Notices
 

  

User Tag List

Thread: Help - Wing Mirror not folding out.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. Re: Help - Wing Mirror not folding out. 
    #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    85
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)
    Just an update:

    I'd resigned myself to living with folding out the mirror manually each time as the repair is so expensive for what is a luxury function.
    But yesterday I'd driven the car after folding the drivers mirror manually. Parked up and locked the car, and the passenger mirror folded as usual.
    When I got back in the car I noticed that the drivers mirror had folded too.
    Started the car and both mirrors folded out as they should!

    But now it's back to the drivers mirror not folding.
    So it seems it's some connection issue rather a motor failure.

    Anyone have any diagrams on what's behind the mirror plate and how to remove the mirror to get access?

    I assume I'd see the motor and connector behind the mirror plate if I could take it out?
    Hopefully it may just be a corroded / loose wiring connection to the motor.
     
    0 0 0
     

  2. Re: Help - Wing Mirror not folding out. 
    #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer2001 View Post
    Just an update:

    I'd resigned myself to living with folding out the mirror manually each time as the repair is so expensive for what is a luxury function.
    But yesterday I'd driven the car after folding the drivers mirror manually. Parked up and locked the car, and the passenger mirror folded as usual.
    When I got back in the car I noticed that the drivers mirror had folded too.
    Started the car and both mirrors folded out as they should!

    But now it's back to the drivers mirror not folding.
    So it seems it's some connection issue rather a motor failure.

    Anyone have any diagrams on what's behind the mirror plate and how to remove the mirror to get access?

    I assume I'd see the motor and connector behind the mirror plate if I could take it out?
    Hopefully it may just be a corroded / loose wiring connection to the motor.

    Did you ever solve this? I am having exactly the same issue (even when it came back to life).. VERY annoying!

    2013 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S Line S-Tronic Quattro (184PS)
     
    0 0 0
     

  3. Re: Help - Wing Mirror not folding out. 
    #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    85
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)
    Unfortunately it was never resolved. I no longer have the car.
    My current car, a Seat Alhambra annoyingly developed the exact same issue.
    I had it completely checked out by an independent VW specialist. He traced and checked all the wiring and found no fault with that. He thought he’d tracked the issue to the door control module unit, as when he bypassed the control unit the mirror would move. So he replaced the module, but After replacing it he found the problem was still there. Occasionally it would work but more often it would not. The problem is it would often get stuck folded in, which meant I’d have to fold it out manually, which left the mirror floppy and not locked in position.
    He reckoned it must be some intermittent fault internally with the mirror motor.
    On the Alhambra the mirror also has a puddle light, which also does not operate when the mirror doesn’t fold, so it’s all related somehow. I just don’t know the cause!
    The mechanic was very good and let me keep the new door module free of charge. His only recommendation was to buy a whole new mirror unit, but the cost is astronomical at £450-500. Even second hand they seem to a few hundred pounds. So just not worth it for me.
    l’ve just learnt to never fold the mirrors!
     
    0 0 0
     

  4. Re: Help - Wing Mirror not folding out. 
    #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer2001 View Post
    Unfortunately it was never resolved. I no longer have the car.
    My current car, a Seat Alhambra annoyingly developed the exact same issue.
    I had it completely checked out by an independent VW specialist. He traced and checked all the wiring and found no fault with that. He thought heíd tracked the issue to the door control module unit, as when he bypassed the control unit the mirror would move. So he replaced the module, but After replacing it he found the problem was still there. Occasionally it would work but more often it would not. The problem is it would often get stuck folded in, which meant Iíd have to fold it out manually, which left the mirror floppy and not locked in position.
    He reckoned it must be some intermittent fault internally with the mirror motor.
    On the Alhambra the mirror also has a puddle light, which also does not operate when the mirror doesnít fold, so itís all related somehow. I just donít know the cause!
    The mechanic was very good and let me keep the new door module free of charge. His only recommendation was to buy a whole new mirror unit, but the cost is astronomical at £450-500. Even second hand they seem to a few hundred pounds. So just not worth it for me.
    líve just learnt to never fold the mirrors!
    Oh my that sounds like a nightmare! I was pondering on a new unit itself. Audi quoted me about £200 which I might consider although i am pondering on moving from VAG cars now as too many annoying and expensive issues arising.

    Will let you know how I get on

    2013 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S Line S-Tronic Quattro (184PS)
     
    0 0 0
     

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Question Wing mirror inside clips broken (electric folding / light indicator)
    By Oxylis in forum Audi A3 - 8P - 2004 - 2012
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 27-11-2012, 01:38 PM
  2. Question Wing mirror replacement (for power folding)
    By PerryGarrod in forum Audi A4 - B8 Forum - 2008 - 2015
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-10-2012, 10:18 PM
  3. Automatic Folding Wing Mirrors
    By steallan in forum Audi A4 - B7 Forum - 2005 - 2008
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 03:08 PM
  4. Folding Wing Mirror question
    By leowfc in forum Passat CC
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 03:32 PM
  5. Folding wing mirrors
    By h7ptw in forum Golf MK5 - 2004 - 2009
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-02-2009, 07:33 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


 



  


Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", administered in line with guidelines supplied by VAG in the UK, and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Certain "words", "phrases" and "Images" used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevant Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - Scania - MAN - Ducatti - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -