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      04-27-2012 12:20 PM #401
      Quote Originally Posted by deepfry View Post
      I almost feel stupid for asking you this: what happens during the headlight activation sequence?

      Btw, thanks for posting your DIY on the radar detector installation. I routed the wiring for my in-car mini DVR along the A-pillar and your DIY helped make it much easier. I was quite surprised that I can't find any fuse diagram in the owner's manual or on the fuse panel door. As far as I can remember this kind of information was readily available when I was working on my mk4 GTI.
      The headlight activation sequence is where the lights move up/down and out/in to align themselves. Because the lights don't begin to shine immediately, you can't see this happen.

      Yeah, the lack of a fuse diagram is frustrating.


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      04-27-2012 12:25 PM #402
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Well, first of all, I wanted automatic headlights, which you need the light sensor and module for. Second, I know you can't do leaving home without having RLS (light sensor). I haven't yet done the coding to see if leaving home works with this aftermarket sensor, but I'll let everyone know after I try it this weekend. Third, having the light sensor makes coming home automatic. If you don't have a light sensor, you can only code the car (with the Euro switch) for manual operation of the coming home feature, which requires you to pull the hi-beam stalk when you turn off the car.



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      10 seconds vid of the activation sequence

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      04-28-2012 02:14 AM #403
      Thanks guys, now I know what activation sequence means. However, if that's when the lights do the auto-align / calibrate, will losing this activation sequence cause any adverse effect?

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      04-28-2012 02:20 AM #404
      Quote Originally Posted by jacktown View Post
      This is awesome. You are
      I'll let you k ow how it goes. We don't have those stores in Canada but I'm sure I'll fund the add a circuits somewhere.
      Hey jacktown, not sure where you're located but Canadian Tire carries both the ATO Add-a-circuit and the Mini Add-a-circuit (by Littlefuse). They come with assorted fuses in different AMPs.

    5. 04-28-2012 09:59 AM #405
      Quote Originally Posted by deepfry View Post
      Hey jacktown, not sure where you're located but Canadian Tire carries both the ATO Add-a-circuit and the Mini Add-a-circuit (by Littlefuse). They come with assorted fuses in different AMPs.
      Thanks Deepfry. I figured as much and will go check.
      Thanks for the heads up.

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      04-28-2012 11:32 AM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by deepfry View Post
      Thanks guys, now I know what activation sequence means. However, if that's when the lights do the auto-align / calibrate, will losing this activation sequence cause any adverse effect?
      It still does the sequence, you just don't see it because the bulbs are not on. It's the same as if you start your car and leave the lights off.

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      04-28-2012 05:02 PM #407
      Quote Originally Posted by UncannySkill View Post
      It still does the sequence, you just don't see it because the bulbs are not on. It's the same as if you start your car and leave the lights off.
      good to know

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      05-03-2012 02:20 PM #408
      Look, Ma! No blind spot!



      I installed the OEM heated aspherical mirrors a few days ago and love 'em. It took a couple of days to get used to the different view, but I wouldn't go back to the standard US-spec mirrors for love or money. The range of view is much greater, and the blind spot is a thing of the past. Objects seem slightly smaller (farther away), especially at the edge of the mirror, but you quickly get used to that. I highly recommend these.

      I chose the basic heated version of the Euro aspherical mirrors, which I ordered from BKS Tuning (also available at other vendors). There is also a much more expensive (3x more) "anti-dazzle" (dimming) version, but it's completely unnecessary, especially since I have tinted windows anyway.

      The install was easy. Just pry/pop the stock mirrors out from the inboard edge, disconnect the two wires for the mirror heating (basic spade connection), reconnect those wires to the new mirror, and pop it back in. Literally took me 7 minutes total, including wiping down the new mirrors after the install.
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      05-03-2012 02:25 PM #409
      putting mine in this weekend
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      05-03-2012 03:11 PM #410
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      putting mine in this weekend
      Man, I thought they were a gimmick and just something installed by people who ran out of mods for their car. I was wrong. Major safety/visibility upgrade.
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      05-03-2012 03:16 PM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      putting mine in this weekend
      tell us one more time.....
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      05-03-2012 03:21 PM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      tell us one more time.....
      Hold on. Let me throw up some smilies.

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      05-03-2012 04:00 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      tell us one more time.....
      on the 5th of may i will be traveling to the place where these things called blind spot mirrors got delivered to. i will then proceed to take off my mirrors and put these blind spot mirrors on. when will this happen? saturday, may 5th, 2012. once again thats this saturday, may 5th, 2012. kthnxbye
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      05-03-2012 04:16 PM #414
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      on the 5th of may i will be traveling to the place where these things called blind spot mirrors got delivered to. i will then proceed to take off my mirrors and put these blind spot mirrors on. when will this happen? saturday, may 5th, 2012. once again thats this saturday, may 5th, 2012. kthnxbye
      aka Cinco de Mayo

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      05-03-2012 04:20 PM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by SOFLA View Post
      aka Cinco de Mayo
      drunko de mayo
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      05-03-2012 04:24 PM #416
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      drunko de mayo
      again?...
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      05-03-2012 04:28 PM #417
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      drunko de mayo
      Yuuuuuuuupppp!

      Good thing there is a mexican joint real close to my work. Which I am friends with some of the bartenders and know the owner.

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      05-03-2012 04:28 PM #418
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      again?...
      prob not. gotta be up early to roll out to staggered. prob need to wash the car before since its not gonna be so nice on sat
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      05-03-2012 04:29 PM #419
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      prob not. gotta be up early to roll out to staggered. prob need to wash the car before since its not gonna be so nice on sat
      I meant....again with the stupid post?
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      05-03-2012 04:34 PM #420
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      I meant....again with the stupid post?
      go wash that sand out of your vagina johnny. then sit in your seat and cheer up brotato
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      05-03-2012 04:36 PM #421
      My build thread is infected.

      I was really proud of the high information concentration in this thread, but I've officially sold out to post count.
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      05-03-2012 04:37 PM #422
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      go wash that sand out of your vagina johnny. then sit in your seat and cheer up brotato


      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      My build thread is infected.

      I was really proud of the high information concentration in this thread, but I've officially sold out to post count.
      post count above all else.
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      05-03-2012 04:39 PM #423
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post




      post count above all else.
      post count directly correlates to coolness
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      05-03-2012 04:40 PM #424
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      post count directly correlates to coolness
      obviously.

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      05-03-2012 04:47 PM #425
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      My build thread is infected.
      Removed.

      I don't need you guys infecting my build thread when its completed.
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