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This morning I remote started the Giulia on the driveway. After a few minutes I went out and drove away, only to notice that the mirrors were folded in not extend out as usual. I use the manual switch to extend it. Then I try to give it an exercise to fold in and out again, it did, then the third try it failed to extend out. Then I stopped on shoulder and play with the switch, now it extended again. I can notice there was a small broken off ice crystal on the base.


Anyone experienced same thing? What is the solution? Can I disable the auto fold in / out just for the winter?
- I don't want to overload/burn the motors in the mirrors.


The windshield is easy to get foggy and a push of the button would turn the blower full strength to fix it. Noticed that one button would turn on the rear defog as well - nice.
 

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From page 27 of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia User Guide 2nd Edition US/CAN

Power Folding
With the power mirror control knob in the neutral position, move it to the power folding position. Move the knob again to return the mirrors to the driving position. If the power mirror control knob is moved again during door mirror folding (from closed to open position and vice versa), the movement direction is reversed.

Automatic Activation
Activating the central door locking system from outside the vehicle automatically folds the mirrors. The mirrors return to the driving position when the vehicle is then unlocked.

If the door mirrors were folded using the power mirror control knob, they can only be returned to the driving position by rotating the knob again.
I don't think US spec cars can disable the Power Folding Mirror feature per se. But if you lock the car using the inside lock button on the door panel, you might get the end result you seek. If you lock the car using the key fob or by pressing the lock button on the exterior door handle (Passsive Entry) then the mirrors will automatically fold. See http://www.giuliaforums.com/forum/2...ssion/9169-outside-power-mirror-question.html for more discussion.
 

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This morning I remote started the Giulia on the driveway. After a few minutes I went out and drove away, only to notice that the mirrors were folded in not extend out as usual. I use the manual switch to extend it. Then I try to give it an exercise to fold in and out again, it did, then the third try it failed to extend out. Then I stopped on shoulder and play with the switch, now it extended again. I can notice there was a small broken off ice crystal on the base.


Anyone experienced same thing? What is the solution? Can I disable the auto fold in / out just for the winter?
- I don't want to overload/burn the motors in the mirrors.


The windshield is easy to get foggy and a push of the button would turn the blower full strength to fix it. Noticed that one button would turn on the rear defog as well - nice.
Hi ybba,

Sorry to hear about this! If you decide to visit a certified dealership for further diagnosis of your concerns I'd be happy to offer assistance if needed. Just send us a PM with your VIN and let me know.

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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From page 27 of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia User Guide 2nd Edition US/CAN



I don't think US spec cars can disable the Power Folding Mirror feature per se. But if you lock the car using the inside lock button on the door panel, you might get the end result you seek. If you lock the car using the key fob or by pressing the lock button on the exterior door handle (Passsive Entry) then the mirrors will automatically fold. See http://www.giuliaforums.com/forum/2...ssion/9169-outside-power-mirror-question.html for more discussion.
Thank you so much and I will try the lock from inside the car on those frozen days.
 

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I had the same problem and after realizing the problem was due to ice, I just unfolded them myself. They started working fine after it warmed up.

I seem to remember an option to turn this feature on or off somewhere in the infotainment system.
 

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This can be turned off in the infotainment settings, just explore the menus, you'll find it
 

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I had the same problem and after realizing the problem was due to ice, I just unfolded them myself. They started working fine after it warmed up.

I seem to remember an option to turn this feature on or off somewhere in the infotainment system.
Of course now that I look I can't find the option under settings but I'll keep looking, I know its there somewhere.
 
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