Mirrors

Adjusting Exterior 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.

Zoombox from the driver's door handle buttons, with arrows pointing to the circular button which adjusts the mirror and the set of three buttons that selects the mirror

Auto-Tilt automatically tilts mirrors downward when backing up. To turn Auto-Tilt on or off, touch Controls > Vehicle > Mirror Auto-Tilt.To adjust the auto-tilt position, make mirror adjustments with Model S shifted into Reverse. When you shift out of Reverse, 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.

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

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). Also, both exterior side mirrors have heaters that turn on and off with the rear window defroster.

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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.
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Note
See Cold Weather Best Practices for information to ensure your mirrors function properly in cold weather.

Folding Mirrors

To manually fold and unfold exterior mirrors (for example, parking in a narrow garage, tight space, etc.), press the center button. You can also manually fold and unfold mirrors by touching Controls > Fold/Unfold.

Zoombox from the driver's door handle buttons, with an arrow pointing to the center top button used for folding side mirrors in

When you manually fold the mirrors, they remain folded until your driving speed reaches 50 km/h (or until you manually unfold them).

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Note
You cannot fold a mirror when driving over 50 km/h.

To set the mirrors to fold automatically whenever you exit and lock Model S touch Controls > Vehicle > Mirror Auto-Fold. The mirrors unfold automatically when you unlock Model S.

You can also set the mirrors to fold automatically whenever you arrive at a specific location, which saves you from having to manually fold them each time you arrive at a frequented place. To set this up, Model S must be driving at a low speed (less than 3 mph/5 km/h) or stopped at the location you want your vehicle to remember. Then touch Controls > Always Fold Mirrors at this Location. Next time you approach the saved location, your mirrors fold and unfold within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of the location. To stop the mirrors from folding at a saved location, drive to the saved location and touch the X next to Auto-Fold Set at This Location.

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CAUTION
Mirrors may not automatically fold if you return to a saved location and are driving faster than 3 mph/5 km/h
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You can override the automatic folding/unfolding of mirrors at any time (for example, Model S has no power) by pushing the mirror assembly away from you to unfold, or pulling it toward you to fold.

You can integrate auto-folding mirrors with HomeLink (see Smart Garage Connectivity). To enable, go to HomeLink > Auto-Fold Mirrors when Nearby.

Rear View Mirror

Adjust the rear view mirror manually. When in Drive or Neutral, the rear view mirror automatically dims in low lighting conditions based on the time of day (for example, when driving at night).