Kia Sorento: Description - Electro chromic Inside Rear View Mirror - Body Electrical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Sorento: Description

Second Generation XM (2011-2022) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Electro chromic Inside Rear View Mirror / Description

The ECM (Electro Chromatic inside rear view Mirror) is for dimming the reflecting light from a vehicle behind at night, in order the user not to be dazzled by the light. The forward facing sensor detects brightness of the surroundings, while the rearward looking sensor the strength of the reflecting light so that adjusts the reflexibility of the mirror in the range of 7~85%. But, when the reverse gear is engaged, it stops functioning.
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The forward facing sensor sees if the brightness of the surroundings is low enough for the mirror to operate its function.
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The rearward looking sensor detects glaring of the reflecting light from a vehicle behind.
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The ECM is darkened to the level as determined by the rearward looking sensor. When the glaring is no longer detected, the mirror stops functioning.
1. LED indicator
2. ON/OFF Switch
3. Rearward looking sensor
4. Forward facing sensor

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