How to Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors?

How to Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors? – As we know that a car’s rearview mirror is really important when driving. Knowing the position of other cars on the highway is important under any circumstances. Especially when we want to overtake another car or want to turn to a certain place. Switching lanes is also an equally important part. On the freeway, proper adjustment of mirrors can save you from serious accidents due to our ignorance of other vehicles that are about to overtake us or certain conditions. Therefore, it is important to adjust the rearview mirror on your car.

How to Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors?

Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors
Tesla Model S Mirror. Source: YT

Tesla Model S we know is one of the best electric cars today. The Model S has many advanced features including highly adjustable mirrors. We’ll cover how to adjust the mirrors on a Tesla Model S. Let’s see what the settings look like.

Adjusting Exterior Side Mirrors

Press the button associated with the mirror you want to adjust (left or right). The button’s light turns on and you can then press the dial to move the mirror to the desired position. Repeat for the other side mirror. If prompted, touch Save on the touchscreen to save the mirror adjustment in your driver profile.

Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors
Adjusting Exterior Side Mirrors on Tesla Model S.

To fold and unfold exterior mirrors, press the center button. You can set the mirrors to fold automatically whenever Model S is locked by touching Controls > Settings > Vehicle > Mirror Auto-Fold > ON.

Adjust the Tesla Model S Mirrors
Fold and unfold exterior mirrors on Tesla Model S.

The driver’s side mirror automatically dims at night, in proportion to the level of glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind you (except when in Reverse gear). Also, both exterior side mirrors have heaters that turn on and off with the rear window defroster.

Note: Depending on date of manufacture and options selected at time of purchase, some Model S vehicles are not equipped with a side mirror that automatically dims at night and may not include heated side mirrors. In addition, mirror adjustments may not be saved to your driver profile.

Mirror Auto-tilt When Reversing

Both exterior mirrors can automatically tilt downward when backing up. To adjust the auto-tilt position, shift into Reverse, then adjust the mirrors as described above (press the button associated with the mirror you want to adjust, then press the dial to move the mirror to the desired position). Touch Save on the touchscreen to save the mirror adjustment in your driver profile.

When you shift back into Drive, the mirrors tilt back to their normal (upward) position. But now that you have adjusted them for backing up, they automatically tilt to the selected downward position whenever you shift into Reverse.

You can turn the auto-tilt feature on or off using the touchscreen, Touch Controls > Settings > Vehicle > Mirror Auto-Tilt.

Note: Depending on date of manufacture and options selected at time of purchase, some Model S vehicles are not equipped with Mirror Auto-Tilt.

Rear View Mirror

Except when in Reverse gear, the rear view mirror automatically dims in proportion to the level of glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind you.

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