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crookthumb January 16th, 2008 08:24 PM

Rear View Mirror
I have a 97 Disco SE7. The rear view mirror looks like crap with the monochromatic self-dimming film/fluid shot. I was wondering what, other then replacing it with the same style, has been used. I would like to keep it looking stock, I am interested in newer models. Would like map lights and/or digital compass. Just wondering about wiring and attachment compatibility of newer models like D2 or P38? I know Ho did something to his XD. How did you like that and what did you use?

dchapman January 16th, 2008 08:57 PM

Check with Magna Donnelly. At one time they were replacing the mirrors under warranty. Later, they were rumored to have stopped the warranty replacements but I think it depends on who you speak with. Worth a shot anyway. If that route does not work, I don't know what to tell you. Salvage dealer, maybe...???

hochung January 16th, 2008 09:00 PM

yep, I got a free replacement a while back when I had a 97 Disco.

DCWhybrew January 17th, 2008 08:35 PM

MD quit doing this a few years ago. I had to buy my last one. The RR and D2 rearview mirrors mount differently.

crookthumb January 24th, 2008 05:32 PM

So if they don't warranty them anymore, how hard is it to install a D2 one with maplights. Is it a matter of cutting and splicing a pigtail, or adding new wiring. I've checked salvage yards and they are either sold or shot to crap for the D1. I know of a salvage yard that has a P38 I don't know if anyone has grabbed the mirror yet or not. Oh, and the P38 has the Atlantic British EAS override module if anybody is interested. Ho can you post some of the pics that use to be on the tech page of your XD.

hochung January 24th, 2008 10:02 PM

I can't find any pics of the mirror. sorry.

this is all i got:

dchapman January 24th, 2008 10:20 PM

On my 1999 D1, they send me a mirror with map lights. It plugged right in to the current wiring harness. Now, I have no idea if this was a D2 style mirror or just an "upgraded" D1 mirror.

Sorry, no pics and I've sold that truck.

Have you attempted to call Magna? I think it's worth a shot, for nothing else just let them know you got a POS mirror from them. I mean, even on their web site it reads "Lifetime Warranty". So, what does it matter if they replace the mirror or if Land Rover does? Just push them a little.....

Let me look around. When I got my mirror, they first sent me the wrong one. The mount was wrong. They simply sent me another mirror and never wanted the first one back. I'm about 50% sure I still have that mirror in my collection of parts, but I have not seen it in quite some time. If you can just change the mount, you can have it. But I can't remember if even the wiring was the same..... I'll get back to you Saturday.

crookthumb January 25th, 2008 07:29 AM

I sent MD an email today. No success with their phone system. If no response in a few business days, then I will try a fax. Let you guys know. Thanks.

crookthumb January 25th, 2008 07:56 PM

They emailed me back today with this.

The warranty on the rear view mirror did expire at the same time the warranty on the vehicle expired. However, If you are interested, please feel free to contact "Sybesma Electronics" for assistance in obtaining a replacement rear view mirror. Sybesma will send you a form (via email) requesting additional information about your vehicle and any features your mirror may have been equipped with. This form will need to be completed and returned to Sybesma along with digital pictures of your mirror. Please attach clear photos of the mounting device to the windshield, as well as the plug, the front, and the rear views of the mirror. All this information is useful to ensure that the replacement mirror will fit and function. There is a reasonable cost for this service.

You may contact Sybesma via E-mail @:


Steve Chenlo
Quality Assurance
Office: 616-786-7495
Fax: 616-786-7560
Magna Donnelly Corporation
3575 128th Ave. North
Holland, Mi 49424

Maybe I can get some new added features and all that I was looking for.

crookthumb January 27th, 2008 02:20 PM

This is what I was looking for.

I was wanting the maplights.

stu454 December 5th, 2013 11:41 AM

The auto dimming mirror on my '96 D1 looks like shit with discoloration near the bottom.

I don't care about compasses, thermometers or stock tickers. Just a plain, old mirror. Map lights would be alright. I've looked around a bit with no success.

hks3sgte December 5th, 2013 01:09 PM

My '95 Discovery has a standard mirror. Those don't work with newer models?

dchapman December 5th, 2013 06:58 PM

A D2 mirror is plug-n-play in a D1. The wires are a different color, that's it. The field-of-view is a bit different, too, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

stu454 September 10th, 2014 10:24 AM

Dan, that's what I ended up doing.

The local indy shop has a yard full of donor D2's. I pulled the cleanest mirror, guessed correctly on the wires, and rolled on my way.

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