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Power folding mirror retro fit completed

chasdrury Jul 7, 2012

  1. chasdrury

    chasdrury Member

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    My A4 came with heated / electric mirrors as most do - however, our house has a narrow garage so i thought about installing the OEM power folding ones. It's a very easy DIY:

    You need...

    New door control modules for each side - part numbers
    Drivers side: 8E2 959 802
    Passenger side: 8E2 959 801
    It seems modules with 'E' at the end will also work - but definately not ones with 'B' at the end.

    You need a new mirror switch that has 4 positions - the 4th position is to turn them in.

    New mirrors from an A4 or S4 with power folding function:
    8E2 858 531 B or 8E2858531AC passenger side
    8E2 858 532 J or 8E2858532AC drivers side

    To fit them, remove both door cards, remove the speakers. The old control modules are 3 screws and pull off. replace with new ones. Once the speaker is out you can access the wire all the way through the door upto the mirror - uncrew the old mirror base and replace with new mirror and push cable down through door and into new control module.

    WIth the door card off you can access the switch on teh armrest and unscrew and replace with the new one.

    That's it - no wiring, no coding it just works!

    Chas
     
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  2. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Good work. I want to do this to mine in the future
     
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice one, did you take any pictures to add into your guide?
     
  4. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    what was the costings for this upgrade ? can you break down the parts with there prices?
     
  5. amar06fbr

    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    i have a set of these for sale if anyone is interested, they are power fold and auto diming mirrors, i also have the 4 way positions switch. PM me if you interested.
     
  6. boffin10

    boffin10 New Member

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    Chas, I'm about to do the same mod for the same reason & have read up about it in a few threads on his forum. Maybe I've missed it but I don't recall anyone mentioning the door grab handle where the switch is mounted. My Owners Manual for that option shows a fourth (fold) symbol on the handle (which presumably is also illuminated by the switch). Did you get a 4 position grab handle for the mod? If so, do you have the P/No?
     
  7. cobraBLACK

    cobraBLACK Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    My car came with power-folding mirrors but we're soon to move into a house with a thin garage.

    Out of interest, if it's so thin you need to fold your mirrors, how do you get out of the car once you're inside the garage?
     
  8. SL11CKK

    SL11CKK Active Member

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    I would imagine to get the car through the garage doors is a tight fit.
     
  9. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Aprox cost?
     
  10. chasdrury

    chasdrury Member

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    Exactly - the garage is quite wide actually, but the door is smaller - so either side of the door is built out if that makes sense - once you're in it's fine!

    Approx cost about £220 for me - second hand and ebay parts.
     
  11. A4geordie

    A4geordie New Member

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    Do you still have mirrors for sale ? 07967218015 cheers
     
  12. ricostuart

    ricostuart Active Member

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    holy necrophiliac thread batman!
     
  13. Gaz!

    Gaz! Member

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    This should be stickied.
     
  14. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It's been well over a year since the last post, so I don't feel it's something that gets discussed a lot on these pages?

    I'll add it to the DIY guides if it's not already there.
     
  15. YSN

    YSN Member

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    Anyone know what the part number is for the 4 position switch to fold them in?
     
  16. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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  17. YSN

    YSN Member

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    Thanks for finding it and the link benjie, nice one.
     
  18. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    I am using one out of an A8 and works fine with my folding mirrors
     
  19. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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    No probs YSN, as Mike says - there are loads of cars that share the part. They're listed on the link.

    Chas - if you're still following this - what's your verdict on using the folding mirrors when icy... yay or nay? I'm thinking about where a particularly hard frost has formed, it might cause a lot of resistance to the mirror movement?
     
  20. vr6gordy

    vr6gordy Well-Known Member

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    Cool
     
  21. vr6gordy

    vr6gordy Well-Known Member

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    The part numbers for the control module are they the same for cabriolet
     
  22. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    No idea mate, but know the ones I have for sale def work with the saloon and avant.
     
  23. LordOfTheRings

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    Does the folding mirror kit also enable the passenger mirror auto-adjustment upon reverse gear activation? Or do I still need a different central control block that supports storing the initial position of the mirror?
     

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