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Hello! We just purchased a 2019 Platinum Reserve for my wife to enjoy and are loving it. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a way for the side mirrors to fold in automatically each time she parks the truck? I haven't found a setting to enable this and right now I am just trying to get her in the habbit of hitting the power button to fold them in, but she often forgets. Any suggestions?

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Just kidding.
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Congratulations on your new truck! Post a few pics when you get a chance. My SV has manual folding mirrors so I can't help you on that one.
 

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Hello! We just purchased a 2019 Platinum Reserve for my wife to enjoy and are loving it. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a way for the side mirrors to fold in automatically each time she parks the truck? I haven't found a setting to enable this and right now I am just trying to get her in the habbit of hitting the power button to fold them in, but she often forgets. Any suggestions?

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Dre
Man I wish we had that feature..

I have the use the automatic power of my arm to fold my big azz tow mirror in when entering my garage....
 

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It's strange how few cars in the US have that capability - I think it's because of the typically wide parking spots. My BMW had to be coded with a computer program in order to activate that feature, but all the BMWs in Europe have it activated from the factory. I think Lexus and new Mercedes are some of the only ones that program it like that in the US. As far as I know, the titan doesn't have the option to auto-fold when locking the doors.
 

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use your arm.
Wait wait wait ... you mean that I have to actually physically move something???
Shame on Nissan for making me work out.

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Meh. Don't really see a call for auto folding mirror to be honest. Mirrors used to be bigger at one time and never auto folding.

 

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I can appreciate it in certain situations like a bank drive thru or some parking garages. I also can't fit my truck in my storage unit without folding both mirrors in. But yes, it's not a huge hassle to fold them in yourself, which is obviously what I do now.

As far as parking with them folded...these trucks are pretty wide, and certain areas have narrow parking spots that make it nice to have that folding capability. With my non-power mirrors, I'd never do that, but if they folded automatically - it's a no brainer.
 

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It's strange how few cars in the US have that capability - I think it's because of the typically wide parking spots. My BMW had to be coded with a computer program in order to activate that feature, but all the BMWs in Europe have it activated from the factory. I think Lexus and new Mercedes are some of the only ones that program it like that in the US. As far as I know, the titan doesn't have the option to auto-fold when locking the doors.
On our BMW I use the automatic folding feature as confirmation that I've locked or unlocked the vehicle.
 

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I checked my owners manual, and I don't see a setting that will automatically close the mirrors.

The only option I can think of is really way too much work, but here it is anyway. First, you would have to replace the physical switch with an electronically controllable switch. Then it would be possible to wire the control of that switch into either an arduino board or raspberry pi computer, and wire the arduino or RbP into the car on both a switched and unswitched circuit. Program the arduino or RbP I/O pins to measure when the car is turned off and activate the mirror switch when the car is turned off or on. You would also want to program in a way to manually override the simple on/off program so you can still open and close the mirrors at will.

While that might be an interesting little project, it would void the warranty and be an overly complex solution (that might be prone to failure) for a very simple problem.
 

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After getting my drivers door mirror knocked off my truck last Saturday, I sure wish they folded when shutting the truck down. Believe it or not it happened in the road parked at the curb in front of my Nissan dealership, I was in the parts dept, now my pocket is $750 light. I found many used ones but none with blind spot detection for an SV.
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