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  • Auto Folding Mirrors - Aug 2017+ models

    Hi all,

    I'm about to take delivery of a 2020 GXL and the one feature I note is missing is the auto-folding mirrors. I believe the feature is available on the VX and Kakadu but not the GXL.
    I currently own at 2016 GXL and successfully installed the auto-folding mirror module that was documented in a series of very helpful posts on this site.

    I've searched extensively and can't seem to find any information about how to activate this feature in a facelift GXL. I'm wondering whether a simple switch replacement with a genuine VX version would 'activate' the feature. Toyota parts/service aren't particularly helpful and I think they're throwing it in the 'too hard' basket.

    I park in a lot of tight spaces and this feature is pretty high on my list features that I really want (but don't want to fork out the $$ for a VX). Plus being able to glace back and know the car is locked by the mirror position is incredibly handy.

    I'd be very grateful for any information that could be provided on how to get this feature working in a GXL. Whether by aftermarket mod or genuine switch replacement isn't a concern, I just want it working.

    Thanks

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    Interested where you land on this - I have a Nov 2017 model and whilst the button to fold them is there, there's nothing automatic about it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DanT View Post
      Interested where you land on this - I have a Nov 2017 model and whilst the button to fold them is there, there's nothing automatic about it.
      It appears that there are 2 versions of the mirror selector switch. The version in the GX and GXL toggles between 'Right' and 'Left'. While the VX and Kakadu switch has a third 'Neutral' position in between the 'R' and 'L' options and is denoted with an 'A'. This is the automatic mode whereby when in then neutral/automatic position, the mirrors will fold with the unlock/lock of the vehicle.

      The dealer is actually being very helpful and is trying to determine from Toyota Australia whether swapping out the GX/GXL switch for the VX/Kakadu version can activate the feature - possibly with some minor programming via techstream.

      It is really quite odd that Toyota would provide powered folding mirrors but not link the feature on all models to vehicle lock/unlock - or at least make it a selectable option via the vehicle settings. I could understand if the GX/GXL only came with manual folding mirrors but to have the motors in there and not make use of them doesn't make much sense.

      I'll keep this tread updated with progress.

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