Getting closer....car came in Friday night. Dealer said should be ready for pickup on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.
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.
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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
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
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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
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!!
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.
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
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