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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. 0B1001001

    0B1001001 Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S3

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    A larger garage will take up more room (talk about stating the bleeding obvious!), which means they can squeeze less boxes on each bit of land... and most folk don't even try and either fill the garage with junk or convert it into another, rather narrow, room.

    I'm just about to build a new garage for my one car - 6m x 7m - I think I'll be able to open the doors OK :thumbsup:
     
  2. danilotto

    danilotto Active Member Audi S3

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    Necessary because of the dipping mirror on reverse. And also for automatic closing parking the car.
     
  3. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Love my folding mirrors.

    Do love it on start up with the screen coming out the dash and the mirrors unfolding. Makes it feel slightly more special than my daily driver.
     
  4. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro saloon

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    Is there a setting to have them fold on lock/unlock or is that the default operation?
     
  5. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    You can adjust in MMI
     
  6. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro saloon

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    Thanks, spoke to the dealer today and added the Electrically Folding Mirrors, no difference to the expected delivery date. :)
     
  7. SilureMark

    SilureMark Active Member

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    I don't know what they'd cost to replace, but last time it happened to me the bill was £175, and that was just on a golf! I'd rather fold the mirrors in when there is a propensity for some **** head to clonk my mirror off when parked. As to taking out the whole door, I don't think so somehow! I'd say that's rather unlikely to happen to a parked car - but having a mirror dinged when parked is pretty common these days, what with all the idiots who still drive around talking or texting into their mobiles - so YES, IMO definitely worth having!
     
  8. S3 TRS

    S3 TRS Active Member

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    I specced them and glad i did.

    1. Provides confirmation car is locked from a distance
    2. parking on a main road you feel a bit better that some numpty who doesn't know how wide their car is will hit them.
    3. dipped mirror on reverse can help to not kerb wheels
    4. looks cool when you put the key in and turn, mirrors unfold and screen pops up
    5. :sm4:
    should be standard on the S3 really.
     
  9. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    The mirrors don't provide confirmation that the car is locked, they just provide confirmation that you did lock it at some point. If you then unlock it again, they won't unfold!
     
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  10. veeeight

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

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    ^ Correct !

    Also - if you close the tailgate, but not quite latch it completely, the car will lock, mirrors fold.
    But the tailgate won't be latched in the fully locked position, just the first latch.

    The Golf Mk.7 has a slightly different implementation of the folding/unfolding mirrors.
    It will fold on remote lock (as the S3) - but will un-fold on the remote unlock (thereby giving visual confirmation that the car is unlocked).


    The other slight inconvenience of un-folding on ignition (as opposed to remote fob), is, very often I like to hear the car prime and start up - if often gives me an early indication of something amiss. It's difficult to hear the priming when both mirrors are whirring away when you put the ignition on.
     
  11. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro saloon

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    Could you use vagcom to make them unfold on unlock?
     
  12. veeeight

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

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    Don't think so.

    With the Golf, the implementation was as S3, until BW45/13, then all cars from then unfolded on unlock. It was a change to the hardware itself.

    Not been tried or tested yet on S3.
     

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