EX-L as well and had been looking at that option but was put off a bit by the factory instructions. The console part in the ceiling was what scared me, look like a pain to get in it without breaking something.
Have you done the fog lites yet? That is the other project I am interested in but it looks like a pain!!
Hey, so for step 7, what kind of beer should I be chasing this project with? :naughty:greggdogg said:1. Take off old mirror, rotating clockwise.
2. Remove old spring, put in new one.
3. Put on new mirror, rotating counterclockwise.
4. Take off overhead console.
5. Remove dummy plug, plug in mirror.
6. Put everything back together and calibrate the compass.
7. Drink beer
Not to sound dumb, but did you disconnect the battery per the "formal" instructions, or was this not necessary?
Just keep in mind that there are hot terminals right next to your grounded screw/socket driver when you remove the 2 screws under the map light covers. I wrapped the metal shaft of my socket wrench with electrical tape just to be safe.Psssh, naw. There's two plugs to unplug and three to plug back in, very simple.
MikeNjax904 said:A few more questions about the Auto-dimming mirror.
I am considering adding Auto-dimming mirror to my EX-L as well, but have a few more questions.
First: Is there a way to adjust the dimming of the mirror? so for example if the mirror did not dimm enough or dimmed too much it could be adjusted.
Two: How large is the mirror in height? I would like to compare to my stock mirror to see if my visibility around it would be reduced. also is it any wider?
Three: Installation - when taking off the map light covers, which side of the covers do you pry? the side towards the centerline of the car or the outboard side. They look very easy to break, this is really the only part of the installation that concerns me. What did you use to pry with?
Four: Where did you buy your mirror? I'm looking for a place to buy one that is reputable, but also cheap. If you bought online please post a link to the site or suggest a site.
Thanks in advance.
dragoncoach,dragoncoach said:The Mito mirrors, as well as most self dimming mirrors are made by the same company. The correct fitment depends on how the mirror is mounted in the car. Almost all recent Hondas can be retrofitted with the self dimming mirror with the use of the adapter kit/button. The main install difference is the way the mirrors are wired. The oem mirror plugs into the wire harness, while the aftermarket harness just uses wire taps to make the connections. Both work well. We have navi so we just got the self dimming mirror only, no frills.