Replace bulb in lt. Side mirror

abmalhot

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When I close the side mirror, the instrument complaints of following malfunction:
REPLACE BULB IN LT. SIDE MIRROR

The warning disappears when I open the side mirrors. The left indicator on the side mirror does work fine.
Any ideas, why this could be happening?
 
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abmalhot

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If it were a broken wire, it should show that alert always. But the alert is shown only when the side mirror is closed. Will go and check the wires now.
 
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abmalhot

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The exact error thats displayed is:
L. TURN SIG. REFLECTR CHECK LAMP !

I also noticed my Left indicator on side mirror doesn't work when side mirrors are closed and thus the error. However, when the side mirrors are opened the indicator works fine and no error is displayed.

Not sure, Why would the indicator not work when the mirror is closed? In the meantime, I will take a closer look at wires to see if i can find something obviously wrong.
 

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A fairly common fault. Wires are the usual culprit.


I just leave mine out now.
 

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when the mirror is open the wire is straightened thus the light works. I would guess that the insulation would look ok its only the wire inside that is broken :) When my mirror stopped moving i took the cover off and replaced all the wires with some "more flexible" ones good luck
 

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