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The mirrors don't tilt when you reverse?

 
Old 09-29-2007, 06:49 PM
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Unhappy The mirrors don't tilt when you reverse?

Is it true in the new C classes, the mirrors don't tilt when you reverse? Why did Mercedes give up this feature??
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:10 PM
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Yes they don't which is really crappy. Even VW has this feature.... This is one thing that I've missed the most with the new C Classes
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This is ridiculous...Mercedes keeps getting cheaper and cheaper!
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:26 PM
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Don't have a manual (car still on the way) but are you sure you just don't have to have the mirror control selecter on the passenger mirror setting for it to work? I could've sworn that one of the times I was test driving that I had the mirror tilt down.
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The ML is the same way in the US market. MB deactivated the feature on the ML (and some S550s) in an effort to raise its JD Power quality survey. The idea was that a mirror motor that is used less is less likely to break. On all the other cars, you can have it activated by the dealer if they go into the Star Diagnostics system. I know this for a fact - I had it done on our 2007 ML. My guess is that you can do this on the C-Class as well. I certainly plan on having it done to mine when it comes in.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:04 PM
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I would've assumed the mirror would only tilt if you have seat memory, which the US-spec W204's do not have. This was the case with the W203 series. It seems very odd to discontinue this feature, especially on the more expensive models.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:05 PM
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That is stupid they removed this feature to increase their JD Power Quality rating. I've had the feature on my 03 model and never once did I have problems with the motor. I don't know why they would drop a feature like that.
Follow up with us if they do let you activate it on the C class. I can see my MB dealer giving a problem with that and saying it's not possible.
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That's ridiculous. Their commercials keep stressing how they took 6 years to build the new C-Class and then they go and remove things like memory seats and the reverse mirror? That's taking it back 6 years.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:22 AM
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Is it true in the new C classes, the mirrors don't tilt when you reverse? Why did Mercedes give up this feature??
Tilt mirrors, only with memory seats.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by stealtheo View Post
Tilt mirrors, only with memory seats.
Yep, they tilted on the one I drove yesterday ...
the selector was on right, and tilited as I reversed ... it did not go back up when I put it in drive though ... maybe if you drive forward for some time it goes back up? Not sure.
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If that occurred, and there was no seat memory for the driver's seat, then YES, this can be done. If anyone is interested, I will be glad to send you a link to another site that tells you what to say to your service adviser to get this accomplished. We had it done on our ML320CDI, and our service adviser knew exactly what we wanted and how to get it done. It took no time at all and we weren't charged for it.

And yes, after you drive forward and hit about 10 mph, the mirror goes back to its original position.

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Kieffer.. please PM me with that link. I definitely would like to look into this.
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Kieffer.. please PM me with that link. I definitely would like to look into this.

+! I'd also like to have this information as I have a C350 on order. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:44 PM
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That's great. I would also like to know that.
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Originally Posted by Kieffer View Post
The ML is the same way in the US market. MB deactivated the feature on the ML (and some S550s) in an effort to raise its JD Power quality survey. The idea was that a mirror motor that is used less is less likely to break. On all the other cars, you can have it activated by the dealer if they go into the Star Diagnostics system. I know this for a fact - I had it done on our 2007 ML. My guess is that you can do this on the C-Class as well. I certainly plan on having it done to mine when it comes in.
Would you believe that some people actually complained about this being a problem because they didn't know how to shut off the feature by selecting the driver's side mirror? I'm sure this played a part in it being removed also. You gotta love survey worshipers, so smart yet so ignorant of the product they're being surveyed about.

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Would you believe that some people actually complained about this being a problem because they didn't know how to shut off the feature by selecting the driver's side mirror? I'm sure this played a part in it being removed also. You gotta love survey worshipers, so smart yet so ignorant of the product they're being surveyed about.

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Maybe MB should have thought forward instead of backward and made half the mirror tilt down and the other half remain as is!?!?! Suits everyone that way lol.

Yeah the commercial on the w204 also said doors can hold the weight of two big guys or whatever - what a feature , i'll remember that when i need to escape from a car jacker and he's happily hanging onto the door as its swinging about instead of on the floor a mile behind with a face full of wing mirror!!!!
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I noticed this too. Thats so gay. I was going to go though the manual to see if possible but since I came across this thread forget about it.
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Mike - What is "gay" about a mirror not tilting when a car is in reverse?
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:15 PM
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Mike - What is "gay" about a mirror not tilting when a car is in reverse?
My girl needs all the help she can get when parallel parking the w204. I check the Renntechs everyday to make sure they are curbrash free.
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Tilt down mirrors are key. I use mine regularly. I can't believe they have made it optional & that they are so troublesome. My car is almost 14 years old and it 1) has tilt down mirror and 2) has worked flawlessly
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Maybe MB should have thought forward instead of backward and made half the mirror tilt down and the other half remain as is!?!?! Suits everyone that way lol.

Yeah the commercial on the w204 also said doors can hold the weight of two big guys or whatever - what a feature , i'll remember that when i need to escape from a car jacker and he's happily hanging onto the door as its swinging about instead of on the floor a mile behind with a face full of wing mirror!!!!
Hilarious, in the days of the W140 S-Class such a dual-split mirror might have been possible...lol.

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Please post the link on how to activate the mirrors. Most of us here would appreciate that info!
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Any one got their mirror to tilt down?

Were any of you successful in having MB turn that function on if it does exist?
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:54 PM
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I dont think so! I test drove a c250 sport and recall that they do have tilt down mirrors in reverse. Are you guys sure?
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