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    Default A couple of questions about Auto-dimming mirror options

    Ok guys, I've read the manual again and can't find something that I must have been dreaming about because I was sure it was there ?

    I have auto dimming interior and drivers door mirrors factory fitted. The door mirrors are also obviously fully electric and auto fold either on the door control button, or the remote locking (car is a preface 2004 3.2 Gsi Auto).

    So all appears to work as it should BUT, I thought I had read that with these options, the front passenger door mirror should tilt downwards when reverse is selected. Was I just imagining this feature, or is it supposed to and I'm either not using it properly, or it is damaged in some way, or, worse still, it needs something else fitting/retrofitting to make it do this ?

    The other point is that if I could track down a LHD drivers door version of my dimming mirror, could I just tap off the existing connections for heating / dimming to connect the replacement one up ?

    Thanks Guys

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    It only folds down if you have the full electric seats with memory pack and your second question answer is yes.

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    Thanks for that, I must have been reading something about it in the auto seat section of the book

    Is the memory pack fairly readily available and an easy retro fit option (I don't think I'll worry about electric seats) ?

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    The memory pack ecu is part of the electric seats I am afraid and there are additional wires in a loom to be added.

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    Oh heck

    Well thanks for bringing me up to date on this Paul. Much appreciated.

    Now I need to try to track down a "german" drivers door Gsi mirror

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhb View Post
    The memory pack ecu is part of the electric seats I am afraid and there are additional wires in a loom to be added.
    does this mean i can fit a door mirror that does that?
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Yes mirror for memory is different (also the plugs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    does this mean i can fit a door mirror that does that?
    Yes Nige another one for the toilet roll you need a different internal mirror as well I think and external mirror not quite sure on that one

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    Ken, if I wanted some "help" to try to track down a German or rather LHD car, Gsi drivers door dimming mirror, could I possibly ask you for some ?

    I would want to fit it to my front passenger left hand door in place of the standard mirror aand try to connect it up in parallel with my drivers door.

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    I Can seach for a dimming mirror.

    but for the mirror base you Will need LHD (but pull needed wiring from RHD) ( i need LHD mirror and mirror loom to retrofit it to mine)

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