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    Thread: DIY: mk6 Jetta/GLI mirror cap removal guide

    1. Member asusc's Avatar
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      01-06-2012 02:29 PM #1
      This was done on a MY2012 GLI. Your vehicle may be slightly different.

      Tools required:
      t10 torx bit screw driver
      small electronics flat head screwdriver

      Estimated time to completion:
      10 minutes per cap






      First push back the mirror to give yourself more room to work with.



      From there, you're going to use your fingers to pry the mirror free. Just be gentle and work your hands around the mirror and you'll get it.



      Once out, be careful of the two connecting wires to the mirror (this might only be on vehicles with a heated mirror option).



      These two cables slide right off so you can place the mirror on the ground.



      Get your torx screwdriver and get these two screws. These are the only screws you'll have to remove.



      There are two tabs here that need to be released to get the inside assembly out.



      I used a small flathead screwdriver to depress the tabs and pull them out.



      This is what the tabs look like from the rear.



      Once the tabs are free, use your fingers to pull forward at this spot. The inner assembly should come out. Be mindful of the small, clear plastic blinker light on the inside of the assembly. If you pull too hard or pull when the tabs are not out, you could break it.



      The cap should be a bit loose now.



      Slide it forward and it will come free.



      This is the mirror cap from the rear.


      Repeat the steps in reverse order to get everything reinstalled.
      Last edited by asusc; 01-06-2012 at 02:31 PM.
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      01-06-2012 05:59 PM #2
      keep em coming. if i get some time i may do a few too so the burden isnt all on you.

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      01-06-2012 06:19 PM #3
      very nice DIY.
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      01-06-2012 07:28 PM #4
      Now if I can only find the carbon fiber mirror caps I want to replace them with! Does anyone know if the Jetta/GLI caps are the same as the CC?

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      01-06-2012 07:36 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by flypaper89 View Post
      Now if I can only find the carbon fiber mirror caps I want to replace them with!
      I removed them so I could make some.

      Quote Originally Posted by flypaper89 View Post
      Does anyone know if the Jetta/GLI caps are the same as the CC?
      I doubt it.
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      01-06-2012 07:59 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by flypaper89 View Post
      Does anyone know if the Jetta/GLI caps are the same as the CC?
      They are very likely to be the same.
      For example, CC cap part number is 3C8 857 537 (left one) and it is also listed for EOS, 2012 Beetle, 2012 Passat, as well as 2012 GLI.

      Visually, the shape looks very similar between GLI, Passat and CC.
      In this case it will be possible to fit CC aspherical glass in GLI housing
      Last edited by ogai; 01-06-2012 at 08:03 PM.

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      01-06-2012 08:56 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ogai View Post
      They are very likely to be the same.
      For example, CC cap part number is 3C8 857 537 (left one) and it is also listed for EOS, 2012 Beetle, 2012 Passat, as well as 2012 GLI.

      Visually, the shape looks very similar between GLI, Passat and CC.
      In this case it will be possible to fit CC aspherical glass in GLI housing
      OH HAPPY DAY! Thanks!

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      01-06-2012 08:58 PM #8
      [QUOTE=asusc;75251546]I removed them so I could make some.

      Would you in anyway be inclined to make a second set? I would obviously compensate you for your time and materials.

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      01-06-2012 09:30 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by flypaper89 View Post
      Would you in anyway be inclined to make a second set? I would obviously compensate you for your time and materials.
      No, not right now. I'm not a sponsor on this forum (it is too expensive for me) so I don't want to break any rules on advertising. Maybe in the future, but for now my parts will only be for my personal car.

      I'll be sure to post plenty of pics of all my projects though.
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      01-06-2012 09:40 PM #10
      Is there a way to install the puddle lights that come on the eos? Or can the mirrors just be switched? I want the reverse turn down also, anyone think of the retrofit?

    12. 01-08-2012 04:05 PM #11
      My Brazilian version, Jetta TSi comes with Puddle Lights. don't know if GLI US version comes with it

      Trying to change them to LED.

      Has anyone already changed ?

      Is these the correct one ?

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vw-Golf-6-Mk...item4160b5eaa1

      Thanks in advance

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      03-05-2012 07:42 AM #12
      I've got puddle lights on my Jetta as well and I would like to replace them with some brighter ones!

      Anyone know what sorta bulbs it uses? Haven't had time to pry my mirror open.

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      03-06-2012 07:06 AM #13
      So I tried to this..... and... I cracked my mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!



      GGRRRRR...... anyone know the product code for the mirror?!?!?!

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      03-06-2012 09:16 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by frozze View Post
      So I tried to this..... and... I cracked my mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!



      GGRRRRR...... anyone know the product code for the mirror?!?!?!
      damnnnnnn, that sucks man....all of a sudden i'm hesitant on replacing mine, hahaha...good luck if you try them again.

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      04-02-2012 01:37 AM #15
      Sorry for being slightly off-topic, but I see lots of talk about the GLI in here, does this apply to non-GLI jettas as well? If so, does this mean I could grab the aspherical mirrors for the CC and put them on my Jetta?

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      04-02-2012 01:58 AM #16
      Shoulda spent more time reading before posting: The housing are different, would have to get GLI housings for my jetta.

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      06-10-2012 02:11 PM #17
      I cracked mine too and I've done this plenty of times...

      I barely tugged on the outside corner and snap. BTW that is where the glass is the weakest due to the plastic backing.

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      06-10-2012 10:21 PM #18
      awesome writeup. thanks for sharing... now we just need to wait until brushed aluminum mirrors come stateside.

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      07-26-2012 06:37 PM #19
      Anyone know how to take out the LED blinker? I want to tint them like my headlights and tail lights
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      07-27-2012 08:29 AM #20

    22. 07-27-2012 08:52 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by cjgawriluk View Post
      Anyone know how to take out the LED blinker? I want to tint them like my headlights and tail lights
      THIS

    23. 09-05-2012 04:35 PM #22
      aaaaand.....



      I just cracked my left mirror in the process

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      11-20-2012 06:13 PM #24
      Anyone have the OEM ones they aren't going to use? I need a set (any color, prefer red though) or condition (as long as they aren't gouged).

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      11-20-2012 06:29 PM #25
      now is there any info on how to stop the whistle coming from my mirrors?

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