Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

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Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by caddymaxi10 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:30 pm

Is it possible to replace the old wing mirrors with functioning electirc wing mirrors in a caddy maxi 2010?

I have to manually fold the mirrors everytime I park in my garage and was wondering if it would be possible to fit the electric mirrors from either another caddy or after market, prseumably with some type of contol mechenism, lever or button to contol the mirror?

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by gazza31112 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 pm

Yes mate the upgraded folding power mirrors are the caddy life units, not cheap unfortunately.
Iv had them on since lockdown began but Iv only just had the folding function coded in on mine, and it's soo much easier and flasher Image
It will need new door modules, I got them second hand off eBay from a Scirocco
And the interior switch will need replacing.
Well worth it though imo
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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:50 pm

I’ve got a Maxi Life, electric mirrors but no foldy foldy :(
Unless I’m missing a button :D
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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by gazza31112 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:03 pm

Foldy foldy

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Cailsey » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:49 pm

gazza31112 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Yes mate the upgraded folding power mirrors are the caddy life units, not cheap unfortunately.
Iv had them on since lockdown began but Iv only just had the folding function coded in on mine, and it's soo much easier and flasher Image
It will need new door modules, I got them second hand off eBay from a Scirocco
And the interior switch will need replacing.
Well worth it though imo
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Hello mate, did you need to repin your mirror connectors, or was it just coding needed?
I've fitted these mirrors to my Mk3 with Scirocco modules and a new switch with folding position. I've activated them in VCDS but they do not fold. They move inside out upside down and back to front!!!! but they won't fold. I understand the reversed movement needs coding out, but VCDS tells me there is an electrical error with folding. Would be interesting to hear what you had done - although Mk4 is maybe different.

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by gazza31112 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:33 pm

@Cailsey tbh mate I got my coding done by a forum member, all this coding goes straight over my head!!
But yea all what was needed was coding, deffo no re pinning.
Must be different between MK3 and MK4.
I might be wrong but I think he fixed the backwards windows with VCDS then used another lead for the folding, could be wrong though
Can't be no more help I'm afraid mate

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Cailsey » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:25 pm

No worries, thanks for your reply. I know both VCDS and the other coding (Eprom I think) are required to fully sort the direction issues with the Scirocco modules.
I need to find find wiring diagrams for the Mk4. I have VCDS but am very much a beginner with it.
I'm hoping to upgrade rear lights too and maybe a MFSW, so may as well get all the coding done at once.
Thanks again,

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by caddymaxi10 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm

gazza31112 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Yes mate the upgraded folding power mirrors are the caddy life units, not cheap unfortunately.
Iv had them on since lockdown began but Iv only just had the folding function coded in on mine, and it's soo much easier and flasher Image
It will need new door modules, I got them second hand off eBay from a Scirocco
And the interior switch will need replacing.
Well worth it though imo
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Thanks for the reply, thats great news, I'll start hunting some caddy life mirrors and modules, cheers!

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Papa Bear » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:34 pm

@caddymaxi10, it’s best not to quote previous messages
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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:40 pm

We tend to get in trouble with the boss

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by anoneamus » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:30 am

Papa Bear wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:34 pm
@caddymaxi10, it’s best not to quote previous messages
Quoting is fine, but not pictures, or the entire message. If you need to quote, just edit out the irrelevant bits, and image links. ;)

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Tagllana1 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:51 pm

A bit late to the party, but just been scrolling through the forum looking for advice RE installing Caddy life mirrors.

Not sure if anyone can help, but I've seen these set on Travelin-Lite -

https://travelinlite-transporters.co.uk ... 3aa5&_ss=r

Anyone know if they will literally be plug and play? I have a 2017 mk4 caddy with the standard elephant ear mirrors (heated & electric). I'm not too bothered about getting them to fold! I just want to get rid of that hideous whistling noise!!

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by anoneamus » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:29 am

They are plug and play (in that the mountings and wiring match, and no coding is required). However, the bit that will require your attention is transferring the antennas from your old to new mirrors. You could also buy new antennas if you wanted to skip that, they're not included in the TravelinLite package. The old antennas don't fit perfectly in the new mirrors, but they fit well enough with a bit of fiddling. I used the old antennas, and I believe most people here do that too. There are simpler ways to get rid of the whistle, but can confirm the new mirrors are whistle-free.

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by Tagllana1 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 am

Cheers anoneamus,

To be honest, that’s how I’ve convinced myself (and the Mrs) that they’re essential! Getting rid of the whistle.....

Hopefully they’ll be here today, so will give them a go.

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Re: Electric wing mirrors to replace old manual wing mirrors?

Post by rbu_tuninq » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:43 pm

@anoneamus

what antennas ? is that on inside ? as I can't see anything around....have an mk4 19' . thanks
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