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OK so, when I first saw these auto folding mirrors I knew I had to have them. In Los Angeles (or any city for that matter) there are some narrow streets and I often see mirrors get decapitated. I am used to manually pushing the mirror in but this is so much more classy. I bought mine from AliExpress - China yes it seems scary but rest assured this is an OEM part, even though it's from China. I'm pretty sure all the US stores source from the same place. If you are more comfortable paying more from a US store, I get that. These come with no caps and no glass - just the guts you need as you will swap over your caps and glass. As you can see, it is significantly cheaper than anywhere else. OK, enough of that.

The install is very straight forward. You do have to remove the door panels and let me be the first to say that I HATE DOING THAT! Why? Because generally you break a clip and then the panel rattles and doesn't feel as tight as the first time it was on. I found this NOT TO BE THE CASE! VW did a really great job with the panels so that they not only clip by pushing IN, but also clips slide down. Hard to explain until you've done it but have no fear, it is not difficult at all. The USP instructions work GREAT so thanks to them! The install seems more daunting than it really is, it only took me about an hour to do the physical install. You get 3 parts with the kit: Right and Left mirror assemblies and a new mirror switch that has a new position to FOLD the mirrors. This is handy if you need to squeeze into a tight spot or it you are at the drag strip and want to reduce wind resistance :laugh:



Now the coding had me a little confused. The whole point of the mirrors for me is for them to fold up when I lock the car and then unfold when unlocked - seems simple enough and the coding for that is super easy:

Folding mirrors with lock/unlock
Kit can be purchased from
http://www.uspmotorsports.com/MK7-GT...onversion.html
[09] Central Electronics
[16] Security Access - Code is 31347, click "Do it!"
[10] Adaptation, choose from the drop down channel
[23] - Access control 2 - Funk Spiegelanklappen change to "active", click do it
[26] - Access control 2 - Menuesteuerung Funkspiegelanklappen change to “active”
[24] - Access control 2 - Funk Spiegelanklappung Modus change to “by look command via remote control key”
Then in the car….
In the Media display
Click "Car"
"Setup"
"Mirrors & Wipers", select the option for “Fold away after parking.

But just by doing this nothing happens, at least now for me. There is ANOTHER part that needs to be coded - This is well documented with GTI's and Golfs but for some reason the R is a bit different.. So, in order to tell the car that it actually has folding mirrors, you need to code it in, in a GTI when you go to module 42 & 52 (passenger and driver door electronics) you see this:





Easy enough right? WRONG! As of this post, when you go to module 42 and 52 in the R, you first get a dialog box (sorry no pic) saying that there is no info on this module... you hit OK and proceed and you are presented with this:





These 2 things as marked by the red arrows need to be checked to let the car know it has folding mirrors... so, what I ended up doing is copying the binary in byte 1 and byte 4 and put that in mine even though there is no description. Once I did that, it all worked! Just make sure that you UNCHECK Bit 5 & 6 or your puddle lights won't work.

Anyway, I LOVE these things, this could be my favorite mod so far as I get giddy watching them fold and unfold - I just click the fob; open, close, open, close... :screwy: :facepalm: Here is a proper daytime video of them in action. Hope this helps someone in the future!

 

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This has been on my "must have" list for a new car since I first saw an E39 M5 with the mirrors folded skywards. Bummer that certain european marques decide to cheap out on our market.

I enjoyed this feature way too much on my rental Skoda I had in the UK last fall.
 

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Looks great Nik. Nice job!


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Make no mistake, they are OEM VW...
I have no doubt they are oem, just that first initial purchase from an unknown buyer is what scares me! Haha but I thank you and I will most definitely be purchasing this kit along with carbon fiber mirror caps, is there a seller in China making real carbon caps for cheap as wel!?
 

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Very nice!
I may have to get these.

Let us know when you figure out the puddle lights. :thumbup:

For those that doubt the parts from China are OEM, don't worry, they are OEM VW.
I got the parts for rain sensing wipers/auto headlights for my 12 R from China also. There has got to be some sort of lower cost for parts distribution to/from china than anywhere else.
 

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Did you order Quantity: 1 to receive all three parts?

Also, is there any type of weather sensing in this coding/car? Say this part is frozen over during the winter, will it hurt this functionality if it tries to open or close?
Yes what I linked to provides everything you need, you will receive a driver and passenger mirror and the new mirror switch. I doubt it has any weather sensing abilities... That said, I can't imagine there would be any issues.
 

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Yes what I linked to provides everything you need, you will receive a driver and passenger mirror and the new mirror switch. I doubt it has any weather sensing abilities... That said, I can't imagine there would be any issues.
Very cool. I think I will bite. Thank you for taking the plunge and of course posting all this helpful info to boot. :beer:
 
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