September 27, 2015
Good, but should disclose loss of functionality
A few months ago, I rented a car with a backup camera. When I got home from the business trip, I started researching mod kits for my '13 Escape and '11 Mustang to add that functionality. I have the Raxiom taillights for my Mustang, so this kit looked appealing. Does it work as described? Well, technically, yes. But what isn't mentioned anywhere in the product description is that this mirror differs from the factory mirror in that it's missing the built-in mic and compass. This kit comes with an external mic so that functionality isn't lost (just looks nasty with a mic hanging off the headliner) but the compass functionality is gone. My display that used to have the direction now just says --
I'm disappointed that Raxiom didn't include a compass or at least let me know that I'd lose compass functionality in my car. By the time I'd realized this, I was at the end of my install, had already drilled the hole in the bumper, etc, so uninstalling and returning wasn't really an option. Like I said, it does work as advertised.