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Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror in non LTZ/2LT Cruze?

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Hi all,

Not sure this question has been asked before, but does anyone know whether the electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirror found on the LTZ (optional on 2LT models) will retrofit into a non LTZ or 2LT Cruze?

I had a Cadillac DTS for a short time before getting my 2011 Cruze Eco and it had the auto-dimming rearview mirror. I found it to really very nice when driving at night on dark highways (to be honest, I don't know why it's not standard equipment on all cars) so I've been thinking about retrofitting one into my Cruze. I would think because it's a stand-alone unit, all it would need is a power source, which the standard mirror already has for the handsfree calling and OnStar system. But I'm curious if anyone here has tried it and whether or not it works.

Thanks very much in advance! :eek:ccasion14:
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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to pop it off and replace it with the auto-dim one. Maybe not one from the Cadillac, but an actual OEM Cruze auto-dim mirror from the dealer or parts direct, or ebay.

backyardcustoms, a member here, has access to installation diagrams. Shoot him a message and he might be able to check with where he works for the answer to your question.
 

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but what about the wiring ? is the car ready ? plug and play ?
The non-dimming mirrors found in "regular" Cruzes already have some electrical feed going to them since they have hands free calling, OnStar, and emergency calling buttons on them. So I'm quite certain there's wiring already there for the mirror.

The question is whether that exiting wiring will accept/support an auto-dimming mirror (from an LTZ model). If so then in theory it should be a simple plug 'n' play operation. Assuming the mounting (bolt pattern) is the same between the mirrors, of course.
 

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How much is the auto-dimming mirror? I'd be interested if it was a reasonable price.
 

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Not just the front 3 buttons/wires, but is there a special wire necessary for Auto-Dimming ???

Also I have noticed the LTZ's w/Auto Dim mirror seem to have a large black plastic shroud around the windshield connection to the mirror. I don't think this is there in LT's or LS's/Eco's. Any significance??
 

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If it has the standard 16pin power/data connector on the back of the mirror it will work. G8s dont come with auto dim feature but I added this one in mine with a little extra somethin somethin.....



It has auto dim and LCD for backup camera + 2nd video input for my gauges.(Retains Onstar function too)
 
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