I may be mistaken, but I think the aspheric mirror glass was Euro (or or at least German) OEM.OK guys I got the eBay part today. Actually in better shape than my broken one. Guess that driver was less of a tailgaiter. Anywho couple questions.
The glass looks non-standard and I may need my old glass put in.
Someone mentioned this yesterday, I think. I have the curved edge on my UK car, on both mirrors I seem to remember, which for some reason I don't think is the norm, it's usually just the drivers mirror.I may be mistaken, but I think the aspheric mirror glass was Euro (or or at least German) OEM.
Mine does the exact same thing every now and again. Annoying. Usually when I've only been in reverse a few seconds. I've tended to enable the tilting feature only only when necessary now to stop it from happening.Welp after having the new housing/mirror on for a couple days I've found a new problem. I regularly find the mirror tilted down.
It's obviously not returning all the time from the 'reverse dipped' state. I played with it last night in the driveway.
If I'm in reverse long enough for the mirror to tilt all the way down it will come all the way back up.
If I'm only in reverse long enough for it to dip part of the way and then go back to neutral it won't return most of the time.
The distance it goes down seems to be a factor fwiw.
So I'm thinking I need one of the motors out of the old housing. Looks like there are two. One real close to the joint (for housing up/down)
and then one right behind the glass for all of the glass tilting movements. Looks like 3 screws and one bunch of wires to release it.
Sound reasonable? Anyone fixed this failure before? Thanks guys.
P.S. The mirror always responds to manual controls when stuck in the dipped state. It just gets stuck when being controlled by the car.
It's easily moved back into position with the driver door control pad. Very odd.