Audi A4 Owners Manual

Rear-view mirrors
Controls / Lights and vision / Rear-view mirrors

Manual anti-dazzle adjustment

Normal setting

Ц Push the lever at the bottom of the mirror away from you.

Anti-dazzle setting

Ц Pull the lever at the bottom of the mirror towards you.

Automatic anti-dazzle adjustment

The automatic anti-dazzle function can be switched on and off as desired.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Anti-dazzle interior mirror: On/off button with indicator lamp

Anti-dazzle interior mirror: On/off button with indicator lamp

Switching off anti-dazzle function
Ц Press button A ⇒ fig. 71 - the indicator lamp B will go out.

Switching on anti-dazzle function
Ц Press button A - the indicator lamp B will light up.

Anti-dazzle function

The anti-dazzle function is activated every time the ignition is switched on. The green indicator lamp lights up in the mirror housing.

When the anti-dazzle function is activated the interior mirror will darken automatically according to the amount of light it receives (for example from the headlights of a vehicle behind). The mirror will not darken automatically:

Х when the interior lighting is switched on
Х when reverse gear is engaged

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause irritation WARNING

Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs. Wash thoroughly with clean water should you come into contact with this fluid. Seek medical assistance if needed.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to plastic Caution

Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to plastic surfaces. Use a sponge or similar to remove the fluid as soon as possible.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Note

  • Х If you switch off the anti-dazzle function for the interior mirror, this will also deactivate the anti-dazzle function for the exterior mirrors.
  • Х The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the sun blind* for the rear window is not in use and there are no other objects preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.
  • Х Do not attach any stickers to the windscreen in front of the sensors, as these could lead to malfunctioning of the mirror.

Exterior mirrors

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. 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.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Caution

  • 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.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. 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.

Automatic anti-dazzle adjustment for exterior mirrors

The exterior mirrors darken together with the automatically adjusting interior mirror. When the ignition is on, the mirrors will darken automatically according to the amount of light received (for example from the headlights of a vehicle behind).

When the interior lights are switched on, or when reverse gear is engaged, the mirrors revert to their original (i.e. not darkened) condition.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause irritation WARNING

Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs. Wash thoroughly with clean water should you come into contact with this fluid. Seek medical assistance if needed.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to the paintwork Caution

Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to the paintwork or plastic surfaces. Use a sponge or similar to remove the fluid as soon as possible.

Audi A4: Rear-view mirrors. Note

  • Х If you switch off the anti-dazzle function for the interior mirror, this will also deactivate the anti-dazzle function for the exterior mirrors.
  • Х The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the sun blind* for the rear window is not in use and there are no other objects preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.


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