Mirrors

Adjusting Exterior Mirrors

Adjust the exterior mirrors by touching Controls > Mirrors. Press the left scroll button on the steering yoke to choose whether you are adjusting the Left or Right mirror. Then use the left scroll button as follows to adjust the selected mirror to its desired position:

  • To move the mirror up or down, roll the left scroll button up or down.
  • To move the mirror inward or outward, press the left scroll button to the left or right.
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Note
Both exterior mirrors have heaters that turn on and off with the rear window defroster.

Mirror Auto Tilt

Both exterior mirrors can automatically tilt downward when Model S is shifted into Reverse. When you shift back into another drive mode, the mirrors return to their normal upward position.

To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Tilt. You can adjust the position of the mirrors only when you are in Reverse.

Mirror Auto Fold

Both exterior mirrors can automatically fold inward whenever you exit and lock Model S. When you unlock Model S, the exterior mirrors then automatically unfold.

To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Fold.

Mirrors remain folded until your driving speed reaches 31 mph (50 km/h), or until you touch Controls > Unfold Mirrors. You can also fold/unfold mirrors manually, or fold mirrors automatically at specific locations. See Folding Mirrors at Specific Locations.

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Note
If you expect ice to accumulate when Model S is parked, turn off Mirror Auto Fold. Accumulation of ice can prevent exterior side mirrors from folding or unfolding. See Cold Weather Best Practices for information on how to ensure your mirrors function properly in cold weather.

Mirror Auto Dim

When certain environmental conditions are met, the rear view mirror and exterior side mirrors dim automatically (for example, in low light conditions or to reduce glare when driving at night). To enable or disable this feature, touch Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Dim.

Folding Mirrors at Specific Locations

In addition to having mirrors fold automatically whenever you park Model S, you can fold (and unfold) mirrors anytime your driving speed is less than 31 mph (50 km/h). This is useful for parking in tight spaces. To do so, touch Controls > Fold Mirrors.

When you fold mirrors, a Location Saved popup briefly displays below the Fold Mirrors control. When Location Saved is enabled, mirrors automatically fold whenever you approach the location, saving you from having to manually fold them each time you arrive at a frequently visited location (such as narrow garages, tight parking spaces, etc.). If you do not want the location saved, simply touch Location Saved to disable it. This popup toggles between Location Saved and Save Location to allow you to specify whether or not you want mirrors to automatically fold as you approach your current location.

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To save or unsave a location at which the mirrors fold, 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.
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CAUTION
Mirrors may not automatically fold if you return to a saved location driving faster than 3 mph (5 km/h).
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When you leave the saved location, mirrors remain folded until your driving speed reaches 31 mph (50 km/h), or until you touch Controls > Unfold Mirrors. When driving at or above this speed threshold, you can not fold mirrors.
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You can also 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 HomeLink Universal Transceiver). To do so, touch the HomeLink icon on the top of the Controls screen and enable Auto-Fold Mirrors when Nearby.

Rear View Mirror

The rear view mirror is adjusted 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).