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How To Adjust Your Rear Mirror To Prevent Blind Sports


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bkhong

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:56 AM

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The original write up by Car and Driver:
Read This:







Hope this helps to all our fellow drivers/commuters.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:30 PM

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Good info.... smile_thumbup.gif

Video on it.....


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

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there is still a need to adjust the mirror traditionally to watch out for motorcycles behind you that may suddenly appear

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

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QUOTE (cucuk @ Oct 23 2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
there is still a need to adjust the mirror traditionally to watch out for motorcycles behind you that may suddenly appear

Suddenly appear, how you adjust also won't see that fellow...... smile_disapprove.gif

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

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i usually end up only looking at the back mirror :/ side mirror dun really knw hw to adjust

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

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QUOTE (yenny63 @ Nov 28 2012, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i usually end up only looking at the back mirror :/ side mirror dun really knw hw to adjust

see the video....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

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Good info. smile_thumbup.gif

I've been driving with the mirror this way for 10 years since parking only constitute a small percentage of total journey time.

The disadvantage of course comes when parking as the side mirror often helps but once gotten used to, parking should not be a problem except for hard spots or near road kerbs that can scratch the bottom side of the car or bumper.

I wonder if automobile makers haven't thought of making side mirrors with two modes: Driving & Parking
Driving - as per SAE paper and youtube video.
Parking - as per how we normally adjust it so as to see the pillars and kerb

All is needed is adjust mirror, memorize driving mode (like radio stations). Then adjust again and memorize parking mode. When in D mirrors adjust to driving mode. When in R or with a press of a button (for front and side parking), it switches perspective to parking mode.

Multiply the memory bank by 2 or 3 for additional drivers (wife, children, etc)


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

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QUOTE (bkhong @ Jun 13 2012, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The original write up by Car and Driver:
Read This:







Hope this helps to all our fellow drivers/commuters.

good tips!!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

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QUOTE (hangche @ Dec 7 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good info. smile_thumbup.gif

I've been driving with the mirror this way for 10 years since parking only constitute a small percentage of total journey time.

The disadvantage of course comes when parking as the side mirror often helps but once gotten used to, parking should not be a problem except for hard spots or near road kerbs that can scratch the bottom side of the car or bumper.

I wonder if automobile makers haven't thought of making side mirrors with two modes: Driving & Parking
Driving - as per SAE paper and youtube video.
Parking - as per how we normally adjust it so as to see the pillars and kerb

All is needed is adjust mirror, memorize driving mode (like radio stations). Then adjust again and memorize parking mode. When in D mirrors adjust to driving mode. When in R or with a press of a button (for front and side parking), it switches perspective to parking mode.


Multiply the memory bank by 2 or 3 for additional drivers (wife, children, etc)


Already exists in VW Golf and some other cars smile_approve.gif
Leave the side-mirror knob at L.
When switch to R, the mirror will auto-tilt to the preset.
When switch to D and move >20km/h, it will auto-tile back to default.
Only for the left-side-mirror.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

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good info. smile_thumbup.gif . sometimes side mirror too small prob oso..
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