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    Disable power folding mirror?! - 2019 CX-5 Signature

    Anyone know how to turn off the automatic folding mirrors?

    I don't have a spot in the garage at the moment so my vehicle is parked outside. We just got an inch of snow and some cold weather through Cleveland this week.

    I went out this morning to drive to work and my driver side power folding mirror wouldn't open. I sat and let the car warm up for 10 mins then tried it again and it finally worked. No biggie...

    I went out after work to drive home and then my passenger power folding mirror wouldn't open. I sat and let the car warm up for 10 mins and still wouldn't work (I could hear it trying though). I rolled down my passenger window is just gave it a little jostle and wallah! It opened.

    During the winter I think I would rather disable them than have to wait to go to work or drive home, or put strain on the motor since they automatically try to open when I unlock the car. If there was an emergency I wouldn't be able to drive safely with the lack of a side mirror. I read through the owner's manual and the closest thing I could find was here: https://owners-manual.mazda.com/gen/.../04060101.html

    I have the type A power folding mirror switch (integrated with the L/R adjustment) but no mention of how to just disable this feature. I went out to my car and moved it to L and R instead of the neutral position but they still close when I lock the car.

    I saw the 'cold weather' note in the owner's manual as well but it's cold, snowy, and icy 5 months out of the year here so not very ideal. When I looked at the mirrors there was no obvious snow or ice on them.

    So, does anyone know how to turn off the automatic folding mirrors?
    - Checked the infotainment and no option
    - Looked for a button around the car with no luck
    Last edited by LakewoodTuk; 11-13-2019 at 09:45 PM.

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    Here is how you can cancel and/or restore the folding-mirror function:

    Canceling the automatic folding function

    To cancel the automatic folding function,
    carry out the following procedure using
    the master control switches.
    1. Switch the ignition ON.
    2. If the power window lock switch is in
    the unlock position, switch it to the
    lock position.
    3. Press and hold the front passenger's
    power window switch and rear left/
    right power window switches on the
    driver's door at the same time for 3
    seconds or longer.
    NOTE
    * The automatic folding function cannot
    be canceled if the procedure is not
    completed within the specified times, or
    the procedure is changed along the way.
    To redo the procedure, first switch the
    ignition off and proceed from the
    beginning.
    * If you are unable to cancel the function
    despite doing the cancellation
    procedure, consult an Authorized Mazda
    Dealer.
    Restoring the automatic folding
    function
    With the automatic folding function in the
    canceled state, repeat the previous
    procedure for canceling the function and it
    will be restored.
    NOTE
    If you are unable to restore the function
    despite carrying out the restore procedure,
    consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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    Arrow Disable power folding mirror?! - 2019 CX-5 Signature

    Yeah Id turn the automatic power folding function off too in freezing temperature. Make sure to press three window switches with ignition on without engine running.

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    Thank you all a bunch! I swear I searched the forum and didn't find anything... poor search-foo on my part. Appreciate the info and I'll try this in the morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT_CX5 View Post
    Here is how you can cancel and/or restore the folding-mirror function:

    Canceling the automatic folding function

    To cancel the automatic folding function,
    carry out the following procedure using
    the master control switches.
    1. Switch the ignition ON.
    2. If the power window lock switch is in
    the unlock position, switch it to the
    lock position.
    3. Press and hold the front passenger's
    power window switch and rear left/
    right power window switches on the
    driver's door at the same time for 3
    seconds or longer.
    NOTE
    * The automatic folding function cannot
    be canceled if the procedure is not
    completed within the specified times, or
    the procedure is changed along the way.
    To redo the procedure, first switch the
    ignition off and proceed from the
    beginning.
    * If you are unable to cancel the function
    despite doing the cancellation
    procedure, consult an Authorized Mazda
    Dealer.
    Restoring the automatic folding
    function
    With the automatic folding function in the
    canceled state, repeat the previous
    procedure for canceling the function and it
    will be restored.
    NOTE
    If you are unable to restore the function
    despite carrying out the restore procedure,
    consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
    That worked, thanks a ton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Yeah I*d turn the automatic power folding function off too in freezing temperature. Make sure to press three window switches with ignition on without engine running.

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    Yeah, hearing the motor trying to move the mirror and it just staying put made me cringe a little. Glad this forum is awesome and I'm fixed up within' an hour.

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    I tried this,exactly as written in the manual this morning but mirrors keep folding. When it says "press" does it really mean "lift?"

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    I switched mine off the second day I had the car. You can always retract the mirrors by turning the mirror adjustment knob 180 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlong01 View Post
    I switched mine off the second day I had the car. You can always retract the mirrors by turning the mirror adjustment knob 180 degrees.
    Same here.

    I have no desire to needlessly wear out the motors, and have only occasionally retracted the mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roblack View Post
    I tried this,exactly as written in the manual this morning but mirrors keep folding. When it says "press" does it really mean "lift?"
    You can try that. My pdf manual says "Press," but I swear I remember lifting the switches.

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