Chrysler 200 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
583 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
S model, auto dimming mirror; there are two green lights on the front and a power button.. if I press button left light goes on or off.. I assume light on means on? secondly does the right light do anything? i cannot find in my manual.. anybody know?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
The "light" on the right is actually your light sensor.... detects bright light and dims.... And yes green light means on....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
How does the dimming mirror work when you add tint to the rear window. Hopefully it still dims, I'm very sensitive to lights at night. In cars with manual dimming mirrors and tint, I use both.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
759 Posts
How does the dimming mirror work when you add tint to the rear window. Hopefully it still dims, I'm very sensitive to lights at night. In cars with manual dimming mirrors and tint, I use both.
Still dims, just not as much, or not as "noticeable". (The light is already "diffused" when it passes thru the tinted rear window, and hits the "sensor", but it still will dim.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
534 Posts
On vehicles equipped with automatic climate control an infrared temperature sensor is located on the back edge of the overhead console. The infrared temp sensor consists of an infrared transducer concealed behind a clear lens located in a molded plastic housing.

The infrared sensor detects thermal radiation emitted by the driver and front passenger seat occupants and surroundings and converts its data into a linear Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) output signal which is read by the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) A/C-heater control. The ATC A/C-heater control uses the infrared sensor data as one of the inputs necessary to automatically control the interior cabin temperature levels. By using thermal radiation (surface temperature) measurement, rather than an air temperature measurement, the ATC heating-A/C system is able to adjust itself to the comfort level as perceived by the occupants. This allows the ATC system to compensate for other ambient conditions affecting comfort levels, such as solar heat gain or evaporative heat loss.

The ATC system logic responds to the infrared sensor message by calculating and adjusting the air flow temperature and air flow rate needed to properly obtain and maintain the selected comfort level temperature of the occupants. The A/C-heater control continually monitors the infrared sensor circuits, and will store Diagnostic Touble Codes (DTCs) for any problem it detects.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Not seeing any link here, Dadillac.

Is there any way to increase the sensitivity of the auto dimming function? I'd like the mirror to get darker than it does.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
No, not possible. At least, not that I'm aware of.
Oh well... Thanks, though!

If I was feeling really adventurous, I'd try and get the schematics and "hack" it! ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
The green light shows the auto dim mode is on. If it's off, then the auto dimming feature is off. Hope this helps :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
583 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
notyorz.. my original question was what does the second light on the right do.. the sensor is further back in the middle, then the two green lights.. left one comes on when u press power button, but the right doesnt seem to do anything.. guess may be a dummy or maybe a feature for a different car they use same part in we dont have.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top