Dip mirror in reverse

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micklebrow
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Post by micklebrow » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:36 pm

I have the mirrors selected in the settings to go down, but nothing happens when I reverse.

Can anyone help, perhaps there's something else I should be doing.

Thanks
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Post by scott28tt » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:43 pm

Turn the knob to the passenger side mirror, then put the car in reverse.

It's covered in the user manual.
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Post by itsmeGAV » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:58 pm

micklebrow wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:36 pm
I have the mirrors selected in the settings to go down, but nothing happens when I reverse.

Can anyone help, perhaps there's something else I should be doing.

Thanks
As above, you have to turn the wing mirror knob to the passenger (L) and it will dip for you... however do note that the ID.3 doesn't remember the last position you left this knob when you exit the vehicle, so you will have to turn it to L every time you want the mirror to dip.

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Post by monkeyhanger » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:39 pm

^ Which is highly annoying.

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Post by micklebrow » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:30 pm

Fantastic, thanks again.
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Post by itsmeGAV » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:08 am

monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:39 pm
^ Which is highly annoying.
It is VERY annoying..

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Post by Splash-Man » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:23 am

itsmeGAV wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:08 am
monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:39 pm
^ Which is highly annoying.
It is VERY annoying..
Its things like this that I just don't get. My old Touran had the option of dipping the mirror when selecting reverse. You either set to dip every time or not at all.
I don't understand the logic behind to select it each time you want it as now seems to be the case with the ID3
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Post by G43FAN » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:26 pm

Splash-Man wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:23 am
itsmeGAV wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:08 am
monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:39 pm
^ Which is highly annoying.
It is VERY annoying..
Its things like this that I just don't get. My old Touran had the option of dipping the mirror when selecting reverse. You either set to dip every time or not at all.
I don't understand the logic behind to select it each time you want it as now seems to be the case with the ID3
It appears to be because they have changed the type of selector switch so that rather than having a definitive position(s) it now 'reads' how far it has been turned. So for instance you can't leave the heated mirrors on, or leave the mirrors folded in. It annoyed the heck out of me for about two months and now I just use the camera (assuming you have one).
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Post by Bromsgroveuser » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:14 pm

Splash-Man wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:23 am
itsmeGAV wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:08 am
monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:39 pm
^ Which is highly annoying.
It is VERY annoying..
Its things like this that I just don't get. My old Touran had the option of dipping the mirror when selecting reverse. You either set to dip every time or not at all.
I don't understand the logic behind to select it each time you want it as now seems to be the case with the ID3
I find it amusing that you've used the word logic when taking about Volkswagen , how about the heating on switch its the only one which is blue when it's off and grey when it's on, totally opposite to every other function info the car
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Post by micklebrow » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:36 pm

Well had the selector selected to the left hand mirror, and it mad no difference, mirror does not move when reverse selected. O well, back again to the drawing board.
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Post by Hypercube » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:03 pm

You need to set and store the dipped position manually to begin with.

Select reverse gear
Select LH mirror
Adjust mirror to view kerb
Select neutral

The LH mirror should return to the previous position. When you later select the LH mirror on the rotary switch and select reverse gear, the mirror should dip to the position you previously set (above)

[p.111 of the manual which was included only with early cars]

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Post by scott28tt » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:26 pm

micklebrow wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:36 pm
Well had the selector selected to the left hand mirror, and it mad no difference, mirror does not move when reverse selected. O well, back again to the drawing board.

1. You have to set a lowered position
2. You have to enable the lower on reversing setting

It’s all covered in the manual, either press Help in the car and open the Vehicle Wallet, or access online from a browser.
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Post by Daveion » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:00 pm

Without a rear camera I use the mirrors for reversing a lot so happy to live with a manual mirror dip when I want it. Like reversing into a space with a high kerb without scuffing the wheels.
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Post by micklebrow » Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:41 am

Thanks again everyone, all sorted now.
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