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Electric folding door mirrors....

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mdoyle69, Mar 26, 2004.

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    [Mar 26, 2004]
    Does anyone know if its easy to get hold of electric folding door mirrors for my S3? The ones i have are electric adjustable and heated, but dont fold electrically

    I am after the aluminium covers too.

    Its not standard on mine....2002/2003 model, dont know why though!!!

    I like gadgets so any help on this would be much appreciated!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    [Mar 26, 2004]
    yeah vagparts.com do them.....
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    Thanks...

    I've just emailed them!!
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    [Mar 28, 2004]
    Post up the response. I'd be interested in hearing if it's possible and how much, etc.
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    yeah I'm interested too! they are well cool!
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    They do sound a bit special, might get some myself, depending on the $$$
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    sorry guys but i am still waiting for vag to get back to me...will let ya all know asap

    Audi quoted me £293+ vat for aluminium mirrors (the whole unit) which for the alu ones isnt bad at all!!!
    This wasnt the electric folding ones though.

    VAG can get them brand new for £230 +VAT but as i say they havent got back to me about the folding ones yet.

    There is still the question of wiring them up too!!!
    And getting the switch for the door.

    I will keep you all informed!!!
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    Hey all....

    This is what VAG told me about the electric folding/adjustable/aluminium door mirrors.

    "I can see why this couldn't be done but you will need to do a fair bit of wiring the mirrors are £307.89 +vat each, the switch you would need
    is £19.71 +vat"

    If my calculator is working ok then they are £361.77 each. Thats not too bad, but it sounds as if it could be a pig to wire up!!!

    I am still thinkin about it...let me know if any of you get it sorted!!!

    Later....i gtg to work now

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    "I am still thinkin about it..."

    I ordered a set on Wednesday, should be here by the end of the next week. I didn't go for the chrome backed version, that cut the cost quite alot.

    They do sound difficult to wire up, but hey what else am I to do at weekends /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif

    I'll let you know how it progresses.
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    good luck clcollins - can u record a step by step with piccies? (if it ain't too much hassle) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    and how much did the standard cap folding mirrors cost, as if they are reasonable I could in theory transfer my ali mirrors if I got them?

    Step by step and pics would be nice too.
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    S3 Mike said:
    and how much did the standard cap folding mirrors cost, as if they are reasonable I could in theory transfer my ali mirrors if I got them?

    Step by step and pics would be nice too.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    There seems to be huge leap from standard to aluminium prices, have look below:

    "Thanks for the enquiry on the question of the mirrors; I can't see any
    reason why this can't be done the mirrors are £98.53 +vat the new switch
    will be £19.71 +vat, you will have to add additional wiring to operate
    these. This would have to be made up. Hope this helps let me know"

    So at £98.53 each and £19.71 for the switch + VAT, I was on the phone straight away. I will photograph the installation, I'm hoping the backs off my existing mirrors will fit the new ones so I don't have the get them colour matched, this would go for switching over your aluminium backs also.

    When they arrive I'll take a photo and post it here so you can see what you get for your money.

    Now the only remaining question is do I have them fold in when I turn the engine off or when I turn on the alarm /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Thanks for the info.

    Would be nice if the covers are transferable too.

    Keep us posted!

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    S3 Mike said:
    Thanks for the info.

    Would be nice if the covers are transferable too.

    Keep us posted!

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    OK got the kit last Friday and the good news is that you can simply fit your old covers onto the new fitting /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif. The not so good news is that it bloody difficult to wire up /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif.

    The mirrors have a simple electrical plug on them, but the relay that has to be wired into the circuit is a bit of a mystery. It has 6 spade connections comming out of it (with identification markings) but how that relates to the mirrors I don't know, looks like its going to be a steep learning curve in auto electronics. I can't even fit the mirrors in preperation for wiring up at a later date as they are in the closed position, Doh. Have a look at the pics, all help/pointing in the right direction greatly appreciated.
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
    Another pic
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
    And another
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
    Last one, oh and by the way in total the kit cost just under £270 inc delivery.
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
    You may find the following link helpful for info on relays:
    12 Volt .COM
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
    i so want them! but don't like the look of all this technical wiring stuff! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    [Apr 19, 2004]
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    recomdos said:
    i so want them! but don't like the look of all this technical wiring stuff! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Me too!!!

    Be sure to make very accurate notes and take lots of picies for the rest of us mere mortals to follow in your footsteps /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    garethj said:
    You may find the following link helpful for info on relays:
    12 Volt .COM

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    Thanks for the info /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Cheers for the pics.........very tempting, but your going to have to be our gunie pig /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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