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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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Mirrors dont adjust during backup, camera misaligned?

Can anyone confirm your mirrors adjust when backing up? I think they used to do it on my 2011 35d, but not for sure.

Also, do you see any part of the vehicle in lower bottom of the screen when backing up and camera activates? About 1/2 inch of the screen shows the bumper or something. I am not sure if I saw this before. Perhaps the camera got misaligned...
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:23 PM
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I'm not positive on your second question, but I think so.

For the first question, the mirrors do tilt down if you set the mirror adjust lever to driver's side. In other words, the lever on your armrest that you use to choose which mirror you wish to adjust should be pointing to the left.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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Did you set the mirror in backup mode? For example, set it into reverse, and holding brakes (to avoid hitting something) set the right mirror to point more down to see the curb. Then as you switch between drive and reverse the mirror should change accordingly.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:33 PM
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Did you set the mirror in backup mode? For example, set it into reverse, and holding brakes (to avoid hitting something) set the right mirror to point more down to see the curb. Then as you switch between drive and reverse the mirror should change accordingly.
Are you saying there is an I-drive option to set this? I am new to I-drive (not to bimmers), but normally - this works if the mirror selector is set to drivers side as I said above. Good to know if this is in I-drive though.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 PM
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Are you saying there is an I-drive option to set this? I am new to I-drive (not to bimmers), but normally - this works if the mirror selector is set to drivers side as I said above. Good to know if this is in I-drive though.
Nope, I meant you simply shift the gears and then realign the mirrors, and it memorizes the two positions - one for forward, the other - for reverse. If you do not change the mirror position for reverse it looks like nothing happens. Nothing to do with i-drive. Also, I am not sure if left mirror adjusts the same way (two positions), but the right one for sure.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:31 PM
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Nope, I meant you simply shift the gears and then realign the mirrors, and it memorizes the two positions - one for forward, the other - for reverse. If you do not change the mirror position for reverse it looks like nothing happens. Nothing to do with i-drive. Also, I am not sure if left mirror adjusts the same way (two positions), but the right one for sure.
Gotcha. I didn't know that you could set two different settings for your mirror, but I also think we are referring to two different things. I am referencing the functionality that all three of my bimmers have had where the passenger mirror tilts down in reverse to avoid curb rash when parallel parking.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:32 AM
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Gotcha. I didn't know that you could set two different settings for your mirror, but I also think we are referring to two different things. I am referencing the functionality that all three of my bimmers have had where the passenger mirror tilts down in reverse to avoid curb rash when parallel parking.
Oops. We are talking about the same thing but I just realized that I am making things up, after doing it last night. I was *sure* I can adjust the second position (for reverse), but testing it yesterday I realized that it only tilts down (when switch is in the left position and gear in reverse) and if I move the switch to the right the mirror returns to normal and ajusting that just messes up the normal position. My apologies, I think my other car did what I desrived and somehow I was thinking my X5 does the same thing. One thing right, though, is that the i-drive has nothing to do with any of this. Feel kind of

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:10 AM
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Ha...no worries.
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