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      04-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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HELP - What exactly is this on my rear view mirror??

Hey guys,
A guy pointed out a few months ago that it looked like I had a camera inside my rearview mirror. I figured it was the auto wipers or something but it didn't seem right. Well today I was at AutoCouture Motoring getting my performance wheel put on and it was pointed out again today. I looked at the other M3s there and none of them had this! The original owner (I'm 3rd) put about $50k of mods into the car and the second owner doesn't really know what to say about it. I don't believe it's laser cruise control as I thought that goes in the bumper? We took apart the mirror and it doesn't appear to lead to anything. There is also a green and red dot by the "lens" which looks it would light up maybe if recording? Maybe there is some attachment to it I am missing? It sure looks like a dope spot for a camera! Any help would be much appreciated. I JUST ordered a camera yesterday too!

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Maybe for high beam assist?
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Looked at our 550GT with high beam assist and my hopes and dreams of it being a camera are crushed

It is indeed for the high beam assist.




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It's the new government mandated front mount camera
Which shoots video all the time
So if you get into an accident, they can tell how fast you were going and if you were driving recklessly
It was mandated after a lot of pressure (campaign donations) from the insurance companies
Supposedly the masterminds behind this are the geico gecko, and the man with the nice deep voice from all state, and flo, from progressive
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It's the new government mandated front mount camera
Which shoots video all the time
So if you get into an accident, they can tell how fast you were going and if you were driving recklessly
It was mandated after a lot of pressure (campaign donations) from the insurance companies
Supposedly the masterminds behind this are the geico gecko, and the man with the nice deep voice from all state, and flo, from progressive
Not really (in case anyone took that seriously). But mandated backup cameras are likely coming soon. Besides, I know flo and she wouldn't put that type of pressure on the politicians.


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Not really (in case anyone took that seriously). But mandated backup cameras are likely coming soon. Besides, I know flo and she wouldn't put that type of pressure on the politicians.


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