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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Auto Dimming Mirror

Very much a shame that there is no obvious auto dimming mirror option at this time.

Anybody know if such a think like this exists? Would it be hard to install if
you got a different variant?

Genuine Kia (1U062-ADU00) Auto-Dimming Mirror (via Amazon)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2017, 12:38 AM
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I have seen universal auto dimming mirrors with back up cameras selling for $200-300.

Personally I would go for one of those.
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Weird, available in Canada as standard second trim level up.
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Any Gentex mirror will work, it merely requires a 12v line ran. I have done several, once even with a temp sensor on a GMC canyon.

Ebay: Gentex rear view mirror
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I had a Gentex one installed. Has auto dim, Homelink, and a compass. Seems silly to have to spend $370 installed to get the mirror that a Touring model with Tech Package should have come with anyways, but it is what it is.

The aftermarket mirror works and looks great btw.
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$370 is beyond absurd. These mirrors are $40 and under all over ebay.
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$370 is beyond absurd. These mirrors are $40 and under all over ebay.
Even on Ebay the model I used goes for $280. I have no problem paying $370 installed.

All the mirrors going for $40 are mirrors off old vehicles, some possibly stolen. No thanks.
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Very much a shame that there is no obvious auto dimming mirror option at this time.

Anybody know if such a think like this exists? Would it be hard to install if
you got a different variant?

Genuine Kia (1U062-ADU00) Auto-Dimming Mirror (via Amazon)
Buy any Kia mirror on ebay or Amazon. New or used. easy to install; but if not handy, any car stereo install place can do it for you. Just tap into the correct wires in the overhead console; or the hard way....run a wire to the fuse box.

I bought a new Optima 2016 auto dimming mirror with garage door controls and compass feature. $100 complete with the tapping kit and instructions....for an Optima, so selecting the correct wires to tap in the Niro requires some electrical knowledge. But it is super easy.

But I agree, why did they leave this option off the Niro....stupid decision.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 06:55 PM
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I just posted how I installed an Optima Electrochromatic mirror with HomeLink and compass at Replacing rearview mirror with Homelink and Compass - Page 3 - Kia Forum

The original poster in the thread also posted how he installed a mirror in his Niro. Good Luck!
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