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Old 03-04-11, 06:08 PM   #1
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My 06 GS430 stays in the garage 99% of the time and today I notice my rearview mirror looks awful. Its discolored and look like a 50yr old mirror. It looks like the coating has come off in places. Has this happen to anyone else?
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Old 03-04-11, 06:34 PM   #2
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I recall it's been discussed on the forum before, try searching for instant gratification.

No idea what causes it, probably extreme heat/cold cycles eventually break down the tinting membrane behind the glass.

You should complain about it - if these mirrors go bad with any kind of regularity there should be a safety recall if you can't see behind you. The rearview mirror is the last thing I would usually think to worry about breaking in a car.

They even redesigned the part since the 06 model year... one would think that with enough persistence you should be able to get Lexus to cough up a new one even out of warranty.
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Old 03-04-11, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hello all.
My 06 GS430 stays in the garage 99% of the time and today I notice my rearview mirror looks awful. Its discolored and look like a 50yr old mirror. It looks like the coating has come off in places. Has this happen to anyone else?
TSB 0186-09 Poor rearview image quality
It does not cover the 06GS460 though.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:22 PM   #4
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no luck on the TSB. The D@M mirror cost over $1,000.00. thats crazy. Gona check ebay.
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They even redesigned the part since the 06 model year... one would think that with enough persistence you should be able to get Lexus to cough up a new one even out of warranty.
Got mine replaced on the 07 GS350 after I read about it here awhile back but I wonder if the dealer installed the redesigned version?
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Old 03-08-11, 02:27 PM   #6
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I had/have the same issue on my '06 IS350. Dealer would not replace it as I was out of the warranty period for the TSIB. I bought a used one on eBay for $125, just need to install it now.
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I had/have the same issue on my '06 IS350. Dealer would not replace it as I was out of the warranty period for the TSIB. I bought a used one on eBay for $125, just need to install it now.
were you able to find the redesigned part number? I hate to get one from ebay and have the same issue later.
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It came from an '07 IS250, so hopefully it is.
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I have the same problem, I just put a broadway mirror on top of it. $20 fix. The image is better too and would never break.
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got any pics!
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I have the same problem, I just put a broadway mirror on top of it. $20 fix. The image is better too and would never break.
That's because it never "worked". I wouldn't be able to drive without a dimming mirror with all these people throwing hid kits on cars with reflectors
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I have the same exact issue with my mirror. It looks like crap.
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This is a pic of my ugly MIRROR
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Looks like a scene from a horror movie.
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What do you wipe the mirror with, thats crazy why does it look like that.
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