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Auto dim side mirrors wiring

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    Recently i retrofitted folding mirrors from an S4 - all working with new door modules. Years ago I fitted the auto dim mirror, and to this day only wired up power and grnd for them - i have cables for reverse signal and the auto dimming side mirrors. Now I have mirrors with wiring in the loom for auto dimming and the correct modules is there a connector I can plug the wires for left and right dimming from the centre mirror without having to run a cable all teh way through the door?

    Anyone with ElsaWin who could confirm that it would be appreciated!
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    Chas
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    Not seen it done befofre and would be interested in seeing its results,
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    I think it should be fairly easy - i mean, the mirrors i have do already have the wire from the mirror housing in the loom for autodim, so it goes back to the module in the door. Now, presumably (and a big assumption) if all the wiring is in the door loom for folding mirrors (which it is) the wiring for autodim is in from the dashboard to the door as well. So i really just need to know the locations of where this wiring goes from the door into the car on each side, connect up the 2 wires and get the auto dim glass. In theory, of course! :)

    Any elsawin wiring experts out there?
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    Is this of any use?

    EDIT: Too small, have e-mailed it to you!
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    Thanks Ben. I think that's what I needed but I emailed a couple of questions as you are more clued up then me!!!!!
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    You'll be lucky mate, audi change there minds on wiring looms even on same chassis builds, lol, put it this way I had 1 of the very few S3 8L's that had full folding/dimming mirrors & I was damn lucky to just be able to pnp the dimming side, but not folding, made up my own circuit with fold/unfold, I digress :)

    Anyway, you will probably have to run wires from the door pillar connectors to the mirror, but as with most jobs you'll just have to check it all from mirror to mirror as such & add whats missing, no easy way forward with this mod I'm afraid, as I said audi sometimes fit wiring for non fitted components & its completely random as to what & which chassis.
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    NHN can you wire A5 seats into the A4 B7 cab ?
    sorry to hijack
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    I see no issues with electrics, just airbags maybe an issue.
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