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Enable Passenger Mirror Dipping for Curb View in Reverse

[52 - Door Elect, Pass (J387)]
[Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] -> [Byte 4]
[Bit 2 - Reverse Gear Mirror Dipping Active]
[Bit 3 - Position Memory for Reverse Gear Mirror Dipping Active]

=> Check Boxes
Esc or Exit
Transfer Coding
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Note : You must first set the passenger mirror view in FORWARD view, THEN while switch is in Passenger Side, engage reverse - THEN set Dip or Curb View position; LEAVE switch to Passenger Side and engage forward. At about 5-10 mph, the mirror will revert to original position. Then when engaging reverse (provided the switch REMAINS at the Passenger Side position), the Passenger Mirror will dip to the previously set Curb View when moving in reverse...
 

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Had this coded at the garage today while getting my coilover installed! I drive into D.C. often and have to use street parking sometimes. This is going to help a lot in keeping my new rims from touching the curb.

p.s. I will post pictures of coilover installed tomorrow! Been busy today after coming back from the garage and had no time to snap pictures.
 
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I'm able to accomplish this without any special "coding"... Am I special, or missing something?
Is your car Canadian by any chance? The baseline coding is a little different and this may already be preset - or perhaps Audi has changed it since the earlier cars ...
 

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I don't *think* its Canadian, purchased in VA in the good ol' U S of A. All I have to do is the last steps of your first post; putting the mirror is passenger side adjust position, putting it into reverse, adjusting the mirror for curb viewing, and then it dips whenever it goes back into reverse as long as I leave it positioned on the passenger side mirror.
 

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Cool - I had to code mine first - but all is fine now ...
 

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Good Morning-

I recently brought my vehicle in for the 5000 mile service and I asked to have this mirror dipping feature enabled.

When I picked the car up, I was told this was not possible on mine. I have a premo plus model without the optional Driver Assist Package. Any comments? Was the dealer pulling my leg?

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I think he was - this is NOT connected to the foldable option at all - merely the electric function - most US cars seem to be coded this way from the start - try it.
 

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What??!

Okay you guys. I've been away from the forum, spending time with my new Q3 friend...then I come back and feel like I'm reading Greek! What's all this coding stuff? When I'm parking at a curb, I just move my right mirror - is that wrong? :eek:

Please advise!
 

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First of all, thank you Roger for the reply. I'll pursue this at another dealership.

Vestergirl, glad you are enjoying your Q3. As mine is breaking in, I like more and more. Really close to handling/performance of my previous A4 with a manual.

Yes, as you said, just moving the mirror is easy but many vehicles drop it automatically. If I can have this programmed, I'd like to have it; especially how it's available on other less expensive vehicles.
That said, there is much on this forum to custom program stuff enabling "hidden" features. For me, most is not an issue but certainly interesting to know about!

Cheers on Saturday Night!
 

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Okay you guys. I've been away from the forum, spending time with my new Q3 friend...then I come back and feel like I'm reading Greek! What's all this coding stuff? When I'm parking at a curb, I just move my right mirror - is that wrong? :eek:

Please advise!
No - it's not necessarily wrong, but Audi has provided an automated dipping of your right (for left hand drive cars vs. the other way round for right hand drive cars) or passenger side mirror, so you don't have to move it manually. Just putting the car in reverse activates this feature and putting it in drive (along with 5-7 mph) puts it back ...
 

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No - it's not necessarily wrong, but Audi has provided an automated dipping of your right (for left hand drive cars vs. the other way round for right hand drive cars) or passenger side mirror, so you don't have to move it manually. Just putting the car in reverse activates this feature and putting it in drive (along with 5-7 mph) puts it back ...
Fascinating. So this is something that has to be set up at the dealership?
 

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Fascinating. So this is something that has to be set up at the dealership?
I don't think so since your car is so new, it is prolly already coded for this. Look in your manual for it around the mirror settings. Otherwise try this :

While the car is on and in park, adjust your passenger mirror to where you would normally like it. Leave the adjustment switch set to that mirror. Put the car in reverse so that the camera is active. Now adjust the mirror to a new reversing/dipping view. Keep the mirror switch in the passenger adjustment position. When you drive forward again at about the same time your rear-view camera turns off, your passenger mirror should revert to the position you first set in the beginning. As long as you leave the switch set to the passenger side adjustment position, this function should continue to work when moving from reverse to forward.

If you set the adjustment to neutral or to the driver side, the passenger mirror will no longer dip when you put the car in reverse - you MUST have the switch in the passenger side adjustment position BEFORE you engage reverse if you want it to dip -

Having your passenger side mirror dipped and slightly inward is especially valuable (perhaps more so than the rear-view camera) in preventing wheel rash when backing into a curbed parking spot. As a safety behavior, I ALWAYS back into a parking space to allow good forward visibility and efficient leaving... I was taught this very early in my driving experiences when parking at my first job where a site-wide evacuation could easily turn into a manic panic if cars were parked nose-in and folks needed to exit in a comparative hurry. Now it just remains a safe practice -
 
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Has anyone with this coded, notice that the mirror is set lower in both "Drive" mode and "reverse" mode after a cycle of dipping-raising automatically?

I would set my drive mode mirror and then shift to reverse and set reverse mode. I would drive away and come back to test this. Everything works fine until I put the car in D or P again... the mirror in D or P or R is dipped lower than I had previously set. What's going on?
 

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Could you have switched keys by any chance? The mirror positions are stored in the memory of the key that was used to set them.
 

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No, the second key is always home.

It's really weird! It seems like when it puts itself in dipped position in reverse (automatically), it disregards my settings and just dips all the way down.

But when it returns up in drive, it moves up the distance NOT to position that I have set in drive (therefore, lower than I had set)

Does it makes sense?
 

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Hello All,

Longtime lurker here. we just got our 2016 premium plus Q3 a couple of days ago and for some reason I cannot get this to work. I've been trying for the life of me, but still no luck.

I may need to have the dealer activate/program this.

I noticed though that on my owners manual that the instructions had an asterisk next to it, which denotes optional product.
 

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Has anyone with this coded, notice that the mirror is set lower in both "Drive" mode and "reverse" mode after a cycle of dipping-raising automatically?

I would set my drive mode mirror and then shift to reverse and set reverse mode. I would drive away and come back to test this. Everything works fine until I put the car in D or P again... the mirror in D or P or R is dipped lower than I had previously set. What's going on?
If you manually code this via vagcom (vcds) as with some GTI's (I assume all VW vehicles), the mirror doesn't always return to the position you had in mind.

If you Google up "vagcom mirror dip position" it will show various threads where the return position is not as intended on VW's Golfs/GTI's.

This thread even references the power module which is the culprit:
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7542&page=2
 

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I've recently noticed the opposite problem. Mine returns to a HIGHER position than I want, and doesn't dip to the lower one that I do - hmmmm, will discuss with tech soonest -
 
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