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Electric mirrors only work in two directions

Using the switch to operate the left or right mirror they only go out or up. Down or in works. Also need to know how to get into the door to completely check the switch.

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You will have to pull the door panel to reach the entire switch and, this is most definitely the problem. the switch has gone bad.

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