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My side view mirrors fold very very slowly for some reason. It seems to be that the motor inside them is worn out/old.

Has anyone else had this issue?

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My side view mirrors fold very very slowly for some reason. It seems to be that the motor inside them is worn out/old.
How do you get the mirrors to fold? I didn't get a chance to try this because I crashed the car within the first 45 minutes of having it [:(] Although, it was not my fault . . .

See the thread titled: "You will not believe what just happened!"

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How do you get the mirrors to fold? I didn't get a chance to try this because I crashed the car within the first 45 minutes of having it [:(] Although, it was not my fault . . .

See the thread titled: "You will not believe what just happened!"

Regards,
Bryan
By putting the rear view mirror switch at the center, and pressing it downwards.

Sorry to hear about your car. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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Sorry to hear about your car. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.[^]
I must say, for the actual 20 minutes or so that I got to drive it, those were some of the best minutes of my life [:I]

The car was a dream! However, too bad the key word is *was* [V]

Hopefully we will get the car back on the road soon (that is, if the insurance company lets us keep it).

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My side view mirrors fold very very slowly for some reason. It seems to be that the motor inside them is worn out/old.

Has anyone else had this issue?

///S320
Hi ///S320
your mirror mechanism needs some low temperature grease. Remove the mirror cover and grease the track and cog. Open and close the mirrors a few times and it should be as fast as it used to be. I did this to mine after it slowed to a snails pace and all returned to normal

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Hi ///S320
your mirror mechanism needs some low temperature grease. Remove the mirror cover and grease the track and cog. Open and close the mirrors a few times and it should be as fast as it used to be. I did this to mine after it slowed to a snails pace and all returned to normal

Gill
Thanks Gill. Does the cover open with a screw driver? and which side to pop out first?

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Hi ///S320
your mirror mechanism needs some low temperature grease. Remove the mirror cover and grease the track and cog. Open and close the mirrors a few times and it should be as fast as it used to be. I did this to mine after it slowed to a snails pace and all returned to normal

Gill
Thanks Gill. Does the cover open with a screw driver? and which side to pop out first?

[}:)]
I'll post detail on removing the mirror cover once i have have confirmed my steps.

If you dont want to remove the cover, you can grease the tracks with the mirror in the closed position. Opening and closing it a few times while applying further grease at each interval will transfer the grease to the cog.
 
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