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      10-18-2019, 08:45 PM   #1
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Sideview mirror folding issues

The passenger side mirror on my G20 was slightly out of alignment. I adjusted it and locked both mirrors in place with the passenger's side pointing downward in reverse.

A little later, as I was driving, that mirror suddenly folded inward. I hit nothing to cause it and I have no idea why it happened. The driver's side mirror was unaffected. Pressing the button to the left of the mirror adjustments causing the side mirrors to open and close did nothing. I got out of the car and manually pushed the mirror open. I then tried to fold both mirrors in and out by pushing the button again and they both worked perfectly.

I had the same problem on on my 2012 F30. It only happened once. I did the same procedure to overcome it and it never happened again.

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Auto Fold Mirror - Failure

So 1,500 miles in and 1 month owner the passengers side auto folding mirror has failed.

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Anyone else experienced this yet? Booked in to the dealer for Monday.
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      10-23-2019, 07:46 AM   #3
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I have not. I love my car but far too many electrical gremlins
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      10-23-2019, 10:25 AM   #4
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Probably a loose plug.
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I never turn this feature on. It is completely unnecessary to cause wear and tear on these mirrors every time you lock and unlock.

I just fold them in when it is really needed to avoid something like this from happening. Also, after hearing the noises they make while unfolding during freezing temperatures, no thanks!
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I never turn this feature on. It is completely unnecessary to cause wear and tear on these mirrors every time you lock and unlock.

I just fold them in when it is really needed to avoid something like this from happening. Also, after hearing the noises they make while unfolding during freezing temperatures, no thanks!
Wear and tear? They're designed and sold with this as a feature! So I use it, if it breaks they can fix it for free I park in a garage every night so no freezing temps to deal with.

It's like saying you don't want to lock the car to save wear and tear on the locking mechanism.
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      10-23-2019, 02:07 PM   #7
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Had a F10 for 6 years. Folding mirrors used every day (parking spaces in the U.K. aren’t as generous as in the U.S.) never had an issue and will continue to use in my G20.

Sorry your mirror has stopped working hope the dealer finds it is a simple fix.
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      10-23-2019, 02:51 PM   #8
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Haven't had issue with my mirrors, should be covered by warranty.
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      10-23-2019, 03:02 PM   #9
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I never turn this feature on. It is completely unnecessary to cause wear and tear on these mirrors every time you lock and unlock.

I just fold them in when it is really needed to avoid something like this from happening. Also, after hearing the noises they make while unfolding during freezing temperatures, no thanks!
Best start climbing through the windows instead of using the hinges on the doors in case they break!
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Best start climbing through the windows instead of using the hinges on the doors in case they break!
"Lol" I am not the one posting about crap breaking now am I ? Fold and unfold away.
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Just a thought, did you possibly turn the feature off in your iDrive for the auto folding function upon lock/unlock?
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Just a thought, did you possibly turn the feature off in your iDrive for the auto folding function upon lock/unlock?
I do think they should have it on by default rather than waiting for people to discover it. It is on by default on the x5. Maybe they figure because it is bigger people might want to fold their mirrors. Also they should have a physical sync button for the AC. If the temp on front or rear passenger is adjusted it automatically unsyncs so it should be easier to sync back. Can this be programmed to the number button to turn back on sync?
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Just a thought, did you possibly turn the feature off in your iDrive for the auto folding function upon lock/unlock?
I do think they should have it on by default rather than waiting for people to discover it. It is on by default on the x5. Maybe they figure because it is bigger people might want to fold their mirrors.
Maybe if his software was updated it could've turned the feature off. I know when my software was updated a few of my settings were changed randomly. That's why I suggested to just take a quick look.

If everything checks out well it'll be covered under warranty regardless so just a matter of taking it in.
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Just a thought, did you possibly turn the feature off in your iDrive for the auto folding function upon lock/unlock?
I do think they should have it on by default rather than waiting for people to discover it. It is on by default on the x5. Maybe they figure because it is bigger people might want to fold their mirrors.
Maybe if his software was updated it could've turned the feature off. I know when my software was updated a few of my settings were changed randomly. That's why I suggested to just take a quick look.

If everything checks out well it'll be covered under warranty so just a matter of taking it in.
I thought they reset my car after I brought it in for an issue they couldn't replicate. Turns out it was because I switched key fobs.
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I don't know if you noticed but one side is working OK
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Maybe if his software was updated it could've turned the feature off. I know when my software was updated a few of my settings were changed randomly. That's why I suggested to just take a quick look.

If everything checks out well it'll be covered under warranty so just a matter of taking it in.
I don't know if you noticed but one side is working OK?
Didn't not notice that lol. Good call. Yea take it to the shop, nothing you can do here. Most likely need to replace the assembly.
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Maybe if his software was updated it could've turned the feature off. I know when my software was updated a few of my settings were changed randomly. That's why I suggested to just take a quick look.

If everything checks out well it'll be covered under warranty so just a matter of taking it in.
I don't know if you noticed but one side is working OK?
Didn't not notice that lol. Good call. Yea take it to the shop, nothing you can do here. Most likely need to replace the assembly.
I was thinking maybe the wire was loose and fell out of the plug.
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Maybe if his software was updated it could've turned the feature off. I know when my software was updated a few of my settings were changed randomly. That's why I suggested to just take a quick look.

If everything checks out well it'll be covered under warranty so just a matter of taking it in.
I don't know if you noticed but one side is working OK?
Didn't not notice that lol. Good call. Yea take it to the shop, nothing you can do here. Most likely need to replace the assembly.
I was thinking maybe the wire was loose and fell out of the plug.
Or that. Either way just let BMW take care of it. Too new of a car to start messing around with it on your own.
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It's booked in next Monday at local dealer
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Good thing. I like when things get fixed for free or when anything is free. My last service cost $0, I was thinking of taking a pic of the receipt and posting on here. Got a free loaner out if it too!
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Good thing. I like when things get fixed for free or when anything is free. My last service cost $0, I was thinking of taking a pic of the receipt and posting on here. Got a free loaner out if it too!
Was it your first service?
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Good thing. I like when things get fixed for free or when anything is free. My last service cost $0, I was thinking of taking a pic of the receipt and posting on here. Got a free loaner out if it too!
Was it your first service?
No I have 60k miles but I brought prepaid maintenance so technically it isn't free lol.
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