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I've got a problem with my driver's side folding mirror...

When folding the mirror in, it seems that the mirror somehow overruns its normal limit (ie: it gets too close to the door). This has as a result that the cog/wormwheel (correct term?) inside the mirror assembly loses grip and the mirror rattles during the last few seconds the motor is turning.

At this point, the mirror assembly itself is loose and wiggles (approx. 1 cm in either direction).

When folding the mirror back out, it is stuck there (due to the cog/wormwheel thingie that got loose) and I have to give it just a little push to make 'm grab each other, after which the mirror works as it is supposed to work.

When extended, the mirror does not wiggle any more.

Anybody got an explosion drawing/information from the WIS about the MY02+ mirror assembly? I'd like to take a peek before going to the dealership: it might just a loose connection somewhere...

cheers,
Bram
 

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Sounds to me like someone tried to force it to fold manually and ruined the gears. I think you may have to replace the entire unit. Do not believe they are repairable
 

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sosh - 3/25/2005 4:16 PM

Sounds to me like someone tried to force it to fold manually and ruined the gears. I think you may have to replace the entire unit. Do not believe they are repairable
The power folding mechanism motor is available separately. I've had one of mine changed due to the pass. side mirror folding in slightly slower (and therefore out of sync!) than the driver's side mirror.
 

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sosh - 3/26/2005 1:16 AM

Sounds to me like someone tried to force it to fold manually and ruined the gears. I think you may have to replace the entire unit. Do not believe they are repairable
That is definitely not the case: I have a habit of _always_ folding them in when I park the car. It started after one of the (few [;)]) times I've washed my car myself. Other than possibly a little water seepage into the mirror assembly, nothing was forced.

cheers,
Bram
 
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