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Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors - THEY LIVE!

Postby ikhan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:02 pm

I've just fitted a pair of powerfolding mirrors to my Megane. All the adjustments work of the old switch, but the connector is of a different type (8-pin). I think I'm right in thinking that the mirrors themselves are wired up to powerfold (i.e. the old passenger mirror only has connectors in the top row, but the new one has two pins in the bottom row as well, and these have wiring to them on the original loom).

The control switch, however, is 10-pin and totll different plug design. I've got some schematics but I dont kno which schematic is for my car (1.5 Expression 2005) and which would be for a car that has these mirrors as standard so that I can try to work out where to go from here. I know some people have done this mod already, so any help / advise will be greatly received (I could find anything by searching)
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:35 pm

Ok, I think I can match the original plug to the new plug wiring, but it's pins 1, 2, 5, an 10 that I need info on (1= fold out, 2= protected left-hand side light +, 5= protected + battery feed circuit breaker interior light fuse, and 10= fold in). More concerned about 2 and 5 at the moment.
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Lowered 45mm (Spax)
RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
6000k HIDs (H7 & H11), LED Side, No Plate, & Interior Lights
18" Inovit Tarmac Alloys (matt black)

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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:03 pm

Sorted! (in theory at least)
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby Boomstyliemikey » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:07 am

Id love to know how you done this. Ive wanted to do this for a while but thought it would be to hard to do. Any chance for some pics or a rough guide on how you done this?

Thanks
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Hi, I will do a short write-up, but I haven't been able to take this past the theory stage due to work commitments. It is really straightforward (in theory) - there's an easy way, and an easier way and I will write about both when I finish mine off, hopefully this weekend.
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Ok, well, for now there is no easy way, because in trying the easier but more involved way, I've just messed up 3 of my electric windows!!!!!! :oops: :x
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Phew, now that the windows are fixed..... I did get the folding mirror to work, but for some reason only the driver's side work. I'm not sure if the passenger side is not getting any power or what because in my panic I just put everything back together, but I am going to try again.

Just out of interest, the mirror folded ok, but wasn't very smooth in re-opening.... I don't think that is right but as long as I can get them to work..... BTW, thet windows only needed to be "initialised", so when I went out to do this, they decided to work anyway!
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby victorhora » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:41 am

Hello,

Any progress on the folding door mirrors retrofit? Would really like add these to my Megane in Brazil!

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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:06 pm

Hello victorhora,

I've replied to your pm.

Basically, it's easier to swap the door loom from a similar car (i.e if you have 4 electric windows then get this from a car with 4 electric windows AND powerfolding mirrors). You might need the window switches too - my window switches worked but the child lock switch didn't work (something to do with plug colour) - the plugs were identical but just didn't fit. I bought everything from the same car, the loom, mirrors, and the switches.
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RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
6000k HIDs (H7 & H11), LED Side, No Plate, & Interior Lights
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Think I've got a faulty passenger side mirror - need to try a substitute....
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RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby iRenault » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:58 pm

Hope you sort it out!

I was also after power folding mirrors (this means they "close" when you leave the car right?) and 4 electric windows (for now only first ones are), but didn't really go into it yet :P

Heads up, you made a good progress already, keep it up! And inform us how it will go! :)
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks - I think I've worked out what the problem is, and I don't think the mirror is faulty after all. I have a theory which I will try out over the weekend (if the weather is good) and report back, hopefully with good news :D

Regarding the rear windows, I have 4 electric, but I did a conversion on my last car. It was as simple as fitting replacing the winding mechanism with electric motors AND replacing the looms in both rear doors AND the front driver's door (for the 4 electric switches). Hope this helps
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RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby iRenault » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:38 pm

All worked well? Even the lock rear windows?
So it's not hard thing to do :) - apart from folding mirrors or instaling fog lamps... which I'm after.

Cheers and thanks for help!
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby ikhan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 pm

My last car was an Alfa Romeo. On those, the cars were already wired up all 4 electric windows upto the front driver's door, so yes they worked perfectly. Not sure if it will be the same on the Megane or not though.
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RenaultSport R26 Front & Rear Bumpers, Spoilers, Door Bullets, & Exhaust
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Re: Retrofit Powerfold Mirrors

Postby iRenault » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:15 am

When I damaged my rear left doors, I bought new ones. They had switch for electric window in. I guess it won't be hard - just wire it up, buy those motors for windows for each rear window and new switch for my (driver's) door.

Atleast I hope it will be this easy :D
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