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Hey guys,

I'm wondering if anyone in Australia has tried to wire up an auto dimming rear view mirror into a Forester?
Is there a hidden cable in the roof line that connects to the mirror? There's a cut out in the roof lining for cables to run out, so I'm assuming so. (This is based on people in the US doing this.)

Any information is appreciated.

Thank you!
 

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Here are the installation instructions: https://techinfo.subaru.com/stis/doc/accInstallGuide/H501SSG203_H501SSG304_2019 Forester.pdf

It appears that there may be a "pre-arranged vehicle connector." There is a wire included with the mirror that will connect to this.
It may be worthwhile to see if you have that connection in your Forester.

There is another thread on the topic, though it isn't much help:
https://www.subaruforester.org/vbul...g-auto-dimming-mirrors-diagram-needed-791179/

Good luck!
 

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Awesome, thanks for that. I found that thread previously, but the instructions are a good bit of info. I'm wondering if the auto dimming rear view mirror is basically the same from Subaru models i.e. buying or (ripping out) the mirror/ harness from the current gen XV and connecting it.
 

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G'day, first post on here.
Trading in my Eclipse Cross Exceed for a 2019 Forester 2.5i-S.
Waiting on the boat to dock to get the Forester.
Disappointed that the mirror is not auto dimming.
That said, I don't mind buying one from the USA if I am able to install it into the new Forester?
Finding this post is a help, however, I can't find anybody in Oz that has done the install.
Has anyone replaced the manual mirror with an auto one and how did it go please?
 

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Subaru needs to market and allow authorized 3rd party sellers to offer “Rearview Mirror Upgrades” with STARLINK and/or Auto Dim functions. GM’s OnStar does this (sure they’ve been out longer) so Subaru should be able to too.
I’d imagine sales would increase due to such a popular convenience feature.
 

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Surely someone in Australia has checked to see if they have a plug for a dimming mirror? Preferably a 2019 or 2020 model?

I asked the dealer and was told their mechanics don't know, bloody hopeless.
 

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I asked Subaru and here is their reply.

The current Forester in the Australian market does not have any additional connectors for an accessory such as an auto dimming mirror. The Subaru Team.
 

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Subaru Aust are hopeless.

You asked 4 years back for this and another bloke asked them 4 years ago if they would make the Navi alert notifications (red light camera etc) verbal and they also said then, we will look into it.

Here we are years later and nothing, how difficult could it be?
 

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Probably just two wires need to be routed via the head liner to an accessory fuse. May plunge and buy a mirror from the States and have an auto electrician wire her up.
 

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Does anyone know to which fuse # you can run the wire to? Subaru in Colombia also sucks and doesn’t know how to correctly install the mirror.


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Probably just two wires need to be routed via the head liner to an accessory fuse. May plunge and buy a mirror from the States and have an auto electrician wire her up.
How did you get on, did you buy one and if so from where?
 
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