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Old 08-28-2017, 05:12 PM   #52
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Its a factory installed accessory on the maroney. Not a standard feature. Just like the Monster mats and the Cargo system, VW and all other manufacturers do this.
Yes, I realize it's listed on the accessory side. VW didn't offer the Homelink mirror this way until VERY recently - people have been clamoring for the damn thing since the Mk7 came stateside in 2015. Until now, the only way to get one was to buy the part and install the damn thing yourself, which was no simple task.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:17 PM   #53
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In case anyone needs an A-pillar trim removal DIY for MK7 Golf or GTI, I made this one a few months ago. The original one that's been on the forums forever is no longer showing images due to Photobucket's BS.

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Old 08-30-2017, 01:26 AM   #54
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One thing to consider is that the 2017s have a longer mount than the 2016s. The "C" that I bought for my 2017 is for 2015-16, and as far as I can tell there aren't any right trim pieces that will make it work without modification with a dremel tool. I assume the reverse would be the same in using a 2017 mirror on a 2015-16.

Since I want to use the right pieces, I have an "F" on order for my 2017 and will be selling the 2015-16 "C" after I get it installed next week.
Let me know if that works for you. I have the 2017 R without DAP but with rain sensing wipers, so I was assuming "C" but it sounds like "F" may actually be the right one.

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Old 08-30-2017, 03:17 AM   #55
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Yes, I realize it's listed on the accessory side. VW didn't offer the Homelink mirror this way until VERY recently - people have been clamoring for the damn thing since the Mk7 came stateside in 2015. Until now, the only way to get one was to buy the part and install the damn thing yourself, which was no simple task.
Ahh, I guess the mirror is new. I did the install myself. You just need to be brave in removing trim pieces off the car. Once you do it though, its no big deal. The car is literally snapped on together lol.

The security screws are the hardest part IMO. Making sure you don't lose them... The DAP video is pretty good as well as the pictures ReadtheBook just shared. Great job ReadtheBook!

A little piece of advice, if you're planning on doing this install yourself, its a great time to install a dash cam too. Makes it so much easier to hide the wires safely behind the airbag with the A pillar trim removed.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #56
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I have a 2017 GTI Autobahn, without DAP. Is the F model the one I want?
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:25 PM   #57
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I have a 2017 GTI Autobahn, without DAP. Is the F model the one I want?
2017 Autobahns have "DAP lite" But yes, F is what you want.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:24 PM   #58
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yeah, the 2018s that come with the auto-dimming mirror--they should have simply used the Homelink mirror and been done with it. But they didn't.

I added the Homelink mirror to my 2017 Autobahn. I like it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:14 PM   #59
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I just posted a complete fitment matrix for all VW's that can use this mirror.

The thread is here:
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38289
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #60
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So Im about to do this in 2015 Gti with rain sensor. I know I need the C version of the mirror. So my question is do I pull off the plastic covers first by the rearview mirror or does I just turn it counter clockwise to remove the mirror ?


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Old 03-07-2018, 07:33 PM   #61
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Take the covers off first.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:35 PM   #62
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Take the covers off first.


Ok.. so do they just pull apart with some force? Cause Ive tried taking them off but seem like they are kind of hard to pull apart.


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Old 05-10-2018, 06:56 AM   #63
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I just posted a complete fitment matrix for all VW's that can use this mirror.

The thread is here:
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38289


Thanks for posting this. My 16 Autobahn looks like it has a QK1 camera and so there is no homelink mirror model listed in that doc.

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