Adjusting Exterior Mirrors Tesla Model Y

Touch Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors to adjust the external mirrors. By selecting Left or Right on the touchscreen, you can alter which mirror you want to adjust. To adjust the mirror to the appropriate position, use the left scroll button on the steering wheel.

Note: You can also press the left scroll button to select which mirror you want to adjust.

  • Roll the left scroll button up/down to move the mirror up/down
  • Press the left scroll button left or right to move the mirror inward or outward.

The rear window defroster turns on and off with the heaters in both outside mirrors.

Note: See Cold Weather Best Practices to check that your mirrors function properly in cold weather.

Note: Mirrors cannot be folded when driving faster than 31 mph (50 km/h).


Auto-Fold Mirrors Based on Location

Model Y can automatically fold and unfold the side mirrors based on location, saving you the trouble of manually positioning them every time you need to fold or unfold them in a common location (such as narrow garages, tight parking spaces, and so on).

To set this up, the Model Y must be driving at a low speed (less than 3 mph (5 km/h)) or at a complete stop at the location you want your vehicle to remember. Go to Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors > Always Fold Mirrors at this Location. The next time your car approaches this saved location, the mirrors will fold and unfold within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of the specified location.

It is possible to integrate auto-folding mirrors with HomeLink. To enable this, press HomeLink > Auto-Fold Mirrors when Nearby.

Caution: If you return to a saved location while driving faster than 3 mph (5 km/h), mirrors may not automatically fold or unfold.


Mirror Auto Tilt

When the Model Y is in reverse, both exterior mirrors can automatically bend downward. The mirrors return to their usual (upward) position when you shift back into Drive.

To turn this feature on or off, press Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Tilt.


Mirror Auto Fold

When you exit and lock the Model Y, both exterior mirrors can automatically fold inward. The exterior mirrors automatically unfold when you unlock the Model Y.

To turn this feature on or off, press Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Fold.

See Also Vanity Mirrors and Rear Mirrors.


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