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Strange Right Side Mirror One-Axis Fail

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Old 05-01-2018, 04:55 PM
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Question Strange Right Side Mirror One-Axis Fail

Have a 2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0, loaded, and the weirdest problem-have not seen this in any post about electric mirrors:

The driver's side mirror was intermittent in the vertical axis for while-seemed to do it when it A) rained, or B) went through the car wash. It usually corrected itself in 24 hrs....This time I shot some WD-40 in back of the mirror, hoping to drive the wet out, but no go this time.

Odd to find just ONE axis of an electric motor shot-does this ever happen?

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There will be two motors, 1 for up & down, the 2nd motor for left & right.
 
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:39 PM
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Thanks, Grim...gonna have a look at the shop manual and see how much of a hair-pulling exercise this is, as it's really gone out for good this time...and there's the dealership part - $$$$$$$$$$$...may wind up on this forum rummaging in the parts bin area...if there is one..been a while since I was here.

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Old 05-05-2018, 09:04 AM
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Well, don't forget to check the switch and the wiring too.
 
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:29 PM
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Looks like a trip to the body shop; I don't have the expertise to get the inside panel to inspect the connector without ruining it. Body shop labor is cheaper than a mechanic's labor, usually.

Thanks to you both!
 
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