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Old 11-21-2007, 08:51 PM
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Rear view mirrors to big?

I donít know about you, but I think the rear view mirrors are too big it kind of blinds me, on tight turnís special the left side
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:28 PM
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[<<]I donít know about you, but I think the rear view mirrors are too big...>>

The mirror size is mandated by new EU regulations.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by tanktube67 View Post
I donít know about you, but I think the rear view mirrors are too big it kind of blinds me, on tight turnís special the left side
no problems here , but i guess you drove a car with much shorter mirrors. you will get use to it.
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Love the over sized mirrors. I wish they were the same size on the S- and E-Class sedans.

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I thought for sure they would use the new "corporate mirrors" that first showed up on the S class and now have found their way on the CL, CLS, and E classes. The new BMW M3 is using a larger mirror than the regular 3 series, but they have found a way to hide the fact that its larger by using design cues.

While on the subject of the C's Dumbo ears, whats with them not being fully painted? It's alright if you have a dark colored car, but if you have white or silver it stands out like..um..like cheap black plastic on a Mercedes Benz.
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While we're complaining about the side mirrors(I like their size), does anyone think the interior rear view mirror is a tad too close? I'm not but 5'6" so I'm probably sitting closer to dash than most of you.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:23 PM
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i kinda like it.. gives u more real estate when checking before lane changes, etc.

since they are taller (not necessarily wider), it allows you to see further back in the lanes next to u.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:17 PM
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i kinda like it.. gives u more real estate when checking before lane changes, etc.

since they are taller (not necessarily wider), it allows you to see further back in the lanes next to u.
I love the large rear-view mirrors. Don't think they are too big for the car.

But the rear-views on the Lexus IS series are even bigger.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:51 PM
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The rear view mirrors look great. What's with the turn signal lens? It's used to be much nicer.. The plain long model..
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So here's my problem this morning... it was snowing and pouring ice pellets all Thursday (so I didn't drive). This morning when I opened up the car (the door was frozen shut, first of all), the mirrors refused to flip open. The motor is WEAK, and there was lots of ice. I already scraped part of the ice off but there are small gaps and hard to get into.... took me 10 minutes of scraping, knocking, tapping to get the ice loose and for the mirrors to operate.

First thing I did get I finally got driving? Turn off the auto-fold feature.

Stupid Canadian winters! I need a garage.
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I turned the auto fold feature off too. What can happen is when you go to the theater and the mirrors fold in, then freeze, when you return they will not fold back again. I have no choice, when it gets very cold I turn the feature off.
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I turned the auto fold feature off too. What can happen is when you go to the theater and the mirrors fold in, then freeze, when you return they will not fold back again. I have no choice, when it gets very cold I turn the feature off.
wow i never thought of the darn things freezing but after reading the last 2 posts about these things getting stuck yiikesss ill be sure to turn off the auto folding feature as well and if theres any chance of them freezing will certainly leave them open. good head's up ty
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Thats good advice. Most people over look that unless you have had a car in the past with pop up head lights. Although they made the front of the car look good when they were down, if you got any ice at all, they wouldn't pop up, and in some cases people would burn up the motors in them trying to get them to pop up. Might be the same way with the mirrors, if they are froze don't keep hitting the button, could burn up the motors, just turn them off for winter use.
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^^^Mirrors, headlights, wipers (not necessarily a problem with freezing on the W204 with the aero blades), etc.
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While we're complaining about the side mirrors(I like their size), does anyone think the interior rear view mirror is a tad too close? I'm not but 5'6" so I'm probably sitting closer to dash than most of you.
Thats was the first think I notice when I test drove the C
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Why EU regulations are only for Benz? My BMW has very small mirrors and I'm happy that Benz got real ones.
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Why EU regulations are only for Benz? My BMW has very small mirrors and I'm happy that Benz got real ones.
I think these new EU regulations started pretty recently. Maybe your Z4 was grandfathered because it was designed before the regulation was written...?
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So here's my problem this morning... it was snowing and pouring ice pellets all Thursday (so I didn't drive). This morning when I opened up the car (the door was frozen shut, first of all), the mirrors refused to flip open. The motor is WEAK, and there was lots of ice. I already scraped part of the ice off but there are small gaps and hard to get into.... took me 10 minutes of scraping, knocking, tapping to get the ice loose and for the mirrors to operate.

First thing I did get I finally got driving? Turn off the auto-fold feature.

Stupid Canadian winters! I need a garage.
Two words. Hot Water.

Works like a charm.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:31 PM
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Why EU regulations are only for Benz? My BMW has very small mirrors and I'm happy that Benz got real ones.
I hadn't heard of this EU regulations thing either, seems like its a European thing though, as the new American car models all seem to have a "normal" sized mirrors. Here's a pic of the M3 mirrors for reference, don't shoot me for posting a BMW pic.

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Two words. Hot Water.

Works like a charm.
Which then leaves a nice big patch of ice on my driveway? Yikes.

I've left the wipers up before an icestorm before... makes me look like a geek but at least then I don't have to literally rip them off the windshield later on. Was going to do it on the W204 on Wednesday night but worried that it would be an invite for people to steal them (at $20 apiece).

Car's still mostly frozen but was able to tap off most of the ice on the roof and the hood last night.
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Which then leaves a nice big patch of ice on my driveway? Yikes.

I've left the wipers up before an icestorm before... makes me look like a geek but at least then I don't have to literally rip them off the windshield later on. Was going to do it on the W204 on Wednesday night but worried that it would be an invite for people to steal them (at $20 apiece).

Car's still mostly frozen but was able to tap off most of the ice on the roof and the hood last night.
Is it possible to cut a long strip of cardboard (or something similar) and let the wipers sit on that so it doesn't stick to the windshield?
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Is it possible to cut a long strip of cardboard (or something similar) and let the wipers sit on that so it doesn't stick to the windshield?
I'm considering a full cover for the car...
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Iím a big fan of the mirrors, especially with automatic anti-dazzle feature, to me itís all about safety.
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Iím a big fan of the mirrors, especially with automatic anti-dazzle feature, to me itís all about safety.
Is that the same as the heated mirrors?
And is it the right hand mirror that is tinted in Oz?
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