Shada

After market folding mirror wiring

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OK just done this and seems a few like me are interested in having it. 

In this method I did cut 4 wires to disable the folding option from the factory button as I didn't want the car contradicting the kit. I done all from the drivers door and would have been easy if there Was some info on wire colours. 

Here is how I fitted mine for anyone interested 

1 red wire + connected to thick yellow wire on plug for window motor. (be sure to have fuse) 

2 black wire - connected to thick white with thin black line wire on window motor. 

3 yellow wire acc+ connected to very fine grey wire on window switch panel. (confirm wire goes live with ignition using test lamp)  note if you don't connect acc wire your mirrors will fold when you drive off and car auto locks. 

4 green wire door open signal + connected to thick blue wire on door lock. 

5 blue wire door lock signal + connected to thick red wire on door lock. 

6 orange mirror close + connects to two fine pale green wires on window switch

7 brown mirror open + connects to two fine red wires on window switch. 

The other two wires on the modual I didn't use but they can be connected if you choose to keep the fold button operational on the panel. I left them off. 

Note there are more than two pale green and red wires on the window switch. A test light is required to locate the needed wires. With the ignition on probe the red wires one at a time and operate the folding mirrors. When opening mirrors two of these should go live, (they stay live for about 10 seconds after the mirrors have stopped)  cut these from the switch and join them (loom ends) to the brown wire. 

Repeat above step to find the two fine green wires for closing mirrors, cut these from the switch and join them (loom ends) to the orange wire.

Job done, play and smile☺️

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Nice how-to, if you had added pictures would be perfect!

Do i understand that this howto is for cars without the automatic function switch?

Do you have some info how to remove the door trim?

Cheers, Ivo

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Thanks shada 

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I didn't take pictures but if I get a spare half hour this week I will. 

To remove the door panel isn't difficult it requires a star screwdriver and a small trim removal tool or small flat head if careful. 

Il ad a how to for this soon too.

Yes this is for cars without the automatic function switch. 

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15 minutes ago, Shada said:

I didn't take pictures but if I get a spare half hour this week I will. 

To remove the door panel isn't difficult it requires a star screwdriver and a small trim removal tool or small flat head if careful. 

Il ad a how to for this soon too.

Yes this is for cars without the automatic function switch. 

Thank you very much indeed Shada!

I will wait to see the how-to with pictures to do it on my IS.

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Anyone know any one who could do this near heathrow. Been to 1 place and they said it might have canbus issues

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It's not difficult.

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Hi Shada, i,m still waiting for pictures. If you have time please add here. 🙂

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