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[SOLVED] Front door mirror issue

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Julien87, Aug 20, 2015.

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  1. Julien87

    Julien87 New Member

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    Hi !
    My Landy is a Freelander 2.0Td4 SE 5dr 4WD (2003).
    Here is my problem: when I drive, the 2 front door mirrors filter in because of the wing.
    I do not think that the problem is electric because I can adjust mirrors using the electric switch.
    I've dismantled the mirror but I couldn't find something to adjust the strength of the arm (I tried to screw stronger the 4 little screws on the back of the motor but it didn't change anything).
    Can you help me ? Thank you in advance !
    (sorry if my english is not good, I'm french. Hope you can understand what I mean)
     
  2. Bromsgrove Defender

    Bromsgrove Defender Well-Known Member

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    Fold in because of the wind??

    I had a similar issue with my wife's FL2 when it had towing mirrors fitted. A gust of wind made the passenger side fold in and flap about afterwards.
    They fold in when locked.
    Locking and then unlocking the car solved the problem.

    I don't know if FL1 mirrors work the same :oops:
    I assume not :(
     
  3. Julien87

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    Thanks for your reply :)
    But unfortunately, you were right : FL1 and FL2 mirrors don't work the same. I think the FL2 mirrors are 100% electric. I mean, you can adjust orientation of the mirrors and fold in the arm with the FL2 door mirrors but you can only adjust the orientation of the mirrors on the FL1.
    I think there must be a "strong point" on the FL1 mirrors where the arm fit the line of the plastic cover on the car. On mine, you can hear a "tic" when you push the arm at its maximum position but nothing between this "tic" and the fold in position.
    I'll post photos or a video today, hope it'll help you to understand what I'm failing to explain o_O
     
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    Sometimes the spring and lock mechanism gets loose or worn as age takes it's toll on door / wing mirror.
    Maybe it's time for new ones.
    Get in touch with this eBay shop and see if they are willing to ship to France.
    Prices aren't too bad for new mirrors - although they are NOT genuine.
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ONLINE-AUT...88804119&_sid=142971929&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

    I haven't bought anything from him - but still worth a look.
     
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    Might be a silly question, but does it have power folding mirrors on it?

    This happened to me a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't understand why the mirrors were suddenly wobbly.

    Turned out my other 'arf had borrowed the car and hadn't realised it had power mirrors on it so manually pulled the mirrors forward. They click but there's no spring pressure holding them there so they flop around. Took me a few minutes to figure it out.

    On the electric mirror aduster set the rotation to dead centre between L and R then push the lever down towards the floor (not in, down!) if you get a loud electric whirring from both doors you know what's happened...
     
  6. Julien87

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    @B34R : you're my savior ! I didn't know my car had power folding mirror (there is no information about this in the Freelander user guide or I missed it ?) ! Thank you very much !
    @All : thank you everyone for your help :)
     
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    Result.

    Similar fix for both then :cool:
     
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    Yup, for both ! Now, I can drive AND see in the mirrors ! It's a revolution ! Hehehe
     
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    Bromsgrove Defender Well-Known Member

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    I don't know! You French and your revolutions :p :D :D :D

    Or did you mean it's a revelation? :eek: :D :D:D
     
  10. Julien87

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    revolution [rev-uh-loo-shuh n]
    noun
    1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
    2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.
    Compare social evolution.
    3. a sudden, complete or marked change in something <-- I'm right ^^

    You see ? :D:p;)
     
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    Bromsgrove Defender Well-Known Member

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    Indeed you are quite correct.
    I just couldn't resist the word association and a light hearted dig at French history ;) :D
     
  12. Julien87

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    I know, I know ;)
    But we don't have to pay for the royal family anymore, us :D:p
     
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