Did any 250/265/275 come with an auto dimming rear view mirror?

Discussion in 'Electrical & Interior - Security, ICE, Wiring Loom' started by Charlie Howard, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Was it an option on these cars as every part I can find is for the MK2 and not the right colour.
     
  2. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Yeah was an option on the MK3s, Visibility package I'm sure
     
  3. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Hmm I can't seem to find a part for it. I'm sure the standard MK3s would use the same one
     
  4. Must be optional as wiring is in roof for it
     
  5. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Is the wiring definitely there? On the MK2s it's there but not sure on the 3 as some say it is and some say it isn't lol
     
  6. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    It's definitely an option as Jamie said but not sure about the wiring
     
  7. Pop cabin roof light cluster out, should see unused connector heading up from rear view mirror
     
  8. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Nope I do not, do you have auto lights climate control?
     
  9. got Auto Lights not sure what auto lights climate is though
     
  10. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    I missed a comma. Do you have climate control too?
     
  11. no climate
     
  12. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    If it's a brown connector that's for the climate control sensor
     
  13. I thought the mirror comes with the "light pack" or what ever it is called, the cornering lights ect
     
  14. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    I didn't know these came with cornering lights?
     
  15. Yeah my last Meg was specd with everything, I found them distracting lol
     
  16. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Not sure what pack it comes in then but I'm just gonna fit it and see if it works with some power from the fusebox
     
  17. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    The Xenons are Bo Xenon and have cornering
     
  18. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Are they? I thought they were only single xenon
     
  19. Mine has the visibility pack and has the dimming rear mirror, not sure if they are linked.
    The headlights are bi-xenon on mine.
     
  20. By definition, only 'single xenon' headlights can be bi-xenon, as the bulb often acts as both low and high beam, as opposed to having two separate xenon bulbs in each headlight. But while the MK3 headlight only has a single xenon bulb, it also has a H7 bulb to handle the high beam - I'm pretty sure the xenon bulb doesn't change angle when switched to high beam. So in that respect, the Mk3 xenon headlights are not bi-xenon.
     
  21. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    They do switch to high beam
     
  22. Well there we go then, bi-xenon it is. Just seems odd that it would need the H7 bulb for the high beam as well? Maybe the xenon-projector can't angle high enough?
     
  23. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Ah I see, I'm glad that feature won't work when I fit mine then :tongueout:
     
  24. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Some of them don't even have H7 for main beam
     
  25. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Lol what do they have?
     
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    Easy......
     
  27. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Probably as effective as the halogens in these :tearsofjoy:
     
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  28. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Nothing, just the Xenon. Whether or not that's due to them removing bulbs or a factory thing is another matter.


    I didn't think the halogens where that bad eith decent bulbs tbh
     
  29. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Dunno I've got the best for mine and it's still pretty shit
     
  30. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Cant say I found them that bad, majority of my road driving is dark, unlit Scottish roads as well
     
  31. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Xenons a lot better? I'm just comparing them to the Beamer which is also halogen and they are miles better
     
  32. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Yeah, but I never upgraded due to the light output, more for the looks. Was more than happy with the halogens for actually seeing where I was going
     
  33. I think my 265 has a auto dimming rear mirror, but i don't have zenons
     
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  34. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    The plot thickens :tearsofjoy:
     
  35. I have xenons, cornering, DRLs, Climate and auto dimming mirror.

    I am yet to see a bi-xenon Megane MK3. My full beam is a complete seperate bulb
     
  36. My 2011 RS 250 non-cup also has Xenons, cornering, DRLs, 2-zone climate, but no auto dimming mirror. Was probably an extra option when specing the car, as opposed to being part of a package. Or maybe the contents of the Visibility Pack changed over time to include the auto dimming mirror.
     
  37. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    They are all Bi-Xenon, it does both dipped and main beam but they also have the H7 that comes on for main as well
     
  38. I have a RS265 with rear dim mirror, DRL's, auto lights, auto wipers etc etc no idea about corner lights or xenons though
     
  39. I opted for the visibility pack on my 250 when I purchased it from new and was a £766.30 option which included.

    Bi xenon cornering headlamp with washers and auto adjustment.
    Electrochrome self dimming rearview mirror.
    Electric heated folding door mirrors.
    Led daytime running lights.
    And to clarify the high beam uses the separate h7 along with the bi xenon high beam
     
  40. There is a physical shutter in front of the xenon bulb, that moves out of the way when you switch to high beam, at the same time, the high beam bulbs come on.
    I believe it's actuated by an electromagnet and if you listen closely with the window down while flashing your lights, you will hear the sound of the shutter opening and closing.
     

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