Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by trocsel » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:15 pm

AV82 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
I had a creaking mirror from day one. The dealer inspected and said all was normal. It hasn't got any worse in 16 months so I presume it just the way it is designed. Warranty remains if this changes.
I bought my car from same dealership as yourself and they said to me that creaking door mirrors was normal.
They still open and close fully as they should.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by AV82 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi trocsel. Yes same answer as you. I think its the rubbing noise when the mirror swings out. I have used WD40 but it made no difference. I am not sure what the internal assembly is like but imagine there are friction pads that the mirror swings on and this assembly fit could just be tighter on some cars.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by Derooke » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Hi . I had this problem after 20.000 KMS.
Thy replaced both morror engines and housing. Problem did not return . Now 60.000 KMS.
PS they said if you don't look after the issue it would seize up after a while

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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by havsgaard » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am

I seem to have fixed it by using sonax silicone spray, haven't had any problems with either mirror since applying that.
To those of you using wd40 - don't! - you risk making it worse, as it could dissolve whatever gearing oil is used in the internal mechanics. Wd40 is best as a disolver and not as a lubricant.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by Steve » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:55 pm

havsgaard wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am
I seem to have fixed it by using sonax silicone spray, haven't had any problems with either mirror since applying that.
To those of you using wd40 - don't! - you risk making it worse, as it could dissolve whatever gearing oil is used in the internal mechanics. Wd40 is best as a disolver and not as a lubricant.
I dont think i have heard of that before,Where is the cheapest place to get it from.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by BarryF » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:00 am

Steve wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:55 pm
havsgaard wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am
I seem to have fixed it by using sonax silicone spray, haven't had any problems with either mirror since applying that.
To those of you using wd40 - don't! - you risk making it worse, as it could dissolve whatever gearing oil is used in the internal mechanics. Wd40 is best as a disolver and not as a lubricant.
I dont think i have heard of that before,Where is the cheapest place to get it from.
Holts do something similar but much cheaper at around £4 to £5 a can.

Amazon have both Holts and Sonax on sale, but you might also try Halfords.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by Steve » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:04 pm

BarryF wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:00 am
Steve wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:55 pm
havsgaard wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am
I seem to have fixed it by using sonax silicone spray, haven't had any problems with either mirror since applying that.
To those of you using wd40 - don't! - you risk making it worse, as it could dissolve whatever gearing oil is used in the internal mechanics. Wd40 is best as a disolver and not as a lubricant.
I dont think i have heard of that before,Where is the cheapest place to get it from.
Holts do something similar but much cheaper at around £4 to £5 a can.

Amazon have both Holts and Sonax on sale, but you might also try Halfords.
Used a silicon spray from Halfords today but it has not solved the problem :(
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by Rocadoodledo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:55 am

havsgaard wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am
I seem to have fixed it by using sonax silicone spray, haven't had any problems with either mirror since applying that.
To those of you using wd40 - don't! - you risk making it worse, as it could dissolve whatever gearing oil is used in the internal mechanics. Wd40 is best as a disolver and not as a lubricant.
Where abouts on the mirror unit did you apply the Sonax spray havsgaard ? Was it over the top of the mirror glass, or did you spray into the fine gap between the base and the rotating body of the unit ?
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by Rocadoodledo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:22 am

Just a thought, but I'm wondering if somewhere in the settings there might be a way to stop the automatic mirror function. I would prefer to choose when to fold the mirrors to prevent unecessary wear on the mechanism, and possible damage if the mirror movement was hindered by ice.
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Re: Drivers door mirror motor creaking.

Post by vernerbongo2 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:46 am

Rocadoodledo wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:22 am
Just a thought, but I'm wondering if somewhere in the settings there might be a way to stop the automatic mirror function. I would prefer to choose when to fold the mirrors to prevent unecessary wear on the mechanism, and possible damage if the mirror movement was hindered by ice.
Yes, on the infotainment system.
Car settings, mirrors and wipers.

I keep mine open all the time, because even if you just need in the car for something they were always popping out and in again :roll:
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