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    Question STS (2007) 3.6 | right mirror problem

    Hi all,

    when I open the door of my STS everything tries to get into position for me. During that process the right mirror moves down (as if I would switch to the rear gear) and does that for quite a long period of time. So everytime the mirror points to the lowest possible position.

    During that process it makes a popping sound when it reaches the lowest position as the motor continues to move downwards.

    Is there any way to fix that problem?

    I am wondering if there is a posiibility to reset my car with some kind of special key-combination.

    Cheers!

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    Re: STS (2007) 3.6 | right mirror problem

    Bad mirror motor, car doesn't know the position of the mirror anymore so it gets confused. The guts of the mirror have to be replaced.

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    Re: STS (2007) 3.6 | right mirror problem

    Moppes,

    I recently had the same issue. In the responses to my post ( Mirror Malfunction ) is a great tutorial with photos, about how to replace the mirror.

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    Re: STS (2007) 3.6 | right mirror problem

    FWIW i had a similar problem with my driver side mirror. Turns out it was the control assembly on the door handle, as that piece had shorted out due to snowmelt and I replaced it, and no problems since.

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    Re: STS (2007) 3.6 | right mirror problem

    Hey guys,

    thank you all a lot for your quick replies!
    It turned out that I simply had to "reboot" the car. Unplugging the battery and reconnecting it solved the problem for now.

    A few things that seemed kind of strange vanished as well. For example, my navigation has gps-signal again. The steering wheel lock works again and I can start the car with the right button again (not the left one).

    But there are still some misbehaviours which I am going to post separately. Perhaps there is anyone who feels inspired.

    Cheers!

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