You will need to post me your mirror in order to do this for you. I often attend car shows and meets. I stock and sell Auto-dim replacement glass for many different rearview mirrors, replacement Alarm LED covers, wing mirror glass and wing mirror repair brackets. You will also find my positive customer feedback thread here.This listing is for a REPAIR of your failed Range Rover Classic REARVIEW MIRROR as fitted to Early 1990's Range Rovers. This repair involves me removing your faulty auto-dim glass unit inside your mirror and replacing with one of my new improved auto dim glass units. This service is only for the rearview mirror fitted to the early Range Rover. For other shape mirrors please contact me.
I keep many different mirror types in stock, so can repair most auto-dim mirrors fitted to BMW's, Audi's and other brands. I also offer in-house repairs if you don't want to post me your mirror.
By appointment you can visit me for repairs onsite while you wait. You may have experienced some of the following symptoms of your rearview mirror. Mirror is no longer dimming.Mirror has a yellow tinge to it. There are patches or bubbles in the glass. Tide line or variations in colour. Halo effect or inner circle present. Damage to the mirror casing or interior trim. How an Auto-dimming mirror works.
An auto-dimming mirror is comprised of two pieces of glass that are sealed together along the edges and then metal contact strips attached to both edges. An electronic circuit board is attached to the rear of the mirror with a wire soldered to teach of the contact strips. A conductive liquid is then injected and completely fills the area between the two pieces of glass and then sealed at the injection point.The back of the glass is coated with a silver mirror coating and under normal (non dimming) conditions the fluid is completely invisible and transparent. It works just like a normal mirror should, reflecting all light. The mirror housing contains the electronic circuit board and photo-sensors that measure ambient light, one facing toward the front of the car and one facing out towards the rear window. The forward facing sensor tells the mirror whether it's day or night and enables or disables the auto dimming function accordingly. If a sufficient amount of light is hitting the forward facing sensor the mirror will conclude that it's daytime and will not dim the glass at all, regardless of what the rear facing sensor sees. When the front facing sensor see reduced levels of light the electronic circuit board will begin applying very low levels of voltage to each piece of glass and the conductive fluid will begin to darken. The level of tinting is varied almost infinitely depending on the conditions. At night the mirror will be dimmer than during the day, however, when the rear facing sensor detects light (from a cars headlights behind) the mirror will actually dim even darker. This effectively reduces the amount of light that hits the mirror coating and eliminates glare. You may also notice your mirror dims if you drive under tree covered roads or through a dark tunnel.
The level of dimming is constantly adjusted depending on light conditions. Another neat trick, is that if you put your car in to reverse at night, the mirror automatically un-dims, so that you can see where you are going! Its all rather clever really! Unfortunately there was an issue with manufacture of these original mirrors which causes them to fail. They will all fail sooner or later.
It is more'When' the mirror will fail rather than'If' the mirror will fail. Due to the poor original design, when the mirror fails it can cause devastating permanent damage.
There is a (dimming) fluid sandwiched between two pieces of glass and this liquid is highly corrosive. When the mirror fails it can allow this liquid to leak out. When it leaks out the glass it will eat its way through your mirror casing and then damage anything it drips on to. I have have had unlucky customers who have had centre consoles damaged, gear knobs, seats and even a dashboard. It all depends on what the fluid leaks on when it drips out the mirror.
This can make it a very expensive failure indeed. Especially if you need a new mirror too.It isn't worth the risk. Your best option is to repair your current mirror only replacing the part at fault, the dimming glass unit.
This is where I can help you...... If your mirror has any of the above symptoms; the best thing you can do is remove it from your car straight away.
Once I have received it, I will strip the mirror down and remove your faulty auto-dim glass unit. It will then be replaced with one of my new improved auto-dim glass units and the mirror reassembled. I will then post the mirror back to you on a Tracked service. I repair the mirror the day I receive it and send it back the next day. If you are in the U.
Usually 5-10 days for Europe and 10-15 for the rest of the World. The NEW replacement auto dim glass that I fit in to your mirror is the best available on the market today. It uses the latest, state of the art dimming technology. Rather than a liquid, my glass uses a special dimming'Gel'.It is not corrosive and will not leak out like the original glass. It also dims quicker and goes slightly darker (when required). It really is far superior in every way to the original.
It also gives you the peace of mind that it will not fail again and cause damage to your mirror or interior trim. However, if you do have an issue with the glass during the three years I will replace it (if the glass proves to be faulty). If it is within the three years and the glass at fault, I will replace it. You will not be charged for labour but will need to pay for carriage. Due to the nature of the fluid, sometimes mirrors can leak out in transit when on the way to me for repair.
This is due to the mirror moving around in transit. This is beyond my control.
The leaking fluid in some instances can damage the casing and internal sensors. If this happens I do sell replacement light sensors which can be fitted (at your cost). I cannot get hold of replacement mirror casings. If this leaking in transit happens then the damage is generally only cosmetic damage so the mirror can normally still be repaired and will function correctly.
I will notify you if I receive a mirror with any cosmetic damage from leaking. I will then need your consent before I proceed to repair. Due to the increased risk of damage due to leaking in transit I always recommend DIY repair. Please don't be put off by the 30 day dispatch time. I have the auto dim glass in stock.The only delay is due to how quickly I receive your mirror! Obviously mirrors sent from outside the UK will take longer to arrive. The item "Range Rover Classic Mk. 1 1990's Auto-Dimming Auto Dim Rearview mirror REPAIR Fix" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts & Accessories\Interior Parts & Accessories\Rear View Mirrors".
The seller is "mirror-john" and is located in Southampton. This item can be shipped worldwide.com