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I know that the total cost for a black one (Anni) including rain sensitive bits was ?120... Would imagine it's not so far emoved from that figure. Probably looking at about ?80-?90, but might be lucky.... (grey being most common)
 

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They are very cool things to have [:D]

Mind you, it looks like you've tints, so it may not work.

Mine doesnt work to great if my sunblind is up, something to do with light levels coming through.

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if your cars tinted it might not work the bmw and merc ones dont due to lack of light on the sensor

my 328 coupe stopped blue it was horrible
 

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The autodim feature is the thing I miss the most about my Golf.

Well that and only having to fill up every couple of weeks [:)]
 

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Have to say, I do like the feature, but sometimes it can be too effective... which is annoying. Like when you are trying to get the reg number of the fool who is tailgating, and it dims so you can only see his lights!!!

I think wiring wise, it must only be a power input, probably drawn from the interior light wiring loom.. am sure that the wizedry is held entirely within the mirror itself, as that is where the sensor is... if you cover up the little whole, you can see the reg numbers again!!!![:D]
 

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I have a medium tint all round and the sensor still works. I'm sure it won't with a darker shade though.
 

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I was looking in a new Passat the other day and the auto dimming mirror has an on/off switch on the bottom of the mirror. Does anyone know if this mirror would fit a Golf which has the autodimmer already, so you could turn it on or off. (I assume the wiring would be the same internally, you would just have the option of switching off the supply voltage). Foxy????
 

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when installing my W8 light yesterday there was a wiring loom up inside the light, it was two wires with a connector on the end? Would this possably be wiring for the auto dimming mirror already installed.
 

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Quote: posted by Carlos on 10/12/2004 12:09:19

I got one from a scrappers for ?20 quid and fitted it in about 20mins.

[:D]

How do you install this? and how do you remove the existing mirror?

Is it only the mirror that needs changing or do you need to replace the whole item
 

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IMO its a god send, one of the best features i had in my Bora/have in my Passat. Worked fine with a 35% tint on the rear screen of the Bora, and also fine with nearer 20% tint on my Passat (in fact i think it works more effectively with a tint i.e less obtrusive).
 

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Quote: posted by Carlos on 10/12/2004 12:09:19

I got one from a scrappers for ?20 quid and fitted it in about 20mins.

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Carlos was is easy to fit? I have been toying with the idea of this for some time but I keep thinking that it won't fit.

Cheers
 

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Check out foxy's website for tips on fitting the mirror. I got one for 25 quid on ebay. Just painted it beige to match my interior. It has 6 wires to connect. As soon as i've sussed which is which, it will be fitted in my car.

Can any one tell what each wire is used for?
 

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may i sugest you leave your car alone for a while till you've sorted some of your other problems out,you've had 99 for ages now.

if you want to talk about anything son,just pm me,we're all here to help you know.
 

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Yes they will fit on the normal brackets - on the screen

To remove the existing bracket - i found it easier to remove the mirror from the bracket - ball joing - just pull down....Then turn the bracket 90 degrees (either way) and its off!

I guess the switching thing would work - as its in effect a switch - they could be installed to the std one if you could be bothered to wire the power down the pillar to a switch and back again.....

The 6 wires in total include the rain sensor - I think youve double posted - and ive replied to your other post[^]

Telling you which wires you need - Foxy posted me the VW wiring spec on the mirror section.

One wire requires the reverse light switch - to clear the tint - if someone knows where this is - at the front of the car - pls advise - cheers

Hope this helps[:)]
 
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