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Old 7th October 2008, 09:24   #76
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Just had a biker bang my Laura OVRM - Repacement would cost about Rs. 16-18K including - Paint & Labour.

Insurance would at max give 50%, no claim bonus loss may not make this worthwhile.

The Part that's broken is the glass indicater bit below the mirror, but am told that the entire casing and mirror needs to be replaced though it every bit is working fine.

Am going to have by office driver go through CST Rd. and Chore bazzar to check out if I can get a replacement out there. If Merc parts are available then might as well try this out as well.

Someone had mentioned on the forum that the OVRM's in India do not dim as per lights at night. Well they do dim but the single sensor for all three mirrors is located in the central reversing mirror on the inside, so even if a high beam is hitting the OVRM, if the inside mirror sensor does not pick this us then the OVRMs would not be dimmed.
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Someone had mentioned on the forum that the OVRM's in India do not dim as per lights at night. Well they do dim but the single sensor for all three mirrors is located in the central reversing mirror on the inside, so even if a high beam is hitting the OVRM, if the inside mirror sensor does not pick this us then the OVRMs would not be dimmed.
Well..that's a nice find. How did you come to know about the location of the sensor?

It will be great if you can share more info like how does the sensor work, etc.
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a friend of mine got an ORVM for his laura for 4k...somebody approached him on an intersection and he agreed happily...you must try chor bazar will definitely find one there and much cheaper for sure...
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Well..that's a nice find. How did you come to know about the location of the sensor?

It will be great if you can share more info like how does the sensor work, etc.
Remember reading this in the manual itself, (L&K Auto Model) also if the rear windshield sunshade blind is pulled up the light detection sensor does not work. (for all 3 mirrors simultaneously.)
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a friend of mine got an ORVM for his laura for 4k...somebody approached him on an intersection and he agreed happily...you must try chor bazar will definitely find one there and much cheaper for sure...
Thanks will try out chore bazzar and share the results in a months time.
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@ACM, hope you found a reasonably priced mirror you were looking for.

The ORVMs are not light-sensitive in Laura (India L&K). I am 100% certain. The light sensitive ORVMs have a rubber strip around the mirror's edge (which you can notice in Mercs,etc.). Also light-sensitive ORVMs cost upwards of 30K a piece I heard so it is good in a way. I wish they were electronically retractable though! I really miss this feature. In few places the parking attendants fold-in the mirrors and I realize it after getting into the car before driving off, then I have to get down (or open the windows and stretch for passenger side mirror) and slide out the mirrors! What a pain!

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My daily commute is a painfully slow 5+5km around MG Road Bangalore and the clutch has been holding up pretty well so far (20K km), but I am also prepared for an early clutch glitch.
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Andro have replied to your query - my take side view mirror on my laura are actually light sensitve. The Reply is moved to ravvendrra's new thread as below.
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New Thread: Skoda Laura L&K : 20,000 kms review (Skoda Laura L&K : 20,000 kms review)
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