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Hi All,
I've sucessfully added the Rain/Light Sensor and auto-dimming mirror to my 2.0T Package 2. It took some time and meant running lots of wires, but it's successful; and I finally have the function I lost when I sold the GTI.
You can dowload a PDF file with the DIY below.
I'd like to whole-heartily thank Rob from Parts at Valenti in Watertown, CT for finding and ordering all the right parts for the job. I'd like to especially thank Paul from service at VW of West Hartford, CT for taking time out on a Sunday to help me install.
I'd also like to send out a special thank you to the glass gods for keeping me from spidering my glass.
-Bigbot



Modified by svander at 1:52 PM 6-1-2006
 

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Re: (oripaamoni)

You don't need a new windshield anymore. I installed the sensor without replacing the glass. Now you can remove your old mount and install the new one.
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Re: (digitalhippie)

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the mirror, how much did it cost you?? do you have the part number(s)?

Here are the part numbers quick; Sorry I haven't been able to work on the write-up today; was at work from 7:30a to 9p.
Parts:
Qty Part Number VW Description (My Description) Price
1 4B0-971-833 HOUSING (Female Harness Connector) $5.82
1 1C0-973-119 HOUSING (Female Harness Connector) $4.28
2 000-979-009 WIRE SET (Trigger Wires) $2.97
3 000-979-018 WIRE SET (Trigger Wires) $5.58
1 1K0-955-559-R RAINSENSOR $162.98
1 1K0-858-547—71N CAP (Mirror Cover) $4.65
1 1K0-858-548—71N CAP (Mirror Cover) $4.65
1 1K0-857-593—71N CONDUIT (Lower Piece Wire Conduit) $9.18
1 1K5-857-304—71N TRIM (Headliner Connector) $4.07
1 DA-004-600-A2 2K GLUE (Holding Plate Glue) $51.60
1 1K0-845-543 PLATE (Rain/Light Sensor Mounting Plate) $11.60
1 1K0-857-511-B-9B9 MIRROR (Auto-Dimming Mirror) $224.42
More to come.....
 

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Re: (quailallstar)

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Can I do this with my Auto dimming mirror I installed? This sounds cool..
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...01273

I'm not sure. The rain-light sensor sends data to the car over a single wire (both light and rain data) to the lin-bus. If you can find a wiring diagram for the mirror, you may have a compatible lin-bus output.
-Bigbot
 

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bigbot45 said:
I'm not sure. The rain-light sensor sends data to the car over a single wire (both light and rain data) to the lin-bus. If you can find a wiring diagram for the mirror, you may have a compatible lin-bus output.
-Bigbot[/QUOT
Thanks.. But it seems like the mirror you have is the VW one, Im using an Audi mirror. I think the only thing my mirror can do is the headlights... but no rain sensing. Im happy with my auto dim
 

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Re: (cirial)

Any pics of just
1K0-955-559-R RAINSENSOR . I want to enable the light function. But not have to worry about the mirror
 

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Re: (06DeepBlack)

TTT
 

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Re: (06DeepBlack)

http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif BIZUMP!
 

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Re: (windex)

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Bump for pics of the rain/light sensor.
Anyone who has put this sensor in, do the rain and auto-headlamp features have to be enabled with VagCom?

Yup, you need to tell the control module that it's installed; and then enable coming and leaving home. Full instructions will be done by the end of the weekend!
 

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Re: (bigbot45)

Babump.
Hoping BB45 is working on write-up and not enjoying gorgeous weather in the North-East.

Just kidding...
I'm really looking forward to the pictures - especially how he got the mirror off without breaking the windshield!
 

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Bump for write up!
 
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