.: Electric Folding Mirrors
An option not available to use here in NA but certainly one that can be done. I don't think there was anything cooler than completing this install and seeing the mirrors fold for the first time.
This isn't the cheapest mod out there but probably not the most expensive either. This is pretty well a plug and play install with a little bit of coding needed to activate the folding mirrors.
I have written this to include parts for the A4/S4, A5/S5 and Q5 although I have only done this on the A4 and cannot confirm with any certainty the other models. I would be fairly confident for the A5 models though as they very seldom stray to far from the A4.
HTD , DIM
|Left||8K1 857 409 F 01C||8T1 857 409 F 3FZ||8R1 857 409 K 01C|
|Right||8K1 857 410 F 01C||8T1 857 410 F 3FZ||8R1 857 410 K 01C|
|Left||8K2 857 409 F 01C||8T2 857 409 F 3FZ||8R2 857 409 K 01C|
|Right||8K2 857 410 F 01C||8T2 857 410 F 3FZ||8R2 857 410K 01C|
MEM, HTD, DIM
|Left||8K1 857 409 G 01C||8T1 857 409 G 3FZ||8R1 857 409 L 01C|
|Right||8K1 857 410 G 01C||8T1 857 410 G 3FZ||8R1 857 409 L 01C|
|Left||8K2 857 409 G 01C||8T2 857 409 G 3FZ||8R1 857 409 L 01C|
|Right||8K2 857 410 G 01C||8T2 857 410 G 3FZ||8R1 857 409 L 01C|
|Left||8K1 857 409 AH 01C||8T1 857 409 AH 3FZ||2010 models for Q5 show compatible with mirrors above. Please confirm with your dealer before ordering|
|Right||8K1 857 410 AH 01C||8T1 857 410 AH 3FZ|
|Left||8K2 857 409 AH 01C||8T2 857 409 AH 3FZ|
|Right||8K2 857 410 AH 01C||8T2 857 410 AH 3FZ|
MEM, HTD, DIM
|Left||8K1 857 409 AJ 01C||8T1 857 409 AJ 3FZ||2010 models for Q5 show compatible with mirrors above. Please confirm with your dealer before ordering|
|Right||8K1 857 410 AJ 01C||8T1 857 410 AJ 3FZ|
|Left||8K2 857 409 AJ 01C||8T2 857 409 AJ 3FZ|
|Right||8K2 857 410 AJ 01C||8T2 857 410 AJ 3FZ|
|11/07 - 03/08|
|Beige||8K1 867 171 C 1GK||8T1 867 171 A 1GK||8R1 867 171 A 12T|
|Black||8K1 867 171 C 7PE||8T1 867 171 A 7PE||8R1 867 171 A 6PS|
|Grey||8K2 867 171 E 1DH||8K1 867 171 A 1DH||8R1 867 171 A 13U|
|Silver||8R1 867 171 A T64|
|Brown||8R1 867 171 A 4Q3|
|Beige||8K2 867 172 C 1GK||8T2 867 172 A 1GK||8R2 867 172 A 12T|
|Black||8T2 867 172 A 7PE||8R2 867 172 A 6PS|
|Grey||8K2 867 172 C 1DH||8K2 867 172 A 1DH||8R2 867 172 A 13U|
|Silver||8R2 867 172 A T64|
|Brown||8R2 867 172 A 4Q3|
|04/08 - Current|
|Beige||8K1 867 171 E 1GK||8T1 867 171 A 1GK||8R1 867 171 A 12T|
|Black||8K1 867 171 E 7PE||8T1 867 171 A 7PE||8R1 867 171 A 6PS|
|Grey||8K1 867 171 E 1DH||8K1 867 171 A 1DH||8R1 867 171 A 13U|
|Silver||8R1 867 171 A T64|
|Brown||8R1 867 171 A 4Q3|
|Beige||8K2 867 172 E 1GK||8T2 867 172 A 1GK||8R2 867 172 A 12T|
|Black||8K2 867 172 E 7PE||8T2 867 172 A 7PE||8R2 867 172 A 6PS|
|Grey||8K2 867 172 E 1DH||8K2 867 172 A 1DH||8R2 867 172 A 13U|
|Silver||8R2 867 171 A T64|
|Brown||8R2 867 172 A 4Q3|
|8K0 959 565 C WEP||8K0 959 565 C WEP||8K0 959 565 C WEP|
|Optical Ring (Pictures that light up around switch)|
|8T0 919 173 A||8T0 919 173 A||8T0 919 173 A|
|DOOR TRIM CLIP|
|7L6 868 243||7L6 868 243||7L6 868 243|
|* Every effort has been made to ensure part numbers are correct at time of writing (04/10). Please double check all part numbers as they may change beyond this date. Some part numbers may stay the same through multiple model years as some may change. I am unsure why so please always confirm your parts from the source you are ordering. Audienthusiasts.com will not be held liable for incorrect numbers it is up to you to confirm all parts.
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Here is a picture of the new trim with window switches moved over and mirror switch installed
I have door trim clips listed because you could break one or two taking the door panel off. I highly recommend you buy a few just in case. Nothing worse than holding up your install because of a broken clip. They are less than $1.00 each so splurge and get 5 or 6 for future use. You may not need them but it's cheap insurance.
T20 Torx Screwdriver
T30 Torx Screwdriver
Small Phillips screwdriver
Small Slot Screwdriver
Medium Slot Screwdriver
Trim Wedge Tools or Equivalent (optional)
2x Small Tye Wraps
2-4 Spare Door Clips
You may not need all of these tools or you may need more but this is a good start.
The trim tools are very handy but aren't necessary. I recommend you pick up a set from ECS Tuning though the next time they have them in stock. Their set is much better than what I have been using and cheaper. I know where I'm going for my next set. You can find them here.
The left and ride side are the same for disassembly and reassembly, the only difference being the work on the door panel to install the new trim and switch. It was still below -20 during most of the install so I tried to do the best I could taking pictures. Never easy in a cold climate.
I would rate this as a 4 on the install hardness scale and a 6-7 on the PITA scale just for getting the cover off of the mirror. You will spend more time on that than any other part of the install. Once you go the first door done you should be able to do the second door in about 10 min's or less. Over all install time if you work at it straight should be 2-3 hours with taking your time and small breaks.
The install will concentrate on the drivers door since there is switch work to be done but pictures may come from either side for general assembly. So lets get started.
Remove door cover:
The first step is to remove the door decorative trim:
I used a trim removal tool to start but any thin item you can slide behind the trim will work including a slot screwdriver, just be careful not to damage your door.
Once you have popped the first clip you can use your hand to pop up the rest of the trim. The trim removes towards the outside of the door once it's unclipped. It slide under the door handle slightly so don't just pull it straight out. There are also direction clips that hold the trim in place as you can see by the last trim picture.
There are 3 push in clips, 2 hooks and the slide in tabs in the end.
The next step is to remove the black trim that attaches directly below the door handle/switches.
There is a small hole in the trim near the outer edge. Using Audi's instructions you are to put a screwdriver in the hole and pry the trim off. Once the end is popped off you can just pull the rest of the trim off by hand. You have to start at the door edge because of the way the clips go on or you will damage them. Not to worry it's not a delicate part just don't go against the instructions.
Place a screwdriver up into the hole vertically and pull straight towards yourself.
As you can see by the picture below there is only one real clip, the rest are just little plastic burs that will pull out fairly easily once the main clip has been pulled out. This part comes out real quick. As you can see by the picture below there are lots of points that this trim attaches but over all the part is secured by using lots of points not large tight clips.
Once the lower trim is removed you need to remove 5 T20 screws before unclipping the door panel from the door. I'm sorry I don't have a great picture showing the screw locations but this should be more than enough for you to find them.
2 Under Top Trim
2 Under lower Trim
1 at the very bottom of the panel not covered
Rear of panel showing all screw locations
Now that the screws are undone your next step is to unclip the panel from the door. There are 7 clips in total.
To unclip the door panel you have to start from the bottom and work your way up as the top of the door panel hooks over the door. The proper way to do this would be to use a trim tool and slide under each clip and release it. The DIY way is really just grab the pocket at the bottom of the door near the door edge and give it a good yank. That will get it started. You can then get your hand under the panel and pull the panel forward releasing each of the clips. I broke one clip out of both doors and it may have been do the cold weather I was working. I still recommend you buy a couple replacement so you don't have to worry about breaking one.
So as I mentioned above, if you don't have trim tools pull firm and fast at location A, almost in a snaping motion. I think of clips as band aids quick and sharp. Once the corner of the door is lifted put your hands under the panel at B and just repeat the action until all the clips are released.
Once the door is unclipped lift it up and slowly pull it away from the door but do not pull to far. It is still attached with one plug to the controller and the door handle release cable.
The plug you are looking to release is the large Blue one. You need to press the button down at position A and then flip the leaver up and back in the direction shown at B.
The next step is to remove the door handle cale. You will need a slot screwdriver to relase the clip.This is the last step to remove the door panel.
The clip at position A is the one that has to be released before you can remove the hook from the door handle. The right side of the clip hooks over it's black holder that you see it routed through.
To release the clip take a screwdriver and pry the end of the clip up until it clears the black holder. You then pry the clip in the direction of the arrow shown and the clip will slide back relaseing the cable from the door panel allowing you to get the slack you need to unhook it.
Now that the door panel is off you need to remove the black inner trim that goes around the window. The first step is to remove the tweeter and the lane assisst button if you have it. I apoligise the pictures are in the proper order but they will sufice to show whats needed.
To remove the tweeter trim you simply pop it off from the top with a screwdriver. It will come off with very little effort. Place the screwdriver in at the top of the trim at position A and just pop it off.
Now to remove the switch and tweeter if you have them. They are jsut clipped in so you can just unclip them and unroute the wires so they hang or if you are worried about them getting damaged you can unplug them. I did this over a a week so I had then unplugged. The blue arrows show the clips for the tweeter as the red markings represent where the switch would be and where the wires route down to the door.
The last part before getting to the mirror is to remove the black trim piece that the tweeter and switch where in. Now reflecting back I think you can do the install with a bit of patiants by just unclipping part of the trim instead of removing the entire part. I did remove the entire part but once again it don't think you have to as it's avery flexiable part and you should be able to work around it.
To remove the trim simply start at eitherside and pull it out. It slips over the rubber in the door and doesn't actually have any clips. When installing it though you have to start in the corner of the window near the door edge. Top right on passanger side and top left on driver.
You can see by the circled part why you have to start in the corner when installing but not ncessary when removing. Once again to remove pretty well start and one end and pull it out. It's just pressured around the rubber around the window and door.
Once the trim is out of the way or removed we are now onto removing the mirror.
First step is to remove the 2 mirror plugs. Now not all mirrors may have 2 plugs so if you don't have the second one don't panic.
To release the first plug you have to pull up the red release tab first. The one you want to release is circled. I placed an arrow to show what the tab looks like when it's not pulled up.
The second plug as you can probably figure out by the picture above is the small two wire plug to the left. To release this plug you have to take a small screw driver and simply move the black square block to the side and the plug will pull right up.
Now we need to remove the mirror. To do this you need to remove the 3 T30 screws that hold it in place and remove the clip that hold the harness in place going to the mirror. As you can see by the picture 2 of the screws are covered with caps.
To remove the caps take a small screwdriver or similiar item and pop the covers off. They come off fairly easily even though they sit tight into the hole.
Once you have the 2 covers removed remove the clip that holds the harness in place. I found them very brittle and both broke during my install. Since the new mirror has a new clip I didn't worry about it. Now if part of it breaks and falls inside the door unscrew your speaker below with a T20 screwdriver and pull out any bits that fell down. You dont' want rattles.
Remove the 3 T30 srews and you can pull the mirror out.
Remove the 3 screws and the mirror will pull out. Take note of how the mirror slips under the rubber trim on the outside of the door so you put it back in properly.
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