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Heated & Anti-dazzle wing mirror glass

Avidfanofstuff Nov 6, 2014

  1. Avidfanofstuff

    Avidfanofstuff Member VCDS Map User Audi A4

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    Noticed the heating element isn't working this morning.

    Cheapest one on eBay is £165! Is there a cheaper place to source these?

    Can these be fixed? Will it be a break in the heating element or might it be the spade terminals corroding?

    Last year the other side went which was replaced under warranty.
     
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  3. sixpot

    sixpot Active Member

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    I am in the same boat, my passenger mirror has lost it's heating function! I take it that people forget to switch them off and the element burns out?
     
  4. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    That was certainly the way of things about 15 years ago, but I'd hope that even at that time, Audi variants had thermostat protection, been there done that with a B5 Passat, it was only when I read about this problem on US sites that I thought "oh bother!" but that thought came too late. I first had that function on a VX Cav GSI 4X4, it only allowed for mirror heating when the (timed) rear screen demister was active, so coming from that to the VAG set-up of that time, I quickly trashed the heater tapes. Find them switched on on wife's Polo now and again, but so far, caught them in time.
     
  5. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

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    I leave mine on all the time. The last car did 4 years 42,000 miles without issues.
     
  6. Luke2.0tdi2010

    Luke2.0tdi2010 Active Member

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    I wondered about this this morning, I've just upgraded to a b8 a4 from a b7 10days ago and wondered how you turn off the heated mirrors? Is it just switch it to the left or right rather than leaving it in the middle? I even consulted the manual but didn't say how you turned them off ?
     
  7. Crazyfool

    Crazyfool Lead boot

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    I was under the impression they only turned on when the temperatures drops below a certain level. 5 degrees?

    Anyhow, the glass is really easy to pop out, just be careful you don't crack the glass.
     
  8. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    I think the miserable bit for the OP is the cost of the auto-dimming units. Trouble is if they only work below 5C I'd hope that it is 5C measured on the mirror glass and not at the bumper, as when you get a cold night(so dried air) and then drive through a slightly warmer area (with wet air), that is when the mirrors suddenly mist up for me, a quick jab of heat and I can see behind me again.
     
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  9. toadusmodus

    toadusmodus Member Team V6 Team Scuba Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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    Bump.

    Heating has just stopped working on my drivers side mirror, and it also has the auto anti-dazzle feature. Did anyone ever find a place to buy these? Plenty on eBay which are heated, but none that I can find with the anti-dazzle as well.
     
  10. Booboo

    Booboo Active Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 Black Edition quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    I've been after one for ages my drivers side had been replaced with a non anti-dazzle glass before I bought it.
     
  11. toadusmodus

    toadusmodus Member Team V6 Team Scuba Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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    Given the lack of response, I may have to bite the bullet and get from the dealer. Although I am not certain its the mirror at fault, could be the wiring.....
     
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  13. Seantdi

    Seantdi New Member

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    Not sure about these but on the older vw cars you could check if the element was burnt out by doing a continuity test across the 2 pins with a multi meter
     

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