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I installed this mirror the second week I had my GTi back in April but I never took pictures... So for those of you that have all been waiting, the wait is over.
The install was simple. I used a 2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet rearview mirror with the floating compass. These are the newer style mirrors found on some A4's. Got the mirror form Ebay before I totaled my Passat and was planning on installing it then, but as fate has it she was totaled. So this nice mod found a home in the new GTI.
You will need the following OEM parts
(dont have the part number) Audi Mirror
8H0-857-593-4PK Mirror Cover
4B0 971 833 (6 pin connector)
000 979 018 (wire) you cut this wire in half and both ends plug into the 6-pin connector.
Here is more info that I found on how to wire it
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1674560
I removed the stock mirror by wrapping around a sock at the base, then using a set of pliars to rotate the mirror clockwise about 90 degres until it unlocked from the windshield base. Do this VERY SLOWLY AND GENTLE BECAUSE YOU WILL CRACK THE WINDSHIELD!
Then I did the same process but in reverse order to attatch the new Auto Dimming mirror.
I located a key switch power source (forgot the fuse number) from the AC fan. So the mirror powers up whenever the ignition is on.
I ran the wires up the A pillar and up the headliner where they rest very clean and unnoticible to the naked eye.
The only thing missing from the mirror is the oem cover, which I ordered from impex and should arrive next week.
Best mod I have done so far, and I wont be tinting my windows now nor buying the rear sunshade. This is such a nice feature to have with all the ass whipes driving there SUV's with Xenons in your eyes!
Hope this makes its way into the DIY section. :wink:
where I got power from

Mirror in action. You can turn off the compass function if you desire by holding down the power button on the mirror for 5 seconds. Also the button is illuminated RED at night so its a perfect match.



you can see the wires because the cover I dont have yet


Modified by quailallstar at 10:45 AM 5-14-2006


Modified by quailallstar at 3:39 PM 5-29-2006
 

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Lets get this moved over to the DIY section.....
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

This is prob. a dumb question but , do you need power on an auto dimmer w/o the compass?
How Much $ for all parts?
Thanks


Modified by EM06GTI at 7:37 AM 5-10-2006
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (EM06GTI)

You don't have any excuses for getting lost now; you have two compasses and navigation.
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (adeck20)

Yup hehehehehe
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (EM06GTI)

Quote, originally posted by EM06GTI »
This is prob. a dumb question but , do you need power on an auto dimmer w/o the compass?
How Much $ for all parts?
Thanks

Modified by EM06GTI at 7:37 AM 5-10-2006

The mirror new is 550.00 and I got it on ebay for 110.00. the plug was 6 bucks and cables were 7. Cover was also 8 dollars.
Yes the auto dimming mirror needs power in order to dim.
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (EM06GTI)

Does it have the rain sensor in it? Because I've been looking into activating the auto light function in my GLI.
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

Great job! I sold my Audi and bought the GTI...I miss that and the regular mirror is just crap. They came so far and skimped out on little things like the mirror. WTF?
Will definitely have to do this one!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Thanks again
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (Germanpower SLC)

So the old mirror and the new mirror attach to the same base on the windshild? Used to be on the MKIV you had to replace the windshield to get the proper mountinng base for the autodimming mirror.
Did you hook up the reverse line to it?
Bryn
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (bfourney)

It's all the same mount that is used on the B5.5 Passat and MKIV (without auto dim or water sensor from factory) models.
Yeah, its just take off, and put on! No I didint hook up the reverse feature. Dont need it.
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

Have you obtain a part number?
Does the compass requires calibration?
As for the button, I assume this turns the auto-dimming feature to an on/off mode?
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (hafa_adai)

No sorry I don't have a part number. As long as it is a an audi mirror that has the floating compass then you're set.
It auto calibrates all on its own.
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

This is such a much needed mod! Coming from a car that had an auto dimmer, i'm having a hard time living without it. Everytime i'm driving at night I feel like the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is riding my ass.
EDIT: Will this one work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...%3AIT


Modified by gatorb8 at 7:30 PM 5-15-2006
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (gatorb8)

Quote, originally posted by gatorb8 »
This is such a much needed mod! Coming from a car that had an auto dimmer, i'm having a hard time living without it. Everytime i'm driving at night I feel like the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is riding my ass.
EDIT: Will this one work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...%3AIT

Modified by gatorb8 at 7:30 PM 5-15-2006


No doubt, that's the main feature I miss from my GLX GTI. I want that mod so now!
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

Great car man. Pckg 1, Navi, XM, 18's and Mirror mod very nice and well thought out. To me it's better than packg II. 18's, navi and mirror beats leather.
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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (kawi636)

Quote, originally posted by kawi636 »
Great car man. Pckg 1, Navi, XM, 18's and Mirror mod very nice and well thought out. To me it's better than packg II. 18's, navi and mirror beats leather.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

thanks http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: OEM Auto-dimming Compass Rearview Mirror Installed in a US spec GTI (quailallstar)

Quote, originally posted by quailallstar »
It's all the same mount that is used on the B5.5 Passat and MKIV (without auto dim or water sensor from factory) models.
Yeah, its just take off, and put on! No I didint hook up the reverse feature. Dont need it.

Wait, so this is an autodimming mirror without a rain sensor? The mount is the same as the normal mirror? Interesting...
 
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