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Audi Q7: Automatic Dimming Function, Switching On and Off

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body  Interior / Interior Equipment / 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 "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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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 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 RHD or 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) 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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Compass Zones, Reading in World Maps

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

  • Hex Ball Socket -T10058-

W00-11195

  • Wedge Set -T10383-

W00-11251

  • Hook Tool -T40207-

W00-11555

  • Omega Clip Tool -T40280-

W00-11540

  • Pop Rivet Nut Pliers -VAS5072A-

W00-1237

  • Angled Screwdriver -VAS6543-

W00-10740

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

W00-11156

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

W00-11118

  • T-Handle Hook -3438-
  • Vehicle Diagnostic Tester

W00-11320

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