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Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

I plan to have my front windows and windshield tinted this weekend. Where is the auto high-beam sensor. I would like to tell the installer to work around it. Is there anything else to look out for? Has anyone already done this?
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

i think its all on the back of the mirror but im a wk guy so.........
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

The auto high-beam feature on my Overland is unuseable in my particular situation. Maybe, if I got my windshield tinted, it would make it less overly sensitive and I could use it. I shut the feature off, because on my narrow country roads the high beams go off because of reflections from trees next to the road and signs. There is a bridge by my house that always shuts the high beams off as I approach. One then has to drive for a while on dim till the high come on again. It actually makes it dangerous, becuase one can not see possible deer etc in the distance. I opt for manual control for that reason.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

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The auto high-beam feature on my Overland is unuseable in my particular situation. Maybe, if I got my windshield tinted, it would make it less overly sensitive and I could use it. I shut the feature off, because on my narrow country roads the high beams go off because of reflections from trees next to the road and signs. There is a bridge by my house that always shuts the high beams off as I approach. One then has to drive for a while on dim till the high come on again. It actually makes it dangerous, becuase one can not see possible deer etc in the distance. I opt for manual control for that reason.

I would prefer to have the manual option myself. How do you turn it off?
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

Use the EVIC control on the steering wheel with the ignition on. Click back switch and scrol down to system setup. Click enter on that (right arrow switch) and then scroll down to auto dimmer. Click the right arrow switch to turn it off. One can go back and do the same to turn it on. I believe that one can do this while driving if one wants, so that one can turn the system back on if one desires it for other types of driving. Pretty easy to change lots of the features like easy exit etc.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

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Use the EVIC control on the steering wheel with the ignition on. Click back switch and scrol down to system setup. Click enter on that (right arrow switch) and then scroll down to auto dimmer. Click the right arrow switch to turn it off. One can go back and do the same to turn it on. I believe that one can do this while driving if one wants, so that one can turn the system back on if one desires it for other types of driving. Pretty easy to change lots of the features like easy exit etc.

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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

I have a WK with the auto dim headlights. Even though it's not a WK2 I believe they would work the same.
My front windscreen haws a VERY slight tint from 3M and it works fine. No problems. I am not sure about the darker tints.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

All of the sensor for the auto hi-beams and the auto dim mirrors are in the rearview mirror housing. My sunshield blocks them and sometime when I first start the car my mirrors will get that green tint to them that they have at night with the auto dim working. Take the sunshield down and they are back to normal in a few. Kind of cool.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

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All of the sensor for the auto hi-beams and the auto dim mirrors are in the rearview mirror housing. My sunshield blocks them and sometime when I first start the car my mirrors will get that green tint to them that they have at night with the auto dim working. Take the sunshield down and they are back to normal in a few. Kind of cool.
Why, instead of attacking the whole windshield, not just affix a piece of lightly tinted cellophane onto the sensor? If it's too light or too dark, it would be easy to replace with something more suitably colored.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

I was looking at this today at the dealership, the sensor for the auto high/low beams seems to be about 6.5" from the top of the windshield. I believe my current eye brow is about 8" deep. Seems like to me that if you keep the eye brow less than 6.5 inches and it doesn't cover the sensor it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

The sensor is behind the rear view mirror. I have had no problem with the auto high beams. The system can sense oncoming cars (highway) before I would dim the highbeams oncoming and approaching). Even on windy country roads it acts/reacts quickly. The low beams are plenty bright and wide angle as is, so you shouldnt have problems spotting deer.
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Re: Tinting the front windows. Auto highbeam issues.

My front windshield is lightly tinted and it affects auto head light little bit but auto highbeam works fine even though I don't usually use it.
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