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    Question Blind Spot Mirror

    Is anyone using or has anyone tried THESE blind spot mirrors, or anything similar?

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    Mirrors look pretty cool. I just might have to try one out. What I would really like is a rear camera for backing up, with smallest screen up front i.e. under center dash console by floor etc...
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    I find that I can adjust my mirrors and eliminate almost all of the blind spots. Check out this thread about adjusting mirrors for more info on it.
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    I 2 was about to purchase this but held off. Recently, I saw it @ AutoZone for <$6. My friend bought it and I tried to get it to work for his 02' CRV. Tried and tried and no go. It's weird looking and I am sure will confuse more than help. It's been returned!

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    Originally posted by skmehta3k
    What I would really like is a rear camera for backing up, with smallest screen up front i.e. under center dash console by floor etc...
    There out there, look at DIY Modifications section, few you can buy, but pricy. I'm in process of installing one with parts i bought.
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    Re: Blind Spot Mirror

    Originally posted by homeric
    Is anyone using or has anyone tried THESE blind spot mirrors, or anything similar?
    Does anyone even use mirrors these days ? The way people cut each other off on the roads these days seems to indicate mirrors are no longer used.

    I will stick with the standard mirrors and adjust them to maximize coverage (minimize blind spots).

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    Lightbulb rear viewmirror

    In regard of blind spot mirrors While browsing the internet I came across of a rearview mirror name Lanechanger 111 interior rearview mirror. According to their website they carry two mirrors one that you will install over you existing rearview mirror with double face tape this version is called, lanechanger plus. Then the new version wish you install after removing the one that came installed in your ody from the factory. According to their information it helps while changing lanes on the highway plus while your are going in revers allows you to view better in back of the vehicle and also inside if you have kids. If any one had install one of these mirror please let me know I am interested in buying one but want to make sure it works as they claim. Lane changer plus cost $24.95 and lanechanger 111 for $ 49.95.

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    We had a Lanechange in our Windstar when we bought it. It was helpful not only for driving, but also let us keep a better eye on the kids in the back. It was the replacement type.
    I would recommend it to those that have a problem with a blind spot.

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    Blind Spot Mirror

    All auto stores sell a small (2" ) stick on mirror that goes on top of the left side mirror at the far edge. Some are better that others, but they work. Most are less than $2.00. I may take a bit to get used to these but I purchase one each time I trade.

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    I had a Lanechanger I (the one that sticks onto the top of an existing rearview mirror) for my 1980 Honda Civic two-door hatchback.

    The driving experience may not be the same as in a Gen 2 Honda Odyssey, but the product REALLY give me good visibility around my vehicle.

    I literally had no blind spots and, for the intended purpose (lane-changing), didn't even need to use my side mirrors nor did I have to do a quick head-turn check.

    I would definitely recommend the Lanechanger. I purchased mine at an auto-supply store.

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    Smile Lanechanger

    Thank you guys, I will order one for my ody I already had install a back up system but was thinking on installing also a rearview mirror with a monitor and a camera located in the back of the vehicle. But, I did not want to spend $ 400.00 or $ 600.00 for such a system I believe this might do the trick.

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    I just installed a LaneChanger Plus. Very nice. It attaches with double sided tape to the top of your OEM mirror, partially blocking the very top of it.

    The optics are pretty good, but not perfect- there is a very slight distortion. Even so, it gives a great panoramic view out the back window, of the rear seat passengers and out the side windows, too. I find myself using it instead of the OEM mirror most of the time. It's also no wider than the OEM mirror, so it doesn't interfere with the sun visors at all.

    Mine was $27.90 delivered from http://www.12voltshop.com/proddetail...ANEPLUS&cat=21 . I suspect you can find them for less elsewhere. I saw the original Lanechanger at a local Pep Boys, but they didn't have the Plus.

    http://www.lanechanger.com

    I also added a small rectangular blind spot mirror to the driver's side door mirror. We have circular ones on my wife's Outback, but I don't care for the distortion. This one is wedge shaped and seems much clearer to me. It was less than $2 at Pep Boys. Between this and the LaneChanger Plus, there really are no blind spots.

    Also, here's a cheap fresnel wide angle rear window backup lens for blind spots behind the van under your line of sight out the rear window. Others sell for $15 to $25 plus shipping. This one is under $8 delivered. They sell 'em on ebay, too:

    http://www.widgetsupply.com/page/WS/...t/SFE2-proview

    I ended up with a bigger one that applies with static cling which I picked up at the local CampingWorld store:

    http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...m?skunum=26256
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    Re: Blind Spot Mirror

    Originally posted by homeric
    Is anyone using or has anyone tried THESE blind spot mirrors, or anything similar?
    I'm using these mirrors in my Ody and CRV. They work perfect, eliminate the driver side blind spots and don't cover up the normal driver side mirror. But you should be able to get the mirror cheaper than advertised. I think mine were about $7 / piece but I can’t remember were I got them. Maybe it was AutoZone as mentioned by wyc88.

    For the installation: Use only the mounting piece with the tape and secure the base plate to the plastic cover of the A-pillar with a small screw. Works great and holds even in very hot summer temperatures.

    Unfortunately driver side mirrors with an integrated aspherical part (usually the outside 1/3 or ¼) aren't available in the US. They are required in Europe, thus eliminating all needs for any additional mirrors...
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    I had the AutoBahn mirror installed in my 05. Check the links in my signature for pictures. I found it VERY VERY useful, especially when installed the way I did. Highly recommend.

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    This is the "short version" of a possible installation.

    Advantages:
    - it brings the mirror very close to the window (is important in order to have the optimal view)
    - is unlikely to be affected by door opening and closing vibrations,
    - is out of the way when entering and exiting the vehicle, and
    - holds perfectly well.

    The location of the mounting spot on the A-pillar is hereby dependend on the height of the (main) driver of the vehicle.

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