Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual
Exterior MirrorsKeys, Doors, andWindows / Exterior Mirrors
A convex mirror can make things, like other vehicles, look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on the right. Check the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex shaped. A convex mirror's surface is curved so more can be seen from the driver seat.
To adjust the mirrors:
1. Move the selector switch to L (Left) or R (Right) to choose the driver or
2. Press the arrows on the control pad to move each mirror in the desired direction.
3. Return the selector switch to the middle position.
For vehicles with heated mirrors:
The heated outside rearview mirrors turn on when the rear window defogger is on and help to clear fog or frost from the surface of the mirrors.
(Rear Window Defogger): This
Blind Spot Mirrors
The blind spot mirror is a small convex mirror built into the upper and outer corner of both outside mirrors. It can show objects that may be in the vehicle's blind zone.
Driving with the Blind Spot Mirror
Actual Mirror View
1. When the approaching vehicle is a long distance away, the image in the main
mirror is small and near the inboard edge of the mirror.
2. As the vehicle gets closer, the image in the main mirror gets larger and moves outboard.
3. As the vehicle enters the blind zone, the image transitions from the main mirror to the blind spot mirror.
4. When the vehicle is in the blind zone, the image only appears in the blind spot mirror.
Using the Outside Mirror with the Blind Spot Mirror
1. Set the main mirror so that the side of the vehicle can just be seen and the
blind spot mirror has an unobstructed view.
2. When checking for traffic or before changing a lane, look at the main driver/passenger side mirror to observe traffic in the adjacent lane, behind your vehicle. Check the blind spot mirror for a vehicle in the blind zone. Then, glance over your shoulder to double check before moving slowly into the adjacent lane.
Park Tilt Mirrors
If the vehicle is equipped with memory mirrors, there is an option to have the mirrors tilt down, when in R (Reverse), to more easily see the ground near the vehicle.
When the vehicle is shifted to R (Reverse), both the driver and passenger mirrors will tilt downward.
They will return to their previous position when the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse), the ignition is turned to OFF, or the vehicle is left in R (Reverse) for an extended period of time.
This feature can be turned on or off.