Electrical & Lights Auto-Folding Wing Mirrors Over Extending

Discussion in '2nd Generation (2002-2006)' started by misterhelpless, Monday 13th Oct, 2014.

  1. misterhelpless New Member Getting Started

    Clive Surrey
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    UK owners. My (just purchased) 2005 CR-V auto mirror driver's side over-extends when opening the mirrors. This may have been my fault because when I was checking out the car at home I accidentally walked through the mirror squeezing past it, knocking it to it's full over-extended point.

    I tried cycling the mirrors a few times and it seemed to settled in and work OK, but the next day it suddenly over-extended. I can't find info on CR-V forums on this (though a BMW forum had a recommendation for getting over this problem on their cars). I'm assuming something is not lined up. It makes a 'bang' noise when opening from the closed position.

    Has anyone a tip to get the mirror realigned with the motor detents / bits / whatever they are? I need to use them as I have a tight driveway.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Welcome to HK Clive, feel free to introduce yourself and add your CR-V into the Club Garage.

    I don't have any immediate suggestions other than pulling the cover off the headlight itself and inspecting the hinge inside for damage - but I'm sure others will be able to answer your question better. I would assume replacing the wing mirror and therefore whatever mechanical "stop" which usually doesn't allow the mirror to "over extend" would fix the problem either way.
     
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  3. misterhelpless New Member Getting Started

    Clive Surrey
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    Thanks! Yes, I'll get along to saying 'hi' and getting my car in the Garage maybe over the weekend when I've a bit more time.
     
  4. Lango Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Clive.
    Did you fix your mirror problem?
    I had a similar problem with my CR-V
    Regards
     
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  5. misterhelpless New Member Getting Started

    Clive Surrey
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    Hi

    No I didn't. I tinkered with it and the mirror seemed to click into a slot, but the opening and closing is off. It will close OK but not open quite far enough. That's better than opening way too far!
    I push it the rest of the way out. It's a bit of a nuisance because our drive is narrow and I'd like to be able to have them swing in/out normally.

    Have you had any luck with yours?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Clive
     
  6. misterhelpless New Member Getting Started

    Clive Surrey
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    I haven't a clue what my engine code would be for a Honda CR-V 2005 petrol i-VTEC auto transmission! I can't get the car inot the garage. Might you know please?
     
  7. Nighthawk Guest

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    Is it petrol or diesel?

    Diesel will be the N22A2 and petrol is the K20A4 I believe.,
     
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  8. Lango Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Clive. I took mine off the door and stripped the cover off. Couldn't separate from the wiring but cover will slip down it to allow you to work. There is a post with a spring and spring clip on it as I recall. The banging you are hearing is the spring being extended and snapping back. I think this is a mechanism to protect the mirror when it gets a whack from a passing person/car. Problem is that the mechanism can go out of line. I carefully removed the spring clip and rotated the mechanism around until the correct angle for the mirror at full extension was found and then refitted. I had to take the clip off about 6 times to get it right but it now works. Only other alternative is to buy a new mirror which can be expensive if heated and power folding unless you fall lucky with one from Ebay in the right colour. Just takes patience and 3 hands!
     
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