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Old 04-17-2014, 12:15 PM   #323
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Nice dealer! I checked my sunroof and it's still working. I'm going to try again with the battery disconnected and if that doesn't work then I'll run it to the fuse box.

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:00 PM   #324
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Worked on this more and have determined that there is 12 volts at each t-tap and a good ground but when I put a spade connector on one tap the volts drop to 6 at each tap. Oh well, great DIY if you can get good power. Going to run it to the fuse box.

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Old 05-02-2014, 03:04 AM   #325
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Finally had time to get the mirror installed! Ran the wires down the A-pillar with no problems and not having to remove the cover or even loosen the torx bolt. Used 2 add-a-circuits and ran switched to the rear wiper motor and found a constant. I was so happy to see the green light come on and was easily able to program the homelink to my garage door opener. The mirror is working great!

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Old 05-02-2014, 01:56 PM   #326
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So did you guys get just get the 40A or did you get the 40A with the VW/Audi adapter? The regular one is $209 and the VW one is $230
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:03 PM   #327
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So did you guys get just get the 40A or did you get the 40A with the VW/Audi adapter? The regular one is $209 and the VW one is $230
Mine is the 40A with the VW adapter. The adapter fit with no problems.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM   #328
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:47 PM   #329
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Finally had time to get the mirror installed! Ran the wires down the A-pillar with no problems and not having to remove the cover or even loosen the torx bolt. Used 2 add-a-circuits and ran switched to the rear wiper motor and found a constant. I was so happy to see the green light come on and was easily able to program the homelink to my garage door opener. The mirror is working great!

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OCD guy checking in. You should have just taken the extra time to remove the A-pillar trim. If your airbag deploys it might get snagged on something, maybe even turning your mirror into a heavy high speed projectile. Removing the trim allows you to tie the wire behind the airbag nice and neatly. Glad to hear you got it working though!
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #330
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Thanks! I was able to get it behind the airbag into a slot. I went across the trim seam at the top of the pillar and down the weather stripping side of the A-pillar. I could pry the stripping away enough to see the airbag and move the wire out of it's way. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDo_..._prrNI--4Um0Ag
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:05 PM   #331
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Just wanted to say "thanks" to the Op. I wasn't to worried about the install because I used to install car stereos and LoJack for a living. All of his directions were spot on. I did have issues with the newer adaptor but after reading all the pages on here I got it figured out.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:57 AM   #332
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Just wanted to say "thanks" to the Op. I wasn't to worried about the install because I used to install car stereos and LoJack for a living. All of his directions were spot on. I did have issues with the newer adaptor but after reading all the pages on here I got it figured out.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:08 PM   #333
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Anyone know where I can get the adapter from? Bought it from here and it does not quite fit:
http://www.brandmotion.com/vw-brass-...5000-vwab.html
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:45 AM   #334
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Well I'm having issues with the latest version I bought. My old one fit fine with no issues. The one I have now is incredibly loose. Even if I take the adapter off and try to fit it into the mirror, there is no way that it will fit without wobble
The torx screw provided in the mirror is short and doesn't screw into or make contact with anything. WTF. Am I doing something wrong or overlooking something? Bracket was silver, but I painted it black




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Old 05-01-2017, 09:18 AM   #335
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Hi All, New to this forum and starting off be resurrecting this popular thread. Big thanks to the OP for posting this. I picked up the mirror along with the newer adapter and am having the same issue as the last post. I'm able to get the adapter onto the windshield button fully seated, but the mirror itself seems very loose on the adapter. The screw that came on the base(no extra provided with mine) is very short and does not even make contact anywhere. Also, once the base is seated on the adapter, the screw does not sit over the hole(where the extra plate was originally needed), it actually sits much lower. The base screw(if it was longer) would touch the tightening screw on the adapter?

Hopefully this makes sense to everyone. I've contacted the company I bought it from(via amazon) directly and am waiting to hear back. I may call them today too.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:25 PM   #336
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I have the exact same issue. The updated bracket is mounted solid. However, the pointy torx screw in the mirror mount is very short and does make contact with anything.
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