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Old 10-22-2012, 07:58 AM
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Sideview mirror adjust in reverse

My wife drives a Lexus. For some reason they decided it's a good idea for the sideview mirrors to point downward whenever the car is in reverse. Completely silly in a small car like hers, especially with a standard factory backup camera, but for a lifted F350 it really would be a great idea. i find myself constantly lowering my passenger side mirror when I back into a spot to see where the rear tire is in relation to the line. Anyone ever try to do something like this?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:02 AM
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My fathers GMC truck does the same thing. Great idea, would love to find out more and see what it would take to get this to work in our trucks. Intrested to see what how this turns out
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:03 AM
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It definitely would be cool but very hard to do. You'd have to get it so the mirror stops once it reaches full down which may not be too hard but the real problem is when you put it in drive. You'd have to have a memory module or something to make to remember to stop where you previously had it. I've only ever seen the auto-down reverse mirrors on vehicles with memory seats, memory mirrors, etc.
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My 2010 had the memory seats and mirrors but it still didn't move the mirrors in reverse. It would be really hard, a ton of relays and add some sensors but it would be sweet.
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Just read into some memory modules and such the other day, wondering if they can be an upgrade on our trucks. Turns out some of the the Expy's, and maybe the Exc's did come with this feature...
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:36 AM
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I agree would be very complex to build, having some small motor to turn them up and down with a servo and some memory module. Best thing is adjust your blind spots so you can see parking lines and with a slight tilt of your head you can see rear tires. Thats how I have mine, I love those mirrors.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:44 PM
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Dang soon the trucks will drive themselfs I mean look at all the new electronics on the 2013 explorer the dang thing auto adjusts the cruse control when you come with in a certain distance. I like having electronics and stuff but some of this is uncalled for I take pride in knowing how to back up my truck (I have backup sensors off all the time). I watched a 16 year old girl parellel park a 2005 Dodge Duelly CCLB work truck. So if she can do it I hope I can park my Dads CCLB SRW truck and my 2005 EX. To each his own I guess
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