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I got the power folding mirror option not for the folding itself, but because it also includes an auto dimming feature (I hate having headlights from other cars blind me at night). However it turns out that the auto folding feature is something I actually use a lot when I am parking. I find it makes it easier to get into a tight spot. I used to sometimes reach around and pull the mirrors in on my old Mini so it's really cool that my new Mini does it automatically. I also like the fact that one mirror can tilt down when parallel parking.

My question is: Is there a way to set the mirrors to automatically fold in when I park? Or any other neat features I should know about?
 

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If you hold down the lock key rather that a quick press then the mirrors will fold in. You can also somehow code the mirrors to fold on locking but you'll need a techno geek with a laptop.
 

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If you hold down the lock key rather that a quick press then the mirrors will fold in. You can also somehow code the mirrors to fold on locking but you'll need a techno geek with a laptop.
Thanks. I guess I need to learn about coding. Do you know of a good place to start? I don't see it being very technically difficult for me as I am a programmer but I don't know much about coding for cars and I'm not even sure I have the right hardware.
 

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I'm having my folding mirrors coded to fold on lock along with a few other things on Monday 1st August when I return from vacation, so I'll let you know how it goes. :)
 

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No, I asked them if they'd do it but they said they don't offer a coding service.

I'm getting it done at an independent BMW/MINI Specialist.
Oh I see. I wonder if I can find one of those here. Or do it myself. I tried the key trick and it didn't work. I wonder if my key isn't set up for it.
 

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Oh I see. I wonder if I can find one of those here. Or do it myself. I tried the key trick and it didn't work. I wonder if my key isn't set up for it.
If you hold unlock on your key and your windows roll down... Hold your lock key until they roll up and as soon as they start to roll up your mirrors should fold.
 

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If you hold unlock on your key and your windows roll down... Hold your lock key until they roll up and as soon as they start to roll up your mirrors should fold.
The windows do roll down so I'll have to try it again next time I drive. I've never used it to roll the windows up.
 

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Try it - you need to hold lock for approx. 2-4 seconds for the mirrors to fold.
This doesn't work for US-spec cars. It needs to be coded for it to work.

We had a thread discussing coding (linked below). If you have a Windows laptop and some computer savvy, and know how to follow directions, you should be fine. It does require the purchase of a special cable that basically has ethernet on one side and an OBDII connector on the other, which you can buy for about $20-30. Coding (not really coding - you are using specialized software to change preexisting parameters in the car's ECUs) opens up a bunch of cool things you can do to your car to alter how it behaves outside of what MINI intended, including being able to fold your mirrors in via the keyfob or upon locking.

http://www.minif56.com/forum/409-electronics-audio/13841-first-bit-coding-12.html
 
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This doesn't work for US-spec cars. It needs to be coded for it to work.

We had a thread discussing coding (linked below). If you have a Windows laptop and some computer savvy, and know how to follow directions, you should be fine. It does require the purchase of a special cable that basically has ethernet on one side and an OBDII connector on the other, which you can buy for about $20-30. Coding (not really coding - you are using specialized software to change preexisting parameters in the car's ECUs) opens up a bunch of cool things you can do to your car to alter how it behaves outside of what MINI intended, including being able to fold your mirrors in via the keyfob or upon locking.

http://www.minif56.com/forum/409-electronics-audio/13841-first-bit-coding-12.html


Does it affect your warranty? Btw the link doesn't seem to work but maybe I shall do some googling.

Ideally it would be cool if they folded in after parking if I didn't already fold them in during parking and folded out after driving away once the speed increases past a threshold kind of like how the doors auto lock. The other day I found myself going to check my mirrors and realized I accidentally left them folded in.


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Does it affect your warranty? Btw the link doesn't seem to work but maybe I shall do some googling.

Ideally it would be cool if they folded in after parking if I didn't already fold them in during parking and folded out after driving away once the speed increases past a threshold kind of like how the doors auto lock. The other day I found myself going to check my mirrors and realized I accidentally left them folded in.


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My BMW coding hasn't been mentioned when the car has been serviced so not sure if was noticed. It is occasionally erased by the dealer software /firmware upgrades but can be recoded afterwards (software version permitting).

The link does work, for me anyway.

You can code all those things mentioned using E-sys, again using the info on the linked thread. Happy 'configuring'.
 

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My BMW coding hasn't been mentioned when the car has been serviced so not sure if was noticed. It is occasionally erased by the dealer software /firmware upgrades but can be recoded afterwards (software version permitting).



The link does work, for me anyway.



You can code all those things mentioned using E-sys, again using the info on the linked thread. Happy 'configuring'.


My iPhone / forum app doesn't like the link but I'll try it in my browser. Thanks!


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Does it affect your warranty? Btw the link doesn't seem to work but maybe I shall do some googling.

Ideally it would be cool if they folded in after parking if I didn't already fold them in during parking and folded out after driving away once the speed increases past a threshold kind of like how the doors auto lock. The other day I found myself going to check my mirrors and realized I accidentally left them folded in.
This is possible with ESYS. On mine, I have the mirrors set to fold when I lock the doors and they will auto-unfold when I unlock the doors. It doesn't void your warranty per se, but if you somehow manage to break something while doing it, whatever you broke wouldn't be covered. That being said, as long as you stick with the directions, it's pretty hard to break anything.

My iPhone / forum app doesn't like the link but I'll try it in my browser. Thanks!
The link wasn't working for me either - typing it in manually seems to work though.

My BMW coding hasn't been mentioned when the car has been serviced so not sure if was noticed. It is occasionally erased by the dealer software /firmware upgrades but can be recoded afterwards (software version permitting).

The link does work, for me anyway.

You can code all those things mentioned using E-sys, again using the info on the linked thread. Happy 'configuring'.
True, if your car ever goes in for programming, the coding gets wiped back to default. Hence, why I think it's worth learning how to code yourself, in case you ever need to.
 

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Right everyone just joined the group new on here. Quick question I have a mini f56 I enabled the folding mirrors on bimmercode but won't fold that means I need electric mirrors. If I get one will it work by holding my finger on the keys or do i need to change the dail on the driver side door?
 

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Look on your door controls. If you have power fold mirrors, you'll have three switches: 1) slider switch to select the driver or passenger mirror, 2) the larger round multi-way button to control the mirror angle, and 3) a small push-button to activate the power folding. Cars without power fold mirrors will only have the first two buttons. If you don't have this option, like most things MINI it's probably a bit costly to retrofit.

On my US-spec Cooper Convertible, I used Bimmercode to fold the mirrors on a long press of the key fob buttons. The mirrors also fold when the comfort access button on the door handle is pushed. I will say, there does seem to be some finesse to the using the key fob - there are instances when the mirrors don't fold when I expect them to. I'm thinking it might have to do with using the interior door controls to fold the mirrors first, rather than the fob or comfort access button. It may also be distance related. For example, from a farther distance, my car will unlock and the top/windows will open to the sunroof position. The top won't fully retract until I'm about one meter from the car.
 
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