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Re: automatic antiglare mirrors and BMW child car (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on July 08, 2000 at 11:26:48:

In Reply to: automatic antiglare mirrors and BMW child car seat posted by Gordon on July 08, 2000 at 09:03:32:

: Hi there all,

: I am new to this site and to the 523iA SE series which I am a recent new proud owner in Hong Kong....and love it.

: Firstly I am considering buying the BMW Child Car seat that they advertise. It is the Junior Car Seat 1 for my little toddler that takes kids from 9kg up. I wondered whether any of you have bought one and what is the safety rating of this seat ie approved? I tried purchasing it thru friends in Canada as it might probably be cheaper but was told that BMW Canada do not carry it and wondered whether it did not meet Canadian safety standards.

: Secondly my BMW has those automatic antiglare interior and exterior mirrors. My concern is with regards to the exterior mirrors in that when it darkens and esp at night, I see slightly double lights from car headlamps and traffic lights and the sharpness of the overall view is reduced, drivers mirror more than passengers mirror. The interior rearview mirror is fine. So is this a normal characterictic of the electrochromic antiglare property of these mirrors?

: Thanks in advance.

: Gordon

Regarding the child seats. I "understand' these are like some other accessories that BMW think would only sell in small quantities - and therefore they do not go to the bother of submitting them for acceptance by the Canadian Standards dept.

There are other things like this - the fabulous "Multi-Trailer" is one, and those dimming "door" mirrors are another. We have not been able to get them in Canada (yet) even though we have the dimming internal mirror.

I was not too concerned about the drivers side mirror but wanted the dimming mirror on the passenger side becasue lights from behind shine directly into the passengers eyes.

Your observation about the "double images and reduced clarity" are interresting. I guess I will want to check this out before ordering (should we ever get that option).

You should send your comments (in writing) back to BMW directly.

Jim Cash
London, Ontario, Canada

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