2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Mystery of the Folding Mirrors
March 15, 2011
Our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature has power-folding, heated, and auto-dimming mirrors with embedded repeaters, standard. I like power folding mirrors for parking in tight spaces, or street parking. How many times have all of us seen an old POS rolling with a mirror dangling from the A-pillar?
I was initially befuddled by the folding mirrors on our Equus. When I would return to the car, sometimes they would be folded, sometimes they wouldn't. So I RTFM'ed.
There's a switch to fold/unfold near the mirror adjust, of course. The mirrors can be operated ~30sec after engine is turned Off or to ACC. But it turns out the mirrors can be folded when you press the door lock button on the smart key within 4sec after locking the doors by pressing the same switch. And they can be unfolded by pressing the unlock button on the smart key within 4sec after pressing the unlock switch. So press lock/unlock, then press again for the mirrors to fold/unfold.
I guess I never noticed until I walked back to the car. Mystery solved.
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 3,300 miles (Hit the jump for a short video of the mirrors.)