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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2008, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Well after a couple years of function, the passenger side mirror decided it doesnt want to auto fold anymore.

I can hear the motor spinning so I took it off and completely apart to see if I could see a possible problem. Unfortunately I didnt see any smoking gun. I put it back so I at least have a nice mirror with a turn signal in it. Luckily its folded out.

I know this is a long shot but does anyone know where I might be able to pick up a replacement motor/folding mechanism?
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+1 both of mine stopped working, im so pissed, i thought it was becuase people were probably trying to open them by hand and messed it up but then i figured that maybe it was just time, i have them folded out also, and when i press the switch they dont fold in so i just turn the switch off and leave them folded out, but if you want to close you can, just pull them.. I mean they're already broken, i think the teeth of the gears and motor wear out after a while with the whole opening and closing all the time..

i wanted to buy news one but dont wanna spend for it, i rather buy l.e.d tails..

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Just wondering. I noticed speedline stopped carrying them. Where is the cheapest place to purchase a set ?

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my passenger side is starting to make an extra spinning noise after it closes. they still work, but i have left them on off auto fold to try to save the motors...mine are about a yr old. i would say just find some that are not auto fold, but still have the turn signals cuz they don't last too long...i think speedline still has those.

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+1 both of mine stopped working, im so pissed, i thought it was becuase people were probably trying to open them by hand and messed it up but then i figured that maybe it was just time, i have them folded out also, and when i press the switch they dont fold in so i just turn the switch off and leave them folded out, but if you want to close you can, just pull them.. I mean they're already broken, i think the teeth of the gears and motor wear out after a while with the whole opening and closing all the time..

i wanted to buy news one but dont wanna spend for it, i rather buy l.e.d tails..[/b]
Did they both fail at the same time or one before the other? I figure the driver side will probably die soon as well then. I took the motor apart and didnt really see any broken teeth on the gears, so I'm not sure why they dont fold anymore. But I'm like you, at least they can fold if necessary, which is a step up from the non foldable stock ones.
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Did they both fail at the same time or one before the other? I figure the driver side will probably die soon as well then. I took the motor apart and didnt really see any broken teeth on the gears, so I'm not sure why they dont fold anymore. But I'm like you, at least they can fold if necessary, which is a step up from the non foldable stock ones.[/b]
my drivers side died first and then the passenger recently..

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I have the same problem in a Mazda 6-2018.The problem is in to mechanism because this has a plastic gear.I found 2 types of gears for fix the problem 30 pins and 48 pins.Some one knows witch one is the correct?
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