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folding mirrors

Focusy Mar 19, 2014

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folding mirrors yes/no

  1. necessary

    65 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. not needed as not always used

    27 vote(s)
    29.3%
  1. Focusy

    Focusy Member

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    poll to see if necessary or luxury :)

    please vote.
     
  2. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    There is no poll... But I'd say no to them. I'd rather someone hit my wing mirror which is easily replaceable than taking out the whole door
     
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  3. Focusy

    Focusy Member

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    should be working now
     
  4. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    How would they take out your whole door?

    The folding mirrors also fold when hit by the way.
     
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  5. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Sorry I meant in a supermarket car park for example. I always try to align my car so if someone opens their door wide it will more than likely hit the wing mirror and not the car door. To avoid any dings etc if you get me? As they stick out further etc
     
  6. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    I don't think they are necessary. We have ordered them though. As you say - a little luxury.

    The automatic ones are good for knowing that the car is definitely locked.

    I have to manually control the folding mirrors on the Golf. Rarely use them.
     
  7. Belfin

    Belfin Active Member

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    Folding mirrors are a definite necessity down here in Cornwall, especially around the country lanes.

    During the holidays ('silly season' as it's known), the place is full of tourists who either have no idea of their own car width, or cannot reverse when meeting on a narrow lane.
    I'm forever folding my mirrors in to help some holidaymaker squeeze past (except for the dozy woman last year who firstly refused to reverse into a gateway she had just passed and then when the traffic behind me began getting impatient, she reversed flat out into and up a hedge!)
     
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  8. ConS3

    ConS3 Active Member

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    Don't need folding personally, but would love auto dip! I don't know if that's available or not.
     
  9. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    my big garage at home has 2 daft 2M door entries, hence the need for folding mirrors. it fits without folding but it's tight.
     
  10. moffe

    moffe Active Member

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    Why aren't they automatic? When you unlock the car the fold out and when you lock the car they fold in?
    I have so many times forgot to fold them out when I'm driving away :D suddenly I notice that I can't see anything in the mirrors :D
     
  11. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    With single track roads near where I live I wouldn't be without them. However I found out to my cost when I got the car they don't retract until you drop <10mph. On my old car they folded in at any speed.

    Likewise my garage is too narrow so I use it every time I park.

    I've spent some time sat in the car waiting when my wife goes to pick something up from a shop in town. The way people mindlessly walk between cars in car parks is another reasoning glad they told in, particularly in very tight spaces, but I'm tempted to try the suggested method of leaving them out as a 'door stop' as suggested above.
     
  12. s3 owner

    s3 owner New Member

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    they do there's a setting in the menu to make them auto.
     
  13. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Do they unfold on remote unlock?

    Or only on ignition?
     
  14. s3 owner

    s3 owner New Member

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    I have the keyless entry system and when you open the door the mirrors stay folded until you turn the ignition on.on touching the door from the outside to lock the car the mirrors fold. not tried the keyfob but assume it will be the same.
     
  15. moffe

    moffe Active Member

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    What? I don't have that...or I need to check that again. Tried to find it before but I didn't :D
    Maybe I just missed it.
     
  16. Twizzler

    Twizzler Active Member

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    Mine fold when I lock the car and unfold with the ignition.
     
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  17. s3 owner

    s3 owner New Member

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    in the drive select screen go to menu....car...systems...vehicle settings...central locking.....fold mirrors ON
    the mirrors work the same with the key as with the keyless.
     
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  18. Zig81

    Zig81 Active Member

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    It's in the settings under central locking.
     
  19. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Shame.

    I'd quite like the mirrors to unfold with the remote unlock.
     
  20. kenny_boon

    kenny_boon Active Member

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    Luxury!!

    To be honest the mirrors are tiny and folding doesn't make much if a difference in my opinion
     
  21. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    I think they are really useful, but not essential.
     
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  22. rfarley

    rfarley New Member

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    I was wondering why it wasn't working on mine then followed this and it now works!!, cheers
     
  23. felsby

    felsby Member

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    It would be annoying to lock the car and leave it, return to get something in the glove compartment and watch the mirrors fold out and in again, I think. I like the way it is done: fold on lock, fold out on ignition.
     
  24. moffe

    moffe Active Member

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    How did I miss that :D Thanx!
    It seems to be working now.
     
  25. PDA3

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    This is one of those things that if you don't have it you don't miss it. I love it, confirms that the car is locked, looks cool too!
     
  26. felsby

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    Agree, while you walk away from your car doubting whether you locked it, you don´t have to press the key again, one look is enough.
     
  27. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    useful for getting in the garage, that's about it! I spec'd em though
     
  28. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member Audi S3

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    My guess is somewhere between the two options; they are not a necessity but neither are they a luxury especially @ £150, so I will obstain.

    I am good with my choice to have them.
     
  29. TFSI

    TFSI Born to Fish

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    Not got folders on mine and after getting it in and out of the garage for 4 months I wish the bloody hell I had them :rock:
     
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  30. Stephen C

    Stephen C Active Member

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    While they really should be standard on S-line and even Sport, £150 is a steal compared to the price of having it done afterwards.
     
  31. Rexus

    Rexus Active Member

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    I find that having the mirrors in their normal position is essential to getting the car through my narrow garage door without damaging the sides of the car; after all, if the mirrors go through so will the rest of the car!
     
  32. St53daw

    St53daw Active Member

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    I have folding mirrors in my 2010 A3 Sline , but only on adjustment switch in drivers door panel ?
    I have the Audi Nav plus in it ? But can't find central locking in dash display or in head unit ? Am I doing something wrong or does it not have it ?
    Confused.com lol
     
  33. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Never had them before so won't miss them now in the new one.
     
  34. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    Almost didn't bother... But like rain sensing wipers, now I've got them I wouldn't be without them - very useful, especially the near side dipping function on reverse...
     
  35. madrussa

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    I've had two cars need replacement mirrors... once something must have driven to close and knocked it off. The other time someone had kicked if off. I don't know why but when mirrors are folded in the just look more difficult to remove.
     
  36. RVP20

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    Just out of interest can the mirrors go out of sync? Could one fold faster than the other?
     
  37. madrussa

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    Yeah, I have them on my A1 and one of the mirrors folds ever so slightly quicker than the other... but they always fold to the correct place. That's the main thing.
     
  38. royalsteve68

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    yeh same here 2 stupid 2m wide garages designed for a1 sized cars and nothing else

    it baffles me why builders don't make single garages that fit an average sized car like the a3 and made after 2000. instead garages are designed for a small car made in the 1970s!!
     
  39. Flibble

    Flibble Active Member Team Estoril

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    Because of money of course. A small garage is cheaper, and a large proportion of people never park more than the lawnmower in there.
     
  40. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano quattro Audi S3 saloon

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    Hi folks, first post, I ordered an S3 saloon last week, specced the Comfort Pack, DSG and ACC but forgot to spec the electric folding mirrors.

    I noticed on the configurator it says they're body coloured mirrors, I presume on the S3 they'll still come in aluminium colour, is this right?

    Just wanted to double check before I amend my order.
     

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