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Had sometime today and it was a piece of cake except for a couple of small items.<p>Kelly for future reference, the Pink acc. wires were not needed...MY R was pre-wired for folding mirrors, go figure!<br>Also the 7 button you sent me was Grey and for a 2004. The 2005's are different in size/look/color. No problem just ordered one from the dealer.<p>The last part, standby to pay 140 dollars for the software. I know you said 16.51, my dealers computer says otherwise and he is here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I think it's a rip but frankly I have won my share with them and have to expect to lose my share with them. In and out in 40 minutes.<p>All in all I'm happy and thanks for getting these to me.<p>-Jon<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ForceReconTrojan at 6:29 PM 4-6-2006</i>
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (ForceReconTrojan)

How was the install? Dealer installed? Might have to check this out in person some time to see if it's worth the cost.
 

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Can you tell us how to tell if we're pre-wired?? Also could you scan your receipt so we can see what the software code was so when I get mine I can take it directly to the dealer and say "See it's been done!"<p>I tried to find Kelly's thread so I could read up on it but I can't seem to find it!<p><br><i>Modified by slowrey at 9:17 PM 4-6-2006</i><BR><BR>
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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (ForceReconTrojan)

Jon -<br>I am glad it all worked out but I really need to ask - <B>Why do you need folding mirrors on an S60R?</B> I understand my Toyota Sequoia's need for folding mirrors - it is the same reason I needed to raise the upper limit on my automatic garage door opener - cuz the thing is HUGE. But the R... I just don't understand - is it just for the bling?
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (ForceReconTrojan)

FRT, you know the rear headrests in the Euro-R's are power folding, too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>As much as I'd like power folding side mirrors (and I would!), I'd really prefer the power folding rear headrests. At least then you wouldn't have to go back there to move them back!<p>Is the exchange rate really so bad that Volvo has to decontent the R's features in the US so that these things aren't even options? While the power headrests are standard in the UK, they also have the option getting a Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch, a rear shelf sun curtain and other sundry items that would be nice to at least consider.<p>-Eric
 

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Pretty common to have folding mirrors on European cars. A lot of Passats (about the size of an R) have them.<br>On my Denali, it is almost a must!
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (bschurr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bschurr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jon -<br>I am glad it all worked out but I really need to ask - <B>Why do you need folding mirrors on an S60R?</B> I understand my Toyota Sequoia's need for folding mirrors - it is the same reason I needed to raise the upper limit on my automatic garage door opener - cuz the thing is HUGE. But the R... I just don't understand - is it just for the bling?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point, I know that my garage is pretty narrow as I live in an apartment so having the folding power mirrors would be nice. And always having them would be fun especially since they are not that common.
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (slowrey)

I thought you all had figured out the purpose of the power folding mirrors already.<br>That extra 10% speed gain while folded in, and the ability to use them as "air brakes".
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought you all had figured out the purpose of the power folding mirrors already.<br>That extra 10% speed gain while folded in, and the ability to use them as "air brakes". </TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Here is a link to my thread with all the part numbers. <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54785&postid=515723#515723" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...15723</A><p>For those of you who want to do this but were told by your dealer he couldn't get the software, print out this thread and have your service manager call Jon's service manager and find out how he downloaded the software. I have NO idea (other than rampant capitalism) why the download was 10x more expensive in the US. Of course, the Europeans pay $800 for one Pegasus rim, so maybe this is just payback. <p>BTW, the wires come in the kit, and since one complete kit with both mirrors is only 10 Euros more than ordering one mirror seperately, I reccomend the kit. <p>Please specify what year your R is if you paypal me, so I can make sure to order the correct 7 button panel. Or you can get that yourself and deduct $10 from total ($435). <p>Jon - if you e-mail me a little video clip (from digital camera, camcorder or phone) I'll host and post. <p>Sean, how did your install go?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slowrey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm curious if the download is good for the 05 vs. 04. I wonder if they are the same?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dealer said download was not year specific.
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly ("R" Kelly)

I am glad that the Install went well for you FRT. Kelly, I have the mirrors sitting in my room taunting me along with the rest of my accumulated parts...my damn schedule has made it impossible to take the car in to get the work done. I am hoping to get it taken care of next Monday. When it is done I will post pics and Costs here in NYC (hoping that the east coast has friendlier Euro conversion rates <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<p>
 

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Some f*cker folded my pass. side mirror today at work and I didn't notice it until I left the parking lot. I rolled down the pass. side window and thought my right hand can reach the mirror but.. I think I have to save $$ for the power folding kit so I don't have to get out from the car and unfold the mirror. :lol:
 

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Garages, and houses for that matter, tend to be much smaller in Europe so folding mirrors are a godsend. <p>On my old V70 without folding mirrors I had to get out of the car, go around to the passenger side to fold that mirror so I could park far enough over to be able to still get out of the car. The new one with power folding is great.<p>Also, with onstreet parking in our narrow streets a lot of mirrors get hit and knocked off or broken, not funny considering how expensive they are.<br>
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FRT, you know the rear headrests in the Euro-R's are power folding, too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>As much as I'd like power folding side mirrors (and I would!), I'd really prefer the power folding rear headrests. At least then you wouldn't have to go back there to move them back!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>mine had a button you press and they just pop down. I assumed they all have this. Just like the ones in my old mercedes.
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (R_Rated)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">mine had a button you press and they just pop down. I assumed they all have this. Just like the ones in my old mercedes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that all they mean by "power" folding rear headrests? Mine pop down when you press the button, but they won't go back up unless you manually push them back into position. By "power" I thought they were suggesting "electrically powered". My bad if not....but hey, I'd still love it if they would go back up. I hate having to go back there to put them back up after a drive.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (Sue Esponte)

is there one for the new s40? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Folding Mirrors Operational...Thanks Kelly (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is that all they mean by "power" folding rear headrests? Mine pop down when you press the button, but they won't go back up unless you manually push them back into position. By "power" I thought they were suggesting "electrically powered". -Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No going back up. Remote folding (or head bopping) is standard I believe.
 
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