My left and right mirrors aren’t responding when I try to move them up or down (vertically). However they operate when I move them left or right (horizontally). I have replaced the switch but the problem is still present.
Sometimes the mirrors outside may have been pushed all the way by hand to one side on a Ford and it's as simple as you lightly pushing it by hand, then move the switch on the inside. A kid or car wash may have pushed it in hard and it's hung.
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Check for voltage on the vertical power output at the switch when operated. If no voltage, try lubricating the switch contacts. Still no voltage? Replace the switch.
If there is voltage, open the mirror assembly and check for voltage there. Is there voltage? Do you hear the motor sound when you operate the switch? If you hear a motor sound but the mirror does not move, it is a mechanical problem which can be easily fixed. If there is no motor sound despite the presence of voltage, the vertical axis motor has burned out or seized. Try lubricating the mechanism and, if still a no-go, replace the motor or the entire mirror assembly.
I would safely assume your right mirror may be inoperable period then by your statement you are leaving the switch for the mirrors in the middle during switching correct and during adjustment are switching to R/L mirror on the switch? Mirrors are on the same circuit so both should be operable. Have the mirror checked for operation before heading any further. I Think you will find during this its unplugged from its source of power or inoperable period and needs replaced. Remember to rate my solution and leave testimonial PS please purchase you a Owners Manual for your car you will thank me later.
this sounds like its the adjuster switch the one you use to move the mirrors left or right is stuck to the right, or stuck down on the right side of the switch, try replacing the switch this will possibly cure the problem...hope this helps
I researched the maintenance manual. The fuse you need to replace is fuse 20 in the under dash fuse box. It controls side windows, washer motor, rear view dim function, and possible seat memory. There are a couple that link to the mirrors, but this is the one for this problem.
Hi, try to see if the cables that enter the right mirror case have any damaged insulation due to collision. But before this check a menu at SETTINGS\CONVENIENCE\ about mirrors that enables a synchronized adjustment of both mirrors. This should be set at "individual".
You can try to take out the selector swith for the up/down-in/out direction, disconnect the socket, and spray the switch and the connector,with contact spray. Move the switch in all direction several time, connect the socket and, before you replace the switch, try to operate the mirror function. I have done this on my own car, with success.