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Exterior mirrors

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Seats, steering wheel and mirrors / Mirrors / Exterior mirrors

Adjusting the exterior mirrors

WARNING

The exterior mirror on the front-passenger side reduces the size of the image. Visible objects are actually closer than they appear.

This means that you could misjudge the distance from road users traveling behind, e.g. when changing lane. There is a risk of an accident.

For this reason, always make sure of the actual distance from the road users traveling behind by glancing over your shoulder.

■ Make sure that the SmartKey is in position


Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

Press button 1 for the left-hand exterior mirror or button 2 for the right-hand exterior mirror.

The indicator lamp in the corresponding button lights up in red.

The indicator lamp goes out again after some time. You can adjust the selected mirror using adjustment button 3 as long as the indicator lamp is lit.

Press adjustment button 3 up, down, or to the left or right until you have adjusted the exterior mirror to the correct position.

You should have a good overview of traffic conditions.

The convex exterior mirrors provide a larger field of vision.

The exterior mirrors are heated automatically if the rear window defroster is switched on and the outside temperature is low.

Folding the exterior mirrors in or out electrically

■ Make sure that the SmartKey is in position


Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

Briefly press button 1.

Both exterior mirrors fold in or out.

Make sure that the exterior mirrors are always folded out fully while driving. They could otherwise vibrate.

If you are driving faster than 30 mph (47 km/h), you can no longer fold in the exterior mirrors.

Setting the exterior mirrors

If the battery has been disconnected or completely discharged, the exterior mirrors must be reset. The exterior mirrors will otherwise not fold in when you select the "Fold in mirrors when locking" function in the on-board computer  .

Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 1 in the ignition lock.

Briefly press button 1.

Folding the exterior mirrors in or out automatically

If the "Fold in mirrors when locking" function is activated in the on-board computer: 

Х the exterior mirrors fold in automatically as soon as you lock the vehicle from the outside.

Х the exterior mirrors fold out again automatically as soon as you unlock the vehicle and then open the driver's or frontpassenger door.

Exterior mirror pushed out of position

If an exterior mirror has been pushed out of position, proceed as follows: Vehicles without electrically folding exterior mirrors: move the exterior mirror into the correct position manually.

Vehicles with electrically folding exterior mirrors: press and hold button for folding the mirrors :  until you hear a click and then the mirror engage in position.

The mirror housing is engaged again and you can adjust the exterior mirrors as usual  .

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