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Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« on: 01 July 2018, 17:46:22 »

It won't fold when I lock the car and makes a noise similar to a vibrating sex toy for about 20 seconds. I'm guessing the motor is f*ucked. :-

The other mirror is fine, both when locking the car, and closing the mirrors using the buttons inside the car.


Any ideas, chaps?

The car has a 2 year Jaguar warranty so I hope the mirrors are covered because I remember TB saying they can be costly to replace.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2018, 17:58:48 »

If they're making a noise, I'd say the motor is working, but some part of the mechanism has seized/broken.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2018, 18:00:16 »

It's probably stopping after 20 seconds to stop the motor burning out.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2018, 18:25:40 »

If they're making a noise, I'd say the motor is working, but some part of the mechanism has seized/broken.

Well.....it's a noisy bastard.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2018, 18:42:48 »

If they're making a noise, I'd say the motor is working, but some part of the mechanism has seized/broken.

Well.....it's a noisy bastard.
I'm not keen on them. My astra ones don't fold with the ignition key, thankfully, so I only use them when necessary. They kind of jerk a bit at a time instead of folding smoothly, and there's even a piece in the book that says you can force them manually if they stick. Hardly inspires confidence.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #5 on: 01 July 2018, 18:46:11 »

Presumably the manual override ability limits damage to the mechanism if they get knocked :-\
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2018, 18:48:39 »

Presumably the manual override ability limits damage to the mechanism if they get knocked :-\
Good thinking, Batman.  :y
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #7 on: 01 July 2018, 18:59:14 »

I can fold the mirror manually. A bit more stiff than the other side to begin with but now quite sloppy.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #8 on: 01 July 2018, 19:11:32 »

 I've just discovered that power fold mirrors not standard on all XF's.

How tight can you get. :-\


You can get them on a Fiesta.
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #9 on: 01 July 2018, 19:14:13 »

I can fold the mirror manually. A bit more stiff than the other side to begin with but now quite sloppy.
I reckon part of the linkage has broken. Doesn't really matter, though, if it's not under warranty it will be a thousand pounds to fix.  :)
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #10 on: 01 July 2018, 19:18:47 »

Yes you can get them on a Fiesta-but by no means all models have them as standard-and surprisingly they break as well :D ;D
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #11 on: 01 July 2018, 19:20:47 »

I can fold the mirror manually. A bit more stiff than the other side to begin with but now quite sloppy.
I reckon part of the linkage has broken. Doesn't really matter, though, if it's not under warranty it will be a thousand pounds to fix:)

That is me well and truly fooked then.

Do I look like a man with 1000? :-\
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #12 on: 01 July 2018, 19:22:57 »

TB should know.

He may own an arthritic old oil burner but the mirrors should be similar. :)
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
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Re: Problem with drivers door mirror (Tata)
« Reply #14 on: 01 July 2018, 22:15:18 »

can you not get a borescope down behind the glass to look at the gubbings behind the mirror ?
sounds like stripped cog teeth ?
TB knows a cheap dentist  :y
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