Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Vision

Adjusting exterior mirrors

Lights and Vision
Fig. 48 Driver's door: knob for the exterior mirrors

Turn the knob in the driver's door to the desired position:

0 - Deactivates all adjustment functions.

- Selects the left or right exterior mirror.

To adjust the mirror glass in a mirror, press the knob in the desired direction.

- Heats the mirror glass depending on the outside temperature.

- Folds the exterior mirrors*. To fold the mirrors out, turn the knob to one of the other positions.

In the MMI, you can select if the mirrors fold in automatically when you lock the vehicle.

Front passenger's exterior mirror tilt function*

Requirement: the knob must be in the position for the front passenger's exterior mirror.

The mirror surfaces tilt slightly when reverse gear is selected to provide a better view, for example of the edge of the curb.

You can adjust the mirror surface by turning the knob in the desired direction.

The mirror moves from the reversing position back to the original position:

  • When you switch the ignition off
  • When you drive forward at speeds faster than 9 mph (15 km/h).
  • When the knob is no longer in the position for the front passenger exterior mirror

WARNING

Curved mirror surfaces (for example convex) enlarge the field of vision. However, they make objects in the mirror appear smaller and farther away. When using these mirrors to estimate your distance to vehicles behind you when changing lanes, you could estimate incorrectly, which increases the risk of an accident.

Note

  • Applies to: vehicles with power folding exterior mirrors: If the mirror housing was moved by outside forces (such as an impact when maneuvering), you must use the power folding function to fold the mirror all the way out. The mirrors will make a loud noise when they latch into place. The mirror housing must not be moved back into place by hand because this could impair the function of the mirror mechanism.
  • Applies to: vehicles without power folding exterior mirrors: If the mirror housing was moved by outside forces (such as an impact when maneuvering), you must move it back in place by hand.
  • If you wash the vehicle in an automatic car wash, you must fold the exterior mirrors in to reduce the risk of damage to the mirrors.

    Never fold power folding exterior mirrors* by hand. Only fold them in and out using the power controls.

Tips

If the power adjusting function malfunctions, the glass in both mirrors can be adjusted by pressing on the edge of it by hand.

Dimming the mirrors

Manual dimming rearview mirror

  • Pull the lever on the bottom of the mirror back.

Automatic dimming rearview mirror

Applies to: vehicles with automatic dimming mirrors

  • The interior and exterior mirrors dim automatically when light shines on them, for example from headlights on a vehicle behind you.

WARNING

Applies to: vehicles with automatic dimming mirrors

  • Electrolyte fluid can leak out from broken mirror glass. This liquid can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system. If there is contact with the fluid, flush immediately with plenty of water. Consult a physician if necessary.
  • Repeated or long-term exposure to electrolyte fluid can lead to irritation of the airways, especially in people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Take deep breaths immediately after leaving the vehicle or, if this is not possible, open all of the doors and windows as wide as possible.
  • If electrolyte fluid comes into contact with the eyes, flush them thoroughly with plenty of clean water for at least 15 minutes and then seek medical attention.
  • If electrolyte fluid comes into contact with the skin, flush the affected area with clean water for at least 15 minutes, and then clean with soap and water and seek medical attention. Clean affected clothing and shoes thoroughly before wearing again.
  • If the fluid was swallowed and the person is conscious, flush the mouth with water for at least 15 minutes. Do not induce vomiting unless this is recommended by medical professionals.

    Seek medical attention immediately.

Note

Applies to: vehicles with automatic dimming mirrors

Electrolyte fluid can leak out from broken mirror glass. This liquid damages plastic surfaces and paint. Clean this liquid as quickly as possible, for example with a wet sponge.

Tips

Applies to: vehicles with automatic dimming mirrors

  • If the light reaching the rearview mirror is obstructed, the automatic dimming mirror will not function correctly,
  • The automatic dimming mirrors do not dim when the interior lighting is turned on or the reverse gear is selected.

Sun visors

Lights and Vision
Fig. 49 Roof headliner: sun visor

Sun visor

The sun visors can be moved out of their brackets and turned toward the doors (1).

They can also be moved back and forth lengthwise in this position.

Vanity mirror

The mirror lighting* switches on when the cover over the vanity mirror (2) opens.

Sunshade

Applies to: vehicles with sunshade

Lights and Vision
Fig. 50 Rear door: sunshade

Rear door sunshade

  • Pull the sunshade out and attach it to the retainer on the upper door frame > fig. 50.

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