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Offline Gnasher

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Hi all,

New problem has presented itself yesterday and continues to do so. Can't tell yet if it does it 100% of the time or is intermittent.

After reversing, the nearside mirror has started staying in the down position (sometimes fully down, other times part way down). It will manually adjust back into its normal position immediately after failing to return automatically.

The car was admittedly left out in the torrential downpours we had yesterday (with the mirrors folded in) so I'm hoping it's just a little bit of water ingress somewhere in the mirror which will dry out. The car normally gets put away but I'm mid project in the garage lol.

Any ideas would be appreciated, ta very much.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2019, 13:46 »
Sounds odd! I'm pretty sure they are designed to be outside in the rain though!  :grin:
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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2019, 14:02 »
Hi all,

New problem has presented itself yesterday and continues to do so. Can't tell yet if it does it 100% of the time or is intermittent.

After reversing, the nearside mirror has started staying in the down position (sometimes fully down, other times part way down). It will manually adjust back into its normal position immediately after failing to return automatically.

The car was admittedly left out in the torrential downpours we had yesterday (with the mirrors folded in) so I'm hoping it's just a little bit of water ingress somewhere in the mirror which will dry out. The car normally gets put away but I'm mid project in the garage lol.

Any ideas would be appreciated, ta very much.

Hi Gnasher,

My mirror took a while to get worked out and it did sometimes display some odd behaviour. Have you tried simply resetting the mirror and recalibrating the reversing position as you did previously (I assume)

Offline Gnasher

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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2019, 17:42 »
I haven't resynched it, however I had previously put the heated mirrors on to dry them.

Funnily enough, got in the car tonight to come home from work and it worked perfectly. I'll keep an eye on it though.
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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2019, 19:13 »
Hi all,

New problem has presented itself yesterday and continues to do so. Can't tell yet if it does it 100% of the time or is intermittent.

After reversing, the nearside mirror has started staying in the down position (sometimes fully down, other times part way down). It will manually adjust back into its normal position immediately after failing to return automatically.

The car was admittedly left out in the torrential downpours we had yesterday (with the mirrors folded in) so I'm hoping it's just a little bit of water ingress somewhere in the mirror which will dry out. The car normally gets put away but I'm mid project in the garage lol.

Any ideas would be appreciated, ta very much.

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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #5 on: 13 June 2019, 20:08 »
Have you tried popping the mirror button into the middle neutral setting and leaving it there for a day or two before switching it to “left” again to see if it resets in the CAN BUS?
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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2019, 12:14 »
Have you tried popping the mirror button into the middle neutral setting and leaving it there for a day or two before switching it to “left” again to see if it resets in the CAN BUS?

Not done it, I can't think why it does it but I did use the heated mirrors a few days ago to dry the glass off. Worked fine yesterday but did it again this morning (after another night of rain) so I'm leaning more towards water ingress. Might set the mirrors not to fold in when I leave it and see what happens.
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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #7 on: 14 June 2019, 14:45 »
You're lucky it actually moved. Mines never dipped automatically when reversing since getting 7.5 new and not sure why

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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #8 on: 14 June 2019, 14:47 »
You're lucky it actually moved. Mines never dipped automatically when reversing since getting 7.5 new and not sure why

Mine didn't for ages - until I realised a) you had to set it up and b) you have to have the mirror adjustemt stick turned to the L mirror position

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Re: Nearside mirror not returning from dipped position
« Reply #9 on: 24 June 2019, 13:27 »
You're lucky it actually moved. Mines never dipped automatically when reversing since getting 7.5 new and not sure why

Mine didn't for ages - until I realised a) you had to set it up and b) you have to have the mirror adjustemt stick turned to the L mirror position

Great thanks. Got it working now.  :grin: