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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2014, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Retro-Fit Folding Mirror

Anyone had folding mirrors retro-fitted to their R56 S?
They look the business!

Wondered how easy it is? - I've heard wiring loom is already fitted?
Have also heard some are operated by a toggle switch, whilst others from the key remote. - This has got to be the better option?

Appreciate some help guys.
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Minis have custom wiring looms for each car, so it is quite possible that if your car wasn't built with folding mirrors, it won't have the wiring for them either, so that would have to be made up and added.

I believe the folding mirrors are controlled only from the interior armrest knob - certainly there is no option to program them to auto-fold on locking as exists on some other makes.
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Minis have custom wiring looms for each car, so it is quite possible that if your car wasn't built with folding mirrors, it won't have the wiring for them either, so that would have to be made up and added.

I believe the folding mirrors are controlled only from the interior armrest knob - certainly there is no option to program them to auto-fold on locking as exists on some other makes.
Thats correct, mine has them, they dont auto fold, you twiddle the knob on the door to make then fold/unfold as required.
Handy when entering the garage, gives you an extra couple of inches each side.
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Thanx gents,

With that in mind, seems like an awful lot of expense (and work) for them not to be controlled by remote.
Not worth the effort methinks?
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Thanx gents,

With that in mind, seems like an awful lot of expense (and work) for them not to be controlled by remote.
Not worth the effort methinks?
Of course thats not to say someone with a little electrical know how couldnt make them auto fold from the remote, or upon switching off the engine say? I bet it can be done?
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