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Was talking to someone the other day and he said that he turned this option on for one reason, that I hadn't really thought of - to show the car is locked.<p>After we get out the car, my partner often asked - "have you locked the car ?", as the locks don't loudly "clunk" like my last car did. By setting the mirrors to fold upon locking (and telling her what is going on !), she now doesn't bother me any more, as she can see if I have ! (and of course I did...)<p>This is such a silly thing, someone else may be interested ?
 

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It's actually not a bad idea - I wasn't aware of it. Problem is I believe you have to purchase the whole BLIS option to get it. The sales folks didn't seem to know much about it.
 

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Re: I used to think the option to fold your mirrors when locking wa ... (notthestig)

I think PCC will also tell you whether you locked your car or not.<p>You can pay $300 to replace your lost key or you can pay $900 to replace a broken side view mirror.... there are options for every budget! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Are you sure BLISS is part of the requirement for getting folding mirrors on locking? <p>Here it is not (Canada) - BLISS is an standalone option, not even part of the safety package.<br>
 

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Re: I used to think the option to fold your mirrors when locking wa ... (notthestig)

Except that ours on occasion when I had set it that way stopped unfolding when unlocking the car, so with all the other electrical bugs the car's had, and the fact that with every lock and unlock during the day the folding mechanism would be working, I got paranoid thinking it would probably just break sooner this way and just left it off. Some of the bigger SUV's do it automatically as a safety feature I guess to minimize people hitting your mirrors when passing by.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sapearl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's actually not a bad idea - I wasn't aware of it. Problem is I believe you have to purchase the whole BLIS option to get it. The sales folks didn't seem to know much about it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, you don't have to have BLIS (here anyway) - because I don't !<p>
 

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Re: I used to think the option to fold your mirrors when locking wa ... (etherfarm)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>etherfarm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think PCC will also tell you whether you locked your car or not.<p>You can pay $300 to replace your lost key or you can pay $900 to replace a broken side view mirror.... there are options for every budget! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Yes, PCC does that - but I have the key in my pocket and although I can check it, that is a bit more of a pain than just looking at the car as you walk away (or having the partner do that !).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sapearl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's actually not a bad idea - I wasn't aware of it. Problem is I believe you have to purchase the whole BLIS option to get it. The sales folks didn't seem to know much about it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>To get them to fold, you hold both the left and right mirror buttons for a second. Have you tried it to see?<p>Here's the manual link:<p><A HREF="http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2008/2008_XC70/08xc70_03b.htm#pg101" TARGET="_blank">http://new.volvocars.com/owner...pg101</A><p>1. Press down the L and R buttons at the same time.<p>2. Release them after approximately one second. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully retracted position.<p>Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons at the same time. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.<p>Automatic retraction when locking<br>When the vehicle is locked/unlocked with the remote key the door mirrors are automatically retracted/extended.<p>The function can be activated/deactivated under Car settings -> Retract mirrors when locking.
 

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Thank you for the suggestion Lotus99 - I believe this is what I tried shortly after purchasing the car, with no results. I recall the entry in the owner's manual. Perhaps I'm not synchronizing the motion perfectly; will give it anothr try. - Stu
 

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No luck with my mirrors Lotus - after driving into work this morning, I followed again the procedure outlined in the manual and your post and no such luck with the "auto folding" mirrors. As the salesman and I suspected, mine was not one the "market areas" in which the the folding option was included. <p>Oh well, if I'm that paranoid I'll just have to fold them the old fashioned way - with elbow grease <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . - Stu<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lotus99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>To get them to fold, you hold both the left and right mirror buttons for a second. Have you tried it to see?<p>Here's the manual link:<p><A HREF="http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2008/2008_XC70/08xc70_03b.htm#pg101" TARGET="_blank">http://new.volvocars.com/owner...pg101</A><p>1. Press down the L and R buttons at the same time.<p>2. Release them after approximately one second. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully retracted position.<p>Fold out the mirrors by pressing down the L and R buttons at the same time. The mirrors automatically stop in the fully extended position.<p>Automatic retraction when locking<br>When the vehicle is locked/unlocked with the remote key the door mirrors are automatically retracted/extended.<p>The function can be activated/deactivated under Car settings -> Retract mirrors when locking.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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BLIS and folding mirrors

If I'm not mistaken <U>in the US </U>folding mirrors on a V70 are only available with BLIS. In Canada and probably the rest of the world folding mirrors are standard. Here the option code for BLIS is #000603+#000167. That second series of numbers is the code for folding mirrors. You can press the mirror buttons all day long and get nothing unless your car is optioned with BLIS (in the US). You can also set the mirrors to fold when you lock your car/and automatically unfold when you unlock the car. Someone mentioned that this was a great way to visually determine if your car is locked.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rovermark</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you sure BLISS is part of the requirement for getting folding mirrors on locking? <p>Here it is not (Canada) - BLISS is an standalone option, not even part of the safety package.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is in the US. <p>However in other markets, or if you buy a US car via OSD, it is not a requirement.
 

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Really, its America strikes again. <p>With all of our large and wide roads who needs folding mirrors.
 

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Yeah - except for the turkeys who don't know how to navigate a parking lot or pull into any parking space without using the braille method. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Some even like to use the mirrors as speedbumps for their shopping cars. For that reason I'll just manually fold mine if it looks like a high impact area.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comp1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Really, its America strikes again. <p>With all of our large and wide roads who needs folding mirrors.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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I'm with the The Stig<p>You can see from the other end of a shopping centre car park that your cars locked. It took me about 3 weeks to realise though and then I became a folded mirror spotter. <p>VNA really do trim the accessories off their imports - thats at least two that we have and the US miss out on i.e. the mirrors and the elevation for the headlights. But I am wondering if you get some standard features that we do not i.e. i failed to pick up that the cupholder foldout in the back seat was an (very inexpensive) option and now i dont have ANY cupholders in the back unless i fold the centre console lid all the way back and that is not very sturdy. Also we get the rear child booster seats as a standard. <p>In short, those guys really do a nip and tuck here and there to end up with the product they're going to run with. <p>cheers<br>Hatdriver
 

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Tight parking lot spaces is precisely why I wanted the BLIS option, more for the folding mirrors than for the BLIS. I think as time goes on we will see more folding mirrors as standard on cars in the US.
 

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I agree - it is a convenient feature. Right now I have to <B>manually </B><I></I>lift and swing my mirrors - when I'm in the mood - which takes a little bit of strength. Anybody know of a lubrication point under the mirror that might make this a bit easier? The alternative is just to spray silcon under the housing and pray for the best.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comp1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Tight parking lot spaces is precisely why I wanted the BLIS option, more for the folding mirrors than for the BLIS. I think as time goes on we will see more folding mirrors as standard on cars in the US.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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VCNA does offer folding mirrors for P3 cars as an accessory.<p>Kit includes two complete mirror housings with motors, less mirrors and exterior painted covers, which get transferred from original mirrors.<p>S80/V70 mirror kit, p/n: 31278038-0 $354.40<br>XC70 mirror kit, p/n: 31278042-2 $354.40<br>Door Module, p/n: 31278045-5 $195.00<br>Software p/n: 31278052-1 $26.00<p>Door module is needed for the "twin push" function to fold the mirrors from driver's seat. Once SW is downloaded, mirrors fold upon remote locking, unfold via remote unlock.<p>Total Parts MSRP: $354.40 + $195.00 + $26.00 = $575.40<br>Installation time: 1 hour.<br>Depending on your Retailer's labor rate, installed cost could be $650 and up.<p>Cost for BLIS factory option: $695.00<p>Clearly, if one wants this feature but has not yet purchased a car, BLIS makes the most sense. For those folks who already have a car without BLIS, they need to decide whether or not is it worth it.<br>
 

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Foldable door mirrors

It now appears that for MY 2010 that Volvo is offering as an OSD option foldable door mirrors without the BLIS package. In the comfort section of the OSD spec sheet they note order code 000167 as foldable door mirrors for USD 250. They also offer the combination of folding mirros and BLIS for USD 695. So if you only want the folding mirrors there is a reasonable option. Now if they would only offer heated rear seats as an option for a V70.
 
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