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    Thread: B7 Passat Owners Check-In Photo Thread

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      05-06-2012 10:56 PM #276
      Getting closer....car came in Friday night. Dealer said should be ready for pickup on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.


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      05-07-2012 12:04 AM #277
      For those of you with the dinamica seat material, would you be so kind to post a few pics of the driver seat after a couple of thousand miles?
      I am curious on how the dinamica section shows wear if any.
      Thanks
      Last edited by AsianDude; 05-07-2012 at 01:03 AM.

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      05-07-2012 12:16 AM #278
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianDude View Post
      For those of you with the dynamica seat material, would you be so kind to post a few pics of the driver seat after a couple of thousand miles?
      I am curious on how the dynamica section shows wear if any.
      Thanks

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      It holds up amazingly. After 5000 miles it still looks brand new. I'll take pics tomorrow

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      05-08-2012 12:06 PM #279
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianDude View Post
      For those of you with the dinamica seat material, would you be so kind to post a few pics of the driver seat after a couple of thousand miles?
      I am curious on how the dinamica section shows wear if any.
      Thanks
      This is after 5400 miles; Still good as new!






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      05-08-2012 12:09 PM #280
      Mod Fun

      Aspherical Mirrors



      Trunk Hinge (which doesn't rub if you install it correctly!)



      Wood Shift Knob


    6. 05-08-2012 02:34 PM #281
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
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      Aspherical Mirrors


      That's a nice ride in the garage :-)

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      05-08-2012 07:43 PM #282
      Where did you get the mirrors and hinge cover???
      '12 Passat VR6 SEL

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      05-08-2012 10:02 PM #283
      Thanks for the pics
      They do look very good after 5k


      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      This is after 5400 miles; Still good as new!






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      05-09-2012 01:02 PM #284
      Quote Originally Posted by shredX View Post
      Where did you get the mirrors and hinge cover???

      Hinge cover came from VW, (I got it before you could order the part, as a favor, but you can order the left wire harness cover part and it installs on the right)

      Mirrors came from OEMplus, (waited three months for them, as each order is a custom allocation from germany, well worth the wait though)

      Shift knob came from Taobaoenglish.com (a chinese site, and I just swapped the leather side pieces with the wood side pieces by popping the DSG cover off)


      Next: Spokane Rims

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      05-09-2012 01:05 PM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by Erik W View Post
      That's a nice ride in the garage :-)
      It's a 12 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-Speed manual, soon to be traded for a 12.5 Carrera S Coupe 7-Speed manual

      Gota include the pops once in a while (even if I am jealous)

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      05-09-2012 11:20 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      Hinge cover came from VW, (I got it before you could order the part, as a favor, but you can order the left wire harness cover part and it installs on the right)

      Mirrors came from OEMplus, (waited three months for them, as each order is a custom allocation from germany, well worth the wait though)

      Shift knob came from Taobaoenglish.com (a chinese site, and I just swapped the leather side pieces with the wood side pieces by popping the DSG cover off)


      Next: Spokane Rims
      Thanks
      '12 Passat VR6 SEL

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      05-11-2012 11:20 PM #287
      Got my 2012 SEL Premium tinted today. Want to post some pix but how do you post so folks dont see private (contact / name) info from flickr?

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      05-12-2012 03:38 AM #288
      I use "Photobucket" to post on forums. I'm sure there are other methods.
      TDI, the only reason to own a Volkswagen.

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      05-13-2012 03:05 AM #289
      OK here are some pix of my 2012 2.5L SEL Premium before and after tint

      Platinum Grey Metallic ext / Titan Black int

      I got the 3M Medium film, installed by Xtreme Tint

      More pix after I get the rear spoiler installed

      http://s1254.photobucket.com/albums/...view=slideshow
      Last edited by salsaguy; 05-13-2012 at 04:04 PM. Reason: type-o

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      05-13-2012 06:50 PM #290

      image upload


      Baby getting feed!!

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      05-13-2012 11:04 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
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      If cars come with mirror warming feature, will this be a problem?

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      05-14-2012 01:51 PM #292
      Quote Originally Posted by cnnpress View Post
      If cars come with mirror warming feature, will this be a problem?
      No, when you install the glass, the same connector hooks up that heats the mirrors, and I can confirm they work with the heating function.

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      05-14-2012 02:29 PM #293
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      No, when you install the glass, the same connector hooks up that heats the mirrors, and I can confirm they work with the heating function.
      Thanks for the reply!! How about auto-dimming feature? Did you get it at ECS? A set maybe? And is there any instruction about how to replace them? I am very interested in this mod because of the blind spots.
      Last edited by cnnpress; 05-14-2012 at 02:33 PM.

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      05-15-2012 01:20 AM #294




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      05-15-2012 12:55 PM #295
      Looks good. Front windows begging to be tinted. :-)
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      05-15-2012 04:12 PM #296
      Quote Originally Posted by cnnpress View Post
      Thanks for the reply!! How about auto-dimming feature? Did you get it at ECS? A set maybe? And is there any instruction about how to replace them? I am very interested in this mod because of the blind spots.
      Got them from OEMplus, took months, but was worth the wait. They came as a set, and at the time they were not available anywhere else so they were $200 and that was that.

      To install, you position the mirrors all the way in toward the car, and ever so gently slide your hand behind and dismantle them from their clips. Then detach the heating cable, and reverse.

      When installing be very patient, and don't force. I broke my original passenger mirror by trying to get it off (passenger side is more difficult). It will just shatter just like that. Then the new passenger mirror was not fully installed and almost fell off! But once it clicks into place (gently) it is good, and I have had no problems or blind spots at all.

      It is a fairly annoying process since glass is so fragile, but once it is done, it is so worth it. Not to mention no more will the passat be able to get them. 2012.5 models and up have jetta mirrors exclusive to the US which are not made for aspherical glass.

      Auto dimming is not available on these cars, and is therefore not wired. The auto dim aspherical mirrors are like $800 as well, so there is a drastic price hike. Considering they do not do anything, and I ran the risk of different connectors, I stuck with the original ones.

      I must say though, there is no glare because the headlights are refracted around the bend of the glass, and therefore it is like poor-mans auto dimming

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      05-15-2012 05:40 PM #297
      Thank you so much! I did find a video link regarding how to change the mirror for Audi A4, but was wondering if it is the same in Passat. From your reply, I guess they are the same.
      I am attempting to get a pair from ECS Tuning, but was hesitated because I didn't know how to. You solved my problem!!



      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      Got them from OEMplus, took months, but was worth the wait. They came as a set, and at the time they were not available anywhere else so they were $200 and that was that.

      To install, you position the mirrors all the way in toward the car, and ever so gently slide your hand behind and dismantle them from their clips. Then detach the heating cable, and reverse.

      When installing be very patient, and don't force. I broke my original passenger mirror by trying to get it off (passenger side is more difficult). It will just shatter just like that. Then the new passenger mirror was not fully installed and almost fell off! But once it clicks into place (gently) it is good, and I have had no problems or blind spots at all.

      It is a fairly annoying process since glass is so fragile, but once it is done, it is so worth it. Not to mention no more will the passat be able to get them. 2012.5 models and up have jetta mirrors exclusive to the US which are not made for aspherical glass.

      Auto dimming is not available on these cars, and is therefore not wired. The auto dim aspherical mirrors are like $800 as well, so there is a drastic price hike. Considering they do not do anything, and I ran the risk of different connectors, I stuck with the original ones.

      I must say though, there is no glare because the headlights are refracted around the bend of the glass, and therefore it is like poor-mans auto dimming

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      05-15-2012 11:48 PM #298
      Tint 20 % rear and 30% on the front. Front and rear parking sensors.

      If you would like to read how i installed parking sensors follow this link http://allcontravel.blogspot.com/201...all-front.html
      2012 Passat SE 2.5l Sun&Nav, Black & Beige.

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      05-24-2012 07:07 PM #299
      Bye-bye Golf MK6! Just picked up my new ride:

      (Forgive the dirty car due to today's storms, iPhone photos, sunset glare, etc.)



      The Ride: 2012 Passat SE 2.5 w/Roof & Nav & Salamancas, Black on Black
      The Mods: 15% tint all around

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      05-25-2012 10:03 AM #300
      Well after lurking around for a while I figured it was time to post up a pic of my tdi se black on tan. I just got it tinted yesterday and replaced the headlights with the ziza lights from ECS. This has been one of the best cars I have owned.

      Not the best picture but it will work for now

      Last edited by Ron_Maas; 05-25-2012 at 10:35 AM.

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