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Technical Section => Exterior Trim => Topic started by: bobmax on June 08, 2015, 01:41:53 AM

Title: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on June 08, 2015, 01:41:53 AM
Is there any way to make the mirrors fully automatic?
ie close them when ignition is turned off?
It's no big deal to do it manually, but would be a nice if was possible.
My previous motor did. :)
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: RichardC on June 08, 2015, 01:54:33 PM
I suggest you look at the Mazda web page below. Seems quite good value at £67.17 inc VAT but excludes fitting.

http://www.mazda.co.uk/buying-owning/accessories/mazda3/2013-05/comfort-utility/C850V7650A/

Might even get it done myself at next service.

RichardC
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on June 09, 2015, 12:36:45 AM
Thanks, looks interesting. :)
I wonder what's involved with fitting the system?
I'm guessing some hacking to the computer maybe?
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: RichardC on June 09, 2015, 03:43:46 PM
I'd get a quote for fitting from your dealer. I doubt whether it's more than half an hours work when you know what you are doing so shouldn't be too expensive.
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on June 09, 2015, 04:25:10 PM
Yeah, will do that.  :D

I wonder though if it comes with instructions etc? :-\
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: RichardC on June 09, 2015, 05:58:58 PM
I doubt it. The dealer will have the instructions in the form of a bulletin but wouldn't wish to impart this information to a customer. There could just be a You Tube video on the subject - worth checking.
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on June 09, 2015, 06:11:58 PM
Good point.
I'll check out you tube a bit later.
Thanks for your input. :)
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: mr c on June 15, 2015, 03:42:22 PM
Is there any way to make the mirrors fully automatic?
ie close them when ignition is turned off?
It's no big deal to do it manually, but would be a nice if was possible.
My previous motor did. :)
Thing is have you got Istop on yours? is so in traffic stopping and starting they will be going in and out not ideal
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: yarb on June 15, 2015, 04:15:40 PM
Istop only stops the engine it doesn't switch off the whole ignition.  Also most mirrors fold when the car is locked or unlocked, saw a video on you tube showing this on a Mazda 3 sedan
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: mr c on June 17, 2015, 08:30:10 AM
Istop only stops the engine it doesn't switch off the whole ignition.  Also most mirrors fold when the car is locked or unlocked, saw a video on you tube showing this on a Mazda 3 sedan
Are I see that makres sense in that case thats quite a reasonable upgrade dependiong on fitting charge, but it makes me smile if the part is £67 to Joe public it would cost them very little to incorperate it in as standard. If you have folding mirrors and I think its most models if not all why would you not want them to fold in when switching off
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: misar on June 17, 2015, 08:50:19 AM
I only fold mine if there is a good reason such as a narrow road with passing buses, trucks, etc. Totally pointless in garage or on driveway and the mirror is an important safety measure when opening the door on a busy road, with passing cyclists, etc.
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on June 22, 2015, 01:47:03 AM
agreed.But as Yarb says... Fold only when locked/unlocked would work well. ;)
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: Gixxer on August 04, 2015, 01:54:13 PM
I've fitted the kit to my car took about 1 hour and comes with full instructions on how to fit it not too bad a job if you have some mechanical know how. hope this helps.
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: bobmax on August 04, 2015, 02:22:50 PM
That's interesting, yes does help, thanks.
Do you have istop, and do they go in & out as you thought?
Title: Re: Wing mirros?
Post by: 9swampy on August 04, 2015, 06:05:23 PM
I've fitted the kit to my car took about 1 hour and comes with full instructions on how to fit it not too bad a job if you have some mechanical know how. hope this helps.

Total charge for the £67 for the kit is all and then you fitted yourself in an hour? I'll be all over that one... Have you access to a scanner to post a copy of the instructions?