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Electric folding mirrors supposed to dip down when reversing?

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    Says it all in the title really. I'm sure I read or heard somewhere that with the electric folding mirrors, the mirrors automatically dip when you reverse. Of am I just making this up? Would look in the Manuel but I am away from home at the moment.
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    Pretty sure you have to have mirror adjustor set to the passenger mirror and it it will dip down when reverse is selected
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    I tested this out tonight, havn't changed anything in the Mmi yet. On selecting reverse and moving the wingmirror selector to the passenger wingmirror - will dip the wingmirror.

    From what I remember, this should be a programmable feature, will have to play around with it, or even look at the manual.
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    You are correct they do, there is thread on here recently on how to set them up.
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    That's pretty much it. Adjust it while it is dipped to save a new position. It's as simple as that!
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    you must do the adjustment with the ignition on and car in reverse gear.
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    Well it wouldn't be dipped otherwise!
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    Mirror adjustment switch must be left in nearside position, if in centre position it is in off position and will not work.
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    Yeh, I leave mine off (in case I knock it by accident), and can dip the mirror if I need it - tricky corner or need extra visibility - but saves everything moving every time I go into reverse then having to move back again
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    Mirror moves back to original position automatic when you select forward gear
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    Yes, but all takes time - no point if you don't need it. I can use it when I need it.
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    Doesn't the VCDS needs to be involved?
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    Only if you don't have it as standard - that's for enabling it on cars that don't have the folding mirrors, the dipping can still be enabled I think
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    Hmm, I have to try this myself or maybe I misunderstood the thread title "[h=2]Electric folding mirrors supposed to dip down when reversing[/h]"
    but what is the idea if the mirrors dip down when driving backwards? How are you supposed to use them to see whats going on in the back?

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    i thinks it's so you can see down to the kerb better when parking.
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    I don't have mine on permently, if I'm parallel parking I switch it on, all other times it off.

    Worth noting that each key will save it in their own positions.
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    [Sep 6, 2013]
    also for when reversing round a corner. It's only the nearside mirror that dips.
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    Ok, thats cool then, need to try it.

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