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      03-12-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Reverse Mirror Issue - Please Help

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Hi- I just noticed that when I reverse, my passenger mirror doesn't point downward anymore, but it used to... I used the control on my door to move/adjust the mirror and it does move. Any ideas? Thanks.
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      03-12-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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The switch below the arrows that lets you control which mirror you are adjusting is also a switch to have the mirror dip on or off. Keep the switch to the left to have the dipping mirror turned on, and keep the switch to the right to have it turn off.
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Moving the switch to the right will also turn off the electric folding mirror feature.
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Moving the switch to the right will also turn off the electric folding mirror feature.
I dispute your comment, my friend (unless this changed with the MY14's). I keep my switch to the right and I fold in my mirrors every time that I park.
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If I keep my switch to the right, my mirrors still fold.

I wonder why BMW didn't allow for BOTH mirrors to fold down. Many manufacturers switch has a "neutral" setting, in between the right and left positions. When parking on a one way street, having the driver side mirror go down would be useful.
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If I keep my switch to the right, my mirrors still fold.

I wonder why BMW didn't allow for BOTH mirrors to fold down. Many manufacturers switch has a "neutral" setting, in between the right and left positions. When parking on a one way street, having the driver side mirror go down would be useful.
I've always wondered that as well. Maybe they want drivers to stick their heads out their windows like gophers to check the curb, lol. It's what I do sometimes if I need to get really close to the curb and don't want to rely on the top view cameras possibly hitting the rim.
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The switch below the arrows that lets you control which mirror you are adjusting is also a switch to have the mirror dip on or off. Keep the switch to the left to have the dipping mirror turned on, and keep the switch to the right to have it turn off.
Thanks, I was wondering why mine randomly stopped dipping too lol
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I'm fairly sure that I keep mine on the left and the right side still dips upon reverse. I also have my car coded so that I can fold the mirrors automatically when I lock the car and I'm fairly sure this is irrespective of which side I have the switch on.
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Just want to clarify... I was not referring to mirrors folding in. I was referring to the right mirror glass pitching downward so you can see the curb as you are reversing.
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I'm fairly sure that I keep mine on the left and the right side still dips upon reverse. I also have my car coded so that I can fold the mirrors automatically when I lock the car and I'm fairly sure this is irrespective of which side I have the switch on.
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Just want to clarify... I was not referring to mirrors folding in. I was referring to the right mirror glass pitching downward so you can see the curb as you are reversing.
I'm already in the car coding so I figure it would just take a minute to give some visual clarity.

Switched Left: Dips in Reverse
Switched Right: No Dip in Reverse
Switch does not affect folding mirrors, via button or CA mirror closing.

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I'm fairly sure that I keep mine on the left and the right side still dips upon reverse. I also have my car coded so that I can fold the mirrors automatically when I lock the car and I'm fairly sure this is irrespective of which side I have the switch on.
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Just want to clarify... I was not referring to mirrors folding in. I was referring to the right mirror glass pitching downward so you can see the curb as you are reversing.
I'm already in the car coding so I figure it would just take a minute to give some visual clarity.

Switched Left: Dips in Reverse
Switched Right: No Dip in Reverse
Switch does not affect folding mirrors, via button or CA mirror closing.

Concur!
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If I keep my switch to the right, my mirrors still fold.

I wonder why BMW didn't allow for BOTH mirrors to fold down. Many manufacturers switch has a "neutral" setting, in between the right and left positions. When parking on a one way street, having the driver side mirror go down would be useful.
I programed one of my seat memory positions to do that. I guess they did that since your passenger side should almost always be the one at the curb, not the one driver's side.
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