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How about replacing the glass in the mirrors (on both sides of the vehicle) with some sort of blind-spot mirror incorporated in them?

These types of mirrors are used in racing applications, for example, where a section of the lower part of the mirror is used for blind spot viewing.
 

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I added the stick-on blind spot mirrors, but I think your point is well taken. It would be a basic safety item that would benefit ALL FJC drivers by eliminating pesky blind spots.
 

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Same here, but it should probably be offered as an option, at least (integrated blind spot coverage in one piece of glass).
 

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Search for multivex mirrors in the forums. I love mine. Just stuck them on over the factory glass but some replace the original mirrors with them.
http://www.safetymirrorsonline.com/
 

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That would be simple and nice. I just added the little rectangular ones to the inside bottom and they work great. The inside lower corner of the FJ mirrors is not really of use anyhow. With the curving to the outside shape it makes virtually no difference in view, whether you place them inside or outside.. Ron.

How about replacing the glass in the mirrors (on both sides of the vehicle) with some sort of blind-spot mirror incorporated in them?

These types of mirrors are used in racing applications, for example, where a section of the lower part of the mirror is used for blind spot viewing.
 

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Search for multivex mirrors in the forums. I love mine. Just stuck them on over the factory glass but some replace the original mirrors with them.
Blind Spot Mirror Specialists - Safety Mirrors Online.com
That's funny, they actually have an FJ shown under the SUV section of their page!

I'd have to see these in person before committing to buying, however. Mirrors are such a subjective item, and while you might love 'em, I may hate 'em...
 

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That's all too true. Normally I don't like the look of such things and don't like cheap things either, but as some have said cheap works in this case. If you have a PepBoys check out the small rectangular (~1"X2") ones. They're a whole $1.99 each.. Ron

That's funny, they actually have an FJ shown under the SUV section of their page!

I'd have to see these in person before committing to buying, however. Mirrors are such a subjective item, and while you might love 'em, I may hate 'em...
 

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x10 on the stick ons... WORK great !...
bandi said:
I bought two 3" adjustable convex mirrors from Advanced Auto Parts and put them on at the lower inside corner of the mirror, and tilted them all the out, it gives me complete side visability to nkow there is something there or not...



Mine are Bottom/Inboard... Notice how they are
dwon and out of the way of the actual useful
portions of the OEM mirror... These were taken'
from my eye view... You can see on the last
image, that I have the adjusable ones, and have
them tilted outward all the way to get maximum
visability...

Use the 3" diameter adjustable ones for the best
range of view...





Here is a great shot... LOL.. Can't see the first
car in the OEM mirror, only the second one, but
take a look in the Spot Mirror !...

 

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I have those little circles as well, added in by factory would be a great feature, I put mine up on the top corners of the mirrors where the mirror has a semicircle corner
 

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As others have said before...set your side mirrors so you can see the lane next to you...not so you can see behind you...thats what the rear view mirror is for. Once I learned how to properly set my side mirrors and use them as side mirrors and not as rear view mirrors I have had 0 problems with blind spots. I actually trust them :)
 

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The convex mirrors are great but the regular mirror in a larger (wider) size would be better.
 

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It is interesting to see exactly where everything overlaps. As far as an actual side blind spot; when I adjust the FJ mirrors as I always do, to just see the side on the FJ, vehicles pass from the rearview to the side to my side vision without a noticable blind spot. However, it is very close with no overlap. The little spot mirrors provide considerable overlap.

I like to be able to just barely see the side of my vehicle in the side mirrors. My rearview mirror only sees out the back window, not beside the vehicle.. Ron


As others have said before...set your side mirrors so you can see the lane next to you...not so you can see behind you...thats what the rear view mirror is for. Once I learned how to properly set my side mirrors and use them as side mirrors and not as rear view mirrors I have had 0 problems with blind spots. I actually trust them :)
 

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hahahahaha.. it's that dang double-sided tape.. You know that once it touches, it's there until it falls off.. LOL.. The stuff will never come off in a million years, unless you want it to stay on.. LOL.. Ron

Having them factory would also remove the decision on "should I put them on the bottom or top, inside or outside" :lol:
 

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On the topic of side mirrors, how about adding electric defrost? I naturally assumed my FJ had this feature. After all, my hybrid Prius has electric side mirror defrost

Toyota already has the FJ side mirror wired up for remote control and those useless "image" lights, why not defrost as well?

Speaking of useless marker lights, too bad they didn't tie in to the turn signal. Then they wouldn't be so useless
 

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It Can be Done, well, It was done !... ;)... CLICK HERE !...



On the topic of side mirrors, how about adding electric defrost? I naturally assumed my FJ had this feature. After all, my hybrid Prius has electric side mirror defrost

Toyota already has the FJ side mirror wired up for remote control and those useless "image" lights, why not defrost as well?

Speaking of useless marker lights, too bad they didn't tie in to the turn signal. Then they wouldn't be so useless
 

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Speaking of useless marker lights, too bad they didn't tie in to the turn signal. Then they wouldn't be so useless
I replaced the marker light bulbs to bright amber LED's and tied them to the turn/hard signal when I installed the MUTH wide angle 3" mirror/red chevron signal light.

 

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It Can be Done, well, It was done
Thanks, I may have to try that. It doesn't seem impossible

I'm just surprised that especially for the Canadian market, Toyota chose not to put electrically defrosted mirrors on the FJ. Their cars offer electric defrost, so do their other trucks/suv with various options
 

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I replaced the marker light bulbs to bright amber LED's and tied them to the turn/hard signal when I installed the MUTH wide angle 3" mirror/red chevron signal light.
Exactly what I'm talking about! This could have been so easy for Toyota to do at the factory
 

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rule of thumb i was always told was this from a federally run driving school...

1- adjust seat position so your arms rest on your wrist outstretched to steering wheel. This insures not too close and not too far away from steering wheel.

2- seat set upright and then one or to clicks back for comfort

3- right mirror, adjust so you can "barely" see furthermost rear corner of car but a good portion of lane beside you. I set mine actually so they just barely go past that point and I can see nothing. If I bump them in a hair I can see rear tail lense...but no reason to do that so I have mine set on the fringe.

4- left side mirror have so you can see majority of car side and directly BEHIND you...neither too high or too low. Imagine a small car behind you getting ready to pass and you want to see the entire vehicle from top to bottom.

5- rear view mirror I set to cover from headliner down and dead center as I am in "normal" seating position.

Set seat position first...THEN set mirrors. Learn to use them...make it a habit of scanning your mirrors while driving. If in doubt use a spotter or the very handy rear parking sonar if you have it.

If you add convex mirror assists as some have be sure not to get them too large...as you dont drive with them only check them to get better view when backing.

Just my 2 cents....for what it is worth.
 
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