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    Thread: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (pictures!)

    1. Member quailallstar's Avatar
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      05-09-2006 05:35 PM #1
      I installed this mirror the second week I had my GTi back in April but I never took pictures... So for those of you that have all been waiting, the wait is over.

      The install was simple. I used a 2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet rearview mirror with the floating compass. These are the newer style mirrors found on some A4's. Got the mirror form Ebay before I totaled my Passat and was planning on installing it then, but as fate has it she was totaled. So this nice mod found a home in the new GTI.

      You will need the following OEM parts

      (dont have the part number) Audi Mirror

      8H0-857-593-4PK Mirror Cover

      4B0 971 833 (6 pin connector)

      000 979 018 (wire) you cut this wire in half and both ends plug into the 6-pin connector.

      Here is more info that I found on how to wire it
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1674560

      I removed the stock mirror by wrapping around a sock at the base, then using a set of pliars to rotate the mirror clockwise about 90 degres until it unlocked from the windshield base. Do this VERY SLOWLY AND GENTLE BECAUSE YOU WILL CRACK THE WINDSHIELD!

      Then I did the same process but in reverse order to attatch the new Auto Dimming mirror.

      I located a key switch power source (forgot the fuse number) from the AC fan. So the mirror powers up whenever the ignition is on.

      I ran the wires up the A pillar and up the headliner where they rest very clean and unnoticible to the naked eye.

      The only thing missing from the mirror is the oem cover, which I ordered from impex and should arrive next week.

      Best mod I have done so far, and I wont be tinting my windows now nor buying the rear sunshade. This is such a nice feature to have with all the ass whipes driving there SUV's with Xenons in your eyes!

      Hope this makes its way into the DIY section. :wink:

      where I got power from

      Mirror in action. You can turn off the compass function if you desire by holding down the power button on the mirror for 5 seconds. Also the button is illuminated RED at night so its a perfect match.

      you can see the wires because the cover I dont have yet


      Modified by quailallstar at 10:45 AM 5-14-2006


      Modified by quailallstar at 3:39 PM 5-29-2006

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      05-10-2006 10:58 AM #2
      Lets get this moved over to the DIY section.....
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    3. 05-10-2006 11:29 AM #3
      This is prob. a dumb question but , do you need power on an auto dimmer w/o the compass?

      How Much $ for all parts?

      Thanks


      Modified by EM06GTI at 7:37 AM 5-10-2006


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      05-10-2006 11:39 AM #4
      You don't have any excuses for getting lost now; you have two compasses and navigation.
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      05-10-2006 11:43 AM #5
      Yup hehehehehe
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      05-10-2006 01:29 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by EM06GTI »
      This is prob. a dumb question but , do you need power on an auto dimmer w/o the compass?

      How Much $ for all parts?

      Thanks


      Modified by EM06GTI at 7:37 AM 5-10-2006

      The mirror new is 550.00 and I got it on ebay for 110.00. the plug was 6 bucks and cables were 7. Cover was also 8 dollars.

      Yes the auto dimming mirror needs power in order to dim.

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    7. 05-12-2006 06:39 PM #7
      Sweet, Thanks! I'll be lookin' on e-bay for one also. any links?
      again, Thanks

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      05-12-2006 06:48 PM #8
      Does it have the rain sensor in it? Because I've been looking into activating the auto light function in my GLI.
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    9. 05-13-2006 05:53 AM #9
      Great job! I sold my Audi and bought the GTI...I miss that and the regular mirror is just crap. They came so far and skimped out on little things like the mirror. WTF?

      Will definitely have to do this one!!

      Thanks again


    10. 05-13-2006 10:58 AM #10
      So the old mirror and the new mirror attach to the same base on the windshild? Used to be on the MKIV you had to replace the windshield to get the proper mountinng base for the autodimming mirror.

      Did you hook up the reverse line to it?

      Bryn


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      05-13-2006 01:50 PM #11
      It's all the same mount that is used on the B5.5 Passat and MKIV (without auto dim or water sensor from factory) models.

      Yeah, its just take off, and put on! No I didint hook up the reverse feature. Dont need it.

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    12. 05-15-2006 10:50 PM #12

      Have you obtain a part number?

      Does the compass requires calibration?

      As for the button, I assume this turns the auto-dimming feature to an on/off mode?


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      05-15-2006 11:07 PM #13
      No sorry I don't have a part number. As long as it is a an audi mirror that has the floating compass then you're set.

      It auto calibrates all on its own.

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    14. 05-15-2006 11:17 PM #14
      This is such a much needed mod! Coming from a car that had an auto dimmer, i'm having a hard time living without it. Everytime i'm driving at night I feel like the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is riding my ass.

      EDIT: Will this one work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...%3AIT


      Modified by gatorb8 at 7:30 PM 5-15-2006


    15. 05-15-2006 11:37 PM #15

      [QUOTE=gatorb8]EDIT: Will this one work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...%3AIT

      I saw that on the bay as well. Is this the same mirror and buyer as the one you have installed in your GTI? Maybe we can request a GB from the seller. Thanks for the prompt reply.


    16. 05-16-2006 12:41 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by gatorb8 »
      This is such a much needed mod! Coming from a car that had an auto dimmer, i'm having a hard time living without it. Everytime i'm driving at night I feel like the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is riding my ass.

      EDIT: Will this one work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...%3AIT


      Modified by gatorb8 at 7:30 PM 5-15-2006


      No doubt, that's the main feature I miss from my GLX GTI. I want that mod so now!


    17. 05-16-2006 12:44 AM #17
      Great car man. Pckg 1, Navi, XM, 18's and Mirror mod very nice and well thought out. To me it's better than packg II. 18's, navi and mirror beats leather.


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      05-24-2006 10:43 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by kawi636 »
      Great car man. Pckg 1, Navi, XM, 18's and Mirror mod very nice and well thought out. To me it's better than packg II. 18's, navi and mirror beats leather.

      thanks

      I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    19. 05-26-2006 07:38 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by quailallstar »
      It's all the same mount that is used on the B5.5 Passat and MKIV (without auto dim or water sensor from factory) models.

      Yeah, its just take off, and put on! No I didint hook up the reverse feature. Dont need it.

      Wait, so this is an autodimming mirror without a rain sensor? The mount is the same as the normal mirror? Interesting...


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      05-26-2006 07:56 PM #20
      nice

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      05-27-2006 11:26 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by bfourney »
      Wait, so this is an autodimming mirror without a rain sensor? The mount is the same as the normal mirror? Interesting...

      yeah there is no need to mess with all the rain sensing junk..hehe If all you want is auto dimming, then this is the mod for you. The base is the same on the A4, Passat B5 and B5.5 and all Cabrios and MKIV's. Most vw and audis with normal mirrors (non electrical) use the same mounts. So in theory they are "universal" hehehe

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    22. 05-29-2006 03:53 PM #22
      I have a 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8T and I really want to do this mod extremely bad. My Jetta doesn't have the onboard computer system which gives you the outside temperture and system checks between the Speedometer and the Tac. Pretty much it has the screen for it but does nothing. I have a basic Mirror which does nothing and has the round mount on the windshield. Could someone please post a link to a self Dimming Mirror that will fit my car. thank you......


      Modified by orbital75 at 11:54 AM 5-29-2006

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      05-29-2006 03:55 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by orbital75 »
      I have a 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8T and I really want to do this mod extremely bad. My Jetta doesn't have the onboard computer system which gives you the outside temperture and system checks between the Speedometer and the Tac. I have a basic Mirror which does nothing and has the round mount on the windshield. Could someone please post a link to a self Dimming Mirror that will fit my car. thank you......

      This mirror that I put in the GTI also fits ALL Cabrio, MKIV and Passat (98-2005.5)

      So this mirror will work for you. Look for MKIV Jetta and Golf mirror installs. There are a few out there.

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    24. 05-29-2006 04:38 PM #24
      Thanks for the info.... What year Mirror did you purchase for you GTI. You stated that you used an A4 but didn't specify a Year. thanks

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      05-29-2006 04:39 PM #25
      2005 A4 Cabrio new style mirror with floating/hidden compass.
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    26. 05-29-2006 06:52 PM #26
      Thank you, That helps out a great deal. I will begin the Mod as soon as I locate one that's in good condition. I would like to buy a new mirror but according to Audi their $286.67

    27. 01-17-2007 06:20 PM #27
      im thinking of doing this to my gli but here are a few questions I have:
      for this i will likely get the mirror that came with 05.5 jettas:


      1. when u unmount the current mirror is there something left on the windshield that will hamper mounting the new mirror? Did u have to clean out the glue or something?

      2. anyone know if the windshield used on jettas equipped with dimming mirror is different from the one we have?

      3.so now its installed, and i have auto-headlight switch will headlights work auto too if enabled via vag com?

      4. same question with rain sensing stuff?

      5. can u also install the coming home lights under the door mirrors?

      thanks for any clarification u can provide...


    28. 01-17-2007 06:26 PM #28
      i would get one but without the compass because i think its totally unessasary because we have one on our dash.

    29. 01-17-2007 06:32 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by ink_blot »
      i would get one but without the compass because i think its totally unessasary because we have one on our dash.

      the one i'm talking about doesn't have the compass


    30. 01-18-2007 02:43 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by 02GOLFGTI1.8T »
      the one i'm talking about doesn't have the compass

      nice post up pics when u get it. i like the one with the compass still because it still has the auto dimming feature. but i think one without a compass would be better.


    31. 11-04-2007 01:56 AM #31
      can u try & get a p/n for the audi mirror?? that would be great.

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      11-04-2007 01:05 AM #32
      Holy one year old thread batman!

    33. 11-04-2007 01:32 AM #33
      Don't limit you search to the Audi mirror....Dimming mirrors were available on MkIV N American GTIs and GLIs (2004 and earlier) - And they are currently available on MK5 vehicles in almost every country but the U.S.

      The part numbers are probably all different but the mirrors are almost identical.


    34. 11-04-2007 01:33 AM #34
      all mirrors will work? they have the same piece that mounts onto windshield???

    35. 11-24-2007 02:08 AM #35
      From what I have seen, they shared the same windshield mount. But, please triple verify the actual mount (and your current mount) before plunking down any cash.

      Worst case, buy the needed mounting piece as well.

      Your VW / Audi parts dept would be able to help / research

      Another overlooked source for knowledge -- Replacement Windshield Installers


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