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Old 05-26-15, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default 04 RX330 - passenger mirror replacement options?

I need to replace the glass on my passenger side mirror.

I'm annoyed that you can't just buy the dimming/heated glass and replace it.

I can't find a used direct OEM replacement on ebay right now and no salvage area within a few hundred miles shows one available.

The housing is fine, everything functions fine, but the glass is ruined and in a brown-ish, constant dimmed state I guess.

If I buy one of the replacements that is "heated, w/o memory, w/o dimming" am I really going to miss those two functions?

I live in the south so the chances of me really needing heated mirrors are like twice a year, maybe.

The dimming function I wonder if I'll go crazy though with one mirror dimmed at night and the other not -- but then again -- this is the only car I've ever had that feature with so i can't miss it too much, right?

The memory function - I don't know if I understand what that means. What is the mirror remembering??

Anyway - any one have any thoughts on replacing it with one of these not quite the same mirrors on ebay?

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I need to replace the glass on my passenger side mirror.

The housing is fine, everything functions fine, but the glass is ruined and in a brown-ish, constant dimmed state I guess.

The memory function - I don't know if I understand what that means. What is the mirror remembering??
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I hope you get lucky as I did. What happened to your glass is the seal broke, allowing the liquid crystal to leak and now the glass appears to be 'dimmed'. I was fortunate that another forum member here had a set and he sold me the glass. Great guy to deal with. I think you will find that you will want both sides to have all the features. The memory is for the positions. If you set your seat position, it also includes the side mirrors' positions.
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Looks like rockauto.com sells just the glass, that would be a cheap option.
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You can just buy the heated/dimming glass. It's just a bit pricey. Here is a link to the OEM part. http://www.mylparts.com/parts/2006/L...&siteid=214992
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or just stick some replacement mirror on top of your old ones !

That's what I did and it's working just fine.
No dimming, but it beats the ruined/brown-ish effect !

Here's the link where I bought mine. You can even choose flat/wide angle/aspheric...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PASSENGER-.../390635330076?
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