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SAAB UP everyone! I have some technical questions for you.

my 9-5 is a 2000 SE, with manual seats. I have recently replaced my electric side mirrors with electric folding autodim mirrors (the more curvy newer version from facelifted 9-5). right now they are just replaced piece for piece, adjustment works, but electric folding is not connected yet, my mechanic has some electrical guy who will do it soon. the folding itself will use a dashboard button, pretty straightforward mod I guess, no issues expected.

I'm going to upgrade my seats with electrical ones, hopefully also with memory. I also found out about a tiny curb view button, that was an option next to mirror adjustment pad (see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_mirror#/media/File:Mirror_control.JPG) and used to tilt the passenger side mirror a bit down to make parallel parking easier.

my question is now: can anyone confirm, if the passenger side tilt button works independently, or if it needs to cooperate with memory seats? I don't care too much if the tilt goes automatically when the car is put to reverse gear, or if it only works manually by pushing the button - all I'm curious about, is if I need memory seats to use this feature, or if it can be retrofitted independently.

I guess, the autodim function is independent and it only needs some power supply, similar to the inside rearview mirror retrofit mod here http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20071007.Saab_9-5_Auto-Dimming_Rear_View_Mirror/ - can someone confirm this as well?

thanks! :)
 

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I would presume you are asking because you wonder if you can use that button to control the folding mirrors?

Regardless, the passenger side tilt button only works if the car is in reverse AND you push the button. Once you move the car out of reverse gear the mirror self levels again. So you may not get what you want out of that button, unless your electrician can simply bypass what it is doing now.
 

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well, I might have confused two features, sorry for that.
1. folding mirrors - both side mirrors fold horizontally and they get closed to the car, so there's a smaller chance passing cars and drunk idiots can hit them. this is done via dashboard button like this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_mirror#/media/File:Mirror_retractor_switch.JPG
2. passenger mirror tilting - passenger side mirror tilts down vertically a bit, making it easier to see the kerb next to the car. this is done via a small button like this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_mirror#/media/File:Mirror_control.JPG

my question was about the vertical tilting, and if the vertical tilt function operates independently, or if it needs memory seats.

good info about functionality - so if I do some precise parallel parking with a few switches from D to R and back, the mirror would tilt back with every R to D and I'd need to use the button again when switched back to R again. well, no biggie, actually it seems logical, altough I didn't think about it this way. valuable info!
 

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Following up on the last question - does the passenger vertical tilt feature need all set up memory seats or does it work independently? Sounds awfully lot like a DICE related thing...
 
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