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      02-16-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Folding Mirrors don't fold back equally

Looking out of my upstairs window I can see that the passenger mirror folds back further and flatter to the window than the driver's door mirror.

The driver's door mirror looks like it folds a reasonable amount and doesn't appear faulty, just doesn't fold as flat as the passenger side. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Looking out of my upstairs window I can see that the passenger mirror folds back further and flatter to the window than the driver's door mirror.

The driver's door mirror looks like it folds a reasonable amount and doesn't appear faulty, just doesn't fold as flat as the passenger side. Has anyone else noticed this?
It's like this for all BMWs.
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Just looked at mine and it appears to be as your photo.
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thanks Tam (second time today) and Burrcold. It feels so much better knowing there isn't any problem
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thanks Tam (second time today) and Burrcold. It feels so much better knowing there isn't any problem
Totally forgot to enclose a photo, here's what they look like on my G05.

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My previous Audi's were like this as well. The OCD in me wants them to be perfectly symmetrical.
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Looking out of my upstairs window I can see that the passenger mirror folds back further and flatter to the window than the driver's door mirror.

The driver's door mirror looks like it folds a reasonable amount and doesn't appear faulty, just doesn't fold as flat as the passenger side. Has anyone else noticed this?
Normal, my F30 340i is the same and I asked exactly this question on here at the time!

It did bug me and my OCD at the time I bought the car but I soon stopped noticing it... seems odd and I can't understand why they should fold at differing degrees!
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Google it and you'll find that lots of brands are like this....Audi, BMW, MB, etc. Nobody seems to have a solid answer why, but it can't be coincidence lol
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Yeah that's always bugged me too, it's even more pronounced with the M style mirror caps.
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Yup. My audis are the same too. Apparently it’s because of different viewing angles from the driver’s seat. If that makes sense.
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Yup. My audis are the same too. Apparently itís because of different viewing angles from the driverís seat. If that makes sense.
Exactly, there is no symmetry.

I'm surprised users have not realised the driver and passenger mirrors are totally different in how they fold and also how they sit when open.
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I've questioned this before too. Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed it. Thought mines wasn't functioning right till I took a closer look and realized that the plastic raised at the end would prevent it from closing in further on the driver side, meaning it's made this way. Still bothers me that its not the same on both sides.
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Exactly, there is no symmetry.

I'm surprised users have not realised the driver and passenger mirrors are totally different in how they fold and also how they sit when open.
True. But in my BMW, at least they fold in together. In my Audis, there is a slight difference in how the driverís side and passenger side ORVMs fold in too. The driverís side is a few milliseconds slower to come to a stop compared to the passenger side and that used to trigger my OCD till I learnt to ignore it.

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I've questioned this before too. Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed it. Thought mines wasn't functioning right till I took a closer look and realized that the plastic raised at the end would prevent it from closing in further on the driver side, meaning it's made this way. Still bothers me that its not the same on both sides.
Once you notice it, itís very hard to unsee it.
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