Kia Sportage: Electro Chromic Inside Rear View Mirror / Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Electro Chromic Inside Rear View Mirror / Repair procedures

Inspection
Check it by the procedure below to see if the function of the ECM is normal.
1.
Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position.
2.
Cover the forward facing sensor.
3.
Head a light to the rearward-facing sensor.
4.
The ECM shall dim as soon as the rearward-facing sensor detects a certain level of brightness.
  
If this test is performed in daytime, the ECM may be darkened as soon as the forward facing sensor is covered.
5.
In the reverse gear, the ECM shall not dim.
When directing light to both the forward-facing and rearward-facing sensors, the ECM shall not dim.
Removal
1.
Remove the mirror wiring cover (A).

2.
Remove the mirror connector (A).

3.
Remove the mirror (A) by pulling up the mirror in the arrow direction below.
  
Make sure not to damage the mounting bracket (B) when removing the mirror.

Installation
1.
When installing the mirror, be careful not to damage the mounting bracket.
2.
Install the mirror wiring cover and rain sensor cover after reconnecting the connector and tightening the screw.
Description and operation
Description The ECM (Electro Chromatic inside rear view Mirror) is one that automatically dims to protect the driver’s eyes when it senses light reflecting from the car behind. ...

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