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Electric Folding Mirrors question?

Just a quick question guys.

I read in the manual, and on the online configurator, that the passenger side mirror will tilt down to show the kerb when you put the car into reverse.

Is this a standard feature or does it only come with the electronically folded mirrors package? I am so worried about damaging my alloys that I really want this feature and am prepared to phone up the dealer to have it added if I must.

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Just a quick question guys.

I read in the manual, and on the online configurator, that the passenger side mirror will tilt down to show the kerb when you put the car into reverse.

Is this a standard feature or does it only come with the electronically folded mirrors package? I am so worried about damaging my alloys that I really want this feature and am prepared to phone up the dealer to have it added if I must.

Thanks for your help
It's called Automatic Curb Monitor and powerfold mirrors are required - when you shift to reverse gear, the passenger mirror tilts down automatically. This can be overridden by the power window switch near the window controls in the door.

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It's called Automatic Curb Monitor and powerfold mirrors are required - when you shift to reverse gear, the passenger mirror tilts down automatically. This can be overridden by the power window switch near the window controls in the door.
Ahh man, time to phone up the dealer and spend another £150...

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I got electric mirrors on my f56 cooper D. Really need them for squeezing around the car in the garage. I can confirm they do tilt to display the curb in reverse. Very useful if parallel parking; annoying otherwise, but easy to turn off. Also, just discovered that holding the lock button on the key folds the mirrors. These are the best option I specified, and well worth the money.
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I missed out on my window to add them on, I phoned them up earlier today and my car had been prepped for production, so no further changes can be made. Oh well, when they call me in 2 years time to offer me another new car, I'll make sure that one has it.

Thanks anyway guys!
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I missed out on my window to add them on, I phoned them up earlier today and my car had been prepped for production, so no further changes can be made. Oh well, when they call me in 2 years time to offer me another new car, I'll make sure that one has it.

Thanks anyway guys!
Drats!

Guess you can always level up your parallel parking skills!

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Drats!

Guess you can always level up your parallel parking skills!
6 years driving and still no better, I think I'm worse now. I think I worry too much about scraping the kerb that I forget how to actually avoid scraping the kerb/hitting another car.

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6 years driving and still no better, I think I'm worse now. I think I worry too much about scraping the kerb that I forget how to actually avoid scraping the kerb/hitting another car.
I guess you could always get these :
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I guess you could always get these :
Haha, I don't think they're legal in the UK, and I'm surprised they work, do they emit a sound or something?

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Haha, I don't think they're legal in the UK, and I'm surprised they work, do they emit a sound or something?
They do! A lovely metal scraping against concrete sound to let you know you're close enough.

.....they were big in the 70s...
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