Go Back  6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource > British > Aston Martin
Reload this Page >

How do I get the reverse mirror dip feature to work?

Notices
Aston Martin DB7, DB9, DBS, Vantage V8, Vanquish, and Classic models

How do I get the reverse mirror dip feature to work?

 
  #1  
Old 04-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
RandysWay will become famous soon enough
How do I get the reverse mirror dip feature to work?

I have a 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 6 speed, and I can't get the reverse mirror dip feature to work! In the car settings menu, I have the auto dip in reverse gear option selected, and I have tried both "Passenger only" and "Driver and passenger" options. When I shift into reverse, the mirrors don't dip down.

What's the secret?

Thanks for any help!
 
  #2  
Old 04-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
nycabman will become famous soon enough
Make sure mirror adjustment is on left drivers mirror, should work now.
 
  #3  
Old 04-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
RandysWay will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by nycabman View Post
Make sure mirror adjustment is on left drivers mirror, should work now.
Nope, still not working. I tried both sides' mirror adjustment buttons and also tried leaving them both off, and it still doesn't dip down..
 
  #4  
Old 04-02-2014, 09:47 PM
goto35's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 31
goto35 will become famous soon enoughgoto35 will become famous soon enough
Yes on my 2008 it isn't working either.

Any advise would be great
 
  #5  
Old 04-02-2014, 10:03 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
RandysWay will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by jateshk View Post
Yes on my 2008 it isn't working either.

Any advise would be great
Do you have a 6 speed manual or automatic?
 
  #6  
Old 04-02-2014, 10:04 PM
goto35's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 31
goto35 will become famous soon enoughgoto35 will become famous soon enough
automatic
 
  #7  
Old 04-03-2014, 04:04 AM
rscultho's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 284
Rep Power: 17
rscultho is on a distinguished road
This happened on my 2010 XKR once. I took it to the dealer and they did a hard reset of the cars electronics (i.e. they did the equivalent of disconnecting the battery).

This did a hard reboot of the body control units/computers and they started working/dipping again.

This may be a potential fix for the Aston cars as well.

If you disconnect the battery you may have to reset other items such as window travel so be forewarned.
 
  #8  
Old 04-03-2014, 09:05 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 83
Rep Power: 10
Aerome is on a distinguished road
On my Virage you go through a series of settings somehow using the right **** of the radio and another button. As usual I can't remember how but I became so frustrated at the reverse dipping I was able to muster the patience up and keep hacking away until I found it.
 
  #9  
Old 04-07-2014, 12:05 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 582
Rep Power: 30
rohnin is on a distinguished road
Is this a feature available on 2007 Vantages?
 
  #10  
Old 04-07-2014, 05:30 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: MARTINIQUE FWI
Posts: 142
Rep Power: 18
CARAIBAM is a glorious beacon of lightCARAIBAM is a glorious beacon of lightCARAIBAM is a glorious beacon of lightCARAIBAM is a glorious beacon of lightCARAIBAM is a glorious beacon of light
up to 2010 it was dealer activated using the diagnostic equippement if you have the power fold mirrors.
 
  #11  
Old 04-07-2014, 07:23 AM
yankee04's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: RTP, NC
Posts: 259
Rep Power: 34
yankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud ofyankee04 has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by CARAIBAM View Post
up to 2010 it was dealer activated using the diagnostic equippement if you have the power fold mirrors.
And don't disconnect the battery. If you do, the mirrors stop folding & require the dealer to reset both the folding & dip via OBDII.
 
  #12  
Old 04-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
RandysWay will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by CARAIBAM View Post
up to 2010 it was dealer activated using the diagnostic equippement if you have the power fold mirrors.
If I'm understanding you right, I have to have the dealer activate the dip feature, even though there's options to enable and disable the dip feature in the cars menu? WTF.

Originally Posted by yankee04 View Post
And don't disconnect the battery. If you do, the mirrors stop folding & require the dealer to reset both the folding & dip via OBDII.
Can anyone else confirm that they had to have their automatic folding mirrors reset at the dealer after a battery disconnect?
 
  #13  
Old 04-07-2014, 05:56 PM
karlfranz's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,375
Rep Power: 208
karlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond repute
Originally Posted by RandysWay View Post
If I'm understanding you right, I have to have the dealer activate the dip feature, even though there's options to enable and disable the dip feature in the cars menu? WTF.
No. He was simply stating that the older cars did not have those options in the menu so it had to be done via the AM Diagnostic System.
 
  #14  
Old 04-08-2014, 07:04 AM
HenryM's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago (city), Illinois USA
Age: 68
Posts: 101
Rep Power: 19
HenryM is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by rohnin View Post
Is this a feature available on 2007 Vantages?
The feature is available from 2008 and newer. It wouldn't work on my 2007 V8 Vantage with power fold mirrors even though Aston's diagnostic computer showed it as a feature. Sorry.

Henry
 
  #15  
Old 04-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 582
Rep Power: 30
rohnin is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by HenryM View Post
The feature is available from 2008 and newer. It wouldn't work on my 2007 V8 Vantage with power fold mirrors even though Aston's diagnostic computer showed it as a feature. Sorry.

Henry
Darnit
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: How do I get the reverse mirror dip feature to work?


Join 6SpeedOnline
Visit our Sponsors

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.