Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

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Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by antman84 » Sun May 10, 2009 5:05 pm

Hi guys

Was in a 2006 3 series coupe and when it was put into reverse the passenger mirror looked down so you could see the kerb automatically.

Can this be done on a z?
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by GAZA62 » Mon May 11, 2009 5:15 pm

antman84 wrote:Hi guys

Was in a 2006 3 series coupe and when it was put into reverse the passenger mirror looked down so you could see the kerb automatically.

Can this be done on a z?
Thats a nice idea for parking but a pain in the ass the rest of the time
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by Smokin » Mon May 11, 2009 5:19 pm

I loved this feature on my 325Ci. It would be helpful to see around those large "haunches" of the Z.
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by Wondermike » Tue May 12, 2009 12:00 am

It does it on the new Z4, not that that's of any use to you other than a useless fact :D

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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by cj10jeeper » Tue May 12, 2009 10:05 am

GAZA62 wrote:
antman84 wrote:Hi guys

Was in a 2006 3 series coupe and when it was put into reverse the passenger mirror looked down so you could see the kerb automatically.

Can this be done on a z?
Thats a nice idea for parking but a pain in the ass the rest of the time
Why? Not sure if its the same as on the X5, but if you have the mirror adjuster switched to the drivers side the dip function is on. If set to the left side it's off. You can have it either way :)
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by GAZA62 » Wed May 13, 2009 3:54 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:
GAZA62 wrote:
antman84 wrote:Hi guys

Was in a 2006 3 series coupe and when it was put into reverse the passenger mirror looked down so you could see the kerb automatically.

Can this be done on a z?
Thats a nice idea for parking but a pain in the ass the rest of the time
Why? Not sure if its the same as on the X5, but if you have the mirror adjuster switched to the drivers side the dip function is on. If set to the left side it's off. You can have it either way :)

So you can have this on or off ? only it said in the post when you pop into reverse the nearside mirror would move to look down which would be a pain for any other reversing
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by cj10jeeper » Wed May 13, 2009 4:08 pm

I'm referring to the X5 where you can most certainly have the function switched on or off from the mirror adjuster on the drivers door. I usually have it off, but just once in a while I want to see the rear wheel and it's really good to do that. As soon as you come out of reverse it goes back to the normal position

I'd love it on the Zed, but it's not an option
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by pvr » Wed May 13, 2009 4:08 pm

Yes, it can be on or off. I use it for parking and have it "on" then. For normal reversing, I leave it off.
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Re: Passenger mirror looking down when in reverse?

Post by GAZA62 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:39 pm

That would be a superb option then shame its not on the Z :(
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