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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 02:29 AM
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Because it due to reflection in the window...may be tinting the window might help in reducing light that falls on the vent chrome. But that might be illegal in some states.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 07:48 PM
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Reflection in side mirrors

Just purchased a 2019 equinox and have noticed the reflection in side mirrors also. We have an appointment to have it looked at. Has anyone received a solution to the problem yet!!
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Just purchased a 2019 equinox and have noticed the reflection in side mirrors also. We have an appointment to have it looked at. Has anyone received a solution to the problem yet!!

I found that the best thing to fix it is - Ignore it and you'll get used to it. Just the nature of the beast.

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I wish I hadn't read this thread: Now every time I look in the mirror I'll be looking for the reflection of the vent instead of what's behind me.
Seriously though, I haven't noticed this, as I'm concentrating on whatever is a threat behind me.

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Question Chrome glare on side mirrors

I just bought a 2020 Equinox and I have the same issue with seeing the chrome around the vents on the side mirrors. It is worse on overcast days. When I roll the window down or put my hands over the vent, the lines go away. It is very distracting to see the lines in the side mirrors as it can be a safety hazard. Not sure how to fix the problem. When I move the mirror farther out, it doesn't fix the problem for me, it just moves the lines on the mirror. Has anyone found a solution to this issue?
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I just bought a 2020 Equinox and I have the same issue with seeing the chrome around the vents on the side mirrors. It is worse on overcast days. When I roll the window down or put my hands over the vent, the lines go away. It is very distracting to see the lines in the side mirrors as it can be a safety hazard. Not sure how to fix the problem. When I move the mirror farther out, it doesn't fix the problem for me, it just moves the lines on the mirror. Has anyone found a solution to this issue?
No fix other than to black out the trim somehow.

Over time I've conditioned my eyes/brain to focus on the image of the object in the mirror that's behind or beside me, and ignore everything else.

Like in my post above; I didn't really notice the reflection until I read about it in this thread. After I read about it, is was all I could see in the mirror for awhile.

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This issue is not unique to the Nox. I would guess most cars with chrome interior trim close to the door glass will have this issue. My previous two vehicles had it in varying degrees (explorer/Rav4) with the the RAV being worse than the Nox. I believe it actually gets worse with tint, at least that is my perception when I think back before I tinted the windows. I do not find it distracting however. Like others posted, look past/ignore the reflection.
The Explorer was worse since the exposed chrome ring around the instrument cluster reflected on the windshield. I got over that, I can get over anything.

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