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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

or you can attach a stick on convex mirror to your existing side view mirrors

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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

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I used to set my mirrors way out as well. Unfortunately the mirrors in my 2015 WK2 won't go out that far. They stop just about when you can see the door handles without leaning. Don't know if this is because it has BSM or not but I was surprised they didn't have as much range of motion as every other car I have driven.


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Mine new WK2 has BSM and I can adjust it well past the "Door Handles".

Definitely more than enough range on Passenger Side, Drivers Side seems a bit little limited on how far you can go out.

Make sure the "Folding Mirror" is fully extended (Automatic or Manual).
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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

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Mine new WK2 has BSM and I can adjust it well past the "Door Handles".

Definitely more than enough range on Passenger Side, Drivers Side seems a bit little limited on how far you can go out.

Make sure the "Folding Mirror" is fully extended (Automatic or Manual).

Yeah mine seem to be behaving as expected now. I tried it again the other day and it went farther than before. Something must have not been seated correctly or the vertical range was not allowing as much side to side travel.
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Yeah mine seem to be behaving as expected now. I tried it again the other day and it went farther than before. Something must have not been seated correctly or the vertical range was not allowing as much side to side travel.
Also if your seat is unusually far back you'd lose some outward range.
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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

I use that method of adjusting my rear view mirror to eliminate blind spots too. Have you noticed all the cars you're stopped behind in traffic and you can clearly see the driver in front of you in their rear view mirror? How dangerous are they on the road when the only thing they can see behind them is what's directly behind their bumper??
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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

I remember my first HPDE (High Performance Driving Education) course I attended a few years ago. During the early morning tutorial, the instructor asked how many of us could see our bodywork in our side mirrors. Most participants raised their hands. The instructor then asked us, "What would you prefer seeing, a car behind you or your car door getting impacted?"

Every HPDE driver/instructor will adjust your mirrors so they go just beyond the sheet metal of the car (think 1 cm beyond the handles). With those settings, your rear view mirror will complement your side view mirrors and eliminate nearly all blind angles.

Of course it goes without saying that you must first look into those mirrors prior to making any lane changes.
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I remember my first HPDE (High Performance Driving Education) course I attended a few years ago. During the early morning tutorial, the instructor asked how many of us could see our bodywork in our side mirrors. Most participants raised their hands. The instructor then asked us, "What would you prefer seeing, a car behind you or your car door getting impacted?"

Every HPDE driver/instructor will adjust your mirrors so they go just beyond the sheet metal of the car (think 1 cm beyond the handles). With those settings, your rear view mirror will complement your side view mirrors and eliminate nearly all blind angles.

Of course it goes without saying that you must first look into those mirrors prior to making any lane changes.
The suggestions in this thread is suggesting going out quite a bit further than 1 CM beyond Door Handles.

One other thing I've tried lately is keeping rear headrests folded down.

I rarely have anyone in the back seat.
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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

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The suggestions in this thread suggest going quite a bit further than 1 CM beyond Door Handles.

One other thing I've tried lately is keeping rear headrests folded down.

I rarely have anyone in the back seat.
It comes down to the coverage the side mirror has to begin with, and those vary from car to car.

As for the rear headrests, I've done that too every time I went to the track.
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or you can attach a stick on convex mirror to your existing side view mirrors
I would consider something like a Multivex mirror, if they still made them and if it wouldn't block the BSM indicator, eliminate the electrochromatic dimming, and render the mirror heater ineffectual.

So, instead I just crank the mirrors out like I have been doing on every vehicle I have driven for the past decade.
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Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

I have always attached a 2 inch convex mirror, they do not interfer with the BSM indicater, the electrochromatic dimming, or the mirror heating in any way, and greatly add an additional wide angle view to the rear, side, and ground no matter how one prefers to have their mirrors set
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