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Old 01-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #29
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I previously installed this mirror in my '09 Jetta and ran the wires to the fuse box. I wanted to make things a little easier on my '10 GTI so I gave this install a try and was unsuccessful getting power to the mirror. If you connect both mirror power wires to the same map light power wire (the 2nd connector just a bit further down than the 1st), won't you get a voltage drop? I pulled out my multimeter and found that when the harness was plugged into the mirror and both wires were connected I only saw about 4-6 volts at the connectors. When I unplugged one, the other went back up to 12V. I don't know why I had this issue if several other have done this successfully, though... And I don't have anything skinny enough to test the voltage at the harness, rather than at the connector. So I wanted to try and put one of the other wires on a different 12V source up there, such as power for the bluetooth or sunroof, but wasn't sure which wire was which. Any ideas that I could try?
I believe there is a green/yellow wire, check that.

FYI - I'm not having any power issues with mine and its got both clips on the blue/red wire.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #30
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Worked flawlessly here! Thank you!
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #31
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Yes you can. And there is a company that sells a mounting bracket that fits this mirror perfectly for the V1. Check out www.blendmount.com. Oh, and have you seen the below mirror?

check out www.stealthmirror.com.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:22 PM   #32
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Dang they dont have it on Beige.... :-(
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:57 PM   #33
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Dang they dont have it on Beige.... :-(
You could:

1 - live with black (I've never had anything but a black mirror in my cars)

2 - tape off the mirror and spray plasticote it beige.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #34
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Just ordered my mirror (since my windshield needs replacement anyway, kinda makes sense to do it all at the same time, right?). Free bump since I'll be using this DIY!
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #35
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Just ordered my mirror (since my windshield needs replacement anyway, kinda makes sense to do it all at the same time, right?). Free bump since I'll be using this DIY!
Hate to say this now, but if you were replacing the windsheild anyhow you could have gotten the "light sensor" windsheild and done the auto-dimming mirror, automatic windsheild wipers and automatic headlights all at one time. It would have cost a bit more, but that would have been an awesome retrofit.

either way, this is a good mod. G/L. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #36
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Hate to say this now, but if you were replacing the windsheild anyhow you could have gotten the "light sensor" windsheild and done the auto-dimming mirror, automatic windsheild wipers and automatic headlights all at one time. It would have cost a bit more, but that would have been an awesome retrofit.

either way, this is a good mod. G/L. PM me if you have any questions.
Yeah, I haven't heard of anybody doing it yet though and I'm not positive that the mk5 jetta windshield I'd need would fit (I know that the mk6 has it in europe, but I looked into it and I can't get that windshield here). Plus the parts for the retrofit would have been several hundred more, on top of the expense for the windshield I hadn't planned on...

that and I've decided I need a new mountain bike, so a lot of my free cash is going towards that
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Yes you can. And there is a company that sells a mounting bracket that fits this mirror perfectly for the V1. Check out www.blendmount.com. Oh, and have you seen the below mirror?

check out www.stealthmirror.com.
This is amazing!
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Does the homelink work with any garage door motors?
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Does the homelink work with any garage door motors?

I've got the newer rolling code garage door opener and it works great for me.
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So I have an odd question (considering I don't have the car yet...) Homelink is a necessity for me, so I'll probably be doing just this. However, my question is related to the available space up there.

I'm already trying to find ways to conceal a Valentine 1 display inside the mirror. I did this with my MINI and it worked well, but I'm curious if there's enough space in the headliner to stuff in the V1 itself. I don't really care about losing laser alert, since if I get hit with that I'm caught anyway.

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #41
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So I have an odd question (considering I don't have the car yet...) Homelink is a necessity for me, so I'll probably be doing just this. However, my question is related to the available space up there.

I'm already trying to find ways to conceal a Valentine 1 display inside the mirror. I did this with my MINI and it worked well, but I'm curious if there's enough space in the headliner to stuff in the V1 itself. I don't really care about losing laser alert, since if I get hit with that I'm caught anyway.

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There is not. You would also lose side and rear detection if you stuffed the V1 up there (assuming you cut up the headliner so the front detection was visible.

Check out blend mounts. (I think I posted a link above) They show a blend mount on this exact mirror. Not intigrated, but looks good.

EDIT: Here's another solution - use the stealth mirror I posted (with homelink) and install the V1 outside the car near the front grill in this protective box. You still lose rear detection, but would be a great solution:

http://www.a-bond.com/v1case.htm
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #42
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Thanks for the links. I've been using one of the mounts from CountryJoyCrafts for about a year now and it too has worked flawlessly. I just wish I could find a way to hide the main unit away so that I could rely on the concealed display. I did read someplace that the unit doesn't necessarily operate on line-of-sight from the radar gun, but there's no real sense in disabling the majority of the V1's usefulness in the name of stealth installation.

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