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Hi,

whenever I press the button to change the drivers seat back to my settings after my girlfriend has driven the car, the mirrors set themselves to odd angles. According to the workshop manual there is a calibration procedure which apparently cycles the mirrors through their entire range of movement. Unfortunately, there is no mention how this is achieved in the manual. If anyone knows how to calibrate the mirrors, I would be very grateful...

Thanks,

Chris.

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Hi,

whenever I press the button to change the drivers seat back to my settings after my girlfriend has driven the car, the mirrors set themselves to odd angles. According to the workshop manual there is a calibration procedure which apparently cycles the mirrors through their entire range of movement. Unfortunately, there is no mention how this is achieved in the manual. If anyone knows how to calibrate the mirrors, I would be very grateful...

Thanks,

Chris.

Is this for you classic? I don't know of any calibration procedure (doesn't mean there isn't one). I take it you've tried setting them correctly and resaving the seat memory? Do they operate correctly using the switch (that would eliminate the motors)? Could be a dead position sensor rather than calibration?

As far as I can figure out the memory stores the readings from the sensors in the memory then just moves the mirrors to get that reading. If so I'm not sure why it would need calibrating :unsure:

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Is this for you classic? I don't know of any calibration procedure (doesn't mean there isn't one). I take it you've tried setting them correctly and resaving the seat memory? Do they operate correctly using the switch (that would eliminate the motors)? Could be a dead position sensor rather than calibration?

As far as I can figure out the memory stores the readings from the sensors in the memory then just moves the mirrors to get that reading. If so I'm not sure why it would need calibrating :unsure:

Yep, 92 Vogue SE. The mirrors move through the full range using the joystick. I have adjusted them to the correct position and then saved the seat memory, but when recalling the memory, they always readjust (on both sides, large movement on the passenger side, tiny movement on the driver's side) and end up pointing in odd directions. When using the joystick, the passenger mirror 'pulses', i.e. it moves a bit, stops, then moves a bit more, then stops, etc.

The manual states that there is a calibration procedure which should move both mirrors through their entire range of motion.

If it is a knackered sensor, can they be replaced or are we talking all new mirror?

Thanks,

Chris

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Yep, 92 Vogue SE. The mirrors move through the full range using the joystick. I have adjusted them to the correct position and then saved the seat memory, but when recalling the memory, they always readjust (on both sides, large movement on the passenger side, tiny movement on the driver's side) and end up pointing in odd directions. When using the joystick, the passenger mirror 'pulses', i.e. it moves a bit, stops, then moves a bit more, then stops, etc.

It's not the wrong switch then (although I think the memory would still work correctly, it would only go haywire when adjusting them). Memory mirrors have a different switch to non-memory. Looks the same but it's wired differently...

If it is a knackered sensor, can they be replaced or are we talking all new mirror?

Don't know, but I'd guess a second hand mirror would be cheaper than a new sensor anyway (unless you can work out what it is and get it from RS or somewhere like that instead of as a car part).

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There isn't a calibration mode on the Classic. There is however a Self Test Mode, detailed in the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual. This exercises both seats and mirrors through their full range of movements, and by observing what happens and what doesn't you get a clue as to what is wrong, or at least where to investigate further. The Manual describes this as the first step in any faulting procedure.

So, you need a RAVE CD.

Try http://green-oval.com/joomla/index.php?opt...3&Itemid=29

Select Rave CD3, but you may need some additional help to convert the files into a type you can use to create a CD from. That isn't my specialism, so ask for someone else if you need help.

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Excellent, thank you for that, very useful little download...

For anyone else wondering, the reset procedure is as follows:

Make sure nothing is in the path of the full seat movement.

Put the car in Park and open the driver's door.

On the seat switch, press the green button 5 times.

Then press the memory buttons (1 and 2) in the following order: 2 - 1 - 1 - 2

The driver's seat and two door mirrors will then move through their entire range of movement and stop at the half way position.

Good to know, turns out my left hand mirror only moves through half of its up/down range, obviously something amiss, will investigate further.

Thanks for everyone's help.

Chris

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If anyone knows how to calibrate the mirrors, I would be very grateful...

In my last play days experiance........

Hit tree, lose mirror, get out, pick up mirror, throw in boot untill later, get home, re-crimp wires together, silicone seal (glue) mirror back on :rolleyes:

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