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Auto Side Mirror Folding System

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by jfp350z, March 11, 2015.

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      I saw a similar thread the other day about auto folding side view mirrors and decided to install this module on my explorer:

      http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Mirror-Folding-Overload-Protection/dp/B00D0TB0C0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01HXK7M3GWDMVZKM125G

      I was wondering if anyone has access to the wiring diagrams for the power locks and power folding mirrors. The instructions are pretty straight forward and looks like it would be fairly easy to integrate into the system wiring. Any help would be much appreciated.
       
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      Anybody? Guess I could purchase the diagrams off ebay. Or does anyone have a better idea?
       
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      Ask the Russians how they did it. sashka588@gmail.com

      They are the ones that have been referred to in the original post on Instagram (autoworksrussia)
       
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      Just wanted to let you guys know, I got the auto folding working on the EX. It took some research and I had to buy the $10 shop manual DVD off eBay, but its working great. I was able to tie all the wires into it from the wiring harness under the driver's seat. Its really nice not having to remember to push the fold button anymore.
       
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      Would you be willing to share your knowledge with the those of us that would like to try this? Which wire/how did you splice/tips?
       
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      Sure I'd be glad to. First of all here is the wiring diagram the manufacture sent me.

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      The way I installed the device, makes the mirrors fold in when you lock the doors. (Only when accessory power IS NOT present) They fold out when the device senses accessory power, ie. when you start the vehicle.

      12 volt constant power, 12 volt accessory power and ground are easy to find with a multimeter.

      The lock sense wire is located in the drivers side B piller. Pin 6 or the Gray with Brown stripe wire is the one you want.

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      Next are the power output wires going to the mirrors themselves. Luckily the wires are shared between the two mirrors. They are Green with violet stripe and Violet with brown stripe. It is VERY important that you cut the wires coming from the wiring harness. If you don't it will feed 12 volts into the folding device and smoke it... I learned the hard way!

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      Now you have a auto folding mirror system, with one problem. The original button for the folding mirrors is no longer functional. The reason you can't wire it into the device is because the mirror fold button on the vehicle door is controlled by the drivers side control module. Hence why you have to cut the to original wires. The only way around this is get a 2-way momentary switch and wire it into the folding device which has two extra wires for this. All wires where butt spliced together and then a piece of heat shrink was put over them to protect the connection.
       
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      Right on, defiantly a cheaper solution. I tore open my damaged folding module and found that it is practically three relays. One thing I like about the module I used, is that it has over-load current protection. If you try to fold the mirrors when they are iced up it will automatically stop the process.
       
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      Here you go:
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      Photo of the mirrors control connector and the contact for the folding/unfolding that shall be used:
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      Thank you, that is perfect!
      Loren
       
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      Awesome post...
      Where do I buy the Relay from?
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:

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      Thanks Peter:thumbsup:
       
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      i have bought the dvd off ebay as well. i got it to boot up with their instructions to set the computer date back, but for some reason i can't view any of the diagrams. Just a blank box, any idea why ?
       
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      The reason my Ford manual didn't show any of the diagrams is that I didn't have SVG Viewer 3.0 installed. It's an old program that you can google and find free off the net.

      Hope this helps!
       
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      I can't the any images in this walk through post, does anybody have them stored? I purchased one of the auto power fold mirror modules and Dont know which wiring harness I am looking for under the steering wheel!

      If anyone has a wiring diagram and location information for the 2014 explorer sport it would be much appreciated.


       
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      Welcome to the Forum CHeesesteak22.:wave:
      I suggest sending a PM to the original poster to see if he can restore them or send you copies. Disappearing pictures is a common occurrence when they are not stored on the Forum's servers.

      Peter
       
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      Will it work in explorer 2015 xlt??
       
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      Hello Everyone. I am a first time poster with a few questions regarding the wiring for the relay for this mod. First, I assume the relay used is a standard four pin relay with pins labelled 30, 85, 86 and 87. If so am I correct in assuming the negative terminal from the lock connector is spliced to pin 85, the +12v from the connector with the closure on it (the unused connector in the diagram) is spliced and connected to pins 30 and 86 and finally the wire for the folding mirrors on the control connector in the diagram is spliced and connected to pin 87 on the relay? Did I get this right?
       
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      Do we need to buy power folding mirrors itself or just relay will do the job? I have ford explorer 2015 XLT (non power folding mirrors)
       
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      That's the question I've asked myself a few times too, I can't find much info. I do believe from looking at the Ebay prices for various mirrors that the motor that folds the mirrors on non-power-folding specced cars is not inside the mirror assembly itself. This would mean you'd have to buy the original power folding mirrors to get it. They're quite expensive (especially if they're heated and have BLIS in them etc).

      Then there's the question of having the button that's on the driver side door, so you'd need a new button panel there (~$100 probably).

      Not sure about the harness either. If the base harness doesn't already have the wires in it for controlling the folding, then that would have to be installed, probably a bit of a pain to do.

      Also not sure if there's an additional module required, but probably not as - as far as I know - there's no setting for the mirrors on the display. So it's probably all just power & relay based.

      My car doesn't have the power fold mirrors either and I've toyed with the idea of doing it somehow myself. But without knowing if the mirror actually has the motor in it or not already, and if the harness has the right wires already, I keep pushing this project to the bottom of my list...

      I'd also love any insight if someone knows more about what the non-folding specced cars already have in them in regards to this.
       
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