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Old 12-12-2001, 08:59 PM
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1999 E55 Wing mirror problem

Hi,

On my dad 1999 E55, when ever you engage reverse, the passenger side (left hand side) mirror starts to move.
At first I thought this was so you could see the curb when reverse parking, but the mirror just seems to move all over the place!
Really odd!!

Any advice appreciated
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Old 12-12-2001, 10:07 PM
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The mirror is supposed to move. it is normal.
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Old 12-12-2001, 11:48 PM
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My mothers 530 does this as well, at least it moves down. really bothers me because I have a 300 foot long driveway that has several turns in it and I like to use the mirror to see where the shrubs are. My father took out a post light once, but that was in a rental. You cannot see a thing once the mirror moves down. I do not think it is supposed to move all over though that would really serve no purpose. I would end up in a tree!
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Old 12-13-2001, 03:00 AM
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Check the owner's manual!!! You can program the "Park Assist" movement into the memory seat (1, 2, 3).

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Old 12-13-2001, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the replies. The only problem is, when you put the car back into drive it doesn't return to it's original position!
I'll have a good look at the owners manual tonight.

Thanks again
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 12-14-2001, 07:49 PM
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The mirror takes about 10 seconds or drives above 10 mph in order to return to its normal position. So when you try to parallel park, the mirror doesn't keep moving.

One advice for winter, DEACTIVATE the Park Assist by pressing the "LEFT MIRROR SELECTOR BUTTON" or if you have right hand drive, then do the opposite. This will prevent any damage to the mirror or motor if the mirror is frozen with ice/snow.

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Old 12-14-2001, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for all the tips. I've managed to work it all out now. I missed this little feature in the manual!

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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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