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Sharing a good blind spot mirror

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Wheeler X, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Wheeler X

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  2. Jrogville

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    wont's that interfere with deployment of the airbag?
     
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    You can always adjust your mirrors to avoid blind spots. Most people are just not adjusting them correctly.
     
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  5. mal_tsla

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    I don't think I've ever sat in a car that actually has blind spots, if the mirrors are set up properly. Model X is no exception here. I think most people will have no blind spot if the mirrors are properly set. See above post for methods.

    Disclaimer: some people are super tall or quite short, their experience may be different.
     
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  6. SPtheALIEN

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    Thanks for sharing this.

    The reason blind spots are an issue for me, despite mirror adjustments, are due to the fact that I end up moving and changing posture throughout my drive.
     
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  7. 3s-a-charm

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    I use a convex mirror like this: Robot Check. Also helps with backing up, aligning to a curb. Reflection looks cool, too :)
     
  9. OCRyan

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    Leave your rear view camera displayed on the console and glance at it. It shows any car next to at about an 85 degree angle, so by the time it is no longer viewable on the console the car is already right along side of you and you can easily see it out your window.
     
  10. Lysol

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    I adjust my side mirrors out to the blind spot anyway. Most people use their side mirrors as rearview mirrors... Doesn't make sense to me as you already have a rearview mirror.

    Another benefit to adjusting your side mirrors out to your blind spot is that people behind you can't blind you with their headlights until they are in your blindspot which is for a short period of time.
     
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  11. muleferg

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    I use my backup camera aiso.
     
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    I have been driving for over 40 years and as it turns out never really had my side view mirrors adjusted properly. I always had adequate visibility around the car with a head turn - so really didn't need them to be right. The difficult site lines of the X forced me to make sure they were adjusted correctly. What I have learned is that proper adjustment makes a world of difference and I now have zero issues with blind spots. Also because the user profile settings work well and reliably my wife and I share the car and the mirrors are always just the way I like them - this consistency really helps as well.
     

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