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)
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!!!!
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????
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.
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).
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.
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