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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by marktanner unc-v, is your car an early build 2009, say from August 2008? My '08 CTS had ...
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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Quote Originally Posted by marktanner View Post
    unc-v, is your car an early build 2009, say from August 2008? My '08 CTS had this feature, and I really appreciated it, but my '09 V built Feb '09 does not, and I miss it.
    Yep. Mine is probably one of the first. The build date is June 2008.

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    What's even more frustrating is that there is mention of the feature in my 2009 manual. Boo to Cadillac on leaving this convenience feature out of a $60-$70k car. Hopefully this error will be rectified in the V3.
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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Thanks for the feedback, neuronbob. I will make sure it gets forwarded on.
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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    I have a 2009 CTS-V built in Dec. of 2008. It does not have the feature, althought there is a mention of "Parking Assist" in the DIC. Could it be that is referring to the backup warning (a beep and lights above the rear deck)? In any case, if it is erroneously referring to a feature that has been removed, it has probably been taken care in the owner's manual by now.

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, neuronbob. I will make sure it gets forwarded on.
    Breanne
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    Yay to Breanne for passing it on! I'd love an official way to reactivate the feature in my 2009, too, but that may be asking too much.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    I have a 2009 CTS-V built in Dec. of 2008. It does not have the feature, althought there is a mention of "Parking Assist" in the DIC. Could it be that is referring to the backup warning (a beep and lights above the rear deck)? In any case, if it is erroneously referring to a feature that has been removed, it has probably been taken care in the owner's manual by now.
    Page 2-54, 2009 owner's manual states:

    Quote Originally Posted by 2009 CTS owner's manual
    Park Tilt Mirrors
    If the vehicle has this feature, the passenger and/or driver outside mirror tilts to a preselected position when the vehicle is in R (Reverse). This allows the driver to view the curb when parallel parking. When the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse) and after a five-second delay, the mirrors return to their original position.
    So a) I expected the car to have it, being the top CTS trim and b) Yes, some people actually READ the owner's manual.

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    Everything that GM does is driven by cost saving (i.e., the bottom line). GM doesn't care about the consumer as long as it doesn't drive down the bottom line.
    That doesnt apply here. GM saved no money by removing this feature. If anything, it cost them an 50 dollars worth of labour for the Tech to remove the feature. Mechanically, there was no change.

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Dream on concorso. There is a lot more that $50 envolved here. Money was saved by removing the feature. Lots of it. If you want to keep kidding yourself about the saving to GM, be my guest.

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    involved

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Well, member GTPprix has been able to turn this on himself, as well as several other "tweaks". As far as I know, all he had to do was "hack" into the electronics and reprogram them. So it CAN be done without any extra materials / parts, and for Caddy to simply do this at the factory level by simply changing some programming shouldn't cost them a dime. Perhaps ongoing warranty issues were considered...?

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-my-first.html

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    hello all,
    1st time poster. Just picked up a 2011 CTS-V Coupe and love it. Found this on you tube for those interested in the parking assist mirror tilt. It is possible.

    http://youtu.be/DJ84cD1JJjo


    Jeff

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    So, who can get this modification to us?

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    Dream on concorso. There is a lot more that $50 envolved here. Money was saved by removing the feature. Lots of it. If you want to keep kidding yourself about the saving to GM, be my guest.
    Childish response...Yea, I know, just trust your opinion, right? They didnt remove any motors, they didnt change anything mechanically. How about you give an explanation to your opinion?

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    For me, personally, the "why" is irrelevant. It's the "how', as in "how do I activate mine?".

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Quote Originally Posted by Unkomununo View Post
    hello all,
    1st time poster. Just picked up a 2011 CTS-V Coupe and love it. Found this on you tube for those interested in the parking assist mirror tilt. It is possible.

    http://youtu.be/DJ84cD1JJjo


    Jeff
    Anyone know who this guy is and how to get your car programmed with the mods?

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    Re: Enabling mirror tilt in reverse and the like

    Hi!

    Has anyone been able to figure out how to do this? I know that GTPprix (http://youtu.be/DJ84cD1JJjo) has been able to, but he's a professional auto journalist with programming skills and equipment. My poor wheels are tarnished with curb rash (soon to be fixed... bummer!) All of my previous cars had this capability... So weird that a CTS-V wouldn't come with this feature?

    Thanks!
    R

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