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Folding Mirrors on jeep ltd

Hi all , looking for help with the folding mirrors on a liberty, do belive its a common problem, but dont want to replace the mirrors, as they are like new, and the motor sounds like its working on both mirrors ,they just will not fold?any ideas as to a quick fix?without replacing motors, anybody had this problem before and fixed it?
any help would be welcomed,Oh as I,m in england ,cannot just pop round to a breakers for bits

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  • Steven Alan
    Steven Alan Jun 02, 2008

    hi thanks for the reply, yes have checked the switch & it,s ok, the mirrors did work, just got lazy then packed it, there is no problem with altering the angle of the mirrors that workd fine as does the heated part ,it just the fact the fold back part has gone faulty, i can here the motor working but the mirrors just dont work, was thinking there might be a lug or something thats not engaging of has broken, just wondering if anybody has a diagram of the way the motor moves the mirror? that would be a help


  • samaritan183 Jul 15, 2008

    The passenger's side mirror on my 2002 Jeep Liberty is loose. The mirror itself inside the housing is not loose but the entire housing itself. It should stay in a fixed position for use but it is loose and swings in towards the door when the vehicle is moving. It's as if some part is missing that allows this to happen. What can I do to fix it?


  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    We've had the same problem with our Liberty/Cherokee. It was fixed once under warranty and whatever they did it did not involve replacing the mirror. Sometimes it can be fixed by moving the mirror by hand, to get everything to re-engage, but even that stops working after a while. My guess is something jumps out of place and has to be re-seated, but I've been trying to find out how you do that, too.


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Thanks to stupid design, the only way to fix this is to replace the whole mirror. I had the same problem as Samaritan 183 so I took the door trim off to get at the mirror only to find that the cover over the motor and gears has a clip heat welded in place. So, is may only need a gear slipped back tinto place, but you can't open it up to do it. Haven't Jeep designers ever had their mirrors whacked in a parking lot?

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You can order online the mirrors
and have them delievered
did you check the switch for the mirrors sometimes its just a simple fix as replaceing a faulty switch
the switch would go out faster then the conventional mirror would try a replacement switch

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    beachkat Aug 08, 2011

    The mirror motor engages at the top (round cylindrical bit) but is driven by internal gears which tend to strip as happened to me. The only solution is to replace whole unit (at Chrysler's exhorbitant prices).


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