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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old October 10th, 2012, 15:12   #16
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Just so you know usually all garage openers are wired into the battery in order for you to operate your garage door without the need to turn on your car.

False...I have the same mirror installed in my 2012 Subaru Impreza as a factory option, and the power shuts off with the key.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 19:09   #17
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False...I have the same mirror installed in my 2012 Subaru Impreza as a factory option, and the power shuts off with the key.
+1. Both my ML350BlueTec and 335d oem home link shuts off when the engine is off.

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Old October 14th, 2012, 06:55   #18
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False...I have the same mirror installed in my 2012 Subaru Impreza as a factory option, and the power shuts off with the key.

I never said ALL manufacturers do this. My Hyundai Santa Fe and Chrysler Pacifica worked in this manner. The instruction manual for the mirror states to connect the power of the garage opener to the 12 volt and the dimming portion to the 12 volt switch.

Please if you guys find a better way to connect please post it.

The community here is rough, and attack members that are just trying to make things easier if you try to do this.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 17:00   #19
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Who attacked you? Sounds like you need thicker skin if you felt like you were attacked!
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Old October 27th, 2012, 08:03   #20
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Good job! Still debating this one. Got my windows tinted, so auto-dim isn't as necessary any more.
how dark did you go on your tint? I had tinted windows on my old car before I got my TDI and had an auto dimming mirror and still liked the auto dim feature. I just got my car tinted 35% all the way around but am still going to get an auto dim mirror. I like the home link idea also I don't like having a remote clipped to my visor.

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Old October 27th, 2012, 09:42   #21
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how dark did you go on your tint? I had tinted windows on my old car before I got my TDI and had an auto dimming mirror and still liked the auto dim feature. I just got my car tinted 35% all the way around but am still going to get an auto dim mirror. I like the home link idea also I don't like having a remote clipped to my visor.

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Only went 40% all the way around. It's not legal to have our fronts tinted in Michigan and the 35% was some uber ceramic expensive stuff, so I got the more normal 40%.

Glare seems minimal now and I've had it for about a month (as of today I think).

I don't like the remote on the visor either, but I figure I can go the custom button route in the center console for under $100 if I want to hide it.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 15:46   #22
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Only went 40% all the way around. It's not legal to have our fronts tinted in Michigan and the 35% was some uber ceramic expensive stuff, so I got the more normal 40%.

Glare seems minimal now and I've had it for about a month (as of today I think).

I don't like the remote on the visor either, but I figure I can go the custom button route in the center console for under $100 if I want to hide it.

You're crazy if you think 40% tint is going to help! Wait until some redneck with a lifted truck gets behind you that hasn't re-aimed it's headlights or someone drives behind you with their highbeams on. I have 15% all the way around and if I didn't have the auto dim there would still be too much glare!
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Old November 1st, 2012, 16:08   #23
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You're crazy if you think 40% tint is going to help! Wait until some redneck with a lifted truck gets behind you that hasn't re-aimed it's headlights or someone drives behind you with their highbeams on. I have 15% all the way around and if I didn't have the auto dim there would still be too much glare!

yeah...it happened this morning. a big delivery style got right behind me at a light and parked one of his headlights smack in the middle of the rear-view mirror and I almost went berserk with rage.....haha

maybe I _will_ do this mod and another car thing ends up on my xmas list...
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Old November 1st, 2012, 19:27   #24
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 16:38   #25
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I guess these got popular and they're out of stock

You can still get the '40', which is the same model, more expensive and has a finished wiring harness (that I'm not sure is plug and play).
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:53   #26
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I don't like the remote on the visor either, but I figure I can go the custom button route in the center console for under $100 if I want to hide it.
OK, I'm new, but I'm not familiar with this. One of the things that I missed the most from my 2006 TL was Homelink and self-dimming mirror. This mirror setup looks pretty good, but I'm curious about a console button.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:09   #27
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OK, I'm new, but I'm not familiar with this. One of the things that I missed the most from my 2006 TL was Homelink and self-dimming mirror. This mirror setup looks pretty good, but I'm curious about a console button.
This guy sells custom back-lit, push buttons for the center console that you could wire to a remote or eBay homelink unit. Should be able to power from the accessory voltage.
http://carstyle4you.com/index.php?cPath=16_24_48

DIYs:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=285532
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?p=896512
http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread....arage-Door-Mod
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:18   #28
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This guy sells custom back-lit, push buttons for the center console that you could wire to a remote or eBay homelink unit. Should be able to power from the accessory voltage.
http://carstyle4you.com/index.php?cPath=16_24_48
Thanks, I like the looks of that.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 15:22   #29
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I just installed a auto dimming mirror in my 2012 jetta TDI love it. I have 35% tint all the way around in Wisconsin it 50% on the front two doors and 35% everywhere else but I went 35. Had 35 on my other car and never got yanked. I think if you drive normal and the cop's can see in they don't have an issue. I have the gentex mirror has compass temp and homelink. Got it off amazon for 275. I can remember when you couldn't touch a auto dimming mirror for less than 500 bucks, 275 is not bad. Has two power leads one for the homelink and one for the mirror.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 18:32   #30
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I installed a plain Gentex mirror today on my 2011 Jetta that has no homelink, compass, nor temperature... just a plain dimming mirror. I ended up tapping into the headlight circuit since I wouln't need the mirror to be powered any other time except when dark. The wire I used was from the 4 wire blue plug, the color of the wire looked like a brownish purple. From the 4 wires it was the one on the end that was separated from the rest. Maybe this helps someone.
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