2015 Porsche Macan: Mirror Dip Tip
September 25, 2014
In addition to having a backup camera for parallel parking, I like the vehicle setting that lets a driver dip the passenger side mirror to see her position in relation to the curb. It was not immediately obvious to me how to achieve the mirror dip in our 2015 Porsche Macan S
The first time I parallel-parked, the passenger mirror tilted up when the car was in reverse. Not helpful. There is a box to tick within the car's options menu that purportedly sets the tilt downward on reverse, but doing so only kept the mirror in neutral position.
Before diving into the owner's manual for a fix, I did a Google search and turned up a helpful post from user Yippie at Macanforum.com. It took a little trial and error in our Macan to get the feature set, and may have involved some unnecessary steps, but the mirror now tilts down for parking, as the good car gods intended.
So: Put the car in reverse. Set the passenger mirror downward tilt at the angle you prefer. Then it's a deep dive into the Car Options menu: choose Personal Settings, then Lighting and Visibility, Reversing Options and then (finally) tick the "Lowering mirror" box. Put the car in park, turn off the engine and lock the car. Locking the Macan saves the setting to the car's key.
On the next try, the mirror tilt worked fine. Getting it to work seemed a bit too complicated, though, and as it turned out, the manual did not make the steps as clear as Yippie did.
Does your car have the reverse tilting mirror function? Do you use it?
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @5367 miles