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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

imthanick_a

Autocross Newbie
Location
Ohio
yeah, I looked it and said to myself "this is a flat chested woman with really skinny arms being encircled by a snake" and then you see the kid.

WTF does this have to do with VW service?
Very telling thats the first thing you noticed lol. The first thing I noticed was the faces so there was no weirdness for me
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
Dumb ass question before I break something

I'm changing the mirrors to the Euro mirrors, both are heated with blind spot.

IIRC from my MkV days, you just:

  • Point the mirrors as far outwards as possible
  • Put your fingers in the side closest to the door as far as you can and pull away from the mirror caps.
  • Remove wires
  • Reinstall wires on new mirror
  • Line up the circle on the back of the mirror with the circle in the housing and press from the center

Did I miss anything? Anything to make it easier?
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Middletown, DE
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
Dumb ass question before I break something

I'm changing the mirrors to the Euro mirrors, both are heated with blind spot.

IIRC from my MkV days, you just:

  • Point the mirrors as far outwards as possible
  • Put your fingers in the side closest to the door as far as you can and pull away from the mirror caps.
  • Remove wires
  • Reinstall wires on new mirror
  • Line up the circle on the back of the mirror with the circle in the housing and press from the center

Did I miss anything? Anything to make it easier?
You pretty much nailed it. Fingers as close to the middle of the mirror as you can so you don't crack it. Video just in case you want reference material:
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
You pretty much nailed it. Fingers as close to the middle of the mirror as you can so you don't crack it. Video just in case you want reference material:
See, I did get it wrong. I remembered pointing the mirrors outward, but here they point them inwards.

I assume the Driver Assistance mirrors will have 4 wires - two for the heat and two for the blind spot.
 
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