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Old 05-02-2011, 05:49 AM
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Had this problem and opened the mirror, and the steel piece was broken. anyone know where (or if) I can buy a new switch???
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:37 PM
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I tried this and i was unsuccessful. I noticed there was a little white button on the switch. My question is the following:

is the white switch supposed to be pressed when the mirrors are closed? meaning the metal bracket is suppose to push down on the button?

or

does the button keep the mirrors closed? my metal piece bent a little and im trying to put it back to its original position.

I noticed that when the mirrors fold the white button is pressed and stays pressed.

any help would be appreaciated
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:54 PM
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I recently did this fix. It is definitely an easy fix. The most difficult part is taking the mirror cover off. It has been around a month since I fixed the mirror and I am now noticing that sometimes when I close the door (not slamming it, just normal close) the mirror becomes loose. When I fold the mirrors in and then back out the mirror is locked in the out position and not loose. Sometimes when it goes back to the out position the motor clicks a few times before it stops. Has anyone else had this experience. As well, the little retaining clip that come loose inside the mirror that causes this problem. Has anyone used an adhesive to make sure it doesn't come off again?
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want to resurrect this thread...
I am trying the fix outlined above, however i have two issues (aside from braking 2 clips )- the passenger side had no metal piece when i removed the module, i am pretty sure it didn't fall out when i was opening it...Does anyone know if i can buy it somewhere?
I tried fixing the drivers side and i was just testing the function by pressing a little button on the module - the mirror would remain folded but only for about 7-8 seconds and would unfold again...anybody had similar issue?
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I'm going to have to bust mine open again. I had trouble seeing what the pictures showed personally so I just cleaned what i could see. Cleaning them did help but one is so loose now that every time I close the door I have to open the window and nudge it out. I'm tired of fiddling with it so may breakdown and let my indy shop go at it. My wife is taking the X so the little quirks I've not dealt with over the years now have to be fixed.
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I can't even get the cover off
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pap, be careful but persistent. it will come off, but it also brakes easily... sorry to say. There are a few write ups here on how to remove the mirror backs in the DIY section (i believe).
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OK, so I finally did this repair over the holidays but I have to ask, does anyone know if the motor responsible for folding the mirrors in can be bought separately, OR would I have to buy the entire black metal base which probably encompasses the motor too? Mine seems to be "tired" or weak as it sometimes folds in and stays in and sometimes folds back out. Even after doing this fix with the switches, one of my mirrors folds in slowly and not all the way (though I believe its my fault for that as I believe I modified the white ring on the exterior of the folding motor to see if it would solve my problem (notches where the limit switch fall into) and it has but now I feel I caused It to stop folding in so much now. I could just build up the area that I cut away... but the motor sounds tired anyhow, so maybe just buying the parts to solve 2 problems in one shot...
Anyhow, thanks for this write up Sarb as I know its helped me a bunch to fix that limit switch

here is a video of a power folding motor being taken apart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cWln6UQOQI this is the part I need to fix myself.
PS: you can see the white ring I spoke about which I slightly modified on mine.
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Clockwork, I'm stuck in a similar situation. I have a motor assembly that's cracked so the mirror is loose. Every time we close the door you have to roll down the window and push then mirror out. Or after hard acceleration. It's annoying as hell but I haven't gotten really deep into looking at options short of a complete mirror replacement.
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Clockwork, I'm stuck in a similar situation. I have a motor assembly that's cracked so the mirror is loose. Every time we close the door you have to roll down the window and push then mirror out. Or after hard acceleration. It's annoying as hell but I haven't gotten really deep into looking at options short of a complete mirror replacement.
Bumping an old thread, but my driver's side mirror is ahem, mirroring what you are experiencing. Did you get anywhere on options short of a complete replacement?

Very frustrating component to work with.
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