Mazda/Donnelly Electrochromatic Mirror with Map Lights

Mazda Autodimming Rearview Mirror with Compass/ Temperature

[4/6/2003] Reviewed by: Kent Shaw -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This is an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and Temperature (Mazda Part No. 0000-8C-A07B) made by Donnelly. I purchased through Trussville Mazda for about $185. Instructions are adequate but there were a couple of errors in the installation instructions that were easily solved after referring to Mazda shop manual. The mirror was designed for use on all the Mazda products so the wiring was a little too long for the Miata. The temperature probe installs in front of the radiator and requires you to route wiring through the firewall into the dash and around the A-frame pillar and headliner trim. Theres also a power cable that connects under the dash. Took me about 3 hours for installation and testing but if you already know how to disassemble your trim pieces, you can do it in a shorter time. After installation, you have to calibrate the compass by driving in slow circles for a few times. Temp can be set for farenheit or celsius. Works we! ll and looks good.

Everything seemed to work well. Nice addition to your car if you like gadgets.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[4/25/2002] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Auto dimming mirror with map lights, compass, and temperature display.

Very usefull with additional lights to compensate for the small header mounted dome light that is factory installed. Auto dimming, compass display, and temperature display are excellent features as well. Easy to follow instructions.

Installed in my 2002 Limited Edition. Great product that adds the function of lights to the auto dimming mirror. Bought it off the web from Go to Shop Donnelly. This site contains versions for Header Mounts as well as windshield mounts. Lighted and unlighted versions are available.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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