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Old 10-16-2019, 10:44 PM
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Folding Mirror Won't - Updated

I've done a search and can't find my particular problem. Everything I found was that the mirror folds but won't stay folded. I recently replaced my RH mirror with a salvage mirror. My mirror was cracked and the cost for glass was insane. Got a full mirror for $90. My X has auto dimming, heated mirrors hence the expense to replace. I've installed it and it tilts and turns, heats and dims, but it will not close. It doesn't even try. Anyone else run into this? If I can't figure it out I'm going to pull the good mirror off and mount it to my old mirror base and reinstall it. Since I got my Avin Avant 4, I was able to set up the mirrors to auto close at shut off and auto open at start. Really like that function. Then I replaced this mirror and now only the left side does it. Right side doesn't budge.

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:31 PM
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Those little motors same like the door locks tend to consume the bushes and stop working. That's my bet


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Old 10-20-2019, 08:06 PM
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Folding Mirror Won't - Found out why

So, I couldn't get the junk yard mirror I bought to fold electrically. Could do it manually, but that was it. It's auto dimming and heated, so I thought it should be electrically folding. It's not. It doesn't have a motor to fold it. Why the hell would they go to the trouble of putting power to the mirror for heat, dimming and tilting and not put a motor in for folding?

Anyway, I took the parts off the junk yard mirror I bought and put them on my original mirror base, that does fold, and it's all good. I only paid $90. My original mirror had been sideswiped and the shell is chipped and the trim was cracked. Recently the mirror cracked. The mirror is a $350 replacement part. Just have to paint the shell from the junk yard mirror the correct color and it will be completely fixed.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:40 PM
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Year of build is the answer to why. Not sure what year they added folding but our two didn't have it.


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