Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Power folding mirrors on the X.

madodel

X at the end of a rainbow
Apr 6, 2015
2,431
9,741
Poconos, NE Pennsylvania, United States
I asked my DS about the X's width and he pointed out that the 89.4" is with the mirrors extended and only 78.7in wide with the mirrors removed. My Highlander was 75.8" not including the mirrors but the mirrors weren't all that big. In my 2 car garage with my wife's Lexus there is only about a foot between the two cars so not much room to open doors if one or the other car wasn't all the way over on its own side. Then he mentioned that the X has power folding mirrors. Have any of the existing X owners used this feature yet? How does it work? I'm going to need to fold the mirrors to get the X into my garage. Is it just a matter of pushing a button on the touch screen or dash? Can it be programmed to automatically fold at a specific location like the air suspension? Folding at least the driver side mirror will make it a little easier to pull into the garage as far over on my own side as possible.
 

bonnie

I play a nice person on twitter.
Feb 6, 2011
16,427
9,740
Columbia River Gorge
There is a button on the driver's door armrest, right next to the mirror adjustment buttons (I'm traveling or I'd take a photo) that you can press to fold the mirrors.

Someone else will need to confirm automatically folding based on geo location. Since I knew I'd be selling the vehicle, I didn't set some of the things I normally would. I vaguely remember that you could, but I am not 100% sure of that.
 
  • Like
Reactions: RxShah

madodel

X at the end of a rainbow
Apr 6, 2015
2,431
9,741
Poconos, NE Pennsylvania, United States
There is a button on the driver's door armrest, right next to the mirror adjustment buttons (I'm traveling or I'd take a photo) that you can press to fold the mirrors.

Someone else will need to confirm automatically folding based on geo location. Since I knew I'd be selling the vehicle, I didn't set some of the things I normally would. I vaguely remember that you could, but I am not 100% sure of that.

Thank you Bonnie. The button on the door should be useful. Hopefully the automagic setting is possible because I can see myself forgetting at least occasionally.
 

CmdrThor

Active Member
Jul 24, 2013
1,102
877
Marietta, GA
Based on location would be interesting .. My iPhone thinks I am home when I am a few hundred feet away. It would be unfortunate for the mirrors to fold in while I was just close to home, or even driving by my house which I do sometimes. It might be more likely that once self parking in the garage is delivered that the mirrors fold in when that feature is activated.
 

goneskiian

Active Member
Nov 16, 2012
2,618
805
Bellevue WA
I asked my DS about the X's width and he pointed out that the 89.4" is with the mirrors extended and only 78.7in wide with the mirrors removed. My Highlander was 75.8" not including the mirrors but the mirrors weren't all that big. In my 2 car garage with my wife's Lexus there is only about a foot between the two cars so not much room to open doors if one or the other car wasn't all the way over on its own side. Then he mentioned that the X has power folding mirrors. Have any of the existing X owners used this feature yet? How does it work? I'm going to need to fold the mirrors to get the X into my garage. Is it just a matter of pushing a button on the touch screen or dash? Can it be programmed to automatically fold at a specific location like the air suspension? Folding at least the driver side mirror will make it a little easier to pull into the garage as far over on my own side as possible.
That width with the mirrors folded is incorrect. It is actually 81.6 according to this document...

https://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/Model_X_Towing_Instructions_NA.pdf?1512
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top