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Driver side mirror issue.

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I'm not sure how to track down an issue with my driver-side mirror on my 83 SC. When using the control on the door, I can only move it left or right. When I push the control forward or aft, the mirror still moves left and right. When controlling the passenger mirror, everything works fine. I understand there is some sort of solenoid that switches the movement mode, but I don't understand the wiring diagram and am not really skilled at that type of work. Any tips on where to start or how to diagnose the issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello,

I'm not sure how to track down an issue with my driver-side mirror on my 83 SC. When using the control on the door, I can only move it left or right. When I push the control forward or aft, the mirror still moves left and right. When controlling the passenger mirror, everything works fine. I understand there is some sort of solenoid that switches the movement mode, but I don't understand the wiring diagram and am not really skilled at that type of work. Any tips on where to start or how to diagnose the issue would be greatly appreciated.
I would pull it out not completely from the door panel...disconnect the switch from the relay and squirt some contact cleaner in first, and work the switch...I would do that a few times and see how that works for you
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Remember you have to remove the top door rail/cover to allow access to pull out the switch
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MIrror switch.

As I recall, there is a hole in the switch for contact cleaner lubrication.
Also, be careful as the switch is big$$$$$$$$.

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Hello,

I'm not sure how to track down an issue with my driver-side mirror on my 83 SC. When using the control on the door, I can only move it left or right. When I push the control forward or aft, the mirror still moves left and right. When controlling the passenger mirror, everything works fine. I understand there is some sort of solenoid that switches the movement mode, but I don't understand the wiring diagram and am not really skilled at that type of work. Any tips on where to start or how to diagnose the issue would be greatly appreciated.
Well did it work? looking for some feedback!
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