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Old 09-28-2014, 07:34 PM
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Question about side mirror in 2012 E89

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I recently bought 2012 E89 CPO vehicle few days ago and I have been enjoying it a lot. However, I am curious about one thing.

When I change the gear to 'R', the right side mirror automatically points downward, which is convenient for me. However, left side mirror does not do that. Is this suppose to be like this or configurable? Or does my left side mirror has problem?

If it is a mechanical problem that should not happen, will it cost money to fix it at the dealership? The car is still under original warranty and also has extended CPO warranty. I wonder if bumper to bumper warranty covers it.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:35 AM
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Hi this is correct only the passager mirror tilts when put into reverse gear and drivers mirror does not tilt. It must be a German thing other cars both mirror tilt when put into reverse.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:01 AM
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Hi this is correct only the passager mirror tilts when put into reverse gear and drivers mirror does not tilt. It must be a German thing other cars both mirror tilt when put into reverse.
I am unsure if this is a joke/sarcasm or if this is real. In fact, I had never owned German cars before this Z4, so I cannot verify this..
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:01 AM
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:29 AM
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Hi yes its in the manual and the answer I gave you was not a joke.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:04 PM
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I am unsure if this is a joke/sarcasm or if this is real. In fact, I had never owned German cars before this Z4, so I cannot verify this..
No joke. And I think if you move the mirror selection switch to the other mirror, it won't do it if you don't like it.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:08 PM
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Thanks everyone for the reply. I looked up owner's manual as suggested, and I was able to verify that it is an expected behavior. It is called 'Automatic Curb Monitor', and it is enabled in passenger side mirror only. Sliding the mirror change over to the left will enable it while reversing. Sliding the mirror change over to the right will disable it.

Thanks everyone!
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