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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Disclaimer: Any person who decides to perform this modification, does so at
their own risk. I shall not be liable for any kind of damage, whether direct or indirect,
resulting from use of the information provided in this post.... Just don't do it !





First of all, I will like to thanks to those individuals who previously posted DYI threads on how to
completely conceal a radar detector + Auto Dim rear view mirror installation.



dsumike - 2012 GLI + Gentex Auto-Dimming Mirror
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BELTRONICS STiR Plus Installation + Auto Dim rear view mirror / display



Gentex GENK41A Auto-Dimming Mirror with Homelink


Bel STI-R Plus

Audi A4 USED Auto Dim Rear View Mirror Housing



First... the Gentex GENK41A base SUCKS. I was going to get the VW adapter.. but for $25 I end
up buying a used AUDI A4 rear view mirror that has wire cover and.. is compatible with the Jetta
rear view mirror base.

All I had to do was to figure how to put everything together:

I cut the used mirror base to make new base for the Gentex mirror:





I disassemble the STI R Display module, and glued to the plastic back plate with ... J.B.Weld, also I drilled a small hole and installed the bi-color LED to the front cover.
Make sure to sand down the plastic before using J.B Weld to glue plastic parts!

Note: To open mirror, You may want to get some iPad / iPod opening tools:
iPad Opening Tool for iPad Repair
10 Pry Tools Repair Open apple ipod/ iphone










More to come when I figure what to do with the control module.
 

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GPS Antena location: Under the rear deck.




Radar / Laser receiver location: Behind the grill next to the VW logo ( I had to cut a section of the grill to install the receiver )


 

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Is still expensive, I always wanted to get one.... and then some dude put one on e-bay for $900.00.




They sell for around $1200 from authorized dealers, sometimes You can get them cheaper at eBay, it took me some time to find a good offer.
 

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Update: Control Module installation:


I took the complete compartment behind the shift lever out of the car.

1) Remove shift lever cover by lifting carefully from the back.
2) Remove 2 screws.
3) Disconnect Aux + Lighter socket connectors.




I took the Control Module apart, both plastic half are glued to each other. I removed the "sticky"
tape from the back of the module, drilled the necessary holes and used screws and a small
amount of J.B.Weld to secure the bottom half in place.

I also had to cut the wires.





After, I re-glue both plastic halfs with small amounts of J.B.Weld, and solder/insulated the wires.



This is how it looks after everything is connected.


 
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