Folding Power Mirrors - SB9T.com
SB9T.com

Go Back   SB9T.com > Tribeca Technical > Exterior / Styling

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Hum
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 136
Default Folding Power Mirrors

I was reading through my manual and noticed that some Tribecas were fitted with power folding mirrors, there should be a switch down next to the power mirror knob. The Tribecas in Australia don't have them. Anyone have it in there's. Is it automatic when you start or stop your car. I would love them here, I wonder how much they are.
Hum is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-07-2008, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 134
Default

They are standard over here (UK) but do not operate automatically. You have to hit the button.
It would be interesting to see which features are fitted for different markets and the marketing/costing reasons behind them.
SimonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 01:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hum
I was reading through my manual and noticed that some Tribecas were fitted with power folding mirrors, there should be a switch down next to the power mirror knob. The Tribecas in Australia don't have them. Anyone have it in there's. Is it automatic when you start or stop your car. I would love them here, I wonder how much they are.
The crazy thing here is that they don't make alarm system as standard though... in US manual there is instruction how to activate, deactivate.... then no rear AUX video audio input . drives me nut now
TribecaAussie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2008, 06:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Magic Marker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Jersey
Posts: 1,246
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonD
They are standard over here (UK) but do not operate automatically. You have to hit the button.
It would be interesting to see which features are fitted for different markets and the marketing/costing reasons behind them.
Power folding mirrors would be awesome. Ship some to us!
__________________
2011 Volvo S60 T6

2011 3.6R Limited w/ Nav
Magic Marker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 80
Default

Yea I saw power folding mirrors on the manual as well but its not on the US models....sucks!!! I would love them on my 08 Beca. We also have the alarm on the 08 not sure about the previous years. I didnt install the sensor so it will it go off when someone opens the door w/o using the remote. Really weird why some of these basic features can be standards all around.
SubieTri08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 134
Default

They sound like a nice idea but I've only used them to entertain the kids so far! Maybe they'll be useful when I try to squeeze it on the ferry to Dublin in a couple of weeks.
SimonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
snork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 552
Default

I could see them being useful in city parking. When we went to Rome, seemed like everyone pulled their mirrors in. I could use it, our 1 car garage is a bit narrow and we always fold in the drivers side which we have to walk by to get in/out the house.
__________________
2007 Tribeca 7-passenger Limited w/ navi & DVD, Newport Blue Pearl
Accessories: puddle lights, XM radio, auto-dimming mirror w/ compass, all weather mats, trailer hitch, aero crossbars, front underguard & rear bumper cover
snork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 03:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
Hum
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 136
Default

Maybe someone in the UK could let us know how much they would cost us. I would love them on my car, then I could sell my original ones cheap to someone who wants to upgrade to the bigger ones.
Hum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 10:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 134
Default

I thought that the bigger mirrors were a change made with the introduction of the '07 model. We didn't get the '06 model here (or the '08 for that matter!) and the folding mirrors came as standard even on the base cloth seat model.
I would imagine that a new set of mirrors + the switch and necessary wiring would be prohibitively expensive to retrofit. Bear in mind that our car is the equivalent of USD68k or AUD75k over here.
SimonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 04:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
Hum
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonD
I thought that the bigger mirrors were a change made with the introduction of the '07 model. We didn't get the '06 model here (or the '08 for that matter!) and the folding mirrors came as standard even on the base cloth seat model.
I would imagine that a new set of mirrors + the switch and necessary wiring would be prohibitively expensive to retrofit. Bear in mind that our car is the equivalent of USD68k or AUD75k over here.
Could you do us a favour and list down some phone numbers of wreakers that I can call in the UK. Maybe I can get some cheap mirrors from a damaged Tribeca.
Hum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 05:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 134
Default

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/subaru-Tribeca...QQcmdZViewItem

This is the only Tribeca I have seen broken so far but it looks like the mirrors would be scrap. It might be worth a call anyway in case he finds another.

Grade A Subaru seem well regarded:
http://www.gradea-subaru.co.uk/

Here's a list of some more:
http://www.imprezasport.net/forums/i...?showtopic=845

Without wishing to sound negative there are so few Tribecas over here that very few will have been broken yet.
SimonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 06:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
snork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 552
Default

Heh, it's interesting you guys are talking about "wreckers" and "breakers" in Australia and England. Sure we have car junk yards here in the US but none that specialize in any one particular make nor advertise their sales openly. To get salvage and scrap parts here you either gotta search on your own or know someone.
__________________
2007 Tribeca 7-passenger Limited w/ navi & DVD, Newport Blue Pearl
Accessories: puddle lights, XM radio, auto-dimming mirror w/ compass, all weather mats, trailer hitch, aero crossbars, front underguard & rear bumper cover
snork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 07:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 134
Default

It might be something to do with the cost of cars over here. When you can buy cars as cheaply as you can in the States there probably is not such a market for secondhand parts.
SimonD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 04:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melrose, MA
Posts: 107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snork
Heh, it's interesting you guys are talking about "wreckers" and "breakers" in Australia and England. Sure we have car junk yards here in the US but none that specialize in any one particular make nor advertise their sales openly. To get salvage and scrap parts here you either gotta search on your own or know someone.
There is a spesialty ISUZU/KIA junk yard in CA. I used them for my VX. All they have was any possible model/year of Isuzu.

Those power mirrors are VERY smart idea ! Here, in Boston many streets are very narrow and many people are VERY arrogant for someones property. So, you got the picture. My driver mirror was banged (tiny scratch). I would love them on my Tribeca. Another smart invention is on BMW mirrows - as soon as you put gear in reverse, they go down when you backup so you can see the curb and not hit your rims. Very smart!

Last edited by Andrey; 05-31-2008 at 02:13 PM.
Andrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Magic Marker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Jersey
Posts: 1,246
Default

I wonder if that seller would ship parts at a reasonable rate.
__________________
2011 Volvo S60 T6

2011 3.6R Limited w/ Nav
Magic Marker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
subiedan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fenwick Island, DE
Posts: 311
Default

This is reviving an old thread but I just finished watching a you tube video of a 2012 Beca in the UK. It had power folding side mirrors. The button is in the center 3 button pod where the over-ride for traction control is located. This would be cool even if I didn't use the feature very often. Did anyone on this old thread ever come up with part numbers?
subiedan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 33
Default

I'm wondering if it is a switch and have the dealer flash the computer. Just a guess but I might ask dealer on next service.
hot_h2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 10:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 14
Default

Reviving the thread again....

Brazilian tribecas were all imported from USA. I have a 2009 limited one, without the folding mirrors. It would be nice to have this folding mirrors available.

Cheers
monsterbash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2019, 01:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Default

My power folding side view mirrors stopped working when the battery was disconnected on my B9 Tribeca. My auto fold mirrors open and close when the car is unlocked/locked with the remote.

This is what I did to fix it (similar to activating-deactivation the lock beep)-

1. Went inside the car, close all doors and unlocked the car with the button in the door.
2. Pressed and held the unlock button (in the driver door).
3. While holding the unlock button, inserted and removed the key from ignition 6 times.
4. After taking the key off for the sixth time, release the unlock button.
5. Open and close the door.

This sounds like the password to get unlimited lives in original Nintendo games (contra), but it worked!
jgtz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect