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Both mirrors would work perfectly fine one day, tilting down when the car was in reverse and going back up when put into drive. Then one day only the passenger side mirror would tilt down when put in reverse and the driver's side would not move. I went into the 'feature programming' menu and tried turning it off and then back on but that did not change anything. Any ideas as to what could have happen???

Side notes:
-My 2 yr old son was in the car in the driver seat playing around and could have pressed buttons on the door :s
- The motor works fine when manually trying to adjust the mirrors
-2006 V8 SRX AWD
 

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Are you SURE you saw both mirrors do that? According to the book - On all the first gen SRX's, only the passenger moves when in Reverse. 2010/2011 SRX has Duel Park Mirrors (and most complain about the drivers mirror moving.)

EDIT NOTE: I am wrong on that - - According tot he book, all of our SRX's have the capability to do both mirrors... see below.
 
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Hello pearlywhite23, I would try speaking with GM of Canada to see if they may be able to assist you with this issue. Their phone number is 800-263-3777. You may also want to try having the vehicle diagnosed by your dealership simply to see where to start if you wish to fix this on your own. I hope that helps you.

Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service
 

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I don't know about 2006 SRX, but my 2007 will tilt both mirrors in reverse (if "both" is selected in DIC)

From the 2007 owners manual :

Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
If the vehicle has memory seat and mirrors, the
driver’s or passenger’s mirror can tilt to a
preselected position when the vehicle is shifted
into REVERSE (R). Use this feature to view
the curb when parallel parking.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R)
and after a five-second delay, both mirrors
return to their original position.
The driver can select either mirror, or both mirrors
to be activated with this feature. Deselect both
mirrors to turn off the automatic tilt feature.
 

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I must apologize! My eyes went dyslectic I guess - and my brain refused to process the word 'Drivers" when I looked that up initially.

Indeed - - the book says on an 07' both mirrors drop...

I'll past what I found in the database here for you...

(My Comment::: But now that I think about it.. WHY would you want the drivers mirror to drop during backup - - would not be a good move when Parallel parking on a busy road! On the Drivers side, all you have to do is lean forward to see the curb.)

I found under 07 the mention of both mirrors... but had to go to 2008 to get the DIC programming info out of the service manual.

I also noted in the 07, mention of Power Folding controls..... My 09 doesn't have that! :(

There was diagnostics in the service manual for when tilt quits - - way too much to paste - - - complicated enough, I would just take it to the dealer.

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2009 Cadillac SRX | Cadillac SRX Owner Manual | Features and Controls | Mirrors | Description and Operation | Document ID: 1910534
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Park Tilt Mirrors
If the vehicle has memory seat and mirrors, the driver or passenger mirror can tilt to a pre-selected position when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). Shift the vehicle out of R (Reverse) and after a short delay, both mirrors return to their original position. Use this feature to view the curb when parallel parking.

Select either mirror, or both mirrors through the Driver Information Center (DIC) to activate this feature. See DIC Vehicle Customization for more information.

Use the mirror controls to make further adjustments after the mirror is tilted. See Outside Power Mirrors for more information.
© 2011 General Motors Corporation. All rights reserved.


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2008 Cadillac SRX | Cadillac SRX Owner Manual | Features and Controls | Mirrors | Description and Operation | Document ID: 1865530
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DIC Vehicle Customization
The vehicle has customization capabilities that allow you to program certain features to one preferred setting. Customization features can only be programmed to one setting on the vehicle and cannot be programmed to a preferred setting for two different drivers.

All of the customization options may not be available on the vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on the DIC.

The customization features were set to the default settings when the vehicle left the factory, but they may have been changed from their default state since that time.

The customization preferences are automatically recalled.

To change customization preferences, use the following procedure.

Entering the Feature Settings Menu
Turn the ignition on and place the vehicle in P (Park).
To avoid excessive drain on the battery, it is recommended that the headlamps are turned off.

Press the customization button to enter the feature settings menu.
If the menu is not available, FEATURE SETTINGS AVAILABLE IN PARK will display. Before entering the menu, make sure the vehicle is in P (Park).


To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC.

PARK TILT MIRRORS
If the vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select whether or not the outside mirror(s) will automatically tilt down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). See Park Tilt Mirrors for more information.

Press the customization button until PARK TILT MIRRORS appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button to access the settings for this feature. Then press the menu up/down button to scroll through the following settings:

OFF (default): Neither outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).

DRIVER MIRROR: The driver's outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).

PASSENGER MIRROR: The passenger's outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).

BOTH MIRRORS: The driver's and passenger's outside mirrors will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).

NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain.
 

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A little more info...

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2007 Cadillac SRX | SRX (VIN E) Service Manual | Document ID: 1711651
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Outside Mirror Description and Operation
Outside Mirror System Components
• Driver door module (DDM)

• Passenger front door module (PDM)

• Driver outside rearview mirror

• Outside rearview mirror switch

• Passenger outside rearview mirror

• GMLAN serial data link

Outside Rearview Mirror Operation
The driver door module (DDM) and passenger door module (PDM) each provide motor control output functions for their respective mirrors. These output controls allow each door module to command their respective power mirrors in horizontal and vertical positions. The power mirror switch is integrated into DDM. When the DDM detects an active mirror command from the power mirror switch, the DDM will send a GMLAN serial data message to the PDM. Each door module will command there respective mirror motor in the appropriate direction by applying ground or voltage to the control circuit, depending on the desired mirror position.

Outside Rearview Mirror Switches
The outside rearview mirror adjustment switches are an integrated part of the driver door module (DDM). The Mirror Select Switch is used to select which mirror, driver or passenger, is to be adjusted. The Mirror Position Switch is used to move the mirror that has been selected for adjustment to the desired position. The DDM reports the activity of these switches to the passenger door module (PDM) via GMLAN serial data circuit.

On vehicles that have the memory mirrors feature, the DDM is also wired to, and receives direct signal inputs from the memory function switch. For more information concerning the memory function switch refer to Memory Seats Description and Operation .

Mirror Motors
Each mirror has 2 reversible motors for position adjustment; the vertical motor and the horizontal motor. Each reversible motor is wired to its associated door module through 2 motor control circuits. The door modules control the reversible motors by applying battery voltage and ground to these 2 motor control circuits. The door module reverses the polarity of the voltage and ground it applies to these 2 circuits in order to run the motor in opposite directions. For example, to run the mirror in the Up direction, the door module applies voltage to the mirror motor up control circuit, and ground to the mirror motor down control circuit. To run the mirror in the opposite Down direction, the module reverses the polarity, supplying voltage to the down control circuit, and ground to the up control circuit.

Personalization -- Driver Information Center (DIC)
The vehicle may be equipped with the memory mirrors feature. However, Personalization in the Setup menu of the driver information center (DIC) must be in the active state for memory mirrors to operate. A check mark appearing after the word Personalization on the display screen indicates that the feature is active. For more detailed information concerning programming of personalization and other memory recall features controlled through the DIC, refer to Driver Personalization .

Memory Mirrors Operation
The driver door module (DDM) and passenger door module (PDM) receive mirror position signals from the mirror horizontal and vertical position sensors. These signals are used by the door modules for memory recall functions of the driver and passenger mirrors. The door modules command the mirror memory settings based upon the voltage level received back from the position sensors. Each door module provides a 5 volt supply, a signal, and ground circuit for each of the position sensors. The horizontal and vertical position sensors are variable resistors that the door modules monitor voltage levels across. When a memory setting is recalled, the door modules command the mirror motors in the appropriate directions until the stored position sensor voltage levels are achieved. The DDM and PDM monitor the signal circuits to determine if the voltage level is out of range.

When mirror positions are programmed into the personalization package, the front door modules store the positions indicated by the feedback voltages of the position sensors. When a memory recall is requested, the door modules compare the feedback voltages indicated by the current mirror positions to the stored feedback voltages. The door modules then move the mirrors until the current feedback voltages match the stored feedback voltage levels.

Memory Mirrors -- Parallel Parking Mode
The vehicle is equipped with the parallel parking mode feature. For this feature, the driver door module (DDM) and passenger door module (PDM) communicate with the powertrain control module (PCM) over the GMLAN serial data circuit. When the gear selector is shifted to reverse, the PCM transmits this status to the DDM and PDM via GMLAN. The DDM and PDM respond by applying voltage and ground to the vertical motors of the left and right outside rearview mirrors to tilt the mirror down 7 degrees. This allows the driver to see the curb while parallel parking. When the gear selector is shifted out of reverse, the DDM and PDM power there respective vertical mirror motors to return the mirrors to there previous positions. This feature can be changed under the personalization feature of the driver information center (DIC), refer to Vehicle Personalization .

Heated Mirrors
The outside rearview mirrors heat during the defrost/defog cycles for the rear window. The heated mirrors are connected to the driver door module (DDM) and the passenger door module (PDM). The DDM and the PDM receive a GMLAN serial data message from the HVAC control module indicating the rear defogger has been activated. The DDM and PDM examine information from the body control module (BCM) to determine if vehicle conditions are correct for the heated mirrors function to be activated. If conditions are correct, the DDM and PDM will command there respective heated mirrors ON.

Power Folding Mirrors
This feature allows the operator to simultaneously retract both mirrors to a fully folded position. The driver door module (DDM) contains the power folding mirrors switch and, each mirror contains an additional power folding mirror motor. The DDM sends a GMLAN serial data message to the passenger door module (PDM) when the power folding mirror switch is activated to the retract or extend positions. When the power folding switch is activated to the fold position, the DDM and PDM respond by applying battery voltage and ground to there respective power folding mirror control circuits in order to retract the mirrors. When the switch is activated to unfold the mirrors, the DDM and PDM reverse the polarity of the voltage and ground applied to the motors in order to move both mirrors to the fully extended position.
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Wow, thank you for all the info. You have been very helpful. I must be loosing my marbles because I swore I seen the driver's side mirror tilt down in reverse for the past month that I've had the vehicle. I guess I was seeing something that just wasn't there. Again, thanks for all your help!
 
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