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      11-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #11
Bill B.
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Originally Posted by Rowdy View Post
Auto Dip with the folding mirrors is not to dim lights but to make it able to see the curb when you're reversing! Different!
Nope. You're referring to Automatic Curb Monitor. Dipping is the term used to describe the manually operated rear view mirror. It is "dipped" by twisting the knob, which has the effect of dimming the light. It might be more commonly known as tilting, I dunno, maybe its a European thing (like boot/trunk). Anyway, the auto-dimming mirror is still referred to as "auto-dipped", even though it doesn't really dip at all.

Confusing, I know, but that is how the parts are described on realoem.