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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-11-2014, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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I've had my V40 for three weeks now, am very pleased with it, getting 54mpg at the mo having done some 760 miles. However, the only thing I'm not happy about is the rear view mirror - when I was ordering the car, I was told it was auto-dimming and when I collected it I was told oh, sorry it's not. Does anyone know whether I can have this replaced retrospectively? Had I known it wasn't auto-dimming, I would have upgraded this.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-11-2014, 07:58 PM
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No you cant. I had the exact same issue with my car. The salesman had since left and it took over 8months of emailing volvo sweden directly to come to a compromise. Still have the standard mirror.
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-11-2014, 08:07 PM
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That's a shame because the auto dimming rimless mirror works and looks great.
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-11-2014, 08:21 PM
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Looks a straight swap to me,

http://accessories.volvocars.com/en-...813-%29%202015

Ignore the software bit that applies to the mirror with home link, all it will need is power, the dimming simply comes from a light sensor.

I cannot garantee it is a straight swap, but I call BS on it not being so.
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thanks guys, I'll contact the dealer to get it swapped.

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-11-2014, 10:27 PM
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They fitted a dimming mirror to mine but couldnt get it to work, even fitted the one without homelink. Something to do with the software of the car. They couldnt get a software patch to make it work.
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They fitted a dimming mirror to mine but couldnt get it to work, even fitted the one without homelink. Something to do with the software of the car. They couldnt get a software patch to make it work.
Unless the software needs to be updated to provide a continuous current which i doubt, the dim function itself is not controlled by the software, all that is needed is power.

Like i said though i'm not sure if there is continuous power fed to the lead, or even if there is a lead there to plug the mirror in.
In theory it should just plug in and work.
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Thsts what it thought. But i had it all agreed, they fitted the mirror plugged the supply cable in but still couldnt get it to work, i have even asked companies outside of volvo who say it csnt be done (not yet anyways).

But if he can get it sorted good luck coz its the one thing that i couldnt do, but want the most. Espically since the dark nights have set in.
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 23-11-2014, 07:25 AM
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Take a look at the accessories site! When it comes to auto dimming mirror, there is a brown box at the end of the page, stating "Not suitable for cars with manual mirror". This statement makes me believe that Pchende is right.
But I still wonder : If the auto dimming mirror is not suitable fr cars with manual mirror, then what the ..... is it suitable for ?

This is the link to the accessory site for Greece:
http://accessories.volvocars.com/en-...2013/D2/Manual

V40 - October 2012 - First member in Greece

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 23-11-2014, 09:27 AM
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Seems strange though. You would think its a pretty straight forward upgrade?

Glad I have one mind you.
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