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How do I remove the back from the mirror

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Good morning,

      My passenger side mirror has stopped moving. It will move manually but I'm afraid to do that for fear of breaking something. The only thing I have done so far is check the fuse and it is good. The drivers side moves. I checked the resource guide and did not find what I was looking for. I have to admit I have not tore into things yet to start checking wires and electricity etc because I have been moving down the road. But I thought that before I started that I better find out any tricks to remove the mirror back. Who knows this may become a WCR project.

Brad

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35 minutes ago, Brad & Jacolyn said:

Good morning,

      My passenger side mirror has stopped moving. It will move manually but I'm afraid to do that for fear of breaking something. The only thing I have done so far is check the fuse and it is good. The drivers side moves. I checked the resource guide and did not find what I was looking for. I have to admit I have not tore into things yet to start checking wires and electricity etc because I have been moving down the road. But I thought that before I started that I better find out any tricks to remove the mirror back. Who knows this may become a WCR project.

Brad

Brad,

Don't know how to link but look up Volvo VNL 630 Mirror Removal and Antennae Replacement on YouTube. Shows how. Also several other videos.  

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If you look at the cover side of the mirror do you see two little “buttons” if so you can remove them and find some screws. Remove the screws and remove the cover. If you have the “newer style” you can use the YouTube video for help.

 

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Wow Brad!!!!   If I were there with you, I could actually help you do this because it's someplace where I don't have to crawl under the dash of my smart to get to!!!!

Also check the door control button for some rust from any rain that might have dropped in there.   Good luck.   I'm probably going to need to replace my passenger mirror.

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Thanks for the direction guys. It looks easy to do now I just hope to find the problem in the switch. That should be easy to remove.

Rocky they also have videos for removing the entire mirror assembly. Hope you are getting all healed up. I hear that takes longer when you reach your advanced years.

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Our passenger mirror has done the same thing.  First time (5+ years ago), I manuevered the mirror by hand and shot my favorite flavor of pentrating oil on the actuator screws and freed them.  Recently, the wiring in the door has gone flakey.  I can usually get it to work by banging on the door.🙄  Swapping switches didn't change which door was affected.  I most likely have a broken wire in the door harness.

Of course, you only think about fixing such things when you're trying to back into a tight spot, in the dark, in the rain.......

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On 5/10/2019 at 6:26 PM, rickeieio said:

Of course, you only think about fixing such things when you're trying to back into a tight spot, in the dark, in the rain.......

I can't help you with that "rain" thing but you know how to solve that "dark" problem, don't you?

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11 hours ago, Big5er said:

I can't help you with that "rain" thing but you know how to solve that "dark" problem, don't you?

Yes but I believe Sondra and Dave K purchased all the RV lights in the country for their trailer.

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11 hours ago, Big5er said:

I can't help you with that "rain" thing but you know how to solve that "dark" problem, don't you?

Park while it's still light? 🤔

The real issue is seeing what's off to the side of the trailer, where back-up lights do little.  I don't see as well in the dark as I used to.  I guess I need to eat more carrots.

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Well I went to the utube video and a couple of others (Thanks guys) and now I know how to remove the back of the mirror (and have the skinned up knuckles to prove it). I did that and even pulled the mirror moving part out and disassembled that. Not the easiest thing to do since there are 3 wires on it and no connections to unplug it. Everything appears to be in order so it may be electric problem. This means that I have hit the extent that I understand. Hopefully the WCR will have some experts available with some expertise in this area. Even when I had things apart I did not know what to touch to test. All I know for sure is the only fuse I find for mirrors is good, all the buttons on the door control light up when I press them and the drivers side works. Guess I will use it manually for now.

 

Brad

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13 hours ago, Big5er said:

I can't help you with that "rain" thing but you know how to solve that "dark" problem, don't you?

This dark thing is the reason you join the 230 club. 2:30 in the afternoon OR 230 miles and park it. You now have lots of time to fix a drink and get out the chairs to watch the people that are not real good at backing up RV's (there are lots of them and you may even learn some new words.

Brad

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Pop the switches out or just swap the plug over to the other switch and see if it works.  Super easy to do, and it will tell you if the switch is good.

I took my switches out a while back when one was going flakey.  It worked intermittently.  Apparently, the jostling about knocked some debris out, as it's been fine ever since.

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On 5/12/2019 at 5:25 PM, rickeieio said:

Pop the switches out or just swap the plug over to the other switch and see if it works.  Super easy to do, and it will tell you if the switch is good.

I took my switches out a while back when one was going flakey.  It worked intermittently.  Apparently, the jostling about knocked some debris out, as it's been fine ever since.

The switches on the door are all combined into one and there is only one plug that has about 20 connections in it.

Brad

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