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auto dim rearview mirror

swarcup Feb 25, 2011

  1. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    now then guys

    I took a chance the other day and bought an autodim mirror brand new from ebay. got it for 99p so even if i cant retrofit its no big deal. the part number of the mirror is 8t0 857 511 a 4pk.
    The sticker on the mirror base says B8 base. I know there is an adapter that allows you to fit a b7 mirror to the b6 window attachment. Does anyone know if i will be able to attach this on. It would be a shame if it cant be done. The wiring shouldnt be to difficult i hope.
    I have tried a search with the part number but not really turned anything up apart from its soul black and possibly contains a compass. If anyone has any ideas regarding this, or could confirm the part number it would be a start.
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    post a pic of the conection to screen
    im sure yours will be the ball type if so you need a new screen
    when i went for the ttrs auto dim my screen kinda got broke so got a new 1 with £35 excess
    you can get the loom from kufatek.de for abour 20 quid
     
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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  4. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    it seems the mirror is to fit an A5, here is a picture although taken on my phone, hope it comes out ok [​IMG]
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    you need the new later screen same as i had to get
     
  6. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    is the later screen needed just to make the rain sensor work or because the mounting comes ready bonded? how does this mounting compare to a b7 one also
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    theres 2 types of conection

    1 is the ball type you prob have that 1 now

    2 is to fit the later ones with rain sensor is sits between the mirror and glass they are bonded on and with an outline look at the pic you will see what i mean

    [​IMG]
     
  8. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    cool i see the point of the new window as it obscures the wiring from seeing it outside the car. The mounting i have looks like this [​IMG]


    can i use the adapter linked here adapter for Gentex mirror fitting on vw - Parking Sensor Online - to make the mirror sit onto this connector. i can then set about masking the view from the outside. I dont really want the rain sensor thing to work i was just after the autodim function. Im not against getting a new screen as an acidental crack may well appear you never know!
     
  9. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    so u need new screen or a diff mirror
     
  10. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    sorry to be a pain but if i do accidentally crack my screen and need a replacement, what do i tell them to order. They will order the screen from my chassis number wont they so the result will be back to square one.
     
  11. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    you tell them that you have the rain sensor thats all and they will supply iy
     
  12. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    And then the mount i need to fit this mirror will be there then?
     
  13. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    yes just make sure you tell them you have the rain sensor tho
     
  14. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks mate
     
  15. jd26

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    Wow bez that yours?? Stunning b7!
     

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