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Mirror switch

Postby LeedsMike » Thu 24.11.2022, 10:05

Looks like my electric mirror switch is starting to die. Drivers side randomly won’t adjust left/right.

SJ are saying they can no longer get the item.

Any suggestions on where to source a new one?
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby dapinky » Thu 24.11.2022, 11:46

Not sure about getting one new, but the switch can be replaced with one from a Series 1 Vauxhall Frontera (or Omega) switch.......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394028223918

If you don't want the 'heating' function, then the Holden Comodore switch looks like it could be suitable, but I don't know if it is 'plug and play' or would need some wiring work...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304550125145
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby LeedsMike » Thu 24.11.2022, 13:18

Thanks Dave.

The Omega one still doesn’t have the button to trigger the heating. It must hang off the rear heated screen in the Omega?
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby dapinky » Thu 24.11.2022, 15:25

Ah, good point about the screen heater!

I have to admit, my own switch stopped working many years ago, and is still on the list of things to look at when I get round to it - but as I don't use it in weather when a heater is required, and haven't needed to move the mirror position in the last 8 years, it isn't a priority.
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby Tuga2112 » Sat 26.11.2022, 15:13

have you tried unplugging it and giving it a generous dose of contact cleaner at the terminals and plug back in ?

ive had many switches over the years that between that and simply undoing their interanls and cleaning was enough to fix

ultimately all switches are just mechanical connections and are usually designed so you can re-open them to clean any dust and re-assemble
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby johnj » Sat 26.11.2022, 17:31

I had a problem with the mirror switch. The mirror only moved in one plane. It is possible to open the switch, but open carefully with the switch parallel to a clean surface as there are 3 small loose cones that the can fall out. I cleaned the insides with electrical contact spray, and everything now works as it should. As dapinky once the mirrors are in position you do not use the switch.
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby esprit888 » Sun 27.11.2022, 20:45

Ummm, they are available, even used, but a little pricey :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://pkautoparts.com/04-lamborghini- ... a-pk009212
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Re: Mirror switch

Postby M100Brisbane » Mon 28.11.2022, 11:41

Down here in Oz, I bought a switch via eBay from a wrecker, described as coming from a Holden Astra TR. Looked perfect, had the heater switch and all.

Catch is that the plug gender is wrong - (male/female) so I haven't used it yet.

Wonder why GM did that?
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