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wiring diagram for dimming mirror please

rasA4 Apr 19, 2010

  1. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    Hi all i might have a go into installing this tomorrow any ideas what wires i need to connect it has 6 wires
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    You got ELSAWin mate? It'll be in there.
     
  3. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    nah i dont
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    1 positive + VE
    2 Earth -VE
    3 Reverse light ( in passenger footwell
    4 Dipping side mirrors (if fitted)
    5 Dipping side mirrors ( iff fitted)
    6 Interior light pin 1
     
  5. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    whats pin 6 actually for? only wired 1+2 on mine
     
  6. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    been told its when the interior light is on the mirror wont dim
     
  7. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    any tips on wiring it olds_kool? i was thinking of adding a switch somewhere
     
  8. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    if i remember correctly i used connections already there for ambient lighting, so it only works when lights are switched on
     
  9. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    good idea my only concern is if it dims and you dont want it to? thats my reason for the switch

    and thanks again to mark for getting the pin numbers for me
     
  10. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    i have the cover for the wiring however i dont have the back plate for the glass for the cap to clip onto, do you have it kev?
     
  11. GSB1

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    That's the idea of making sure it doesn't get activated by the interior light or when you are in reverse gear. Any other time, if it dims it is for a reason.

    I am interested in this retro fit and the parts used. The sources for pins 1, 2 and 3 would be good to see documented.
     
  12. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    i take your point GSB, having looked at the newer dimming mirrors they have a switch on them just makes me wonder why they have them unless they dont have them wired to the interior light. i just dont want to come unstuck if it does dim for no reason, even though it shouldnt do. I think what i will do is fit it without switch and see how i go.
     
  13. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    i take your point GSB just makes me wonder why the newer dimming mirrors have a override switch on the mirror? i think i will fit without switch and see how i go
     
  14. GSB1

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    My Mercedes had one and my BMW has one, neither have a switch. I think you'll be fine without, so long as you have the interior light and reverse light feeds connected.

    Keep us informed of how it goes, I really miss this on my S4 and would love to do the retro fit. A shame it's not a plug and play retro fit like it was on my Merc.

    Good luck.

    Graham
     
  15. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    will do.. didnt get time yesterday at all
     
  16. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    got a couple of spares if you want one
     
  17. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    Yes please
     

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