Most drivers do not consider their Hyundai mirrors unless they are misaligned or broken. You are probably already aware that a mirror is a reflective surface that forms an image of whatever object or surroundings appear in front of it. Your Hyundai mirrors are an essential part of your overall driving system. Without your Hyundai mirrors, it would be difficult and awkward to back out of a parking spot, and downright dangerous to attempt to pass another vehicle on the highway. The most familiar Hyundai mirror is the rearview mirror that is attached to the center of your windshield's interior with a plastic or metal stem. This Hyundai mirror is adjustable, usually using a ball rotation system, and can be darkened to cut down on headlight glare during night driving. The rearview mirror is used to observe what is happening behind your vehicle. Other Hyundai mirrors that assist in viewing the sides and rear of your car, truck, or SUV are your side view mirrors. Most side view mirrors are either hand adjusted using a small control stick, or power adjusted with a control that resembles a miniature computer joystick. If you use your vehicle to tow, you may want to install high mounted towing Hyundai mirrors with an extra-wide vision field that allow you to see beyond the object you are towing. Whenever your Hyundai mirrors are cracked, damaged, or no longer adjustable, you should replace them as soon as possible. You can get replacement Hyundai mirrors quickly and easily when you order them using our toll-free service number or secure online server. Erase the bad luck of a broken Hyundai mirror with replacement mirrors from our extensive online catalogue.
Common Signs of a Defective Hyundai Mirror
Vehicle mirrors are important factors for safe driving and parking. Whether it is a rear view mirror or a side view mirror, there's always a power mirror that has electronic features such as heating, auto dimming, puddle lighting, turn signals, and memory functions. When your Hyundai mirror does not function as it should, it will be quite difficult as well as dangerous to maneuver your vehicle. Here are some common signs of a defective mirror, plus a couple of troubleshooting tips:
Electronic displays not working
One of the most obvious signs of a defective mirror can be seen on the mirror itself. Usually, auto dimming rear view mirrors have built-in electronic features such as time, temperature, and travel signals. If the features are not displayed in your Hyundai mirror, the wiring or mirror itself may be damaged. Alternatively, if the features are visible but are working intermittently, there may be problems with the connections. You can first inspect the mirror's wire connections and wiring harness.
Added features are working except the main function
It is quite common for vehicle mirrors to have the main function added with other features such as the heating function added with built-in defroster or the auto dimming control integrated with time, temperature, and signal features. However, when all the added features are working properly but the main function like the heating or dimming is not functioning, you should start checking your sensors. You can find the sensors aligned at the back of your Hyundai mirror. Make sure to clean them properly to rid them of dust or snow. For some features such as the auto dimming, if the dimmer still does not function even with a light shown from the vehicle's rear, your window tint may be the problem. Some vehicles are fitted with factory tinting on the windows, and if you add another aftermarket tint to the rear window, your auto dimming mirror is directly affected. You can test this by shining a light on the mirror from inside the vehicle.
Display features work irregularly
For a Hyundai mirror with a dimming function, a loose connection or short circuits can cause various issues on the rear view mirror. You may notice that sometimes, it works just fine but then on other days, some features may not work at all. You can use a voltmeter to check the wiring and look into any fluctuation in the current.
Mirror control not working properly
Other than the sensors found outside your rear view mirror, you can also control the mirror function such as dimming via a trigger inside. If the trigger does not function as it should, the mirror will not dim when necessary. You can use a voltmeter to test the wiring and find out if such trigger is the culprit for your mirror problems.
Other troubleshooting tips
For some vehicles fitted with heaters on their mirrors, these heaters will not function properly unless their rear defrosters are working. You can use these defrosters to melt ice off the mirror.