N/S mirror tilt

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N/S mirror tilt

Post by FTT » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi all,
My wife has just got a T Coss Sel, I have a Tig were I was able to set up the near side mirror to tilt when putting the vehicle into reverse, tried to do the same with the T cross followed the manual. But doesn’t appear to work so any one with an Sel able to tell me should it tilt on a standard or not? Cheers FTT :)
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by spc369 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Hi, and welcome yes you have it.... my se has it.

Its in the manual somewhere but cant remember where. Search my posts im sure its been covered.

The manual gives the very specific sequence to set it up. Sure it refers to lhd vehicle's but just reverse side's for rhd. Its tricky, has to fe dead right.
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by spc369 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:51 pm

Thinks its page 91,,,,,, just reverse the instructions for rhd unless the manuals now been addressed and follow to the letter.
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by FTT » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:56 pm

Cheers spc appreciate the reply will have another play tomorrow
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by Tricky2 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:32 pm

spc369 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Thinks its page 91,,,,,, just reverse the instructions for rhd unless the manuals now been addressed and follow to the letter.
This is a feature only when you have electric folding mirrors, so it's not on any model as standard, not even our Rline :cry:
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by aglaisma » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:56 pm

1. open the vehicle with a particular key which keeps this setting in memory.
2. fire up the car with N (both manual and DSG)
3. select Reverse
4. fix your mirror in desired position(L for RHD - R for LHD)
5. select N again
6. Turn off the ignition

Get out, lock and unlock (settings are now in your key)

7. Select your mirror (L for RHD - R for LHD)
8. Fire up again and select R.

Hope it works

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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by Tricky2 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:09 am

That's slightly confusing, you don't need the engine running, or to select N (think that's VWs safety lawyers getting in on the act). The following has been correct for many years.

1, It will only work if you have the electric folding mirror option, the mirror needs an extra positioning sensor to know where to move to. This only comes with the electric folding option not with standard manual fold mirrors.

2, you have to select Reverse and the mirror switch needs to be set to the passenger side e.g. L in the UK.

Ignition on, engine doesn't need to be running,
Put mirror Switch to passenger side
Select Reverse
Adjust mirror

On reselecting another gear, After a few seconds the mirror will revert to normal position, but dip again on selecting reverse.

This will only work if the mirror switch is in the passenger position. If you select folding or heating with the switch then the dipping doesn't work. It's crazy why these are mutually exclusive, that's VW. The same as mirror heating via this switch when most manufacturers it's in tandem with rear screen heating.
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by spc369 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm

Tricky2 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:32 pm
spc369 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Thinks its page 91,,,,,, just reverse the instructions for rhd unless the manuals now been addressed and follow to the letter.
This is a feature only when you have electric folding mirrors, so it's not on any model as standard, not even our Rline :cry:
Ah yes forgot that bit
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by FTT » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:44 pm

Ha there’s my problem wife’s T cross is standard, thanks for the help thought I was going bonkers there for a minute when it wouldn’t work like mine Cher’s all :D :lol:
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Re: N/S mirror tilt

Post by aglaisma » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 pm

Tricky2 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:09 am
1, It will only work if you have the electric folding mirror option, the mirror needs an extra positioning sensor to know where to move to. This only comes with the electric folding option not with standard manual fold mirrors.
Exactly but it isn't a sensor, it is just a cable. Two versions of harness come with VW's mirrors. 6-wire for electric and 9-wire for electric folding ones ;)

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