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2002 Subaru Forester L 4dr Manual

2002 Subaru Forester
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
21 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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June 3, 2012, 4:04 pm

Cory J

Question: 2002 Subaru Forester auto-dimming rearview mirror does not work

The mirror is supposed to dim automatically at night but its like this during the day too. When I press on the mirror I can see liquid stuff squishing around. Is there any way to drain this liquid out and just use it as a normal mirror? I can not afford the price of a new one.
Cory J.

June 9, 2012, 2:28 am

Tyler O

If you can't replace the mirror, get a mirror that straps over the oem one. "Broadway" mirrors are actually pretty nice and improve your visibility... and they are pretty cheap.

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