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I have tried researching and looking through the manual but I cannot figure out what the other sensor is that is behind the rear view mirror. Does any one have an idea?
 

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Section 1-3 in my book relates to opening, closing, and locking the door. My understanding is that the light sensor is on the mirror itself to the right of the "Auto" button. There is something else behind the mirror on the windshield.
 

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I have tried researching and looking through the manual but I cannot figure out what the other sensor is that is behind the rear view mirror. Does any one have an idea?
I was wondering about that, too. It's pretty large.

I also assumed it adds $4 billion to the cost of replacing the windshield.
 

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I was wondering about that, too. It's pretty large.

I also assumed it adds $4 billion to the cost of replacing the windshield.
Are we talking about the same thing? :confused:

What I'm talking about are two sensors located on the front and back of the rear view mirror.

This sensor is not part of the windshield as the confusing thread, 2012 Camry Windshield Mounted Senor, title may imply, unless I'm lost in left field :dunno: .
 

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What ROSETHORNIL is talking about, I think, is the large object behind the mirror that is mounted to the windshield. I'll be at the dealer tomorrow and will ask about it.
 

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What ROSETHORNIL is talking about, I think, is the large object behind the mirror that is mounted to the windshield. I'll be at the dealer tomorrow and will ask about it.
Yes, that's right. It's rectangular and has a series of small slots on the passenger side. And yes, it does mount to the windshield.
 

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If possible, take another picture from further back. I have not perspective/clue what I'm looking at with the above picture.
Ok here is a better picture..thought this would be easy to identify...TCH XLE 2012


http://www.toyotanation.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/20482/ppuser/271269

Two things come to mind when looking at this thing:

1. It's a climate control sensor for the passenger side

2. It has a louver opening on all sides so it might be some sort of voice response unit?
 

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HH20,
Thanks for the pictures which clarified that I was not on the same page as the rest of you :) as my SE does not have this gizmo.

Do you folks that have this gizmo
1) own an XLE
2) have the Safety Connect Option

I'm wondering if it's related to 1 and/or 2.
 

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Thanks for the pictures which clarified that I was not on the same page as the rest of you :) as my SE does not have this gizmo.

Do you folks that have this gizmo
1) own an XLE
2) have the Safety Connect Option

I'm wondering if it's related 1 and/or 2.
I own an XLE (Hybrid)

I did not order the Safety connect option.
 

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Awesome pictures Rose :thumbsup:

The gizmo is a rain sensor, but only if you folks can confirm that the windshield wipers on your cars automagically turn on when it rains ......... please says yes :D.
Nope. My wipers require manual operation. :)

A friend suggested this could be part of our Sirius radio package?

What do you think?
 

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Nope. My wipers require manual operation. :)

A friend suggested this could be part of our Sirius radio package?

What do you think?
Was your friend serious?

j/k .... pun intended.

I'm 99.99% sure it's not Sirius because my car has Sirius and I don't have the gizmo. The baby shark fin on the rear part of the roof is the Sirius antenna - do you have the shark fin or your car?
 

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I think this may be the light sensor for the navigation map page for daylight and dark. I should know for sure about mid week when I hope to talk to a certified synergy tech.
 

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I think this may be the light sensor for the navigation map page for daylight and dark. I should know for sure about mid week when I hope to talk to a certified synergy tech.
I thought the light sensor was the small bubble centered on the dashboard. In my car, when the headlights come on, the map goes dim automatically.
 

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Awesome pictures Rose :thumbsup:

The gizmo is a rain sensor, but only if you folks can confirm that the windshield wipers on your cars automagically turn on when it rains ......... please says yes :D.
Boy I thought that too but I had a rain sensor on my other car and I did not see any reference to the XLE having a rain sensor feature.

Also, I had this car 4 months and it never was in the rain, we are in a severe drought right now.
 
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