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    Retrofitting.....

    I bought my car second-hand, and for some silly reason it only has the auto-dimming interior mirror. I've found this to be one of the most useful extras on the car, but I still get blinded by the exterior mirrors. Is it possible to replace the mirror glass in the exterior mirrors with auto-dimmimg glass? They are heated, so there is power there. How does the glass actually darken?

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    Re: Retrofitting.....

    unfortunately, he glass actually moves the same as if you were flipping a manual anti-dazzle one.

    The only anti-dazzle wind mirrors i've seen are the ones with the blue tint to them, and they're not that great.

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    Re: Retrofitting.....

    Not sure about you 'big' boys, but on the A3, the interior and exterior mirrors are photo-chromatic, i.e. they don't move they electronically tint.

    It's the best extra i've ever had on a car.

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    Re: Retrofitting.....

    I agree with you Eeef, my interior mirror is photo-chromatic. So it should be a pretty straight forward retro-fit for the exterior ones as there is already power going to the mirror?

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    Re: Retrofitting.....

    you can get retro fit auto dimming exterior mirrors from VAGparts.com, but at 175+vat each there not cheap.

 

 

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