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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:57 PM
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MZ3 Side mirrors and windows

My side mirrors aren't workingó I'm moving them by hand....Could it be the control that's shot?

And my windows used to go down a notch when I opened or closed the door. It's not happening anymore. Is there a relay I should change?
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:26 AM
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Sounds like you have a fuse out.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:00 AM
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Ugh I should of known! My 10A was blown. You rock Vinci!

But how about my windows? Those fuses are fine... power windows work well. But they don't retract when the door opens and closes like they did before. Hmmm...
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:42 PM
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Roadster doesn't do that

Only the coupe windows go down a bit to ease the pressure
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:27 PM
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Check the door harness. Sounds like you got a short.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:53 PM
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Check the door harness. Sounds like you got a short.
Thanks Mpire. I checked it, and oddly enough I found nothing. Fuses are good, switches are good. I can't seem to find the answer? All of my roadsters have had this feature... not sure if this production month/year roadster had it. 7/99?
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:12 PM
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I had a problem with the harness connector that plugs the door into the body of the car. Double check that one.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:30 PM
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I am having the same problem. My folding mirrors aren't working either! My mirrors are only going up and to the left, down and right movements don't work.
Also the passenger mirror works sometimes whenever it feels like working. Very strange! I've checked all fuses, and none are burnt. Maybe it's the controller in the door that is rusted or not connected properly. Not sure, but anyone that can shed some light on this problem will be greatly appreciated!
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