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I was just informed that disconnecting/disabling the folding

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I was just informed that disconnecting/disabling the folding the folding side view mirror on a 2002 lexus 4300 will cause trouble code problems. The drivers side doesnt work any more, and I have to listen to 8 or 9 secs of the motor whining, attempting to move the mirror. Not interested in the folding feature - just want noise to go away.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry - just saw your response. I'll leave my computer up to see if you respond.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Is the mirror right now stuck in or out?

Is it setting codes now?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No- its real loose on its "axis" - I've taken to stuffing strips of rubber/plastic in it to keep in place. It's not sending any codes - the guy at the shop said that disconnecting it would cause all kinds of havoc w/ comptr and send codes.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've played w/ the 3way switch to the left of steering wheel ( in an effort to set it to "manual") - and the noise occurs no matter which position.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 10 months ago.

At this time I think its worth trying to unplug this motor to see what happens. I can not confirm this is going to result in codes. If your willing to try this then I can help with the steps.


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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yeah - I'm taking it into another shop Mon morning. That guy didn't think that the TCs would be such a big issue. They'll disconnect and see what happens.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Do you need any more help from me?