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I switched from a 2011 Fiesta SES to an ST and I see that the SES's auto dimming mirror was not included in the ST. Why is that? Does it have something to do with the unknown contraption (perhaps a GPS?) attached to the windshield?
 

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yep, cost targets. The thing on the windshield next to the rearview mirror is for the automatic wipers.
 

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I'm glad it's not auto-dimming. I was never happy with the slow and insufficient dimming of the mirror in my SES. I'd much rather have manual control over it.
 

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While on the mirror issue, is there a way to get it lower down? Even though I am about 6' tall, the back of the car (roof line) slopes down low, and so I am not able to see fully, direct out the back - to see far in the distance for cops sneaking up from behind, LOL. I only see a short distance behind.

I have tried adjusting it lower, but the ball socket only goes so far, and then bumps the night vision tab to flip it on. Anyone else notice this problem?
 

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While on the mirror issue, is there a way to get it lower down? Even though I am about 6' tall, the back of the car (roof line) slopes down low, and so I am not able to see fully, direct out the back - to see far in the distance for cops sneaking up from behind, LOL. I only see a short distance behind.

I have tried adjusting it lower, but the ball socket only goes so far, and then bumps the night vision tab to flip it on. Anyone else notice this problem?
I have this issue too...i'm 6'3 and it sucks not being able to see more than 100 ft behind the car.
 

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Automatic wipers??? We have automatic wipers? How? Where?

I thought that blob was the GPS antenna...
I thought for sure automatic wipers were shown as part of the ST package, but I can't find it listed. It may be like the self dimming mirror, where it was once listed, but never made production.
 

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I thought for sure automatic wipers were shown as part of the ST package, but I can't find it listed. It may be like the self dimming mirror, where it was once listed, but never made production.
The blob is certainly for the GPS antenna. I found this out when I disconnected some wires when fitting an aftermarket dimming mirror with home link which is nice. I had fitted the same mirror to my FoST.
 

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the seats are hight adjustable too. Tall guys, have you lowerered the all the way down yet? (I know, but some people may have over looked this feature)
 

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I Fiesta ST is about 22k and not including an auto dimming mirror cause of cost sounds stupid. I've seen cars that are 15k brand new and have auto dimming mirrors.
 

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It's one of those features you take for granted. If you've had it then buy a car that doesn't you miss it.
My last 3 cars had them and I like it.
Knowing that the ST did not come with it, I kept the mirror out of '11 SES.
Since the install was a no cost thing, it was like a free option.


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It's one of those features you take for granted. If you've had it then buy a car that doesn't you miss it.
Not everyone likes them. I drove my last SES Fiesta 70k miles and hated every minute of it. So I was extremely happy that my new ST didn't have it.

The trouble with automatic dimmers is that they operate the way Ford wants them to, not the way YOU want them to (me in this case :bored:). I've experienced too many instances where the mirror did not dim when a car or truck behind me had lights bright enough to bother me, but not enough for the mirror to dim itself. It can be extremely aggravating.
 

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I have one in my 11, I don't even notice it. The back end is tinted though. Now auto dimming side mirrors, I would love those!
 
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I have one in my 11, I don't even notice it. The back end is tinted though. Now auto dimming side mirrors, I would love those!
Yes that is the other trick.
I have limo tint on my rear windows as well.
And I too would LOVE dimming side mirrors.


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My euro spec came with it. Now I can't drive a car without one especially in my country that doesn't require regular vehicle road worthy tests. A lot of cars have misaligned headlamps or illegal hid kits in them. The auto dimmers solve the one side of the problem. Now I wish my side mirrors are also auto dimmers...

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I thought for sure automatic wipers were shown as part of the ST package, but I can't find it listed. It may be like the self dimming mirror, where it was once listed, but never made production.
the wipers are not automatic however the headlamps come on with the wipers are on if you have the headlamp switch set to autolamps.
 

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I must be too old-school! :smug: Those auto lamps are another automatic "feature" that I can do without.

Try driving down a highway near sundown where there a lot of sunlit areas alternating with shadows. Those stupid lights keep going off and on, off and on, off and on. That by itself wouldn't bother me except that the gauge lights also go dim-and-bright in step with the headlights. Now that's annoying!
 
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