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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Protection from the sun

Synchronized mirror adjustment Synchronized  
vehicle is moving faster than approx. 15 km/h (9 mph). or  
if the knob is turned from one position to another.  
mirror adjustment simultaneously adjusts the right exterior  
mirror when the left one is adjusted.  
If proper care is not taken when folding or unfolding the door  
mirrors, injury could result.  
— Turn the knob to the position.  
— Adjust the left exterior mirror. The right mirror will adjust  
simultaneously (synchronously).  
· Fold or unfold the exterior mirrors only when there is no  
obstacle in their travel area.  
— If necessary, correct the right mirror settings: turn the knob to  
position and adjust the right mirror.  
· When moving the exterior mirrors, be careful not to insert your  
fingers between the exterior mirror and its base.  
Automatic dimming exterior mirror on the driver's side  
The automatic dimming exterior mirror  
controlled in conjunction with the automatic anti-glare interior  
mirror ÿ p. 118.  
· Fold in the exterior mirrors whenever you use an automatic  
car wash.  
Folding the exterior mirrors after parking  
· Do not fold or unfold the electrically folding exterior mirrors by  
hand, as this may damage the electrical operation of the exterior  
When the vehicle is locked or unlocked from the outside, the  
exterior mirrors fold in or out automatically. For this, the rotary  
knob must be in the position ,  
Do not leave the heating of the exterior mirrors on for  
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longer than the necessary time  
river. Otherwise it causes unnecessary fuel consumption.  
If the rotary control for the electric exterior mirrors is in the  
position, the exterior mirrors will remain folded.  
In the event of a breakdown, the electric exterior mirrors  
can be adjusted mechanically  
Saving and activating the setting of the exterior mirror for the  
front passenger for reversing  
pressing his hand on the edge of the mirror.  
— Unlock the vehicle with the key to which you want  
assign setting.  
Some settings can be saved to user accounts in the  
personalization function.  
— Engage the electronic parking brake.  
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d change automatically when switching user accounts  
ÿ p. 39.  
— Switch on the ignition.  
— Put the gear in the neutral position.  
— Engage reverse gear.  
sun protection  
— Adjust the front passenger outside mirror  
so that e.g. e.g., I can see the curb well  
— Put the gear in the neutral position.  
— Switch off the ignition.  
— The position set for the mirror is saved and assigned to the key.  
Activate the settings of the exterior mirror of the front  
passenger for reversing:  
— Turn the knob for the exterior mirrors to the  
position .  
— Engage reverse gear with the ignition on. The right outside  
mirror will move to the stored position.  
Fig. 109 In the interior lining of the front part of the  
roof: sun visor.  
The exterior mirror on the front passenger leaves the position  
saved for reversing when the  
Sun visors adjustment possibilities  
The electric sun blind works when the ignition is switched on.  
— They can be lowered towards the windshield.  
When the sunroof is fully deflected, the sun blind moves  
automatically to a ventilation position. The blind remains in this  
position even after closing the sunroof.  
— They can be removed from the support and rotated  
towards the doors ÿ fig. 109 a .  
— Once turned towards the doors, they can be moved  
longitudinally backwards1) .  
Vanity mirror with light On  
Open and close the sun blind The  
the back of the sun visor is a vanity mirror fitted with a cover.  
By moving the cover ÿ fig. 109 B, the light comes on ÿ fig.  
109 1.  
buttons ÿ fig. 110 1 and 2 have two levels. By pressing the keys  
up to the first level, the sun blind can be fully or partially opened  
or closed.  
The vanity mirror light turns off in the following situations:  
By briefly pressing the buttons to the second level, the sun  
blind moves automatically to the corresponding end position.  
Pressing the key again stops the automatic function.  
— The lid is closed.  
— The sunshade is fully raised or lowered.  
— The sun visor moves backwards lengthwise or does not  
move fully forwards.  
Open the sun blind: Press button 1 to the first level.  
Automatic function: Press key 1 briefly to the second level.  
Close the sun blind: Press button 2 to the first level. Automatic  
function: Press button 2 briefly to the second level.  
The use of sun visors and sun blinds can reduce visibility.  
Stop automatic function during opening or closing: Press  
· Always reattach sun visors and sun blinds to their brackets  
when you no longer need them.  
key 1 or 2 again  
After the ignition is switched off, the sun blind can still be  
opened or closed for a few minutes as long as the driver's  
and front passenger's doors are not opened.  
Under certain circumstances, the light above the sun  
visor automatically turns off after a few minutes. This  
prevents the 12 volt battery from being discharged.  
Sun blind anti-trap function  
The anti-trap feature can reduce the risk of bruising when  
closing the sun blind ÿ . If the sun blind encounters resistance  
or an obstacle when closing, it will reopen immediately.  
Glass roof sun blind  
— Check why the blind has not closed.  
— Try closing the blind again.  
— If the blind still cannot be closed due to some obstacle or  
resistance, it will reopen immediately. Once open it can be  
closed for a short time without the anti-trap function.  
— If the blind still cannot be closed, close it without the anti-trap  
Closing the sun blind without the anti-trap function  
Fig. 110 On the headlining: buttons for operating the  
sun blind (Variant only).  
— Before approx. 5 seconds from  
after the anti-entrapment function has been activated, press  
the button ÿ fig. 110 2 and hold it down  
3 G 0 0 1 2 7 6 0 A H  
1) Depending on the model, only possible on the driver's side.  
sun protection  
nothing until the blind is completely closed.  
— Hook the two eyes of the support rod into the corresponding  
fixing. Check that the blind is correctly hooked into the fixing ÿ  
fig. 111 (small arrow).  
The blind closes without the intervention of the function!  
anti-entrapment action!  
— To roll up the blind, unhook it from the top and guide it  
down by hand ÿ .  
— If the blind still cannot be closed, go to a specialized workshop.  
If the sun blind is closed without the anti-trap function, it can  
Do not “release” the blind when lowering it; This prevents  
damage to the sun blind or interior trim.  
cause serious injury.  
· Always close the blind carefully.  
· Do not allow anyone to stand in the area of the blind's  
travel, especially when closing without the anti-trap  
Rear window sun blind  
· The anti-trap feature does not prevent fingers or other body  
parts from being pinched against the roof frame and  
causing injury.  
When the sunroof is open, the electric sun blind can only  
be closed  
to the front edge of the glass roof.  
Rear window sun  
Fig. 112 On the center console: button for the electric  
sunblind on the rear window.  
When unrolled, the window blind protects from intense solar  
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— Raise the blind all the way by pulling up on the  
the tongue.  
— Hook the two ends of the grab bar into the corresponding  
brackets. To do this, turn the tab slightly downwards. Check  
that the sunshade has been correctly seated in both brackets.  
— To roll up the blind, pull the tab slightly upwards and guide  
the blind downwards with your hand until it fits into its seat  
ÿ .  
Fig. 111 On the right rear window: sun blind.  
Electric sun blind  
The sun blinds for the rear windows are integrated into the door  
— Switch on the ignition.  
trim of the corresponding window.  
— Press the key  
to raise and lower the blind. The  
blind goes up or down to the final position, depending  
— Fully raise the blind by pulling the tab upwards, in the  
on what is appropriate.  
direction of the arrow ÿ fig. 111 (enlarged image).  

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