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Old 04-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Rear View Window mirror problem

I have an 03 TJ and just recently I have noticed something about the rear view mirror. I have the one with a compass and temp gauge. When I start the jeep, none of the gauges work, but as I am driving it is like it warms up. After a few minutes, it works like a charm. If I turn it off for a few minutes like to run into the store, it works fine, but if it for a couple hours, then it does it all over again.

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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It is probably loosing its settings after a long sit and resetting, and then it has to recalibrate upon powering up again.

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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I have the same mirror, and I had the same problem for the first few weeks after buying it about a year ago. Now it doesn't work at all and I have tried several different things and none of them have worked. I have asked on here a few times and looked all over the internet and still no luck
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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I don't know about having to re-calibrate itself after sitting a few hours. I have the same setup and it works just fine right at startup.
Sorry, I don't have a suggestion or a cure. I do know it shouldn't be doing that.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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What i should have said is that there may be a problem with it keeping it settings do to some loss of power. Whether there is an internal battery that is defective or perhaps something else to that effect, i don't know. You could always call the dealership parts department and see if they have any insight into the issue.

What model number is the mirror?

Could also be something as simple as a bad connection /loose plug/bad solder point inside the mirror itself.
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