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Wing mirrors won’t move

Andyl57 Feb 4, 2019

  1. Andyl57

    Andyl57 New Member Gold Supporter

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    Hi folks, I’m having an issue with my wing mirrors, as I live on a narrow road I want to fold them in when parked, I haven’t got the electric folding type but I cannot manually move them either, they’re solid. Am I doing something wrong, I’ve read through my owners guide and cannot find anything?

    Thanks

    Andy
     
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  3. daytonamart

    daytonamart Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Dare I suggest a bit of brute force? I've got the A5 B8.5 without electric wing mirrors and they do require a good shove to move them in.
     
  4. rum4mo

    rum4mo Registered User

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    If I remember correctly, they don't fold "in" as much as folding "up/round" - so maybe you are trying to force them in the wrong direction, try more of a rotating motion to fold them.
     
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  5. mk4gtiturbo

    mk4gtiturbo Registered User

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    As above, I had to fold mine this morning due to parking in a narrow street. Firm tap on the edge of the casing with the heel of your hand and it should go.
     
  6. Andyl57

    Andyl57 New Member Gold Supporter

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    Success thank you all, yes they needed a bit more welly to go upwards, bit daunting when I’ve only had the car a week but all’s well:icon thumright:
     
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Registered User

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    Get some easing fluid in the pivot and work them until they are easier
     
  8. briceportier

    briceportier Registered User

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    A week??? Time for your first retrofit! And you already know which one it's gonna be...

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  9. cbeadle2508

    cbeadle2508 Registered User

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    are they definitely not power folding? as in there's no option for it on the control knob for them... I only ask as you can turn the power folding on/off in the MMI settings for central locking.
     
  10. Andyl57

    Andyl57 New Member Gold Supporter

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    No they’re not sadly, just Left and Right movement and demist buttons, no folder at the bottom.
     
  11. cbeadle2508

    cbeadle2508 Registered User

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    Okay, that’s a bit of a ******. Presumed you’d of checked and knew that already, but always worth checking!!!


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