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
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