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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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vent reflection in sideview mirrors

We recently purchased a 2018 Chevy Equinox Premiere (Cajun Red with two tone interior, grey and black). Really enjoying it . . . first Equinox.

We have noticed in the sideview mirrors there is a reflection of the chrome around the vents inside.

Anyone notice this, any suggestions on something to do to alleviate that issue?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 10:24 AM
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Maybe you have your mirrors turned in too far.
I have my mirrors turned out to where I barely see my door handles.
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The reflection is the vents inside the vehicle. I can take my hand and cover the vent and the reflection disappears.
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The reflection is the vents inside the vehicle. I can take my hand and cover the vent and the reflection disappears.

That's why I thought you may have the mirrors turned in too far.
I went out and sat in mine and can not see any reflections of the inside.
I'll check again the next time I drive it.
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Congratulations on your Equinox. We thoroughly enjoy ours!

Like Colt, I have my mirrors turned out to eliminate the blind spot, and I don't see any reflection of the inside of the car in the mirror itself.
Just went and sat in the car; I see a reflection of the dash bezels on the window glass itself. Is it possible that's what you're seeing?
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The reflection is the vents inside the vehicle. I can take my hand and cover the vent and the reflection disappears.

Today in my driver side mirror I could see a very faint reflection of the top part of the metal vent trim.


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I see the exact same reflection in the window... has nothing to do with the mirror on the outside. I traded a 2012 Acadia in on the Equinox, and it was 10 times worse! I also know that in '12, GMC offered a dealer installed set of replacement pieces that were not chrome to alleviate the reflections. I have not looked or checked to see if we have that same option, but it would certainly be nice!
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Update on the chrome reflections...
Took my Equinox in for it's first oil change this morning and asked the service manager if there were any replacements for the chrome pieces... He said no.
I might look into vinyl wrap type material that a person could put over those. Maybe fake carbon fiber pattern or something like that :-)
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GMC offered a dealer installed set of replacement pieces that were not chrome to alleviate the reflections. !

Mine is not chrome like the door handles. Maybe that's why I can barely see a reflection.
Mine is more of a dull brushed metal look.


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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 12:29 AM
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The chrome drives my wife batty as she hates glare.

We covered all the chrome with matte black tape. I also bought the optional Black side mirror tops and swapped out the chrome ones.

Much better now.
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