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    Wide Angle for Dumbo's?

    Hi Peeps

    You'd think you could see half the known universe in these huge rear viewers, but sadly not. The blind spots are a pain that need addressing post haste. So do Audi do a wide angle mirror for the 8P3 Dumbo mirrors? and if so, what year did they start? anyone got them fitted on an MY09?

    I have a cheapo set from e-bay, but I don't want to crimp the connections just in case they've got crap heaters & would prefer OEM if possible.

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    I advise doing what the cool kids do, pop some of these go-faster mirror attachments on. They add 20bhp while increasing safety and view performance by 291%. Fact.

    Send pics when fitted.

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    well during my driving lessons, my instructor had little circle things that stuck on the mirrors that supposedly helped. although that was nearly 4 years ago!
    something like this 2*Blind Spot Car Mirror Convex Mirror Wide-Angle View No Distortion Silver UK | eBay
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    Yes audi do the blind sided glass, why not upgrade to full folding/dimming with blind sided on both sides as I have a complete set for sale :P

    You can buy the glass with blind side, cant remember how much exactly but think was £53 approximately, they don't supply it usually for passengers in UK, but they do fit to lhd cars both sides I've noticed, wont drive without it on any of ours cars.
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    Thanks All,

    I already have folding mirrors Nigel, just need better glass. Is the dimming sensor attached to the glass & would it need extra wiring?
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    Dimming sides relies on rear view dimming mirror fitted already, plus wiring fitted, your bases should have the wires in place to a point, if you have dimming rear view & want to fit the sides, give me a shout mate

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    yea, no dimming rear view unfortunately - so I'll give that a miss then. Thanks for the nod about Blind Sides though, I'll get on to a dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sliced View Post
    well during my driving lessons, my instructor had little circle things that stuck on the mirrors that supposedly helped. although that was nearly 4 years ago!
    something like this 2*Blind Spot Car Mirror Convex Mirror Wide-Angle View No Distortion Silver UK | eBay
    I used to have some of those on a previous car, but I don't think they're a good look for the A3. Thanks anyway mate.
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