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Celia

folding mirror problems

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Hi

my 2009 2.0REN Outback has folding mirrors which have worked fine up until now. Now the passenger side one won't fold & buzzes. When I've pushed it it folds but then it won't open again. Even when I haven't tried to shut them the passenger side mirror still buzzes when I start the car. No amount of pushing, tapping & jiggling will stop the noise.

help!!!

Celia

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sounds like a cog has dislodged or broken a tooth or two internally - the buzzing is either the motor trying to move and cannot because stuck or the motor moving and rattling against the broken cog

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thanks - does that mean I have to take it apart? is that very complicated do you know?

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I agree it's the motor trying to move I'd maybe say might need a new motor if it's and internal part thats failed. And without looking I don't know if I could advise how to remove it 2009 is to new for me :)

Might give you an idea of what you will have to do in removing it. 

 

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It shouldnt be too complicated to remove it - panel pops off from inside then undo mounting screw / bolts after disconnecting electrical cable

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On 1/9/2014 at 6:22 PM, Celia said:

Hi

my 2009 2.0REN Outback has folding mirrors which have worked fine up until now. Now the passenger side one won't fold & buzzes. When I've pushed it it folds but then it won't open again. Even when I haven't tried to shut them the passenger side mirror still buzzes when I start the car. No amount of pushing, tapping & jiggling will stop the noise.

help!!!

Celia

Hi Celia

 

I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza Hatchback and I have exactly the same problem. Have you managed to sort out yours?

Thanks

Manu

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I done my wife's crv that had same problem. I just got new ones. Easy to fit. Just 3 bolts behind interior panel.

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Thanks Sirpidey. I thought to do that but when I took the car to  a garage (not dealership) I was told that the mirror is fine and the problem is with the mirror adjusting switch???

That confused me a bit...

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