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Manually Fold Mirror Button Missing?

Joelgjr

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Nov 2017 MS. According to my manual I should manually fold the mirrors by hitting the button between the left adjust and right adjust buttons. However, on my car there’s no button there. I also can’t find it in any of the menus. What am I missing?
 

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croman

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Nov 2017 MS. According to my manual I should manually fold the mirrors by hitting the button between the left adjust and right adjust buttons. However, on my car there’s no button there. I also can’t find it in any of the menus. What am I missing?

Can you push the thing between the mirror selectors? I can see the symbol for mirror fold isn't there on it, but it could still be a button? If not, yea, they messed up in a really odd way. Hopefully its a quick and easy fix. Ask Tesla for a year of maintenance of something for your hassle.
 

Joelgjr

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Can you push the thing between the mirror selectors? I can see the symbol for mirror fold isn't there on it, but it could still be a button? If not, yea, they messed up in a really odd way. Hopefully its a quick and easy fix. Ask Tesla for a year of maintenance of something for your hassle.

Definitely tried that haha. It’s not a button, it’s just hard plastic.
 
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cartwright

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wow, that is strange. Taking my S75 in tomorrow to get the correct headlights installed. Took a while to convince them it has the wrong ones.

I get that they don't want to stop the factory line if they are out of parts, but it seems borderline fraudulent to deliver the car to a buyer and not disclose the substitution and schedule a time to remedy the issue when the parts are available.
 

Joelgjr

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wow, that is strange. Taking my S75 in tomorrow to get the correct headlights installed. Took a while to convince them it has the wrong ones.

I get that they don't want to stop the factory line if they are out of parts, but it seems borderline fraudulent to deliver the car to a buyer and not disclose the substitution and schedule a time to remedy the issue when the parts are available.

It’s obscene. Were you the one where they delivered it without adaptive headlights?
 

John5396

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Not all model S's have the folding mirror. My 2013 Model S does not. Is your car an early model used or new?

The electronic owners manual does list things that are not in my 2013 build.
 

Joelgjr

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Not all model S's have the folding mirror. My 2013 Model S does not. Is your car an early model used or new?

The electronic owners manual does list things that are not in my 2013 build.

I purchased the car new from the inventory - it is a November 2017 build. The mirrors power fold in and out every time the car locks and unlocks.

The electronic owners manual in my vehicle always has a *Note or something in parentheses whenever it's talking about a non-standard feature.

Regardless, the car has power folding, auto-dimming, heated side mirrors. All these functions work.
 

MP3Mike

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Nov 2017 MS. According to my manual I should manually fold the mirrors by hitting the button between the left adjust and right adjust buttons. However, on my car there’s no button there. I also can’t find it in any of the menus. What am I missing?

Sometimes Tesla really makes me shake my head. My first service call after 1.5 days of ownership of a new car :)

So you just bought this car from Tesla, or was it a third party? I was wondering if this was maybe a salvage car and somebody replaced the door/switch with one from an old car...
 

Joelgjr

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So you just bought this car from Tesla, or was it a third party? I was wondering if this was maybe a salvage car and somebody replaced the door/switch with one from an old car...

The car was bought from Tesla's new inventory as a new car directly from Tesla showroom. I just called service and told them that the switch wasn't working but didn't go into detail. Waiting for a call back.

Edit: I think you're confused because of the build date of the car. It's a model that was used as a service loaner with 3,900 miles. However, it was purchased as a new car through their new inventory program.

Edit Edit: OMG. Is it possible the car was involved in an accident and they replaced it with the wrong part??
 

AmpedRealtor

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That's the switch from 2013 vehicles, I have one. The middle switch works, but the functionality simply turns off the left or right mirror buttons which remain on/lit until the middle button is pressed.
 
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boaterva

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So, aren't folding mirrors standard? They aren't part of PUP, are they?... I still don't understand on a current (ish) car how the switch is lying around at the factory. :D

Standard (so, WTF) :

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croman

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@Joelgjr -- I doubt it was in an accident or whatnot, but you should investigate to be reassured. I think an old part somehow got into the assembly process and no one else noticed (Tesla's award winning Q/A) the entire time (which is even more incredible since its an inventory with mileage)).

I bet robots just put the part in place and Tesla never actually presses the button to fold the mirror during their alleged Q/A checks (they can observe it works as you did when the car automatically does it).
 

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