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Old 06-04-2008, 12:35   #1
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Electric wing mirror adjustment failed

Came back to my car in a car park to find that some low-life verminous type had knocked off the passenger side wing mirror and left it hanging by the wire. I've been able to Araldite it back in place, but I've discovered that the electric adjustment no longer works. It doesn't work for the driver's side either, though, and it's entirely possible that the failure is unrelated to the damage (I don't adjust the mirrors often so the failure may have occurred some time back). When I try the adjustment controls, nothing at all happens. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be? My first thought was perhaps a fuse, but there doesn't appear to be a fuse associated with the wing mirrors.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:53   #2
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Check fuse 11 (Mirrors, ATC)
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Old 06-04-2008, 16:39   #3
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mine stopped working then started again after the battery was disconnected for another job, this seems to sort out all types of electrical problems, worth a try. but make sure you have radio code and close down Sat nav properly before you disconnect.

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Old 06-04-2008, 22:11   #4
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Check fuse 11 (Mirrors, ATC)
Thanks. Where is this fuse to be found? (I've not had to change a fuse in my 75 yet!)
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Old 06-04-2008, 22:57   #5
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Where is this fuse to be found?
Fuse 11 is a 5 amp one located in the passenger compartment fuse box. This is situated below the front passenger glove box.
A coin or flat screwdriver is needed to remove the cover panel beneath the glovebox. To remove the cover, turn the two turnbuckle catches and lower it down.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:18   #6
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Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:06   #7
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Finally got around to checking the fuse, and it wasn't that. Any other suggestions as to what might cause the electric wing mirror adjustment to fail?
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hi had the same prob myself, unclip the drivers side control unit,small screwdriver,disconnect the wires,the unit clips together,split the unit and clean all the contacts and remove any gunk,re assemble and then should be ok,
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hi had the same prob myself, unclip the drivers side control unit,small screwdriver,disconnect the wires,the unit clips together,split the unit and clean all the contacts and remove any gunk,re assemble and then should be ok,
Ta. Where do I find this?
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:27   #10
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hi,its in the door the mainswitch unit that u use to operate the electric windows and mirrors,the whole unit comes out in one piece,just use a small screwdriver and prise the whole thing out, very easy
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:32   #11
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I think phoworth is referring to the switch located in the driver's arm rest. Use a thin, flat bladed knife or similar to prise it up, but put a cloth or some paper towel under the knife to prevent marking the rest. This switch has given grief to a few 75/ZT owners but if the contacts or switch can't be sorted, they come up fairly often on eBay (check RRP prices first). Use some proper switch cleaner, not WD40.
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yes isis, thats the one i mean,theres one on ebay at the moment,14.00 or there abouts but he's willing to sell at a bin price.
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Thanks guys, I'll take a look at that.
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