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Old 02-19-2007, 04:59 PM   #11
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Seems like you are both a couple whiners...

oh wait.. Mike doesn't whine... YET.. (I see the way your mods are going Mike..admit it.. you wanna do it)
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Let'* keep this on topic. And, this is going to Electrical...
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
acutally the only feature that is involved with the reverse input is that if the mirror is in Dimming Mode the mirror will clear when the vehicle is put into Reverse so you can see.

Personally i never use my Rearview for backing up.....and i have had the Auto DIm in my 93 without the reverse input and have never had a problem backing up in over 2 years
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
acutally the only feature that is involved with the reverse input is that if the mirror is in Dimming Mode the mirror will clear when the vehicle is put into Reverse so you can see.

Personally i never use my Rearview for backing up.....and i have had the Auto DIm in my 93 without the reverse input and have never had a problem backing up in over 2 years
So if you were to use the mirror when you backup, you'd be able to see better?
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
acutally the only feature that is involved with the reverse input is that if the mirror is in Dimming Mode the mirror will clear when the vehicle is put into Reverse so you can see.

Personally i never use my Rearview for backing up.....and i have had the Auto DIm in my 93 without the reverse input and have never had a problem backing up in over 2 years
So if you were to use the mirror when you backup, you'd be able to see better?
well that is GM'* idea behind the use of the reverse input
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
Proper procedure when backing up is to look over your right shoulder with your eyes, not your mirror.
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The Reverse Input signal is part of an integral SAFETY FEATURE in the mirror. Before suggesting people bypass such functions, would it not be reasonable to at least explain the purpose and what will happen if it isn't connected???
Proper procedure when backing up is to look over your right shoulder with your eyes, not your mirror.
Well, thanks for the driving lesson willwren.

Come on people, the mirror probably isn't that big a deal. My point was not to encourage bypassing of safety features regardless of how important we view them as individuals. This seems like the responsible position for us to take, escpecially forum administrators. I'm disapoointed willwren!
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Frankly, I was disappointed in the original criticism. Perhaps courtesy has become a thing of the past, but the proper way to do it(IMHO), instead of just criticizing would be to simply state that you believe the reverse input to be a safety feature. Then, go on to say what it does rather than just saying someone else should have done it.
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Frankly, I was disappointed in the original criticism. Perhaps courtesy has become a thing of the past, but the proper way to do it(IMHO), instead of just criticizing would be to simply state that you believe the reverse input to be a safety feature. Then, go on to say what it does rather than just saying someone else should have done it.
You're certainly entitled to your opinion Archon. This is the problem with having this sort of discussion via text. You aren't always able to accurately read the tone of a message. If you knew me as an individual, you'd know I meant nothing offensive by it, rather that is was just a question. I have no control if you want to make this a lot bigger than it really is.
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