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Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:57 pm
by Lancer1993
So just asking about adding the right wiring to my MY09 VRX to make auto folding mirrors with indicators work, or could it already have them but why just aren't being used.

I'm sure it can be done either way but how hard is it to add?
Can I assume the hardest part is wiring them up to auto fold when you lock the car?

Has anyone done this using the stock MY15 mirrors?

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:56 pm
by Mystique
They come stock standard on My15s.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:17 pm
by Lancer1993
That's why I asked.

I know there were some after market ones out a few years ago but they aren't in business anymore.

But with the MY15 CJ and the CF Mitsy has them so how hard is it to wire them up or is the basic wiring in place? Now I have added power mirrors to my old Lancer and the hardest part then was running the wires through the door to the car, also did power windows at the same time.

This is not including the actual cost of getting them, which is not cheap from what I've seen.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:39 am
by adamhumphrey
According to Etacs forum some early Lancers dont have the relays in the ETACS module which allows them to fold. It is a massive job to get them working if these relays are missing. You also need different switch for the mirrors. I wanted to do this on the wifes my09 vrx. Ill try and find the link to show you.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:41 am
by adamhumphrey
I went out and took some photos to show you differences lucky I have an My11 Evo x and My09 VRX to compare too..

What I found from website mentions these two wires as control wires for the mirrors.
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Hope this sheds some light for you.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 am
by sarusa
Mystique wrote:They come stock standard on My15s.




Not on MY15 ES sport. Certainly not on mine. :)

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:19 pm
by Lancer1993
Maybe its one of those mods that is nice to think about but better off leaving and save the money for a newer CJ.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:27 pm
by Mystique
Correct.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 pm
by 2017LancerCF
So the 2017 CF mirrors can be wired up to auto fold when you lock the car? Or do you have to put all new wires through? Or wires and motors to turn the mirrors in?

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:53 pm
by Shaun Patterson
2017LancerCF wrote:So the 2017 CF mirrors can be wired up to auto fold when you lock the car? Or do you have to put all new wires through? Or wires and motors to turn the mirrors in?


only the top tier CF has folding mirrors

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:44 pm
by DVS
I had the X-Factor folding mirrors on my 2009 VRX Sprortback the mirrors died and I couldn't get more as has been said he went out of business, I sourced some 2015 lancer folding mirrors from china, they were even the right colour and wired them to the X-Factor control box, they work perfectly I even have the fold switch on the mirror switch, only problem I had were they were LHD mirrors, but with a minor mod they are now RHD mirrors.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm
by Lancer1993
I still find it amazing in 2018 that Mitsubishi doesn't make auto folding mirrors standard in the CF, don't the cheap Lancer still have a red centre info section, not full color?

Whats the diff between the LHD and RHD mirrors?

With other things this is one mod I've not found the need or money for, but it would still be a nice mod. Added electric windows to my Coupe, was one of the best mods I made to the car and in the end was pretty easy, hardest bit was running the wires through the door. Managed to do it with proper door cards and switches from a M21. Just needed an auto electrician to do the final wiring up.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 am
by aspir3
Lancer1993 wrote:Whats the diff between the LHD and RHD mirrors?



The angle they sit from the door. On rhd the drivers side is more around 90 degrees and the passengers mirror is around 45 degrees. Lhd they are the opposite.

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:38 pm
by Lancer1993
Never really noticed but you're talking about the mirror, not the housing right? I thought with electric they are be universal and you'd adjust them to suit?

Re: Folding Electric Mirrors

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:26 pm
by DVS
In the earlier mirrors the angle is set off the mount on the door, if you look at the passenger door you will see it is swept further back, and you cannot use LHD on a RHD car, the angle is too great, however on the later mirrors the angle is set by a ring in the mirror base, so both LHD and RHD mirrors are the same, but the ring inside are different and sets the mirror angle, I was hoping to just swap the rings from left to right, but of course they wouldn't make it that easy, in the end I redrilled the holes and set the LHD mirrors to the RHD angle, problem solved