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Folding Mirrors?

Does anyone have a link or info on folding side mirrors for the 2018 6? I believe they are offered in other markets.

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I thought all the 6s mirrors folded at least manually? Or do you mean power folding?

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I believe Power Folding mirrors became standard equipment on the upper trim levels in the European market and standard equipment in the JDM back in 2016, been that way since then. Not sure why Mazda decided to omit it from the NA spec cars though, Probably the same reason they didn't include iStop (thank god).
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Auto folding mirrors are almost a necessity in many countries for the reason that if you forget to fold them in they wont be there when you return (well at least not all of them) I have never seen streets as narrow as I have in some of the old cities of Europe and the Middle East (Even Asia).


Now if the mirror could sense that motorbike coming and retract away from his shoulder as he passes I would definitely upgrade.


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It.... is possible to retrofit (to my knowledge). But you would have to source the power fold control module, the mirrors would have to be swapped entirely starting at the base, and you need a new interior mirror adjustment switch/module, there's a third position where you can select at the switch to manually fold them from the inside.

Edit: You can probably reuse the glass itself.
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Auto folding mirrors are almost a necessity in many countries for the reason that if you forget to fold them in they wont be there when you return (well at least not all of them) I have never seen streets as narrow as I have in some of the old cities of Europe and the Middle East (Even Asia).


Now if the mirror could sense that motorbike coming and retract away from his shoulder as he passes I would definitely upgrade.
This is absolutely right. In most Asian markets, mid and upper trim cars across manufacturers have power folding mirrors as standard. Like you said, it is a necessity than a luxury given the traffic conditions and how narrow the roads are. Irrespective of the road and traffic conditions, i really wish power mirrors were standard on most cars in North America as well.
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Looking for part numbers for the retrofit of power folding mirrors to a US model. I suspect we would need the parts from another Mazda LHD market. Would be nice if some aftermarket supplier would assemble the parts and sell them as a kit. This was my experience with retrofitting folding mirrors to my VW GTI.
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Do you think the dealership would do the replacement if one buys the equipment from other markets?
Is it possible to order the equipment through the dealership?
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Looking for part numbers for the retrofit of power folding mirrors to a US model. I suspect we would need the parts from another Mazda LHD market. Would be nice if some aftermarket supplier would assemble the parts and sell them as a kit. This was my experience with retrofitting folding mirrors to my VW GTI.
You can get them from Japan:
https://www.japanparts.com/parts/lis...rror+&x=43&y=8
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Actually, if you read the parts description in the link you posted there, it's not an automatic folding mirror kit that's being sold, it's just a kit that automates those cars that already have automatic folding mirrors. Basically it's an add-on that makes it so the mirrors fold when the car is locked and unfold when the car is started instead of you having to push the button to fold/unfold the mirror each time. The kits at the very bottom of that page are actually kits to convert manual folding mirrors to auto folding ones, but it only shows they're only for the RX-8.

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