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Do American Eos have outside self dimming L mirror (inside mirror self dims)and a glove box light. I thought the manual states it does but mine appears not to. Did I lose something or what. Seems the manual has several things my Eos does not. Maybe that's why I got a discount off sticker :)
 

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Glove box light, yes.
Dimmin L mirror...maybe the 3.2 does.
Perhaps someone else will chime in.
 

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The dimming mirrors are an option in the UK on the 'luxury pack' not sure about the US though.
 

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Dimming interior and exterior mirror on the drivers side as well as a glove box light are standard in Australia. :)
 

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Not sure about the USA, but up here in Canada... It seems that VWoC's motto was: "if it isn't bolted down, take it out...actually, take it out anyway."

There are a huge number of options that we can't buy, even if we wanted to pay $$$ for them. They exist somewhere, but just not here. :(

The exterior dimming mirrors are one of the many "rumored-to-exist options" that we can't buy. HID Cornering Headlights are another. The list continues...

(I'm not bitter. I love my 2.0T, it is a great car that is worth more than I paid for it (in my opinion). However, I'd love to have bought a 3.2 with some of the fancy technology... but that's another on the list. :)

Enjoy the options you can get, and don't worry about the ones you can't. Car is good any way you look at it... the top makes up for almost anything else.

--Jon
 

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US cars do not have self dimming outside mirrors. I bought the aftermarket blue mirrors from oempl.us and love them, not just for the blue tint but for the expanded view that the mirrors give. Very easy to retrofit, took me 5 minutes.


The Glove box light is replaced by the auxiliary radio jack in the US Eos I believe.
 

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I mounted an OE RLS sensor(without mirror) on my screen using silicone. It's stayed stuck for 3 years, but can be removed cleanly. Most rearviews now are fixed with a really strong 3M double sided pad - no grinding required. The genuine OE RLS with dimming mirror fits on a substantial metal mount pre-installed on the screen. EOS screens come in 2 types - those with the mount and others without. Those with mounts have a standardised tint for the RLS sensor to work.
 

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With US cars, features are tied to the trim level and while anything is technically possible, there are hard ways and easy ways to get what you want. We have a 2014 EOS in the Komfort trim. I still have the 2014 sales brochure and I consulted it for the following info.

Neither the Komfort trim or the Sport trim came standard with autodimming mirrors of any sort. Your only option is to retrofit them. The easiest method to do that is with a Gentex rearview retrofit which is easy and affordable. There is no easy way to retrofit the outside autodimming mirrors unless you want to spring for a windshield replacement (or the aggressive technique that Vox linked to), the RLS sensor and some extra wiring, not to mention the mirrors themselves. Then there's the coding, etc... Going for external autodimming on a Komfort or a Sport trim is probably going to set you back a LOT financially. Note that the Komfort was the most common trim sold here mainly because it was the most affordable.

Or... You could buy a Executive Trim car that came standard with the correct windshield, the RLS sensor, the inside autodimming mirror AND an external autodimming mirror on the drivers side only. Most folks would probably stop here, but with some wiring and coding you could probably add an autodimming passenger side mirror as well. Keep in mind that the 2014 Executive trim stickered for $40k, so many fewer of those were sold. I dare say most were probably ordered because finding one on a lot was not easy.

VW changed things up quite a bit year to year throughout the EOS's run, but generally the higher the trim, the more likely that some of the components needed for autodimming mirrors might already be present. Some components started out on the higher trims only and gradually moved down to the lower trims during the model run. The best example I can think of is the Nav Radio. Early on you couldn't get it on a Komfort, but by 2014 it came standard on that trim. The same is probably true for a glove box light. I'm guessing that Autodimming mirrors may have only ever been on the highest trim line. The EOS was incredibly expensive for a VW and adding the features that we might take for granted these days was unheard of back then because of price creep. My wife had a 2012 VW Tiguan SEL w/Premium Nav that we bought new ($39k sticker) and back then the only autodimming item was that high-end trim and that was for internal only.
 

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You can run the pozitive whire for glove box from footwell light or check cem pinout. And you cand add your dimming mirrow replacing the windshield with one with the trim or you can make like me
 
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