Acura Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you today.
are the power mirrors working correctly or chattering and not returning to the park position ?
The power mirror are not chattering that I can tell ... but, like the other settings, they may or may not respond to a single push of the key fob un-lock button, or the driver's door button. I cannot tell that they are performing any differently than the seat and steering wheel positions.
ok the reason I ask is we have a very large failure rate on the mirror actuators on these and this is the #1 problem we see on a daily basis.
I personally do at least 5 a week
the first sign of a bad actuator is the personal seat settings is the red flag to a bad actuator.
How many miles are on the car now ?
do you have Acura care
65,000 miles. No on the Acura care. Are you telling me that failed mirror actuators would prevent the seat and steering wheel from moving to the correct positions that correspond with the key used or button pushed?
yes that is correct
Like I said in the above info I see this on a pretty regular basis with the seat memory positions
do this put the mirror to the left side only and then put it in reverse and see if it chatters or moves down and then does not return Home. try this on the right side also let me know what happens
OK. Right mirror goes down in R, then back to its previous position quietly and smoothly. L mirror goes down quietly and smoothly ... but after lever taken out of R, goes up with seemingly smooth movement, but chattering sound along the way ... like a very quiet outboard motor .... putt, putt, putt, putt till it reaches previous position.
ok replace the right side mirror and then retest. this should correct the issue if not then some testing on the seat sensor and control unit will be needed.
we have also seen issues with the seat position sensor cause some issues
Does the entire mirror unit require replacing !!! ... or can the actuator itself be replaced? Do you have instructions or exploded parts diagram for removing either the mirror or the actuator?
I overlooked the fact that you said "right" in indicating the mirror to replace. In my response, I described the "LEFT" mirror as the one that made the putt putt sound while returning to its programmed position.
this is a outer mirror motor
ok the left side if thats the one making the clicking noise,
the mirror actuator is about 50.00 at the dealer.
How many miles do you have on the car now ?
let me see if I can find the directions for the replacement ok give me a few minutes I need to switch sides on my lap top
are you a regular customer of the acura dealer
be right back
Not a regular customer. Purchase experience became so unpleasant that I have not been back. Would appreciate a part number and tech info on the remove / replace process
im working on it now
here is something you can try also but Don't recall if this actually worked CLICK HERE
please CLICK HERE for service info to replace the mirror actuator.
this takes about 3 minutes to replace once you have all your tools together.
If the problem is a bad mirror actuator preventing seats and steering wheel from moving to their programmed position, then I think you've given me everything I need to make the repair. Thank you very much for hanging in there through all my questions.
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