CARS.COM — At first glance, this button doesn’t look like anything special. It’s obviously a side-view mirror control of some sort, but pressing it doesn’t automatically reveal the button’s multicontrol function. What looks like a simple retracting mirror button activates a different trick altogether.
A better clue is the car in which you’ll find the button fits — or rather the truck: the 2015 Ford F-150.
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The optional power trailer tow mirrors on the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck are trick towing mirrors with a power telescoping function that extends the mirrors up to 3 inches outward for a better view of the road — not to mention your trailer and other vehicles — while towing. Using the left and right arrows, you can extend and retract the mirrors for the extra outward distance, while flicking the control pad up or down folds the mirrors toward the window.
Priced at $165, the trailer tow mirrors include power folding and telescoping adjustability with power and heated glass, a turn-signal indicator, LED puddle lamps and more. The combined adjustability is more than what most compact sedans offer in the way of driver-seat adjustability.