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    Senior Member Two Rings supersweet's Avatar
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    passenger side(auto dimming) Mirror, draining liquid??

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    so i was told that just the passenger side mirror is filled with liquid and is auto dimming, but it is dis colored yellow , and the liquid is beginning to drain, wat is the cheapest way to resolve this,.. someone told me the if you take the glass off it will drain the liquid and can ruin the paint... is this true? the guy suggested to buy a replacement glass and stick it over the old one but thats lame and doesnt take care of my drainning mirror? wat to do... and please dont tell me to buy sport mirror housings ( so ugly), maybe the curved glass, has anyone done this??

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    Veteran Member Four Rings mholme's Avatar
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    Re: passenger side(auto dimming) Mirror, draining liquid??

    What are you saying, that you only have one auto dimming mirror? If your car has the covenience package, then all 3 of your mirrors are auto dimming, unless someone replaced them with non auto dimming glass. Just buy a used one and snap it in. There are several cars being parted out currently here.
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    Senior Member Three Rings jakecro's Avatar
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    Re: passenger side(auto dimming) Mirror, draining liquid??

    There is liquid in both right and left mirrors for the auto dim. My pass mirror was the first to leak as well. It didn't ruin the paint but was a PITA to remove (different story for the rubber trim).

    You could remove the clear glass from the mirror making it a regular mirror. Direct replacements are expensive so unless you are willing to fork over the dough I would keep an eye on the classifieds. Your other option would be to buy the heated non-dimming mirrors from some place like ECS for much less.

    By luck, I ended up falling into a situation where I was able to pick up two direct replacements for less than $100. I'm not sure if the contact is still around as others have attempted to contact with no response.
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    Established Member Two Rings B5BiTurboS4's Avatar
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    Re: passenger side(auto dimming) Mirror, draining liquid??

    Mine are doing it too... All three...
    Im shopping for replacements off an parts car.

    BTW, everyone should check out the audi database link in the guy aboves sig.
    It has a PDF about the 2.7T. Its kinda cool... Lots of info...
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    Veteran Member Three Rings Dubluv11's Avatar
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    mine is also turning yellow and fading:(

    do all a4's also have auto dimming and heated mirrors as well??

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    Veteran Member Four Rings DannyDeez's Avatar
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    My passenger side mirror is leaking. Its heated and auto dimming. Anyone know where I can get a replacement?
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Just pop off the mirror and clip on a replacement. No need to remove the housing.

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    Stage 3 Forum Advertiser Four Rings Scotty@Advanced's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5BiTurboS4 View Post
    Mine are doing it too... All three...
    Im shopping for replacements off an parts car.

    BTW, everyone should check out the audi database link in the guy aboves sig.
    It has a PDF about the 2.7T. Its kinda cool... Lots of info...
    We've managed to get the interior rear view mirrors rebuilt and upgraded for $149.00 with a lifetime warranty. The outside mirrors however are still a different story and they are expensive!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dubluv11 View Post
    mine is also turning yellow and fading:(

    do all a4's also have auto dimming and heated mirrors as well??
    Yes if your mirror glass has a black plastic trim around it, it is heated and auto-dimming. If there is no trim then it is just heated. I think pretty much all the B5 outside mirrors are heated.


    Quote Originally Posted by DannyDeez View Post
    My passenger side mirror is leaking. Its heated and auto dimming. Anyone know where I can get a replacement?
    Yeah we can supply them but they are about $250.00 each new.

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    [QUOTE=Scotty@Advanced;4965039]We've managed to get the interior rear view mirrors rebuilt and upgraded for $149.00 with a lifetime warranty. The outside mirrors however are still a different story and they are expensive!

    So for this, do you need the stock mirror shipped to you/back to you, or is it $149 for the upgraded mirror.

    I've personally been through 2 replacements, and I'm frankly sick of dealing with it.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings DannyDeez's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty@Advanced View Post
    Yeah we can supply them but they are about $250.00 each new.
    Damn, if I cant find it elsewhere used Ill have to contact you.
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