Any 8l have the auto dimming rear view mirror fitted as standard? I've got the hole set up off a bora, including the rain sensor, wiring relays etc for 20 quid and all in black... Any one retro fitted one?
First is the button on the screen that attaches the original mirror,its a different fitting and i know if i try to remove it it will crack the glass,other option is to buy a new later screen...but not yet
Original twist fit mirror below,auto dim on top.
original non dim mirror button.
The Auto dim mirror has a 20mm hole in the center for the auto wiper option,for now im wiring it in but not fitting it unless i change screens,so it will be in the glove box if need be,the auto dim button fits nicely over the original button,so i bonded it on.
Few ours later...
view from the rear..
Next was the wiring,i took no shots sorry,but it soldered the blue/black wire into fuse 5 and gave it and earth,the reveres option i left off,the wiper wiring i wired into the back of the wiper relay and all done.
The original mirror sits higher than auto dim mirror,so the tube that runs the wires through needs to be trimmed down.
Then just slot the mirror in place,connect the plug,fit covers and your all done.
still need to order the lower trims so please ignore..
So if i ever change the screen for an later auto dim mirror type all i have to do is pop the rain sensor in place,plug the wiring in and done....probably never happen lol
where can I locate fuse 5 if I'm right I understand there are 2 fuse box, I have just also found out tonight I have auto wipers , I new I had auto lights but went to get the car washed and as soon as the water hit the winder screen my wipers started so that's auto lights and wipers working but not auto rear view mirror. Any ideas ?
they share the same fuse and its the fuse board on the side of the drivers side dash,i suspect the mirror is at fault if it has all its feeds?
edit,its fuse 8
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