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July 13, 2018, 06:52:13 PM

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Folding mirrors
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:52:13 PM »
Hi all
My mirrors fold in but don't stay there, I have taken the microswitch out and the arm was flat , I've seen on YouTube that it has
A fold in it, can I buy one of them or I will have to try and bend it, what else stops the mirrors from folding back.
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July 13, 2018, 06:59:27 PM
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 06:59:27 PM »
I dont think your problem is the arm, from what you've said if that were the case the motor would be running all the time trying to force the mirror back....which doesn't make sense....are both sides doing it?,,if so...sounds more like a problem with the switch control button...the one you press to operate the mirrors sticking or its give up the ghost...hard to do but try to give it a blast with air from a can or WD40

July 14, 2018, 12:00:00 PM
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 12:00:00 PM »
Hi all well this is what I need if anyone could point me in the right direction

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July 14, 2018, 02:25:40 PM
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
Thats a micro switch....bend it to the correct position and a good spray of WD40

July 14, 2018, 02:52:34 PM
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 02:52:34 PM »
Hi Martin it works it's just trying to bend it right when I don't  know  what it looks like in the first place :))
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July 14, 2018, 03:39:42 PM
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 03:39:42 PM »
The micro switches are the same each side. I know it would be a PITA but if you uncover the other side that will let you see what it should look like
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July 14, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 04:27:18 PM »
There both the same , I have found a picture  now So will have a go later.
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Re: Folding mirrors
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 02:10:47 PM »
Bmw do not stock the switch as a part item. I researched this.....the switches were available but only as bulk order from the supplier.

Prior discussed  on thread links  below albeit nothing useful really evolved re sourcing.

 http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2554.0

http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=88.0

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