Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Mirrors

Adjusting Exterior Mirrors

Adjust the exterior mirrors by touching Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors. You can choose which mirror you would like to adjust by selecting Left or Right on the touchscreen.

Use the left scroll button on the steering wheel to adjust the mirror to its desired position: Note: You can also press the left scroll button to change which mirror you are adjusting.

  • To move the mirror up or down, roll the left scroll button up or down.
  • To move the mirror inward or outward, press the left scroll button to the left or right.

Adjusting Exterior Mirrors


When in the Drive or Neutral gear, the side mirrors automatically dim in low lighting conditions (for example, when driving at night or through a tunnel). Due to market region or build date, this may not be available on some vehicles.

If equipped with the premium package, both exterior mirrors have heaters that turn on and off with the rear window defroster.

You can fold the mirrors inward for parking in tight spaces by touching Controls > Quick Controls > Fold. The mirrors remain folded until your driving speed reaches 31 mph (50 km/h), or until you touch Fold again to unfold the mirrors.

Note: See Cold Weather Best Practices  for information to ensure your mirrors function properly in cold weather.

Note: You cannot fold a mirror if driving faster than 31 mph (50 km/h).

Auto-Fold Mirrors Based on Location

Model 3 can automatically fold and unfold the side mirrors based on location, which saves you from having to manually position them each time you need to fold or unfold the mirrors when at a frequented place (such as narrow garages, tight parking spaces, etc.).

To set up, Model 3 must be driving at a low speed (less than 3 mph (5 km/h)) or stopped at the location you want your vehicle to remember. Go to Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors > Always Fold Mirrors at this Location.

Next time you approach the saved location, your mirrors fold and unfold within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of the specified location.

You can also integrate auto-folding mirrors with HomeLink. To enable, go to HomeLink > Auto-Fold Mirrors when Nearby.

Caution: Mirrors may not automatically fold or unfold if you return to a saved location and are driving faster than 3 mph (5 km/h).

Mirror Auto Tilt - Premium Package

If equipped with the premium package, both exterior mirrors can automatically fold inward whenever you exit and lock Model 3. When you unlock Model 3, the exterior mirrors then automatically unfold.

To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Quick Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Fold.

Rear View Mirror

The rear view mirror is adjusted manually.

When in the Drive or Neutral gear, the rear view mirror automatically dims in low lighting conditions (for example, when driving at night or through a tunnel).

Vanity Mirrors

To expose and illuminate the vanity mirror, fold the sun visor downwards, then use the tab to lower the mirror cover. When you close the mirror cover, the light turns off.

Vanity Mirrors


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