Exterior mirrorsExterior mirrors  - Rear-view mirrors - Lights and vision - Controls - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

Detail of the armrest: Adjuster knob

Detail of the armrest: Adjuster knob

Adjusting exterior mirrors

Ц Turn the adjuster knob to position L (left exterior mirror) or position R(right exterior mirror) ⇒ fig. 72. Ц Move the knob as required to adjust the exterior mirror for a good rearward view.

Heated mirrors Ц Turn the knob to position A.

Retracting both exterior mirrors* Ц Turn the knob to position B.

The mirrors are heated depending on the outside temperature until the ignition is switched off, even if the knob is no longer in position A.

It may be advisable to retract* the exterior mirrors to protect them when parking or when driving through tight spaces.

Memory for exterior mirrors*

On vehicles with memory function for the driver's seat, the setting of the exterior mirrors is automatically stored together with the seat position.

Tilting function for exterior mirror on passenger side* (only if equipped with memory for exterior mirrors)

When reverse gear is engaged, the mirror surface tilts slightly downwards, provided the mirror control is switched to the exterior mirror on the passenger's side (knob in position R ⇒ fig. 72). This provides a better view of the kerb when parking.

The mirror returns to its original position when reverse gear is disengaged and the vehicle is driven forwards at a speed above about 15 km/h. The mirror will also return to its original position when the adjuster knob is turned to the position for the driver's exterior mirror L or when the ignition is switched off.

If the position of the mirror surface is changed while the mirror is tilted, this new position is automatically stored and assigned to the remote control key when you disengage reverse gear.


  • Х Convex or wide-angle* exterior mirrors give a larger field of vision. However, they also make objects appear further away than they actually are. For this reason, you should not rely on these mirrors for judging the distance of vehicles behind.
  • Х If one of the mirror housings is knocked out of position (e.g. when parking), the mirrors must first be fully retracted with the electric control. Do not readjust the mirror housing by hand, as this will interfere with the mirror adjuster function.

If the electrical adjustment should ever fail to operate, the mirrors can Note

If the electrical adjustment should ever fail to operate, the mirrors can be adjusted by hand by lightly pressing the edge of the mirror glass.