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2018 R - Homelink Mirror Standard?

deaddog

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
chicago
Sorry but can't seem to find the answer to this...

Does the 2018 Golf R, DSG, come standard with the homelink garage door opener in the mirror? Or is it a dealer-added option like on the GTI?

Thanks
 

Navi

Go Kart Champion
Location
BK/NYC/Hamptons
def dealer added.. I've seen a couple people get it from the dealer with it already installed before purchase. You can also add it yourself easily.
 

Golfs everyday

Go Kart Champion
Location
USA
def dealer added.. I've seen a couple people get it from the dealer with it already installed before purchase. You can also add it yourself easily.
Is it really that easy? Mine is a 17 Golf-R and has that HUGE mirror base for the bezel-less auto dimming mirror.

I've installed Gentex mirrors plenty of times on cars that came with standard non-powered rear view mirrors, but when I sat that huge base on my Golf-R, I ended up just mounting the garage door opener inside the cubby wall. LOL

It works just fine and completely hidden while the cubby door is closed, and can fit my iPhone inside with cubby door closed while running CarPlay.
 

deaddog

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
chicago
Thanks. Any other differ nice between the two mirrors other than homelink? Aesthetically the same? If so, maybe I’ll also go the cubby route
 

Charlotte.:R

Ready to race!
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
Mine didn't have homelink, just auto dimming.

The dealer looked up my VIN and said the OE homelink mirror wasn't compatible. I ordered it from DAP anyway, and it wouldn't fit. The base that snaps over the bottom was physically too small. I went old school and did went with a garage door opener on the visor.
 

deaddog

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
chicago
FWIW I went the double apex route and the quality of the switch and components are top notch. It has the added benefit of filling in one (or both) of the blanks around the shifter.
Did you install the double apex yourself? If the dealer did it, what did they charge for labor?
 

VAG Parts Bin

Ready to race!
Location
Mt. Lebanon, PA
Mine didn't have homelink, just auto dimming.

The dealer looked up my VIN and said the OE homelink mirror wasn't compatible. I ordered it from DAP anyway, and it wouldn't fit. The base that snaps over the bottom was physically too small. I went old school and did went with a garage door opener on the visor.
What pn did you order?
 

JS12

Ready to race!
Did you install the double apex yourself? If the dealer did it, what did they charge for labor?
Yeah I installed it myself. Very straightforward though I have ripped apart quite a few dashes in my day for audio installs. Main thing to be careful around is not scratching or cracking the glossy trim pieces.
 

Varinn

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Vancouver, BC
Homelink mirror for a 2018 R w/DAP, this is the one I used to add it on.

https://www.shopdap.com/auto-dimming-homelink-rearview-mirror-veh-w-rain-sensor-and-dap.html

Install is seriously easy, you'll likely break a clip on the trim as it's a bit awkward to get it apart and seems to be a common thing but it doesn't really have any negative effects (and replacement trim is cheap if you care).

My only tip was instead of using the mirror glass/body itself to twist the old off and new on, use a small adjustable wrench and grab onto the cast aluminum mounting arm. That way you won't put all the force through the ball joint. It takes little effort to turn though so not much fuss.
 

Luckyarmpit

Ready to race!
Location
NC
Homelink mirror for a 2018 R w/DAP, this is the one I used to add it on.

https://www.shopdap.com/auto-dimming-homelink-rearview-mirror-veh-w-rain-sensor-and-dap.html

Install is seriously easy, you'll likely break a clip on the trim as it's a bit awkward to get it apart and seems to be a common thing but it doesn't really have any negative effects (and replacement trim is cheap if you care).

My only tip was instead of using the mirror glass/body itself to twist the old off and new on, use a small adjustable wrench and grab onto the cast aluminum mounting arm. That way you won't put all the force through the ball joint. It takes little effort to turn though so not much fuss.
So it does fit the 2018 Golf R? I thought someone else said it didn't fit because the base was too small? Sorry for the confusion (it doesn't take much).
 

Varinn

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Vancouver, BC
So it does fit the 2018 Golf R? I thought someone else said it didn't fit because the base was too small? Sorry for the confusion (it doesn't take much).
Yup, fits perfectly. There's a lot of mismatched info out there but if you have a 2018 Golf R with the driver assist options (standard in the US) then it works fine. Install time is less than 15 minutes and it works great.

It's worth knowing though that it only works with ignition on and the buttons do nothing otherwise. This is good for me because if I'm ever parked outside people can't break in and push the button to open garage door.
 

Charlotte.:R

Ready to race!
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
Yup, fits perfectly. There's a lot of mismatched info out there but if you have a 2018 Golf R with the driver assist options (standard in the US) then it works fine. Install time is less than 15 minutes and it works great.

It's worth knowing though that it only works with ignition on and the buttons do nothing otherwise. This is good for me because if I'm ever parked outside people can't break in and push the button to open garage door.
FWIW, I linked the same one, and it did't fit my '18 R.

Order it, and if it does't fit, return it.
 
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