W163 Power folding mirrors gone wrong (I think somebody kicked them last night)

DexterML

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Hi all

The sage continues. This time not due to a fault of the car I think. The folding mirrors worked fine and this morning I find one of them extended and the other one folded.
I try the switch a few times, as I know this resets them on most cars but now I get:

One folds (but then won't unfold) while the other does nothing
They both move but one of them will stop in a random position then both won't move
one will unfold and fold but the other will unfold up to a point and then won't follow any movement.

Is there a way to 'reset' ..set them straight. I know the motors are working somewhat.
 

chic0821

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Just a guess, get them in the same position then disconnect battery for 30 mins. This may reset them. Probably someone will be on saying this is a lot of rubbish. Hope you get them sorted.
 

whitenemesis

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The mirrors (or at least the housings) are designed to detach if struck. One needs to completely unfold manually and then give the housing a sharp knock towards the front of the car, as if to open them further, this locks them back in and the electric adjustment should sort itself out.
When a lady slipped on some ice and collided with one of my C class mirrors I was in the dealer's car park and friendly tech sorted it. I'm not sure I would be brave enough to hit them hard enough...
 

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