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Old 02-07-2014, 01:17 PM
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Just wired my power fold mirrors to my ignition to auto fold in/out

After retro fitting the power fold mirrors with the switch module a few months back I always folded them before leaving the car but a few weeks ago both mirrors became intermittent responding to the switch so I decided I'd re wire them to auto fold,

so I set about investigating how there wired armed with my Power Probe I discovered the motors have 2 wire and there fed with a + and - to fold them in then the polarity reverses down the wires to make them go back out so I knew I'd need a dpdt relay (double pole double throw) I also discovered the + and - was only fed down the wires for 10 seconds or so before they became nothing so I then knew I'd need to source some timer relays and Id need 1 standard 5 pin relay to activate everything off the ignition.

So picked everything up and set about drawing out the wiring diagram (looked like spaghetti junction wires everywhere) after I checked and double checked everything for back feed issues and things i then set about hooking it all up, I managed to do all the wiring in the passenger footwell behind the glove box where the fuse box is located so I could tap into an Ignition switched + and a constant + and a - all one place and all I had to do from there was lay the wires through into the doors to tap into the mirror circuit.

Anyway here's the finished product:


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Old 02-07-2014, 01:46 PM
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My hat is off to you, kind Sir!!!

care to share the schematics and the part numbers for the relay(s)?
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My hat is off to you, kind Sir!!!

care to share the schematics and the part numbers for the relay(s)?
Will do but Im just off out so I'll sit down later when I get back and draw it all out neatly in an understandable diagram unlike my messy hand drawn one I used.....
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:49 PM
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and waiting for the DIY
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Very cool. Nice work
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wow this is so cool!
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Looking forward to watching a DIY on this.great work!
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:39 PM
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Is it just me or my mirrors actually fold all the way in parallel with the door
Op's mirrors seem to stop somewhere in the middle?
I didn't sleep well last night maybe I'm seeing things..
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Very cool indeed. Would love to have my X5 do this, once I know how to. Over to you.........Dpbayly.
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Very cool indeed. Would love to have my X5 do this, once I know how to. Over to you.........Dpbayly.
Oh, oh... just thought about this.....while it looks cool but if it does this and I'm parked in my garage, there's potential of it hitting something when pulling out. I'd rather flip out the mirrors manually once I've pulled out of the garage. Could also happening in public parking if you happen to park in a tight spot...granted, you'd have to remember to close it before pulling out..but I can just imagine forgetting to do this and cursing thereafter....just marveling.
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