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post #1 of 17 Old 24th June 2008, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Side mirror not working...

Can someone do me a favor and take a picture of your side mirrors? Mine won't go in far in enough for me to see behind without stooping down.

I brought it into my stealership and they ordered me a new motor. They installed the new motor and it didn't make a difference. Then they blamed it on my aftermarket audio system install! Saying it was an electrical thing. If it was electrical then why is the motor moving in the first place! Idiots.

Anyway, while trying to fix the issue by manually moving the mirror, I noticed that when the side mirror housing 'snaps' into place it doesn't quite align. Notice in my pictures how the bottom portion (the sharp point) points out past the mirror. I did a close up on the bottom picture. When I physically aligned it how I think it should look.. . voila, the mirrors show the road behind me as it should.
Hopefully your pictures will confirm my suspicion.
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If you push on themto get the aignment you need, they will stay at that desired extreem spot....they ratchett, when you push on them...try it.

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If you push on themto get the aignment you need, they will stay at that desired extreem spot....they ratchett, when you push on them...try it.
Are you referring to the mirror itself or the housing? Pushing on the housing of course just flips them up. I know I can push on the mirror but not enough so that I can see. Only when I align the housing itself to the arm extending from the car, will the mirror look right.
I'll be taking it back to the dealership.

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I was refering to the glass itself...the housing is fixed, open or closed..

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Are you referring to the mirror itself or the housing? Pushing on the housing of course just flips them up. I know I can push on the mirror but not enough so that I can see. Only when I align the housing itself to the arm extending from the car, will the mirror look right.
I'll be taking it back to the dealership.

I think I have the same exact issue. If the mirror is snapped into place, it's misaligned on the arm and you can't move it to the correct position to see any part of the back of the car using the controls. If you move the mirror to align correctly to the arm, it's not snapped into it's little divit.

Is that it?
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I think I have the same exact issue. If the mirror is snapped into place, it's misaligned on the arm and you can't move it to the correct position to see any part of the back of the car using the controls. If you move the mirror to align correctly to the arm, it's not snapped into it's little divit.

Is that it?
Yeah, that's exactly it. However, oddly enough, I manually aligned it (even though it didn't snap into place) and drove around for about a week like that. But then the next time I tested, it seemed to have readjusted or something and now when it 'snaps' into place, it's into the position I aligned. So now it seems to be okay.
I'll need to test a little further to ensure it's fully working. But try it yourself.

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Same problem on my mirror. I did set it manually, but haven't rechecked it to see if it will rotate up/then back to the proper position.

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Same problem with mine too where the mirror wouldn't align properly with the arm. I couldn't see sh*t. Now after I set it manually, it's perfect. I'll have to do a search to see if I can open the mirror and adjust the latch position

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Same problem with mine too where the mirror wouldn't align properly with the arm. I couldn't see sh*t. Now after I set it manually, it's perfect. I'll have to do a search to see if I can open the mirror and adjust the latch position
See if it just sticks in that position. Mine seemed to auto adjust. Not sure how that happened but it did.

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