Frequently Asked Questions
Do auto-dimming mirrors provide a significant improvement on the Mitsubishi Eclipse?
With light there is sight, but too much light can be a pain in the eyes. With auto-dimming mirrors, the amount of light may be reduced for optimum vision. These mirrors offer anti-glare features for the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Such mirrors are effective especially at night when the trailing vehicle's headlights are too bright. In this case, it would be impossible to have a clear sight of what is happening behind the Eclipse with regular rear view mirrors. The dimming process is actually simple. With the mirror's sensor, it detects ambient light to fine-tune the glass' tint. So, depending on how bright the lights are behind the driver, the mirror adjusts to prevent a glare in the reflection.
Do signal mirrors installed on a Mitsubishi Eclipse provide a significant aid to prevent collisions?
Aside from providing some style to the sport-compact Mitsubishi Eclipse, LED-powered signal mirrors alert trailing drivers of blind spots. These mirrors use high-intensity lights that light up faster than regular incandescent lamps, warning other drivers when lane-changing, freeway merging, or going front-to-rear pileups. So, with quicker lighting signals from the side view mirrors, an additional reaction time is provided to avoid a collision.
What are helpful preparations before the removal and attachment of Mitsubishi Eclipse heating mirrors?
Unlike ordinary mirrors, a heating mirror has a heating pad or element behind the glass. Before applying heat to remove the adhesive that connects the mirror to the frame, the heating element behind the glass should be removed first using a razor. Heating the adhesive with a hair dryer before the element's removal will cause the Eclipse's heating mirror to malfunction. Furthermore, during reattachment, silicone adhesives should be used to reattach the element at the back of the mirror. It should fit and stick fine only if it was removed before using the dryer. Also, it takes about 24 hours before the adhesive settles in, so make sure to wait before driving.