Kia Sportage: Mirrors
Outside rearview mirror Be sure to adjust mirror angles before driving. Your vehicle is equipped with both left-hand and right-hand outside rearview mirrors. The mirrors can be adjusted remotely with the control levers or remote switch, depending on the type of mirror control installed. The mirror heads can be folded back to prevent damage during an automatic car wash or when passing in a narrow street.
CAUTION - Rearview mirrors вЂў The right outside rearview mirror is convex. Objects seen in the mirror are closer than they appear. вЂў Use your interior rearview mirror or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing lanes.
NOTICE Do not scrape ice off the mirror face; this may damage the surface of the glass. If ice should restrict movement of the mirror, do not force the mirror for adjustment. To remove ice, use a deicer spray, or a sponge or soft cloth with very warm water.
Manual remote control (if equipped) To adjust an outside mirror, move the control lever located at the forward inside area of the window frame.
Electric remote control (if equipped) The electric remote control mirror switch allows you to adjust the position of the left and right outside rearview mirrors. To adjust the position of either mirror, move the lever (➀) to R or L to select the right side mirror or the left side mirror, then press a corresponding point ( ) on the mirror adjustment control to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right. After adjustment, put the lever into neutral position to prevent the inadvertent adjustment.
NOTICE вЂў The mirrors stop moving when they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is depressed. Do not depress the switch longer than necessary, the motor may be damaged. вЂў Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hand. Doing so may damage the parts.
Folding the outside rearview mirror To fold outside rearview mirror, grasp the housing of mirror and then fold it toward the rear of the vehicle. Outside rearview mirror heater (if equipped) The outside rearview mirror heater is actuated in connection with the rear window defroster.To heat the outside rearview mirror glass, push the button for the rear window defroster. The rearview mirror heater (and rear window defroster) will not operate unless the engine is running. The outside rearview mirror glass will be heated for defrosting or defogging and will give you improved rear vision in inclement weather conditions. Push the button again to turn the heater off. The outside rearview mirror heater automatically turns off after 20 minutes. Inside rearview mirror Adjust the rearview mirror to center on the view through the rear window. Make this adjustment before you start driving.
CAUTION - Rear visibility Do not place objects in the rear seat or cargo area which would interfere with your vision out the rear window.
Day/night rearview mirror (if equipped) Manual type (if equipped) Make this adjustment before you start driving and while the day/night lever is in the day position. Pull the day/night lever toward you to reduce glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you during night driving. Remember that you lose some rearview clarity in the night position. Electric type (if equipped) The electric day/night rearview mirror automatically controls the glare from the headlights of the car behind you in nighttime or low light driving conditions. The sensor mounted in the mirror senses the light level around the vehicle, and through a chemical reaction, automatically controls the headlight glare from vehicles behind you. When the engine is running, the glare is automatically controlled by the sensor mounted in the rearview mirror. Whenever the shift lever is shifted into reverse (R), the mirror will automatically go to the brightest setting in order to improve the drivers view behind the vehicle.
NOTICE When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
Type A (with compass) To operate the electric rearview mirror: Press and hold the ON/OFF button (➀) for 3~6 seconds to turn the automatic- dimming function on. The mirror indicator light will illuminate. Press and hold the ON/OFF button (➀) for 3~6 seconds once again to turn the automatic- dimming function off. The mirror indicator light will turn off.
Type B (with homelink wireless control system) To operate the electric rearview mirror: Press the вЂњIвЂќ button (➀) to turn the automatic- dimming function on. The mirror indicator light will illuminate. Press the вЂњOвЂќ button (➁) to turn the automatic- dimming function off. The mirror indicator light will turn off.
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