Electric mirrors

Electric mirrors

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ludoZ3

Original Poster:

126 posts

161 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Hi Guys,

Got a set of electric mirrors (not the foldable type and adjuster switch from a 75 and I was wondering how involved it was to replace. Didnt manage to find an how to, anyone to point me in the right direction?

Thx
Ludo

doug_porsche

43 posts

71 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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its not the best write up, but its better than nothing.

http://nobleforums.com/showthread.php?11551-Electr...
follow the link and there are some pictures to fill in my great verbiage.

Got tired of having to readjust the cable operated side mirrors every time I closed the doors and/or drove the car. So I decided to convert them electric.

Step 1: Buy a left and a right wing mirror for a 1999-2003 Rover 25 (www.ebay.co.uk example http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-25-P...item25ae895... )


Step 2: Remove the glass from the housings. Take a screwdriver and gently wedge between the mirror and the side cover on the extreme outside of the mirror. Take a second screwdriver and gently wedge between mirror and the cover on the extreme inside and the glass will release/pop loose.


Step 3: Gently pop out the electric mirror sub-assembly. Its held in with three snap/push on (ball) sockets. A well placed screwdriver and light pressure and the sub-assembly will pop out. Label and disconnect the two electric plugs.


Step 4: Gently pop out the cable mirror sub-assembly. Its held in with three snap/push on (ball) sockets. A well placed screwdriver and light pressure and the sub-assembly will pop out. After its out you can remove the three adjustment cables. Push the cables back into the door.


Temp Step 5: Pop in the electric mirror sub-assembly into the Noble mirror housing. Again, its held in with three snap/push on (ball) sockets.

Temp Step 6: Reattach the mirror to the electric mirror sub-assembly. (see Step 2)

At this point I have manual “Electric” mirrors that I adjust by pushing on the glass. The advantage to this setup is that, yes you need to manually adjust the mirrors, but…. the adjustment does not change every time you close the door, or drive the car, or park the car!


Phase two will be to take the doors apart and run wires and the mount electric mirror adjustment switch, but it aint snowing yet, so that can wait! Time to go drive.


ludoZ3

Original Poster:

126 posts

161 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Doug, thanks for the write up. Have you completed phase 2? I really want to just go electric directly biggrin I will also put power windows.

doug_porsche

43 posts

71 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Ok, you caught me.

I never did wire up the mirrors.
Just replacing the core with the electric mirror core fix my number one irritation

I use to have to adjust the mirror's multiple time per outing.
Now, its been months since I have needed to adjust the mirrors.


ludoZ3

Original Poster:

126 posts

161 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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dont feel bad, I havent moved the car in 5y!!

Ian Perry

253 posts

120 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I use a thin slither of black silicone between the housing and the centre part of the mirror .You can't see it and my mirrors haven't moved in 5 years.
You don't need to do it all round a couple of dabs does the trick.

ludoZ3

Original Poster:

126 posts

161 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Ian, thanks for your answer. I have modded already for them to stop moving but as I would like to eventually turn the car in a more daily driver friendly with power windows and mirror, double din head unit

ludoZ3

Original Poster:

126 posts

161 months

Sunday 3rd May 2020
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so anyone has them wired so they work properly?