Last post on Apr 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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#1 of 3 Auto-dimming Mirror Manufacturer
Apr 20, 2009 (4:59 am)
Does anyone know who manufactures the OEM auto-dimming mirror with compass on the 2001 Forester?
#2 of 3 Re: Auto-dimming Mirror Manufacturer [branhamr]
Apr 22, 2009 (5:37 am)
Subaru used to use mirrors made by Donnelly. They have since switched to Gentex mirrors. This is retroactive even for the older models, and the connectors fit the same.
When my Subaru auto-dimming mirror made by Donnelly for my '03 Forester stopped working, I purchased a replacement from my dealer. He gave me a Gentex model and I told him he gave me the wrong style, he said no he didn't - it fits and that's the newer one. He was right.
The Gentex units have the compass right in the corner of the glass. I thought I liked the Donnelly design better, but the Gentex unit is MUCH less bulky and works great. I'm not even sure Donnelly is still in business.
Hope I helped.
#3 of 3 Re: Auto-dimming Mirror Manufacturer [eps105]
Apr 22, 2009 (10:03 am)
BIG help! I saw the Donnelly name on the back and was having a hard time figuring where to find them - this solves the problem. Ordered a replacement today from Subaru.