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The driver's powered door mirror has been a little sluggish to fold in since I bought it.  A squirt of WD40 made things better but it was still there, also there was a gap between the plastic trim and door, so decided to investigate today and found this:

The alloy backing plate is broken, guess it was a replacement as there are no missing parts to be found.  I'm looking for a replacement and surprise, surprise not cheap, however mine has 14 wires on the loom, one I have seen has 15?  Anyone know why the difference and the significance please?


Gary M.

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3 hours ago, Raistlin said:

My first thoughts be either powerfold or memory Gary.

Can you identify, by pin humber and colour, the odd man out and I will see if I can find it in the wiring diagrams (if you don't have a copy yourself).


Sorry Paul I can't, however 1-11 are all occupied and 14,15,16 of the second row are.  I've removed the small access cover on the bottom of the unit and it was even more badly corroded around the pivot, suspect the near side will be similar.  Something for others to check I would advise.


Gary M. 

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50 minutes ago, Raistlin said:

Which ones do you have on the mirror Gary?

Do I need to unclip the mirror from the housing Paul for that.  However they are memory as they adjust along with the seat.

Thanks again

Gary M.

Edit:  As I don't adjust the seats very often I rarely use the memory function.  When I have I seem to recall only the N/S adjusting and not the O/S.  So I think this is a replacement mirror and didn't have the memory function, hence only 14 wires, the 15th being the memory feed?  Also one of the screws which hold the trim in place was loose and the large plastic trim on the hinge side was also loose, as well as the trim which fits around the window frame, so it had all been off and not replaced very well.

Thankfully I have the Hippo so not in a desperate rush to get a replacement, however a new one is the thick end of £300.

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Well as it was dry and sunny decided it would go back together today.  But before I did had a look to see if the mounting bracket was as corroded as the one I've taken off.  No surprise it was.  Here's the pivot, sorry didn't take one of the mounting bracket, but it was probably worse, at least it was in one piece.  The connector was identical to the one I removed so was happy with that.  Gave it a good clean and spray of WD40 before fitting.  

Put it on and connected everything up prior to replacing the door card and it didn't work.  Well only partially.  While it folded a lot smoother, easier and faster, the mirror itself would only adjust up and down and not in or out.  Could hear the motor but no movement.  Thankfully the original motor was nearby and three screws and a connector all was good.  The joys of buying off eBay eh?  Oh and it adjusts with the memory seats too.  Yippee.


Gary M.



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It was Paul, pity I had to swap the motor over though, thankfully not a big job.  Used it last night for the first time and it all worked a treat, heating element clearing it in seconds, the adjustments all working and the folding nice and quiet.

Just the wheels to refurb and the passenger vanity mirror to source for now, but I need change the fuel tank cradle on the Freelander next as it's coming up for its MOT, too big a job for me so extra costs involved, so other things will have to wait.

Gary M.

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