Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Interior Rearview Mirror

Overview - Interior Rearview Mirror

Overview - Interior Rearview Mirror

1 - Front Cover

  • For the mirror base
  • Press on until it engages audibly

2 - Clip

  • For the interior rearview mirror
  • Replace after removing the interior rearview mirror

3 - Bolt

  • 1.5 Nm
  • Quantity: 2

4 - Rear Cover

  • For the mirror base
  • For the interior rearview mirror without optional equipment
  • Press on until it engages audibly

5 - Retaining Plate

  • For the interior rearview mirror
  • Attached to the windshield

6 - Cover

  • For the control module sensor
  • For the interior rearview mirror with optional equipment
  • Press on until it engages audibly

7 - Rear Cover

  • For the mirror base
  • For the interior rearview mirror with optional equipment
  • Press on until it engages audibly

8 - Interior Rearview Mirror

  • Equipment level: With integrated Automatic High Beam Assist Control Module -J844-
  • The Automatic High Beam Assist Control Module -J844- cannot be replaced separately. Replace the interior rearview mirror if faulty
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Interior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing".
  • Mount to the installation position tilted 20º and turn it clockwise until it stops
  • Replace the clip after removing

Interior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Angled Screwdriver -VAS6416-

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Clip - Interior Rearview Mirror to Retaining Plate

Removing

  WARNING

Health risk due to electrolyte.

Follow the safety precautions for the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions, Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror".

- Tilt the interior rearview mirror downward until it stops, approximately 25º.

- Pull the rear cover -2- downward in the direction of -arrow A- and at the same time release the catches -1- by pressing firmly on the cover in the direction of -arrow B-.

- Disengage the cover from the mirror base and remove.

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Interior Rearview Mirror with Optional Equipment

- To unclip the cover in the direction of -arrows A, B and C- insert the Angled Screwdriver -VAS6416- carefully between the windshield and the cover.

- Repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

- Disengage the front of the cover -1- and remove it toward the rear.

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- Pull the rear cover -2- downward in the direction of -arrow A- and at the same time release the catches -1- by pressing firmly on the cover in the direction of -arrow B-.

- Disengage the cover from the mirror base and remove.

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Continuation for All Mirror Versions

- Place a screwdriver between the retaining plate and the mirror base.

- Carefully turn the screwdriver on its axis in the direction of -arrow A-, until the retaining tab disengages from the baseplate.

- At the same time turn the mirror base -1- counterclockwise in the direction of -arrow B- until it stops.

- Remove the interior rearview mirror from the baseplate and disconnect the connector -2-.

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- Carefully disengage the tabs in the direction of -arrows- and remove the front cover -1- downward out of the guide rods on the interior rearview mirror base -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Replace the clip -2 or 5- after removing the interior rearview mirror. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

- Position the interior rearview mirror tilted 20º with respect to the installation position.

- Turn the interior rearview mirror clockwise until it stops.

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  Note

If the interior rearview mirror with integrated Automatic High Beam Assist Control Module -J844- is replaced select the "Replace control module" function for the respective control module using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester Diagnostic.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Interior Rearview Mirror".

Automatic Dimming Function, Switching On and Off

- By briefly pressing the button -2- (less than three seconds), the automatic dimming function is switched on or off automatically.

Automatic dimming "ON": The lamp in the display -1- turns on.

Automatic dimming "OFF": The lamp in the display -1- turns off.

  • Automatic dimming function is activated each time the "ignition is switched on".
  • If the automatic dimming function is deactivated, the function is also deactivated on the exterior rearview mirror.
  • In dimming mode, the mirror surface lights up when interior lights are switched on or reverse gear is engaged.
  • The interior rearview mirror automatic dimming function can only work properly if the rear window shade is raised.

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Compass Display, Switching On and Off

- Press and hold the button -2- for three to six seconds. The compass display -1- changes from "ON" to "OFF" and vice versa.

Compass display "ON" - the direction is displayed.

Compass display "OFF" - the direction is not displayed.

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Compass Zone, Adjusting

It is necessary to set the compass zone if:

  • A new Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror -Y7- is installed.
  • If the vehicle is driven a long distance over more than two zones from the originally set zone, then the new compass zone must be set again.

Compass Zone, Adjusting

- Press the button -2- for six to nine seconds until a "Z" and a compass zone number appears.

- Keep pressing the button until the number of the desired compass zone appears.

- Read the desired compass zone on the world map:

  • North America.

After a few seconds, the compass display switches from the zone number of the desired compass zone to the direction.

- The interior rearview mirror automatic dimming function is reactivated after the compass zone is set. Refer to → Chapter "Compass Display, Switching On and Off".

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Digital Compass, Calibrating

It is necessary to calibrate the digital compass if:

  • The compass directions are not correct.
  • The letter "C" instead of a direction will appear or the compass display will be blank.
  • A new Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror -Y7- is installed.

The digital compass may also need to be calibrated if:

  • The vehicle battery was reconnected after being disconnected for an extended period.
  • A new audio system or audio system component was installed.

Digital Compass, Calibrating

- Switch the ignition on.

  • The letter "C" must appear in the compass display -1-.

- If the letter "C" does not appear, press the button -2- for 9 to 12 seconds until the "C" appears in the compass display.

- Drive in a circle two to three times at about 10 km/h (5 mph) until a direction is shown in the compass display.

- The interior rearview mirror automatic dimming function is reactivated after the calibration is complete. Refer to → Chapter "Automatic Dimming Function, Switching On and Off".

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Compass Zones, Reading in Different World Maps

North America

North America

Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror, Checking Function

To check the function, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • Interior rearview mirror installed.
  • Ignition switched on.
  • Reverse gear not engaged.
  • Automatic-dimming function must be switched on, indicator light must come on.

Test Sequence

- Cover the photosensor -1- on the housing side.

- Shine a light source, such as a flashlight, in the mirror on the mirror side of the photosensor -2-.

  • The interior rearview mirror must dim within a short period of time.

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Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Wedge Set - Wedge 1 -T10383/1-

W00-11251

  • Locking Pin (3 pc.) -T40011-

W00-11267

  • Hook Tool -T40207-

W00-11555

  • Angled Screwdriver -VAS6416-

W00-10739

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

W00-11156

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

W00-11118

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