Corrado mirrors

Corrado mirrors

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phillpot

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14,644 posts

121 months

Sunday 10th February
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They work on the bench, just the little matter of fitting them !

Found a wiring diagram "somewhere" while search around old PH posts, pretty sure it was courtesy of Steve @ Southways thumbup

unlike the "rubber band" mirrors used on later S's and Griffs/Chims these use a single motor and a clutch to acheive movement in two planes, no relay required.

I believe the heating elements on normal cars are switched with the heated rear screen? Guess just an ignition live would do, no harm having them on constant?


mrufcs1

69 posts

173 months

Sunday 10th February
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How are you mounting them ? I've had a pair in a box for a few years but never worked out how to make an adapter to get them to sit properly.

I've seen them mounted on vw vans etc with a spacer, the later tvr 'T' cars have a similar extension. I think they'd suit the S series really well.

phillpot

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14,644 posts

121 months

Sunday 10th February
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mrufcs1 said:
How are you mounting them ?
Not worked that bit out yet!


Today was stage 1. suss out the wiring.

Which, much to my surprise, I seem to have done smile

mrufcs1

69 posts

173 months

Sunday 10th February
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Would be interested in what you work out!

There's a fine selection of finely whittled pieces of wood in my garage which I was hoping to use as a moulds. Never did manage it.

Bobhon

952 posts

117 months

Sunday 10th February
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The heating elements won't like being on all the time as they are not rated for constant running. On the T cars they work via their own switch and a timer relay.

I have a copy of the Tamora and the Tuscan wiring diagrams if you want to delve into how they did it.

Bob
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QBee

16,300 posts

82 months

Monday 11th February
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Fibreon sell adaptors for the Chimaera.

Pic of them fitted.

The alternative is to have any door holes filled and painted, and then mount them straight to the door, but make sure you can see what you need to in them first. I find the view in my passenger mirror is compromised a little.


QBee

16,300 posts

82 months

Monday 11th February
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Oh, and I had a hell of a game with the wiring because the Corrados have 5 wires and the Citroen mirrors 4 wires. Got a Cerb owning electrician to wire mine, but they have never worked quite right.

phillpot

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14,644 posts

121 months

Monday 11th February
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QBee said:
Oh, and I had a hell of a game with the wiring because the Corrados have 5 wires and the Citroen mirrors 4 wires.
These ones only have four if you ignore heating elements, all wired up and working (on the bench) following the wiring diagram posted on this thread by Steve D


QBee said:
Fibreon sell adaptors for the Chimaera.
saw those on the same thread but I don't currently have "Chimaera" mirrors wink





Edited by phillpot on Monday 11th February 09:57

mrufcs1

69 posts

173 months

Monday 11th February
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The adapters made by fibreon are only any good to replace the Citroen mirrors. No good for the early mirrors. Someone did a full feature on that a few years ago and I think they also published how they adapted the wiring. The earlier cars didn't have electric mirrors so no need to try and mate old wiring to the new mirrors as you have to start from scratch !

If you tried to bolt the corrado mirrors straight to the door without some sort of adapter they would be too low to see and they'd be hanging down over.

Looking closely at the later T cars, they use an extension piece. If a source for them could be found I'm sure that they could be customised to fit the s series.