elptex
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Location: Henley On Thames UK

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:05 am

Blue20 wrote:Well, i3 is smart enough and won't let me fold in side mirrors when it is in motion.

Then why i3 won't automatically unfold mirrors, once I put the car in gear and drive away?!?!? :?:

Other car makers have option to fold and unfold mirror automatically, when car is locked/unlocked or power up.
They unfold at 15 mph.

Simples.
Avg ~72 mile/charge over ~9k miles

pdurham
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Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:56 am

I'm in the U.S., and my mirrors unfold at 15 mph. I did not code for this.
i3 REx (Andesite Silver, Giga interior, all options except 20" wheels)
June 3, 2014 to present

Blue20
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Location: SAE Combo (CCS) Deadzone

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:35 pm

Hmm....I tried again today. The mirrors do unfold, but only when i go up to 40km/h (25mph).

Could this be a Canadian car set up or coding error (?) in my car?

Lincsat
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Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:17 am
Location: UK

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:43 pm

Tested that today and my UK car unfolds the mirrors at 25 MPH

Tomasz
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Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Tested mine this evening, they do unfold at 25mph. US Tera build, newest software.
i3 REx with 2.4 gal tank

vinc
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Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:53 pm

I take that having the mirrors fold automatically when turning off the car is not an option? My garage is very tight so I have to fold the mirrors to move around. But locking the car every time is a bit of an inconvenience for plugging, unplugging, etc.

First world problems :)

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:07 pm

There's a setting in coding that will fold the mirrors when you lock the vehicle, but I've not noticed one that would do it just when you turned it off. Different markets enable/disable that function, but if you can code your vehicle, you can change that setting.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

vinc
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Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:07 pm

Do you happen to remember which one? I coded the car using BimmerCode, but was only able to get them to fold when locking and holding the button on the remote for half a second...

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Automatic mirror unfolding

Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 pm

Just going from what I've heard others saying. I prefer not to fold them in except in rare circumstances. Figure the more often you do it, the more likely something will go wrong.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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