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Subaru Outback: Auto-dimming mirror with compass (if equipped)

Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2015 Owners Manual / Instruments and controls / Mirrors / Auto-dimming mirror with compass (if equipped)

1) LED

1) LED
2) Switch
3) Sensor
4) Compass display

The auto-dimming mirror has an anti-glare feature which automatically reduces glare coming from headlights of vehicles behind you. It also contains a built-in compass.

● By pressing and holding the switch for less than 3 seconds, the automatic dimming function is toggled on or off. When the automatic dimming function is on, the LED indicator will illuminate. Even with the mirror in anti-glare mode, the mirror surface turns bright if the transmission is shifted into reverse. This is to ensure good reward visibility during reversing.

● By pressing and releasing the switch for 3 seconds, the compass display is toggled on or off. When the compass is on, an illuminated compass reading will appear in the upper right corner of the mirror.

When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing and damage the mirror.



The mirror has a photosensor attached on the front and back sides. During nighttime driving, these sensors detect distracting glare from vehicle headlights behind you and automatically dim the m

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1. If a “C” is displayed in the compass window, the compass needs to be calibrated. 2. Drive the vehicle in a circle at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display reads a direction. 3. You can a


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