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Old 04-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #57
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Doh! Sold out.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:39 AM   #58
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Doh! Sold out.
They will get more, no doubt! There are other sources for the mirror, I've just not found any as reasonably priced or that also carry the adapter.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:06 PM   #59
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I finally got my mirror installed and I thought I'd share a few pics of the V1 mount I used.





After installing the mirror based on the directions in this thread, I used these directions for the V1 install: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...light=hardwire

I will tell you this: Getting the A pillar trim off and subsequently back on was a nightmare. I could be doing it wrong but it seems fairly straightforward and it took me nearly an hour just to get it back on.

It was worth it in the end though.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:14 PM   #60
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That is CLEAN! Is that a Blendmount?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:39 PM   #61
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That is CLEAN! Is that a Blendmount?
It's from here: http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/valentinemount.htm

It's a family owned business and I appreciated that. I ordered the 23mm one. It's the second one I have had and it's a really solid mount.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #62
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Great write up.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #63
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Just wanted to say that justinjor just sold me his mirror setup since he is selling his car, and it worked great. Love having a homelink now and dimming mirror in one. Looks great and was really easy to hook up and install (even though he already did some of the work for me when I got it used). Anyone looking for Homelink needs to do this mod. Well worth it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #64
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I just ordered one today, they put it back up on site since I was pestering them about it. They should be in stock in June/July due to parts issues related to tsunami in Japan. I can't wait, thanks for the detailed instructions jbcritch.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:19 AM   #65
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Just wanted to say that jbcritch just sold me his mirror setup since he is selling his car, and it worked great. Love having a homelink now and dimming mirror in one. Looks great and was really easy to hook up and install (even though he already did some of the work for me when I got it used). Anyone looking for Homelink needs to do this mod. Well worth it.
No I didnt...
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #66
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I guess my head was somewhere else that day! It was a Justinjor guy! Sorry.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #68
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I guess my head was somewhere else that day! It was a Justinjor guy! Sorry.
I thought it was funny....
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #69
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mine is hoarked

The installation went fine, thanks to the OP.

But my HomeLink device does one of two things - only - blinks rapidly green or is steady green. Seems to have a mind of its own.

It will not "retrain" via the outer two switches being held for ~ 20 seconds. It seems to be either full green or fast blink. Nothing else.

I called and spoke with HomeLink - they said get a new unit.

So, I got the shit unit. Being Friday I won't have any manner of reply until Monday.

Nice mirror, by the way. But it does nothing at this point.

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Old 06-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #70
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this saga has an ugly ending for me

Jeeze Louise...not good.

The vendor from whom I bought the mirror ( brandnewauto.com ) just punted me immediately to the mirror people (not the HomeLink) people. I had to call brandnewauto.com, by the way, as they did not reply to my email. He said "call the number in the box". Of course, stupid me, I'm looking at the receipt from the people I paid, and it says to contact brandnewauto.com.

The tech at this place (Mita or something close at 800 433 6486) told me it'll not work using the wires we are using. (???) He said the dome lights use pulse-width power and it won't work. He said the 10-5 lead HAD to go to battery. And the 10-6 had to go to switched.

He would not budge. He also said they never replace, only take the bad one back for diagnosis.

What a complete disappointment.

It blows my mind. I know of at least three of you guys who have done this. Yet mine is choking on the power. He said it is absolutely due to the way it is wired.

I'm pretty sure I'm removing this and returning to stock. Then I'm taking the mirror and throwing it into the SF Bay. Then I'll be fine.

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