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    Flap by rear view mirror!

    Just sat in the car and noticed there's a flap between the roof lights and the rear view mirror. Is this like a mini sunviser for my mirror? I dont have the lights pack so no auto dim..is this the manual sort of version? (S3 8p BE 2012)
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    its a mini sun visor

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    Its a sun visor. A mini one.

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    It's bloody usefull..had one years ago on my skoda...and missed it until having the 8P3
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    This discovery has pretty much made my day tbh! Quite sad really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark S View Post
    This discovery has pretty much made my day tbh! Quite sad really
    ive never noticed it till now and I'm on my 3rd 8P! well exciting!! haha
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    pretty sure it was on 8l as well

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    Had one on my mk4 R32 as well

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    Had one on my Golf V6 4motion and now the S3. Awesome bit of kit!

    My mate has a A3 3.2 Quattro and he was stoked when he realised he had one too! We need a new emoticon for the mini visor!
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    I drove home from work with it down....It didnt need to be... i just wanted to see it....tell it how much i missed it....and how i'm gonna make it up to it for not realising it was there.......
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    i must admit i was happy when i found mine too! (the small things eh?)
    nearly as happy as when i noticed my radio had an in dash 6 cd changer! ( i thought i had broke it by putting a disc in when there was 1 in already) ,.........................................it just said disc 2! doh!
    or the time i realised if i hold the auto button for a couple of seconds on the climate control, both sides go up and down together!
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    The mini sun visor is there in lieu of the blackout on the screens that have the rain sensor fitted - found mine when fitting the ambient and map light upgrade
    Didnt know about holding the auto button in tho gonna try that in the morning

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    Didnt know about holding the auto button in tho gonna try that in the morning [/QUOTE]


    ha! its true! try it! also hold your middle button in on your key fob for a few seconds and that pops your boot open!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2k68 View Post
    The mini sun visor is there in lieu of the blackout on the screens that have the rain sensor fitted - found mine when fitting the ambient and map light upgrade
    Didnt know about holding the auto button in tho gonna try that in the morning
    The mini sun visor is standard on all A3 and A4 models, plus Mk4, 5 and 6 Golf, Skoda Octavia plus many more I expect. It has nothing to do with rain sensors or light sensors. It's just a clever little thought to stop you getting blinded by the sun when it's low in the sky in the gap between the two main visors and rear view mirror...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2k68 View Post
    The mini sun visor is there in lieu of the blackout on the screens that have the rain sensor fitted - found mine when fitting the ambient and map light upgrade
    mine has rain sensors/black sun band and the mini visor...I think I may play the lottery
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    Its a sun visor, a mini 1

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    I was so excited the first time I got to use it. I waited weeks for the sun to be in the right position..... then bam, down went the visor and all of a sudden I could see again. Marvellous.

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    The mini sun visor completed my life.
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    Speaking of visors...

    I remember when I found that half sized sun visor that slides out from under the roof lining (the ones just behind the full sized sun visors).
    I was so impressed by my find that to this day I only use this one, even if its sunny enough to use the full sized one!
    I boasted to my mate who also has an A3, thinking he wouldn't know about it. His response......."Uh, didn't you know that was there??? ".

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    What, what, WHAT? Tell me more! Is this half sized sun visor on all models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCFC_Messiah View Post
    What, what, WHAT? Tell me more! Is this half sized sun visor on all models?
    its an air brake and if you press the esp button whilst wagging it your windscreen washers squirt earl grey !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCFC_Messiah View Post
    What, what, WHAT? Tell me more! Is this half sized sun visor on all models?
    Yep. Found kind of here (ignore the guy disassembling the pillar)...


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    Ads i honestly dont know of any visor there and i have messed with that area loads to wire in things... i think your pulling someones leg here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    Ads i honestly dont know of any visor there and i have messed with that area loads to wire in things... i think your pulling someones leg here!
    Look again. You just haven't noticed. I didn't either, for over a year.

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    You wont be believe how disappointed I was when I realised he was on a wind up. W*nker

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    Its handy for wiping snots on rather than the carpet or under the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCFC_Messiah View Post
    You wont be believe how disappointed I was when I realised he was on a wind up. W*nker

 

 

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