- Jan 14, 2005
- Brisbane, Australia
- Not yet - fuel is too cheap! - 3.2 VR6 R32
The auto-dipping mirror is controlled by the seat memory module on the electric seats. Reverse signal goes into this module, then information goes via CAN to the door motors.Would also love to find out what it takes to add the auto-dipping passenger side mirror for parking (automatically dips mirror when system detects you're in reverse). I think the W8 Passats might have had this feature, no? I had thought of one other possibility as a feature to add with help of this hacking, but now can't remember what I was thinking of.
You can have normal dipping memory mirror or a folding memory mirror, two different options. If you don't have folding mirrors with the special door motor required for that, you can still have dipping mirror with just a memory mirror, no need for a new door motor.
The next thing you need is the actual power mirror for memory, which has two extra potentimeters inside the motor to remember the positions.
The dip only happens when you have the mirror switch set on the passenger side position, so you can also turn off that feature by moving the mirror button.
Having said all that, there is an option on the 2008>> Argentinian & Brazilian Golfs I have found of having a dipping passenger mirror with normal seats as they have a special relay to control the mirror. You still need a memory type mirror with the extra potentimeters, but you do NOT need electric seats.
The relay is part number: 1JE 959 254 A for Golf
There is also another version for Polo, Fox, Gol, Voyage, Saveiro etc with part number 1JE 959 254
The relay basically intercepts the signals from the passenger door motor to the memory mirror, plus you need to add a reverse feed to the relay and there is one wire required from the drivers door mirror switch.