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post #1 of 4 Old 10-05-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rear view mirrors

My car got automatic rear view mirrors on the doors . When you lock the car the mirrors move to the door leave and came back when you unlock the car . Furthermore they can be moved by the pressing the buttons on the inside door panel . My user manual tells me that this behaviour is the default setup . If you like to keep the mirrors in normal position when you lock the car your dealer can change the default setting . So I drove to my dealer to do this change and watched what they did . They pluged on their diagnostics laptop and could access a lot of options in the cars software , but no option to change the default mirror behaviour . The only thing he could do was to deactivate the automatic mirrors with the result that they couldn't be moved manually any more . I decided to go back to the original configuration . Perhaps their diagnostic software isn't up to date or the information in the user manual is wrong .
Has anyone already successfully changed the behaviour of mirrors ?
What is the default behaviour on your cars ?
Thanks for your posts .
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 02:58 PM
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RE: Rear view mirrors

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My car got automatic rear view mirrors on the doors . When you lock the car the mirrors move to the door leave and came back when you unlock the car . Furthermore they can be moved by the pressing the buttons on the inside door panel . My user manual tells me that this behaviour is the default setup . If you like to keep the mirrors in normal position when you lock the car your dealer can change the default setting . So I drove to my dealer to do this change and watched what they did . They pluged on their diagnostics laptop and could access a lot of options in the cars software , but no option to change the default mirror behaviour . The only thing he could do was to deactivate the automatic mirrors with the result that they couldn't be moved manually any more . I decided to go back to the original configuration . Perhaps their diagnostic software isn't up to date or the information in the user manual is wrong .
Has anyone already successfully changed the behaviour of mirrors ?
What is the default behaviour on your cars ?
Thanks for your posts .
The default on mine (in the USA) is that they fold when the car is locked and unfold when car is unlocked. I'm quite happy with this function.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 03:45 PM
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Mine too (in the US) fold when locked and unfold when unlocked. I remember reading something in the printed manual about the dealer changing this. However, I just went through the slightly updated version of the manual I downloaded, and I couldn't find any mention of this. I did see that if you retract the mirrors with the mirror buttons, then they won't automatically unfold when you unlock the car. Only thing I could find.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-09-2013, 10:08 AM
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Hi f-driver,

The UK Spec handbooks say the same as yours (the dealer can de-active this function) so I am unsure why the dealership are unable to do this, however I only hold information about UK vehicles.

Could you PM me your following details and I will get one of my colleagues in Germany to investigate this for you:
Full Name
VIN
Email Address
Dealership Used

Many Thanks

Mike
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