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Power Folding Mirrors Guide

warren9022 Feb 4, 2019

  1. warren9022

    warren9022 Registered User

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    http://heliosmediapc.com/fm/mirrorguide.pdf

    For anyone wanting to fit power folding mirrors please see the guide above.

    At the moment it only covers folding from the switch but when I get time I'll test the auto folding on lock/unlock.

    If anyone spots any mistakes please let me know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
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  3. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+

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    Warren, you sir are a legend in your own lifetime! I’ve been following your progress with this. I’ll be looking to do this at some point this year :)


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  4. hharry100

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    Amazing work,
    Best detailed diy guide ive seen
     
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  5. warren9022

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    If anybody with colour matched housings would like to do this mod drop me a DM, I have a passenger side one up for grabs ready to bolt on.
     
  6. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk

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    That looks a good mod to do and a good write up about how to do it. I'm useless at soldiering so I'll have to pass on it which is a pity.
     
  7. warren9022

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    If you use the aftermarket ones there is only one wire that needs soldering/joining.
     
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  8. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Be definitely being doing this with the auto fold when the cars up and running
     
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  9. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    @warren9022 excellent guide. I have made it a sticky so it’s easier for other members to find in this section. Many Thanks :)
     
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    Added to the new Retro Fit guides section of the FAQ's (that nobody reads!!)

    <tuffty/>
     
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  11. ToughlilT

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    Legend, will be doing this mod at some point
     
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  13. S3 Hilife

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    Great info :thumbs up: this is something I’ve been lookig to do for a while, thanks for sharing
     
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  14. tcg

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    As expected from you @warren9022

    Top job and write up mate...just one question?
    On reflection,do you see yourself differently now with folding mirrors? :hi:
     
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  15. warren9022

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    I see what you did there....... :respekt:
     
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  16. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Did you ever test the auto fold on lock/unlock?
     
  17. warren9022

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    Haven’t had chance yet mate, wiring would be exactly the same but you’d just need to tap into the safe signal cable in the door or at the central locking junction box behind the lower A pillar trim instead of going through the switch. Will have a look when the weather gets a bit better.
     
  18. Darrell

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    Is the mirror loom removable? In other words could I nick one out of a facelift a3, and swap it with my pre facelift mirror loom?
     
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    I don’t see why not but you’d have to change the switch and de-pin the connectors behind the A pillar trims to allow you to pull the loom through from inside the car. Would probably be easier just to run cables straight from the relay to the switch/safe signal and mirrors.
     
  20. Darrell

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    Ok thanks, will ask my friend the audi electrics master tech.
     
  21. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Don't know if this is any use to anybody in this section but I have done this on my 8p ( alas not with fold / unfold / by key ) .
    But I have 2 spare modules that do allow you to do the power folding so if anyone needs just pm me , these modules I have end in M
     
  22. warren9022

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    The modules you have can’t be used on an 8L, only an 8P. No modules needed on the 8L.
     
  23. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for that info as I wasn't sure with them so I stuck them in the 8P classifieds , have you managed to get the lock / unlock with fob sorted as I would be very interested on how it is done , I know Ash was working on something but it seems to have went dead now but I know it can be done
     
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    It’s quite simple on the 8L to get them folding/unfolding with lock/unlock, it’s just basically a single cable from the safe signal in the door to the relay bypassing the switch altogether. What I would want though is to have the mirrors still folding with the switch as well as with the fob (and the ability to turn the auto folding off with the switch). I haven’t worked out how to integrate the switch into it all to give you full control.

    It would be completely different on an 8P with having the modules in the doors but I have absolutely no knowledge of the way the 8P works to even give you a nod in the right direction.
     
  25. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Cheers for all that info , I never knew there was so much off a difference between the workings off the 8L n 8P . Guess I thought it would have been easier with the 8P with new technology installed but everyday a School day , cheers again . I will come time print off all your post and read it as it looks a good detailed post
     
  26. Austineer

    Austineer King of cabs ;)

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    Hello just bought myself some a6 mirrors to do mine, as iv alloy mirrors...

    Did you ever sort out the folding once you lock the doors after? Not sure How old this thread is sorry.
     
  27. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I can now fold on key fob and unfold on ignition
     
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    Austineer King of cabs ;)

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    That would be ideal..
     
  29. hydro s3

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    How did you manage to do that?
     
  30. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I had my module recoded by eeprom
     

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