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More than likely the little plastic gears inside the mirror are broken or striped. I honestly wish the automobile industry would design a better electric mirror motor and gear adjustment system. Because it litterally doesn't take much at all to break of strip them. You will have to replace the motor and gear assembly inside the mirror, but it maybe easier to find a working mirror assembly in a savage yard. They are fairly easy to replace. Remove the inside door panel trim. Remove to two or three bolt the hold the mirror assembly to the door and unplug the wiring harness connector. Then reinstall everything in the opposite as removal. Hope this help.

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