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Do any current owners use the power folding mirrors when they park?

Do they remain folded on while the car is off? Is it a hassle to fold them in via button every time?

I’ll need to fold mine after purchase and concerned about this feature/functionality.
 

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This is certainly just my experience and preference, but I like the fact that you manually fold or unfold them. I have a tight garage so I need to fold them before I pull in and then unfold them after I exit. Having it set up to automatically just fold once the car is in Park would not work for me. Maybe having the "option" for that would be nice but I pretty much leave them in normal position unless I'm pulling into or out of my garage. I might fold them in a tight parking space or if I am street parking, but again, I just find it nice to push the button and fold them when I want to.
 

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Thanks DaveG. It sounds like is just like what I'll need to do - manually (with the power button) when I park in the garage. And keep them in the closed position until I back out of the garage the next time I drive (and reopen via the button).

I was concerned that the car would automatically unfold them without me choosing to do so. When I was at the dealer, it seemed to do that when I opened the car door (but still running). My garage cannot hold the car with extended mirrors :)
 

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When I was at the dealer, it seemed to do that when I opened the car door (but still running).
The mirrors can turn down if you'd like them to when in Reverse (so you can see the ground while backing up). That might be what you saw at the dealer??
 

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Thanks for the clarification. I need to spend more time at the dealer (my associate didn't even know about the power fold-in mirror feature, I had to teach him) trying it out. But based on DaveG's use case, I think I'll be ok.
 

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This is certainly just my experience and preference, but I like the fact that you manually fold or unfold them. I have a tight garage so I need to fold them before I pull in and then unfold them after I exit. Having it set up to automatically just fold once the car is in Park would not work for me. Maybe having the "option" for that would be nice but I pretty much leave them in normal position unless I'm pulling into or out of my garage. I might fold them in a tight parking space or if I am street parking, but again, I just find it nice to push the button and fold them when I want to.
I am in the same exact situation with a 9" clearance...:oops:
 

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I am in the same exact situation with a 9" clearance...:oops:
The folding mirrors sold me on the Touring trim. I was hedging between EXL and Touring and when I found out the power folding mirrors were available on the Touring, that made my decision. The Honda website was never very clear about that making it look like you needed to opt for the Elite to get that option. The dealer set me straight and I never looked back at the EXL again.
 

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The folding mirrors sold me on the Touring trim. I was hedging between EXL and Touring and when I found out the power folding mirrors were available on the Touring, that made my decision. The Honda website was never very clear about that making it look like you needed to opt for the Elite to get that option. The dealer set me straight and I never looked back at the EXL again.
You also got a lot of other features by buying to Touring over the EX-L.
-Hands-Free power tailgate
-Navigation system
-Premium audio system
-Heated front seats and outboard rear seats
-Roof rails
-LED headlights
-Parking sensors (front and rear)
-Second row USB charging ports
-115 volt power outlet
-Illuminated front beverage holders
-Front door courtesy lights

The important ones for me for choosing the Touring were:
-Power tailgate
-Navigation system
-Premium audio system
-LED headlights
 

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You also got a lot of other features by buying to Touring over the EX-L.
-Hands-Free power tailgate
-Navigation system
-Premium audio system
-Heated front seats and outboard rear seats
-Roof rails
-LED headlights
-Parking sensors (front and rear)
-Second row USB charging ports
-115 volt power outlet
-Illuminated front beverage holders
-Front door courtesy lights

The important ones for me for choosing the Touring were:
-Power tailgate
-Navigation system
-Premium audio system
-LED headlights
Funny thing is I told myself they were all great options but I could live without a lot of them. Boy has that changed. I said I would use Apple Car Play and didn't need Navi. The Navi system is awesome and I use it all the time now. I said the EXL had projector LEDs and that would be ok but the headlights on the Touring are amazing. I would never get anything else in the future. I said I would probably fall over if I tried to kick and open the back tailgate, well I use it all the time now. Friends have thanked me for the heated back seats. It's funny how easily we can spoil ourselves with some of these options!
 

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Funny thing is I told myself they were all great options but I could live without a lot of them. Boy has that changed. I said I would use Apple Car Play and didn't need Navi. The Navi system is awesome and I use it all the time now. I said the EXL had projector LEDs and that would be ok but the headlights on the Touring are amazing. I would never get anything else in the future. I said I would probably fall over if I tried to kick and open the back tailgate, well I use it all the time now. Friends have thanked me for the heated back seats. It's funny how easily we can spoil ourselves with some of these options!
Comfort and convenience are more important as I age...
 

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Do any current owners use the power folding mirrors when they park?

Do they remain folded on while the car is off? Is it a hassle to fold them in via button every time?

I’ll need to fold mine after purchase and concerned about this feature/functionality.
I have to fold in my mirrors to park in my stupid tiny ass garage! They stay folded until I press the button to unfold (even when the car is off). You can save the preset for your mirror and seats and they go back to the original spots when you unfold. It's no hassle - just a push of the button.
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I have to fold in my mirrors to park in my stupid tiny ass garage! They stay folded until I press the button to unfold (even when the car is off). You can save the preset for your mirror and seats and they go back to the original spots when you unfold. It's no hassle - just a push of the button.
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it may be easier to park if you didn't have to put your PP on its side every time you wanted to back into garage
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it may be easier to park if you didn't have to put your PP on its side every time you wanted to back into garage
:D:ROFLMAO:
I know - - it’s so sad...the good news is Thursday will be my last time parking in my garage until Jume 26-ish...
 

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Wow, that is a tight fit!

To answer an earlier question, I’ve not found a situation yet where the mirrors unfold without pressing the button. I found myself once traveling down the highway before I realized I hadn’t unfolded them!

Personally, I wish they were automatic, but as I stated in a different thread, I’d be satisfied if I could fold them after I turned the engine off but before I opened the driver-side door.
 

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I bought my 2021 Elite because of the power folding mirrors. I test drove it specifically to check if it fits in my garage. I have to fold my mirrors or I can't drive it in. What I haven't tested is to manually fold them. I checked the user manual and there isn't any information if they can be manually folded. I then searched this forum and didn't find any information. Has anyone tried this?
 

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I bought my 2021 Elite because of the power folding mirrors. I test drove it specifically to check if it fits in my garage. I have to fold my mirrors or I can't drive it in. What I haven't tested is to manually fold them. I checked the user manual and there isn't any information if they can be manually folded. I then searched this forum and didn't find any information. Has anyone tried this?
Good to know I’m not the only one with a garage size issue!

So my brother drove my Passport a couple months ago to the store from his house. When he parked it he folded the mirrors in manually. They did fold. But I didn’t know he did it that way, so when I hit the button button to unfold before driving the next day, they made a stumbling move and noise. They went back to normal, but didn’t sound happy.
 
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Good to know I’m not the only one with a garage size issue!

So my brother drove my Passport a couple months ago to the store from his house. When he parked it he folded the mirrors in manually. They did fold. But I didn’t know he did it that way, so when I hit the button button to unfold before driving the next day, they made a stumbling move and noise. They went back to normal, but didn’t sound happy.
EEK! I've never had mechanical or electrical issues with any Honda vehicle so I'm confident they will work for the life of the vehicle. I will be worried if I or someone decides to "manually" adjust them.
 

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EEK! I've never had mechanical or electrical issues with any Honda vehicle so I'm confident they will work for the life of the vehicle. I will be worried if I or someone decides to "manually" adjust them.
Ditto. The worst I had were motor mounts on my CRV @ about 38k miles. My warranty had barely just expired, thankfully Honda covered the replacement. And not sure if it was just the way my CRX was made or how young and dumb I was driving it, but I went thru at least 2 CV boots, 2 starters and 2 alternators. Or...the high school/early college mechanic boyfriend who worked on my car back then. I had it for 3 years and was sold to me with 2 years wear and tear. I wish I had that car today though, it was a blast to drive!

As for the mirrors, they were fine, but made a noise that didn’t sound happy.
Did you figure out you can tip the passenger side down when reversing? I just discovered that a few months ago, (after I scuffed the curb in my garage of course)!
 

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Ditto. The worst I had were motor mounts on my CRV @ about 38k miles. My warranty had barely just expired, thankfully Honda covered the replacement. And not sure if it was just the way my CRX was made or how young and dumb I was driving it, but I went thru at least 2 CV boots, 2 starters and 2 alternators. Or...the high school/early college mechanic boyfriend who worked on my car back then. I had it for 3 years and was sold to me with 2 years wear and tear. I wish I had that car today though, it was a blast to drive!

As for the mirrors, they were fine, but made a noise that didn’t sound happy.
Did you figure out you can tip the passenger side down when reversing? I just discovered that a few months ago, (after I scuffed the curb in my garage of course)!
I wasn't aware of that. I'll have to look at the manual. I JUST found out I had hands free access power tailgate...
 

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Nice! My hands free never worked, the dealer couldn’t figure it out, and I had the old CRV with a swing door, plus I can’t use my tailgate in my garage...but figured I had three other ways to open it, I didn’t care. I ended up disconnecting it recently anyway because I put a tow hitch on.

Also you can get a free manual from Honda if you order it in 30 days I think. Do you need that link?
I ended up learning almost everything here. And if not, I have the pdf and do a word search.

Here is the mirror tilt thing.

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