Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you use the automatic rearview mirror in a 2012 Nissan Altima?

asked by on

How do you use the automatic rearview mirror?

A: If your car is equipped with an automatic r...

If your car is equipped with an automatic rearview mirror, it will adjust to compensate for glare on its own. However, you do have to turn the function on to use it.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. If your mirror has a compass, press the power button to turn on the automatic function. You should see the active light come on.

  2. If your mirror does not have a compass, press the O button on the edge of the mirror. The power light should come on.

To turn off the automatic functionality:

  1. Press the | button if your mirror doesn’t have a compass.

  2. Press the power button again if your mirror does have a compass.

Tip

Your automatic rearview mirror works based on input from sensors – don’t hang anything from the mirror or it might block the sensors and prevent the mirror from working properly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Nissan Serena 2001 Transmission has shifting-problems intermittently.

It is possible that this is a transmission control module issue. As you may already know the transmission control module provides direction to the transmission as to shifting points, clutching and a wide variety of other control related transmission functions....

Q: Looking to update my car.

Hello! I am not quite sure what you mean by “updated”. If you are referring to maintenance, all manufacturers release recommended service intervals for required service. Depending on how many miles your vehicle currently has, the service may be as...

Q: My brakes squel even though I have recently replaced pads and rotors.

Sometimes inexpensive brake pads will squeal even when new. Something you can try is to use some anti-brake squeal spray or lube designed for the backing plates of the brake pads. These can help with the high frequency vibrations that...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.