Driver's side view Mirror a Problem at Night

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  1. atterbury90

    atterbury90 Junior Member

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    No complaints after purchasing in early DEC 17 and running up 81k mostly highway miles to date.

    Commuting early in the morning on highways, I find the low level of the mirror causes severe glare from trucks mostly, very much a problem. I am forced to redirect the mirrors for some relief. Anyone who can relate have any ideas? Is there, for example, a cut piece of anti glare film that will pre-fit the mirror? Thanks All.
     
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    I've never noticed it - but we sit on the right side of the car to drive. I do like the split rear window, which often blocks the headlights of SUVs, trucks and annoying fog lights.

    I think mine is much the same as most other cars I've driven. Does it depend on what height you set the seat?
     
  3. Tideland Prius

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    Are your driver's side mirrors convex? In North America, our driver's side mirror has to be flat (only the passenger side is convex) so that might cause some of our reflection issues vs. a convex mirror.

    My mirror tends to point outwards to cover the blind spot. It does happen sometimes that I get reflections but because the mirror is pointing back more than it is pointing towards my car, it's not often the glare happens.
     
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  4. atterbury90

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    I am a low sitter, you might say. I do think that contributes. Thanks.
     
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    I never notice glares form cars or headlight from cars on my mirrors. I get everyone have their own way of adjusting mirrors, but maybe they are just at an angle where headlight hit you more?
     
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    I think it's convex - I remember commenting at least a decade ago - then realised it's the norm here. They've been allowed since 2003 because EU mostly had them before that - and many of our cars come from there.
     
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