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    power folding mirrors

    Now that power folding mirrors are finally available on the '19 cx 5, do you think they will be made available as a retrofit for older models?

    Hope so; my garage is a bit tight.

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    I would love that as well, but my suspicion is no. Like the preferred package, it would have to be a factory install. (Fingers crossed I am wrong!)

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    When I got my '16 Mazda6 GT, I called a Mazda dealership in a country where their Mazdas have power-folding side mirrors as standard equipment.
    The mechanic told me that it takes lots of works/$$$ to make it possible.
    1) new mirrors
    2) new switch panel (on the inside)
    3) software update
    So, I gave it up.
    Mazda is making this power-folding mirrors standard on high end models of '19 CX9, and '19 CX5.
    It should be on the '19 Mazda6 also (next April).
    Not sure if the Mazda3 will have it. Extra cost, you know.

    BTW, I said this before.
    There is a plastic gear in this power-folding mechanism.
    It tends to fail under resistance (such as dirts in the gaps).
    Also, tend to fail if water gets into the electronics/motor, etc. (such as auto carwash)
    Be aware of these problems that owners in other countries have experienced.
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    No. Auto makers donít usually make features found on current production models available as a retrofit to older models. And even if they did, it would be very expensive.

    I read somewhere that auto makers sometime in the near future will do away with outside mirrors completely. Cameras and interior monitor screens will replace outside mirrors. Back up cameras in cars currently in production already work like this. If an outside mirror camera fails, until it gets fixed, will cause you a sore neck from turning around to see whatís behind you.

    Read this: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Com...s-in-new-model

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    Well, look at the size of that side camera(?).
    You will need auto-folding.... and more so since it becomes even more expensive....
    BTW, 2019 Lexus ES (JDM) will carry this side camera.
    US? No. It does not comply with vehicular codes.
    Codes need to be changed first. Japan updated the codes last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceric View Post
    When I got my '16 Mazda6 GT, I called a Mazda dealership in a country where their Mazdas have power-folding side mirrors as standard equipment.
    The mechanic told me that it takes lots of works/$$$ to make it possible.
    1) new mirrors
    2) new switch panel (on the inside)
    3) software update
    So, I gave it up.
    Mazda is making this power-folding mirrors standard on high end models of '19 CX9, and '19 CX5.
    It should be on the '19 Mazda6 also (next April).
    Not sure if the Mazda3 will have it. Extra cost, you know.

    BTW, I said this before.
    There is a plastic gear in this power-folding mechanism.
    It tends to fail under resistance (such as dirts in the gaps).
    Also, tend to fail if water gets into the electronics/motor, etc. (such as auto carwash)
    Be aware of these problems that owners in other countries have experienced.
    Dealer just replaced mine because of a noise. Never had any issues and sure the system was working fine but since the cars will be out of warranty soon the service advisor told be they would replace both sides under warranty. No noise now.

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