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Audi Q3: Interior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Interior Equipment / Interior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Turn interior rearview mirror at the mirror base -1- counterclockwise -arrow- as far as the stop and remove from the retaining plate.

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Interior Rearview Mirror without Optional Equipment:

  WARNING

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

- Pivot the interior review mirror downward until stop, approximately 25º.

- Pull the cover -2- rearward and downward -arrow- and at the same time release the catches -1- with a small screwdriver.

- Disengage the cover from the mirror base and remove.

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- Remove the connector -2- from the bracket and disconnect it.

- Turn interior rearview mirror at the mirror base -1- counterclockwise -arrow- as far as the stop and remove from the retaining plate.

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Interior Rearview Mirror with Optional Equipment, Version 1:

- Unclip the right cover -2- from the left cover and from the bracket -arrow A-.

- Unclip the left cover -1- from the bracket -arrow B- and remove.

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- Unclip cover -1- at the mirror base using a screwdriver and remove it.

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

- Carefully turn the screwdriver about its axis -arrow A-, until the retaining tab disengages from the retaining plate.

- At the same time turn the mirror base -1- counterclockwise -arrow B- until stop.

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

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Versions with Optional Equipment, Version 2:

- Unclip the rear cover -1- from the headliner and pull rearward -arrow A-.

- Disengage the front cover from the front camera bracket -B arrows- and remove rearward.

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- Pull the cover -1- for the mirror base and downward -arrow- and at the same time release the catches -2- with a small screwdriver.

- Disengage the cover from the mirror base and remove.

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

- Carefully turn the screwdriver about its axis -arrow A-, until the retaining tab disengages from the retaining plate.

- At the same time turn the mirror base -1- counterclockwise -arrow B- until stop.

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

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Continuation for all Mirror Versions:

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

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Always replace clips -2- and -5- for the interior rearview mirror if removed. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

- Position the interior rearview mirror turned 30º with respect to the installation position.

- Turn the interior rearview mirror counterclockwise as far as stop.

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Versions with Optional Equipment, Version 2:

- Install and clip in both covers.

- Engage the cover -1- for the mirror base loosely on the mirror base.

- Guide the cover -2- for the front camera over the cover for the mirror base and engage the hook on the bracket -arrows-.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Interior Rearview Mirror".

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Automatic Dimming Function, Switching On and Off

- By briefly pressing the button -1- (less than three seconds), the automatic dimming function is switched on or off automatically.

Automatic dimming "ON": the lamp in the display -2- comes on.

Automatic dimming "OFF": the lamp in the display -2- goes out.

  • Automatic dimming function is activated each time "ignition is switched on".
  • If the automatic dimming function is deactivated, the function is also deactivated on the exterior rearview mirror.
  • In dimming mode, 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- 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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Magnetic Fields, Setting

It is necessary to set the magnetic 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 zone must be set again.

Magnetic Fields, Setting:

- Press button -2- for six to nine seconds until a "Z" and a magnetic zone number appear.

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

- Read desired magnetic zone on the world map:

  • North America

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

- The interior rearview mirror automatic dimming function is reactivated after the magnetic 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 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 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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Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror, Setting to LHD

It is necessary to set LHD when:

  • A new Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror -Y7- is installed.

- Press the button -2- for 12 to 15 seconds until either an "L" (for LHD vehicles) or an "A" (for RHD vehicles) appears.

- Press the button again; the drive side will be changed.

- After a brief moment, the display changes automatically to "C" - for calibrating. The digital compass must now be calibrated again. Refer to → Chapter "Digital Compass, Calibrating".

- 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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Zones, Reading in World Maps

North America

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Automatic Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror, Checking Function

To check function, 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, 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

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

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  • Wedge Set -T10383-

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  • Locking Pin (3 pc.) -T40011-

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  • Hook Tool -T40207-

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  • Angled Screwdriver -VAS6543-

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