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Reversing vision poor from wing mirrors

Hi All, is it just me?

When reversing the car, I find the offside vision from the wing mirror almost useless, really limited arc of view!

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I have a problem in that the passenger mirror dips too much for my liking!

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How do you dip the wing mirror then?
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If the car comes equip with it, it should automatically dip when the car goes into reverse.
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If the car comes equip with it, it should automatically dip when the car goes into reverse.
Dealers donít always set it up - instructions are in the owners manual. You have to have powered mirror adjustment for it to work and even then itís hit and miss. I have never been able to get the memory to retain the reverse dip setting in my Countryman, but in my previous Range Rovers it always worked on both wing mirrors

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Thanks Tim, unfortunately I don't have a hard copy of the owner's manual (I'm an Expat in Prague), and the online version does not mention how to set up the reverse dip process - any hints? :-)
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Tim, I ‘m struggling to reduce the amount of mirror dip. I was back at the dealers yesterday about a few minor issues, when I mentioned mirror dip, I was told I need to see their “MINI Genius” will let you know once he has passed judgement. I’m guessing the amount of dip can’t be adjusted, but I stand to be corrected.
I’m used to VAG cars where coding changes can be made to adjust many of the settings using the likes of OBDeleven. I know devices such as Carly work for BMW & MINI but as yet I don’t think they can do anything like the adjustments are available on the VAG cars.
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Thanks Tim, unfortunately I don't have a hard copy of the owner's manual (I'm an Expat in Prague), and the online version does not mention how to set up the reverse dip process - any hints? :-)
Tony, press the starter but only to what used to be position 2 - everything energised but engine not running - engage reverse gear, adjust nearside mirror to see the kerb/road edge then switch to the driverís side and adjust as you want ( most folks donít set a ďdipĒ for the driverís side but it can be done too). Once set up, put the gear selector back to neutral and the mirrors SHOULD revert to the normal setting for driving, re-selecting reverse and the nearside mirror SHOULD go to the position previously programmed. One warning - on my Countryman I set it up but the memory never seems to remember the reverse dip setting after the car has been locked and then unlocked.......... not a problem I have encountered with previous cars with the same system

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Hi Tim, unfortunately, nothing happens when I try this - and I tried it 3 times :-) !

So I guess the feature was not installed on 2010 cars?

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Same. I have the DCT ‘box so can’t engage reverse with the engine off.

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Same. I have the DCT Ďbox so canít engage reverse with the engine off.
If you have a DCT I assume you have a F series. Those can be set by coding. Default dips all the way down. I found that if your mirrors are adjusted too far out, the mirror will have issues dipping down and will not return to your normally set position.
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If you have a DCT I assume you have a F series. Those can be set by coding. Default dips all the way down. I found that if your mirrors are adjusted too far out, the mirror will have issues dipping down and will not return to your normally set position.
Is that something that the dealer has to do?
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You can do it yourself with Bimmercode or carly
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Old fashioned way. Grab back of passenger seat and look back out rear window.

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