Folding mirrors...

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

Lynyrd Skynner1
Posts: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2019, 14:14

Folding mirrors...

Post by Lynyrd Skynner1 »

2007 C5...
Another little issue , door mirrors work fine fully adjustable but they don't fold when the button is pressed , could this be the switch or is there a more common problem..?

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10492
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 983

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

I have known for crud on the contacts in the driver door module stop certain actions from working. On my previous C5 the passenger front window would not auto close. My Lexia told me it was the driver door module. When I cleaned up the contacts it worked properly (and the Lexia confirmed it was now in working order). Trainman, when he had a C5, had a similar issue, I suggested he clean up the driver door module contacts, he did, and that sorted his problem out.
Last edited by Hell Razor5543 on 01 Apr 2019, 15:38, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Post up your VIN - you may not have this option or it may be deactivated.

On the driver door electric window control panel, the switch for the mirrors slides left right or middle. If it is in the middle position and you have this option, it will slide DOWN to fold the mirrors. If it doesn't move down from the middle position, then you don't have this option.

Lynyrd Skynner1
Posts: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2019, 14:14

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by Lynyrd Skynner1 »

Does slide down 100% sure of that ...

Vin VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Ok, so that was helpful, so you do have the foldback option.

So you have already confirmed that the foldback does not happen when operating the switch. Can you also confirm that it does not foldback when locking the car with the remote fob?

If it does not do this either, can you confirm that it has previously worked and is this therefore a sudden issue?

Lynyrd Skynner1
Posts: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2019, 14:14

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by Lynyrd Skynner1 »

Hi Marc , Ok ... I have had the car less than a week so just finding these things out as I grow into its ownership :) .....the mirrors don't fold when locking with key fob , they never have in the week I have owned the car also the mirrors feel very easy to fold in by hand , no resistance at all , noticed this when cleaning yesterday , but when driving they stay put they don't move at all ....

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Hmm...

Do you hear any whining or noise of the motors engaging when you try to fold the mirrors back using the switch of the fob? If not, then it must be the failure of an electrical signal getting through - this may be wither in the door control panel, the driver's door control module (inside the door) or a faulty trapped wire in the door to engine compartment loom. This is protected by a rubber tube you can see with the driver's door open. It should come away to expose the wires. If there is a break in one of them it may be the cause. It is unusual for both mirror motors to fail simultaneously.

Lynyrd Skynner1
Posts: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2019, 14:14

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by Lynyrd Skynner1 »

Ok thanks will check these ideas out in the coming days.....thanks again..

User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2020
Posts: 4036
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 399

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by Paul-R »

I wonder whether a previous owner has needed to replace the mirrors and just stuffed the only pair he/she could get second hand.

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

I did think of the possibility of them being replaced at some time with non-folding versions - but then thought what is the likelihood of that happening to both..... :-D

admiral51
Donor 2019
Posts: 1840
Joined: 24 May 2007, 10:11
x 124

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by admiral51 »

Could someone have deactivated this option in Lexia or via system settings ?

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

There is only the option to stop them folding back using the fob, not the switch on the door, hence my question as to whether they were working with either method. So that rules that out as they should work regardless using the mirror control panel incorporating the window switches.

admiral51
Donor 2019
Posts: 1840
Joined: 24 May 2007, 10:11
x 124

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by admiral51 »

So if the switch moves and the car is configured to have that option then i can only assume that there is a wiring issue to the switch, no power no action ?

I would check the wiring as it enters the drivers door, yes i know it has power to adjust the mirrors but having spent days working out a central locking issue ( discussed elsewhere ) that it could just be a simple wire break

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20411
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2018

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Yes as I already suggested in my last post about this with all the suspect locations Colin

admiral51
Donor 2019
Posts: 1840
Joined: 24 May 2007, 10:11
x 124

Re: Folding mirrors...

Post by admiral51 »

Bugger did not read the posts well enough, of to get a stronger pair of glasses :)