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      09-18-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Are auto folding mirrors a feature?

So, I was out of town for a week and half - and the 550 was parked off in my parking garage - no key were accessible to anyone in this period. When I got back the mirrors were folded up - and I know I never would have done this before I left - could the mirrors have auto-folded based on time?
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No I don't believe so. My F10 has been garages nearly a month without side mirrors folding.
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If someone presses on them, I think they'll collapse/fold up. I've never had the nerve to try this in any of my cars with power retracting mirrors.
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If someone presses on them, I think they'll collapse/fold up. I've never had the nerve to try this in any of my cars with power retracting mirrors.
I concur. This seems like the most logical explanation.
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I push on mine pretty heavily when waxing the car and I'd say it'd take one heck of a push to make them fold (if they do)... Any chance that you pressed on the FOB lock key about 3 seconds when you were leaving - at least in the EU models that would make the mirrors to auto fold? If another vehicle hit 'em I'd think there would be some visual residue ;-)
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I push on mine pretty heavily when waxing the car and I'd say it'd take one heck of a push to make them fold (if they do)... Any chance that you pressed on the FOB lock key about 3 seconds when you were leaving - at least in the EU models that would make the mirrors to auto fold? If another vehicle hit 'em I'd think there would be some visual residue ;-)
Does not work in US.
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I was cleaning cars on the driveway today, had unlocked mine to clean interior glass and door shuts but had not started engine, after closing doors I didn't lock it again but went to to clean the wife's car. After some time, maybe an hour or more I went back to get something from mine, and the doors had locked and the mirrors had folded in. I'm thinking maybe there's a feature that if you unlock but don't start the car then close up without the key in the car/vicinity, then after a set time it automatically locks and this auto lock includes folding the mirrors. Can't explain this any other way.

Did you possibly do something similar when you left your car?
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I push on mine pretty heavily when waxing the car and I'd say it'd take one heck of a push to make them fold (if they do)... Any chance that you pressed on the FOB lock key about 3 seconds when you were leaving - at least in the EU models that would make the mirrors to auto fold? If another vehicle hit 'em I'd think there would be some visual residue ;-)
Doesn't seem to work on US spec cars.

I just went down to my garage, folded the mirrors out, pressed the fob for about 10 seconds. The car locked, but didn't do anything beyond that.

I wish we had the ability to fold them remotely, but it doesn't appear to work that way here.
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Yeah, I read somewhere that it doesn't work on US-spec cars, but someone said a dealer can enable it.
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Yeah, I read somewhere that it doesn't work on US-spec cars, but someone said a dealer can enable it.
My LS 460 has this feature , I'm glad it at least has power mirrors , don't know why they just don't add auto fold with locking feature? The only thing I know works is holding the unlock for about 5 secs all the windows open but you can't close them
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