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    Electric folding door mirrors....

    Does anyone know if its easy to get hold of electric folding door mirrors for my S3? The ones i have are electric adjustable and heated, but dont fold electrically

    I am after the aluminium covers too.

    Its not standard on mine....2002/2003 model, dont know why though!!!

    I like gadgets so any help on this would be much appreciated!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    yeah vagparts.com do them.....

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Thanks...

    I've just emailed them!!

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Post up the response. I'd be interested in hearing if it's possible and how much, etc.

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    yeah I'm interested too! they are well cool!

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    They do sound a bit special, might get some myself, depending on the $$$

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    sorry guys but i am still waiting for vag to get back to me...will let ya all know asap

    Audi quoted me 293+ vat for aluminium mirrors (the whole unit) which for the alu ones isnt bad at all!!!
    This wasnt the electric folding ones though.

    VAG can get them brand new for 230 +VAT but as i say they havent got back to me about the folding ones yet.

    There is still the question of wiring them up too!!!
    And getting the switch for the door.

    I will keep you all informed!!!

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Hey all....

    This is what VAG told me about the electric folding/adjustable/aluminium door mirrors.

    "I can see why this couldn't be done but you will need to do a fair bit of wiring the mirrors are 307.89 +vat each, the switch you would need
    is 19.71 +vat"

    If my calculator is working ok then they are 361.77 each. Thats not too bad, but it sounds as if it could be a pig to wire up!!!

    I am still thinkin about it...let me know if any of you get it sorted!!!

    Later....i gtg to work now

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    "I am still thinkin about it..."

    I ordered a set on Wednesday, should be here by the end of the next week. I didn't go for the chrome backed version, that cut the cost quite alot.

    They do sound difficult to wire up, but hey what else am I to do at weekends [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif[/img]

    I'll let you know how it progresses.

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    good luck clcollins - can u record a step by step with piccies? (if it ain't too much hassle) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    and how much did the standard cap folding mirrors cost, as if they are reasonable I could in theory transfer my ali mirrors if I got them?

    Step by step and pics would be nice too.

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

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    and how much did the standard cap folding mirrors cost, as if they are reasonable I could in theory transfer my ali mirrors if I got them?

    Step by step and pics would be nice too.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There seems to be huge leap from standard to aluminium prices, have look below:

    "Thanks for the enquiry on the question of the mirrors; I can't see any
    reason why this can't be done the mirrors are 98.53 +vat the new switch
    will be 19.71 +vat, you will have to add additional wiring to operate
    these. This would have to be made up. Hope this helps let me know"

    So at 98.53 each and 19.71 for the switch + VAT, I was on the phone straight away. I will photograph the installation, I'm hoping the backs off my existing mirrors will fit the new ones so I don't have the get them colour matched, this would go for switching over your aluminium backs also.

    When they arrive I'll take a photo and post it here so you can see what you get for your money.

    Now the only remaining question is do I have them fold in when I turn the engine off or when I turn on the alarm [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Thanks for the info.

    Would be nice if the covers are transferable too.

    Keep us posted!

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

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    Thanks for the info.

    Would be nice if the covers are transferable too.

    Keep us posted!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    OK got the kit last Friday and the good news is that you can simply fit your old covers onto the new fitting [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. The not so good news is that it bloody difficult to wire up [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img].

    The mirrors have a simple electrical plug on them, but the relay that has to be wired into the circuit is a bit of a mystery. It has 6 spade connections comming out of it (with identification markings) but how that relates to the mirrors I don't know, looks like its going to be a steep learning curve in auto electronics. I can't even fit the mirrors in preperation for wiring up at a later date as they are in the closed position, Doh. Have a look at the pics, all help/pointing in the right direction greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Another pic

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    And another

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Last one, oh and by the way in total the kit cost just under 270 inc delivery.

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    You may find the following link helpful for info on relays:
    12 Volt .COM

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    i so want them! but don't like the look of all this technical wiring stuff! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

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    i so want them! but don't like the look of all this technical wiring stuff! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Me too!!!

    Be sure to make very accurate notes and take lots of picies for the rest of us mere mortals to follow in your footsteps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

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    You may find the following link helpful for info on relays:
    12 Volt .COM

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    Thanks for the info [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Electric folding door mirrors....

    Cheers for the pics.........very tempting, but your going to have to be our gunie pig [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

 

 

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